The Flic 2 and the Flic Hub LR has been re-designed from the ground up to take Smart Buttons into the future. Future-proof components with Bluetooth 5.0 Long Range, improved stability and battery life are just some of the new features of Flic 2.
I am a huge fan of the original Flic and was excited to try out the new version. There have been several improvements.
The packaging is simple and does a great job of telling you what you can use the Flic for. There is a list of compatible companies and the flic buttons themselves in different colours. They are rather small, around the size of a fingertip. The size doesn’t matter in how I use them. I will be sticking them around my flat, so I can just flic them on or off.
The software experience is key for these kinds of devices, and I wasn’t disappointed. You add your Flic, give it a name and assign a colour. Once done, this is where the fun starts. You can start to assign jobs to the flic, based on a single click, double click or long click. The whole process is very intuitive and simple to follow.
Flic 2 & Flic Hub LR updates:
- Tactile Click Feel – Improved tactile feel providing distinct response at your fingertips.
- Light Weight – Feather light and small foot-print to make it suitable for any use-case.
- 3-colour LED – Opening up new possibilities where the Flic can talk back to you.
- Bluetooth Long Range – The latest technology enables twice the range compared to the previous generation.
- 3X Battery Life – Replaceable battery with up to 3 years of battery life.
- HID & MIDI Compatible – Enabling connectivity with basically anything that runs Bluetooth LE.
There is the added screen to add your Flic Hub LR. You first connect the hub to your router and then connect to it via the app. It works with both Flic and Flic 2 buttons. I did have to reset the original Flics to get them re-added to the Hub.
So an example for me is a single click, will turn on my smart lights. There is a short delay or around 3 seconds, but this isn’t noticeable. This means I don’t have to wake up the wife to turn on the living room lights with my husky voice.
The hub is a great addition to the Flic ecosystem, as it means that anyone can use the Flics. Where before I had to be in the room with the app, anyone can press the Flic and it’ll do is set.
Battery life is around three years, there is no option to charge them. There is IFTTT integration which options a door of possibilities, check them out – https://ifttt.com/flic
I think anyone with smart devices should look into getting these. Though it may not solve every problem, it allows for some great customization. Finally, check out our other Digital Home reviews. Also, don’t forget to connect with the Jabba Reviews team on Facebook or Twitter.
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