Knocki is a small wireless device that instantly transforms ordinary surfaces (walls, tables, doors, furniture, countertops, & more) into powerful yet easy to access remotes for your favorite devices and software.
Using Knocki is easy. Just tap simple gestures anywhere on a Knocki-enabled surface to automate all kinds of useful actions. Make your ordinary surroundings do more.
Why reach for a phone, a remote, or a switch to perform your favorite functions? There's another control interface that's always within reach - the world around you, and you can activate it with Knocki.
Can your table turn on a T.V or dim the lights? With Knocki discreetly mounted underneath, the entire surface becomes capable and connected. Knocki adds magical simplicity wherever you use it.
Who is Knocki for?
Knocki isn't just for people with smart homes or high-tech offices. Knocki works well anywhere with a WiFi internet connection. It allows you to "tap" into many powerful functions, even if your only smart device is an iPhone or Android phone.
Knocki is the easiest way to add "smarts" to your existing home, without the wiring, installation, complexity and expense of many alternative smart home control systems.
But if you already have a few smart devices, you can immediately expand what Knocki can do, and transform "dumb" surfaces all around your home or office into intelligent interfaces.
Bottom line, if you'd like technology to work for you, instead of the other way around, you'll appreciate the power of Knocki!
You can put Knocki on, under, or behind surfaces anywhere!
Attach Knocki on walls, under tables, behind shelves or nightstands, behind your front door, and more! Knocki can be placed in plain sight, or mounted invisibly under or behind surfaces so only you know its there.
Each Knocki includes a special mount featuring our patent-pending SurfaceLink™ technology to ensure a solid connection to a surface for transmission of gesture signals. Knocki's mount can be secured using the included 3M removable tape, or with screws (also included).
Setting up your Knocki is easy and just takes a few minutes. Start by connecting Knocki to your WiFi network and use the free Knocki companion app to link all your devices and accounts.
After Knocki is mounted to a surface, define the unique gestures to trigger your actions (up to 10 gestures), and you've instantly created a powerful smart surface! The process is simple, and once it's done, Knocki will keep working (via WiFi) even if your phone is turned off or away!
With Knocki installed on a surface, the surface instantly becomes a powerful and programmable remote control, even many feet away from where Knocki is attached.
Knocki uses non-acoustic sensor technology to detect gentle surface gestures even a distance away, but Knocki also has the intelligence to filter out random vibrations. Therefore, Knocki works under busy breakfast tables and other "high-activity" surfaces.
Knocki reliably identifies simple gestures defined by taps or knocks on a surface. Gestures can be defined by a quantity (two, three, four, or more taps), or even by more complex patterns (two taps + three taps) for more secure functions.
For example, a double tap can be set to turn on a light, and a more elaborate sequence (two triple taps followed by a double tap) can be used to unlock a smart lock.
Knocki's performance is made possible by our suite of patent-pending technology and sophisticated software & hardware algorithms:
We're constantly adding integrations with new smart home platforms, devices, and software. Our commitment is to make Knocki more capable over time, and connected to the leading technology of tomorrow.
Knocki's capabilities will continue to expand as we add new partners, update the mobile app, and even push out OTA hardware updates.
Voice control is everywhere. Services like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa can simplify tasks, but often don’t work as expected.
Here are a few of the problems:
Smart buttons and switches can also automate tasks, but they have a few “pressing” problems.
Here's what you get with each unit ordered:
Knocki can make a difference in anyone's life. However, it can be truly life-changing for people with mobility or vision impairments who are unable to reach or visually locate a switch, button, or phone. Knocki also improves accessibility for children and the elderly.
We are thankful, honored, and humbled by the overwhelming response by our backers. Your support enables us to reach the numbers required to place our first production order at a reduced cost per unit. It also helps us maintain our company's growth and expand our team.
Update: In order to help get Knocki out to as many people as possible, we've decided to extend our popular Super Early Bird rate for a limited period of time.
After the Super Early Bird rate runs out, you'll still be able get Knocki at the higher Early Bird rate (which is also discounted), but it's worthwhile to get the Super Early Bird while you still can.
Knocki is a smart device that gives you instant control of your favorite functions from any surface. There is no other smart home device like it.
Enjoy the freedom to do things more quickly, easily, and naturally, without the privacy concerns, awkwardness, or disruption of voice control.
Simply attach Knocki to a solid surface. Knocki detects and identifies tap or knock patterns on tables, walls, counters, doors, and more. Using the free app, specify actions that correspond to a certain number or pattern of knocks.
For example, you can stick Knocki behind your nightstand and then knock your nightstand to turn out lights and set an alarm.
The possibilities are endless, but here are just a few ideas:
Stick Knocki on your front door and receive a message on your phone if someone knocks the door. With a few quick taps on your kitchen counter, you can ring your lost phone. Tap on your nightstand to turn off a lamp and set your alarm.
Knocki comes with a huge variety of automated functions that can be selected via the Smartphone app, but also works with Philips Hue, Nest, Lifx, countless services through IFTTT, and a growing list of 3rd party automation tools and smart home APIs.
Smart speakers like Amazon Alexa or Google Home are everywhere, but they have some serous issues.
Any solid surface works - wood, stone, drywall, and more. Put it on a wall, a table, a door, even hide it under a table top to add interactivity and automate an endless array of actions. Knocki's sensitivity can be adjusted via the companion app so it will even work on granite or marble!
Yes, you can add multiple functions to each Knocki. Every function is associated with a unique knock/tap pattern.
