Fingerbot, mini-robot that presses the buttons for you

If you want to fully automate your own home and make it “smart,” you’ll need to invest this much money in devices that connect to the Internet and can then be remotely controlled. However, such a venture is usually expensive and requires the replacement of almost all devices, switches, and other accessories with their smart versions. It doesn’t always have to be that way, the Fingerbot device shows.

Fingerbot is a small gadget that sticks to your device so that you can control actions remotely via your smartphone or voice. For instance, it transforms our coffee maker into a connected coffee maker – no need to travel to make a coffee or to activate any device.

This tiny robot is controlled via the Internet, is compatible with popular digital assistants and standards (Alexa, Google Home, Nest, IFTTT, etc.).

It can remotely and mechanically control all the buttons, switches, and toggles anywhere in a home through voice and app.
It can remotely and mechanically control all the buttons, switches, and toggles anywhere in a home through voice and app.

The Fingerbot, designed by Adaprox, is inherently very simple. The robot itself is designed to be mounted using double-sided adhesive pads. Once you’ve connected the robot to the Internet and added it to your smart home system, you can control it from anywhere you want.

It is a device that has a mechanical finger (with adaptable tips to the type of switch) that is only activated when we order it from the application of our mobile with iOS or Android. Just press on the Fingerbot linked to the light of a room so that you can turn it on or off as you want, without touching it.

The integrated battery lasts up to 6 months on a single charge. It can be controlled over distances up to 50 meters using LP Bluetooth.

Indeed, despite its simplicity, Fingerbots will not be a particularly cheap device, but even in the campaign on Kickstarter, it will cost $29, with delivery scheduled for May 2020.

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