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This device can turn any object in your house into a smart home controller

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To learn more and subscribe, please click here.Knocki, a new smart home device from a startup with the same name, can turn any object in a user s home into a device for controlling smart home gadgets, WIRED reported.The Knocki attaches to various fixtures in the home – a table, wall, or nightstand, for instance – and users can knock on the fixture to send commands to their smart home devices.

The low power accelerometers its uses help preserve battery life, even though the device connects over power-hungry Wi-Fi networks.Right now, Knocki has integrations to control Nest devices, Philips Hue smart lights, August and Kevo smart locks, and WeMo devices.

It can also connect with other devices through the If This Then That IFTTT interoperability protocol.

Quirky's announcement that it was filing chapter 11 bankruptcy — and selling off its smart home business, Wink — highlights this well.At its current state, we believe the smart home market is stuck in the 'chasm' of the technology adoption curve, in which it is struggling to surpass the early-adopter phase and move to the mass-market phase of adoption.There are many barriers preventing mass-market smart home adoption: high device prices, limited consumer demand and long device replacement cycles.

Multiple smart home devices within a single home form the basis of a smart home ecosystem.Currently, the US smart home market as a whole is in the "chasm" of the tech adoption curve.

The chasm is the crucial stage between the early-adopter phase and the mass-market phase, in which manufacturers need to prove a need for their devices.High prices, coupled with limited consumer demand and long device replacement cycles, are three of the four top barriers preventing the smart home market from moving from the early-adopter stage to the mass-market stage.

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