Homes are filled with advanced pieces of technology that all come with their own little controls these days. I know it can get a bit clunky as things get more and more advance with more options attached to them, and that’s why the idea of a more universal controller is appealing to me. Though, that doesn’t mean it would always work out well in practice.
By sensing waves and taps, Bixi claims to allow you full control of your home devices and apps. Bixi states it’s the first portable touch-free smart controller, that commands an entire suite of applications whether it’s Phillips Hue light bulbs or YouTube.
Bixi Motions Controller Features
One of the main features of Bixi is its ability to control multiple actions of two apps or devices at the same time. In other words, you can gesture-control multiple pieces of software in your home at once. With a simple wave or a tap, you’re able to eliminate distractions and still control multiple apps.
The touch-free control works with smart home devices. With Bixi there are bold claims. One is that you’re able to gesture the volume down on your speakers and at the same time, scroll through a dinner recipe.
All of this is just from physical gestures that don’t require direct physical interaction with a device. You’re able to transform your living room into a home theater system without smearing buttered popcorn on remotes.
Bixi Gesture Controller Desgin
With a sensor range of 9.84 inches (25 cm), Bixi is a portable device that can mount to your bike handlebars or attach to your car’s dash. Connected by Bluetooth and iOS/Android compatible, Bixi allows users to control multiple software applications at once.
You can manage your entire connected life with Bixi with the company’s promises. They claim that when fully working the user can wake up in the morning, you can open the blinds, snooze the alarm, and start the coffee maker without setting foot out of bed. The goal is to simplify the use of apps into a more fluid and hands-free experience.
Bixi Gesture Controller Set-Up
Outside of its ability to control two different apps with gestures, Bixi is super easy to set up. The three-step pairing process consists of tapping on the two apps, choosing your profiles, and pressing sync. This gives you complete control of your connected life via a portable controller that aims to be globally understood.
There is a lot in the Bixi Gesture Controller that sounds neat, but I don’t put too much immediate stock into it as a life changer. It’s more of a simple device that can make getting through your regular apps easier without having to fiddle around with your phone directly.
It’s a small device that has a small impact on daily life. It won’t be anything groundbreaking in my opinion, but a fully functioning device like this could have its place in simplifying some aspects of daily life. It has its place, that place just isn’t going to be something that everyone desires.
- Silent Design
- Wide Range of Motion
- iOS and Android Compatible
- Limited Voice Control Features
- Potential Sensory Issues