Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.
Tech News 14th December 2018 156

Stocking Filler For Gadget Fiend Is A Very Smart Idea 

Anyone seeking a last-minute stocking filler for a gadget fiend ought to be looking at the Flic Smart Button.

Well, okay, it might not fill a Christmas morning swag bag, after all it is only the diameter of a ten pence coin and the depth of a square of Dairy Milk, but it is a time-saving gizmo for task that would otherwise demand the firing up of a mobile phone.

Weather resistant and wireless, each of these little portable press buttons can be programmed to do up to three different things that would otherwise require fetching out the mobile and working through a number of screens.

For example, a single Flic could be set up to have Hive switch on the heating and warm the house ready for homecoming with one quick press, to call an Uber with two quick presses or set the alarm for the morning with a press and hold.

Flics communicate with phones via Bluetooth and work as long as they are within range. The buttons have sticky pads on their backs for permanently fixing somewhere, although, this could be the handy, strong clip supplied with each one for easy portability.

For instance, the sticky pad could be used to keep one on the dashboard of a car for handily doing commonplace tasks whilst driving, such as call home or change the music track.

The clip can be used to carry one on a belt or handbag strap for ease of access.

The Flic comes in four optional colours, black, white, turquoise and green, with a battery life of up to two years and costs between £30 and £40 from a variety of sellers.

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.

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