When Flic first debuted its Sensible Button, I believed that we had lastly discovered the proper different to unreliable (and annoying) voice assistants. However you want greater than only a easy good house button if you happen to actually need to ditch Alexa and Google. That’s why Flic is engaged on the Twist good house controller, a sensible house button with a dial that may set off a number of customized occasions and routines.
At its core, the Flic Twist is a beefed up model of the unique Flic Sensible Button. You possibly can press its middle button to toggle lights, set off Alexa routines, or begin different good house routines. Then, you may flip the dial to regulate issues like good bulb temperature or brightness, and even change the quantity of a linked speaker.
There’s additionally an attention-grabbing “Push Rotate” mode for much more customized good house triggers. You possibly can press the Flic Twist’s middle button whereas rotating its dial to regulate all the good bulbs in your house, for instance, or set off your linked sprinklers.
Oh, and right here’s a loopy factor—Flic publicizes that it’s bringing Matter help to all of its merchandise in 2022 (beginning with the Flic Twist). Flic merchandise already supply large compatibility for LIFX, Philips Hue, Alexa, and Sonos units, however the Matter common good house customary will vastly develop Flic’s usability. (Main manufacturers like Google and Apple are additionally dedicated to Matter.)
The brand new Flic Twist is wi-fi, has replaceable AA batteries, and may mount wherever in your house. Flic plans to promote the Twist for €99 (about $115 USD) later this 12 months, although you may get a Flic Twist for the €79 (about $92) early hen value at Kickstarter on November 2nd, 2021.