Flic: The Wireless Smart Button 2021 Detailed Review.
Flic: The Wireless Smart Button: Automation is a powerful form of technology. It not only saves you time and energy but simplifies the everyday decisions that we make. But it’s not always so picture-perfect.
A lot of times, it takes ages to figure some tools out. Not to mention the fact that although many of them are useful, they’re only meant for specific environments, such as in the car or a single room. That’s what makes Flic the Wireless Button so unique.
Flic describes itself as a smart Bluetooth button, which is able to control hundreds of apps and services with a few clicks. Put simply, if you’d usually use your smartphone to do something then you can probably program Flic to do it instead.
So Many Functions for So Many Uses
Life can get complicated. We often need to get a lot of things done and don’t have time to switch continuously between devices just to call our kids while we make supper. We need an easy button.
It can all be done with the push of a button. No more scanning through remotes to turn on your favorite song at the appropriate volume. No more hunting down the phone to order Chinese. Flic does all of that and more.
It even regulates your house. Whenever you’re feeling a little warm, you can give Flic a tap, and instantly your air conditioner kicks in so you can enjoy a nice cool day indoors. It accomplishes more than you might imagine it to.
Flic is like your own personal genie. With 3 available program options for each button, that’s usually all you need. But even if you’ve got a lot of things going on at the same time, you can program them at your convenience.
Flic is a small, soft-touch silicon button – no wider than a 10p coin – that has a satisfying click to it when you press it. It stands no more than half an inch tall and is available in black, white, or turquoise.
On the rear is a removable, reusable sticky pad, with which you can fix your Flic to just about anything. There’s enough stick in the pad to enable movement of it several times.
But for those who are super-indecisive about placement, you can peel off the pad and wash it to renew its stickiness. Note that there’s also a clip included in the box for attaching your Flic to clothes or bags.
The Flic comes with a coin-cell battery, which should last up to 18 months. To replace it, simply stick the Flic down and give it a twist to remove the back panel.
Ensure your device’s Bluetooth is turned on, and it’s a very quick process indeed. A single press had the Flic automatically picked up by the app and ready to go in less than a minute – no digging into phone menus required.
If you have more than one Flic, you can continue adding them here and then access them all from the app’s homepage.
There are three programmable actions with every Flic – a single click, double-click, or a click and hold. For each one, you need to choose from a list of options that each click will do, selecting a single action or a number of different ones that will all execute at once.
At the moment, if you have an Android phone, you’ll get a little more out of the Flic than iPhone users, due to a number of Android-only options.
The iOS app is catching up fast though – and, thankfully, most of the main functionality now features on both.
The options that are available to you will vary based on your location. You’ll be able to control basic phone operation such as setting or snoozing alarms and firing the camera shutter no matter where you are – but it’s the cooler functionality that makes Flic really interesting.
Flic works well with both single click and clicks and holds commands. It was rather hit and miss; often a double-click would trigger the single-click command instead. Depending on what that is, you could find that very frustrating indeed.
Similarly, the single click does need a very short hold to register – the app will make a sound to let you know when it has – but hold it down too long and you’ll trigger the click and hold action instead
Summarily, Don’t let simplification become confusing. The genius of Flic really comes down to its variety of uses for a vast number of users.
With a single press of a button, you can send a distress signal or order lunch while you’re at the gym. There’s a lot of added benefit to this.
Let’s be honest. Some of us have missed the whole wave of technology, and most of us do not have lightning-fast short term memory. We often forget simple things like phone numbers and where our phone even is. No need to worry.
It’s easy to program. You simply link it up wirelessly with your smart device and select a function. It’s as straightforward as that.