Browsing Amazon I found this small button named Flic. A small button that you can control a lot of things with! That is something we have to review! Let’s have a look if I’m still excited at the end of the review.
Introduction & Specifications
Having a small button with you to share your location, start a phone call or start an application on your smartphone. This sounds very helpful especially to quickly share your location with just the press of a button. Also sticking one of these in your car and automatically start your navigation is handy and could save some time. I can see this work!
|Compatibility:||iOS 8.0+ / Android 5.0+|
|Size:||27mm x 27mm x 8mm|
|Materials:||Soft Touch Silicone|
|Set up:||About 60 seconds|
|Age:||Designed for ages 4 and up|
|Battery Life:||Up to 18 months|
|Connectivity:||Bluetooth Low Energy|
The packaging contains a lot of information on it. On the front, we have a picture of Flic and some of the actions that you control with the Flic. On the back, we have some more controls and a list of companies who are compatible with the Flic, like Spotify, Sonos, IFTTT and Philips Hue.
Opening the box we find the Flic, which is really small! I expected the product to be a little bit bigger. I hope I don’t lose my Flic, I love to play with it and use the many features of it.
Inside the box, we have a warranty guide, a friends discount (which I will share with you below) and a clip so that you can wear the Flic on your clothes.
Hardware & Design
The Flic Smart Button is super small! That can be a downside since you can lose is easy. On the other hand, it is easy to carry around and the possibilities are unlimited. The main function of this button is that it must click and it clicks very easily. No struggle in having to press really hard or that it will take a press while I didn’t do anything. The Flic button works just perfect and smooth.
It is made with soft touch silicone which makes it pleasant to hold. It is not slippery at all and even if you drop it, it can handle a drop.
If it gets dirty from running or any other outside activity, you can clean it with a damp clean cloth. This won’t damage the Flic at all.
The software is basic but gets the job done. It works smooth and easy and looks simple too. When you download the app, you have to register for an account. You can use your personal mail and get the app going.
When that is done, you come in the home menu, this is the first picture below. You have to click on the “Phone” menu on the right. Now you are in the single Flic button menu. Here you click on the “Add Flic to Phone” button in the lower right corner. This will get you to the connecting menu. All you have to do now is click on the Flic button once and it will connect automatically. When the connection is made, this takes around 5 to 10 seconds, you can name your flick.
When you click on your Flic you can assign it several actions, as seen below. Very easy to use and that makes this product just great!
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How to connect?
When you downloaded the app and installed it, you need to register an account. This can be done using mail or log in with your Facebook. In the home screen of the app, you can choose for Flic Hub and a normal Flic. In this case, we have just a normal Flic. When you press the “+” sign in the lower right corner, it will ask you the press the button once. A red light will shine underneath the Flic logo on the button and that is it! The connection is made and you can give your Flic a name.
There are numerous actions you can choose from in the Flic application. I love to play around and change the way I use my Flic. How fast is it responding?
For example, if I want to send my location via a text message, it takes around 15 seconds before the message arrives.
Want to start an application? Just wait for about 3 to 5 seconds and the application is ready to go! Super fast and handy in numerous situations.
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How do I use it?
When I placed the order of the Flic Smart Button, I did not have a specific purpose for it yet. I just like the technology and would love to test to and write a review about it. Now that I know what it can do, I bought a few more! These buttons are amazing!
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I use one button in my house, placed on the front door. One click will locate my smartphone, in case I’m about to leave and I can not find it. Double-clicking will turn on/off all the lights in my house using IFTTT integration. By holding the button it will send a text message to my girlfriend that I’m leaving the house.
The other one is in the car. One click will start the navigation app Waze. Double click will turn on my Bluetooth. When my Bluetooth is turned on and I’m in my car, it will automatically connect with the Xiaomi RoidMi 3S. When I hold the button, it will send my location to my girlfriend.
The last Flic Smart Button we have in-house is an outdoor sports Flic. With one click it will start playing music via Spotify. When you double-click the button, it will start a Strava Run Activity. When you hold the button, it will send the location. It is configured on my girlfriend her smartphone.
As you can see, you can play around and make it a really personal device with a lot of actions to choose from.
If you order the Flic via their own website, CLICK HERE, you can get a 10% discount!
When you order, you have to fill in the following code: [lockercat]FlicFriend[/lockercat]
This will discount the price by 10%!
You probably can guess it, but I’m really excited about the Flic Smart Button! There are just so many possibilities with the IFTTT integration. You can do whatever you want with the Flic Smart Button.
With the battery life of 18 months (and replaceable) you are good to go! Never worry about the battery and when it is empty, just replace it yourself. The simplicity to set it up is amazing and everybody who owns a smartphone is able to set up this device. I’m really happy with the Flic team that they were able to create such a great product which is so easy to use.