Knocki works anywhere it can access a WiFi web connection. This means it works throughout most homes and offices (even outdoors if within range of WiFi).
Knocki can be configured to control a huge variety of devices and programs through our smartphone app for iOS & Android (but a smartphone is not required after the Knocki is set up).
Knocki uses WiFi to connect to an automation server in the cloud, so when you transmit a command by knocking a surface, the server identifies the corresponding action and sends it to the appropriate device, software, or service.
Any internet-connected device or software with an open platform can be controlled through Knocki. Knocki can also connect to a variety of free online automation "recipe" tools like IFTTT so you can create unlimited new functions.
Nope! A smart home is not necessary.
Knocki is ready to do things even if you don't already have smart devices. For example, you'll be able to make your lost phone ring, send notifications, order pizza, and more. If you own (or plan to own) smart devices like Wemo, Nest, or Philips Hue, Knocki can easily link to them. The possibilities will continue to grow as we build-out new integrations and push out new app updates.
Yes, multiple Knockis can be used in the same home, office, or other area - each one with its own location-specific functionality. Because Knockis rely on mechanical sensors and not sound, multiple Knockis used on different surfaces will not conflict with each other. All your Knockis can be managed from one app, available for Android and iOS.
Unlike smart speakers like Alexa, Knocki does not rely on microphones or audio sensors, and never listens in. Instead, it uses non-acoustic motion algorithms to intelligently decipher knocks or taps on a surface corresponding to the actions you specify.
So turn up the music, clap your hands, and do whatever you do, knowing that Knocki will "behave" until you're ready to use it.
The Clapper was innovative circa 1985, but today's technology allows for dramatic improvements.
Knocki can be programmed to perform a wide variety of useful tasks, doesn't require a power outlet, and can control other apps and objects an unlimited distance away via its web connectivity. Unlike the clapper, Knocki will not be triggered accidentally by random environmental noise such as a dog barking.
Knocki is a patented solution that harnesses sophisticated sensor algorithms combined with careful power budgeting logic to deliver an enjoyable and seamless experience.
Order your own Knocki today, and see how it can change your life!
Yes, Knocki includes a companion app for both iOS and Android.
The only thing Knocki requires is a location within range of a WiFi internet connection. Just stick it on a surface and it's ready to work, even if your smartphone is turned off. Knocki runs on ordinary AAA batteries.
어디든 붙이면 설치 끝!
노키의 설치는 간단하다. 어디든 붙이고 싶은 곳에 붙이기만 하면 된다. 책상이나 식탁, 벽, 문, 옷장 등 주로 내가 생활하고 가까이 하는 곳에 붙이기만 하면 된다. 부착할 때에는 기본 제공되는 3M 양면 테이프를 이용할 수도 있으며, 양면 테이프로 붙일 수 없는 곳에 붙이거나 좀 더 단단하게 고정하고 싶을 때에는 마찬가지로 함께 제공되는 나사를 사용하면 된다.
하드웨어 설치가 끝났다면 소프트웨어 설치를 하면 된다. 우선 와이파이 네트워크에 노키를 연결항 후 스마트폰에 노키 전용 앱을 설치한다. 그리고 앱을 통해 체스처에 따른 액션을 등록하면 된다. 예를 들면 거실 테이블에 노키를 붙여두고 테이블을 두 번 두드리면 T.V가 켜지고 테이블을 세 번 두드리면 T.V를 꺼지게 설정할 수도 있다. 이처럼 노키는 부착한 곳을 두드려서 발생하는 진동을 인식하고 연결된 스마트 홈 디바이스를 컨트롤하는데, 노키 하나당 최대 10가지 액션을 지정할 수 있다. 또한, 설정 시에만 스마트폰이 필요하며, 설정이 끝나면 스마트폰이 없어도 문제 없이 동작한다.
어디든 붙여두고 두드리기만 하면 동작하기 때문에 잘 활용하면 무궁무진한 용도로 쓸 수 있다. 문에 붙여두고 일반적으로 두드리는 형태를 도어벨처럼 저장해서 스마트폰으로 방문자가 왔음을 알리는 기능으로 쓸 수도 있고, 특정 패턴을 두드리면 도어락이 열리게 해서 열쇠 없이도 문을 열 수도 있다. 연세 많은 분의 가까이에 두고 긴급호출용으로 쓸 수도 있으며, 침대 옆에 두고 누군가 침입하려 할 때 사이렌을 울리는 용도나 커피메이커를 동작시키는 용도, 온도조절기를 컨트롤하는 용도로도 쓸 수 있다. 또한 내 스마트폰을 어디에 두었는지 찾지 못할 때에도 미리 찾기 기능을 등록해두면 손쉽게 찾을 수 있다.
어디든 두드리기만 하면 내가 원하는 기능을 구현할 수 있다는 점에서 상당히 단순하지만 신기한 제품이다. 이미 출시되어있는 NEST나 WEMO 등 스마트 홈 플랫폼과도 호환 가능한 기능을 제공할 예정이라 더욱 유용하게 쓸 수 있을 것으로 기대된다. 하지만 이 모든 것은 연결해서 사용할 가전제품들이 모두 스마트 홈 네트워크 기능을 갖추고 있어야만 한다. 물론 간단하게 켜고 끄는 정도만 쓴다면 스마트 멀티탭만 추가해서 쓸 수 있겠지만 그러기엔 너무 아쉽다. 스마트 홈 구성이 제대로 되어있다는 가정 하에 거동이 불편한 노인층이나 장애인에게는 상당한 편리함을 제공할 수 있을 것으로 보인다.