What is Klikr?
Klikr is a small Bluetooth product that can be stuck onto or right next to any infrared remote controlled electronic product, making it almost instantly controllable from your Android or iPhone.
The KLIKR mobile applications allow you to organize all of your devices in your home, room by room.
Using the app, you can then navigate through your remote controls in each room by swiping or by selecting from a horizontal list.
If you want your family or friends to use KLIKR, there's no need for them to set it up again. Simply share your setup with a QR code from the application's home screen.
Furthermore, all your setup and devices are backed up on the cloud in case you lose or change your phone.
Finally, KLIKR is more than a universal remote. KLIKR comes equipped with voice control so you can give commands directly to your smartphone. For example you can instruct the app to "Turn on the TV" or "Change the channel".
KLIKR also has optional smart pausing and muting in case you get a phone call while you are watching a movie.
How it works
KLIKR is designed to control televisions, air-conditioners (window, trough wall, and mobile types), speakers, CD players, DVD players, BluRay players, video recorders, Hi-Fi systems, amplifiers, streaming devices (Roku, Apple TV, Amazon fire TV), setup boxes, satellite receivers, and projectors as long as they already operate with an infrared remote control.
The process of setting up your KLIKR has been designed to be as streamlined as possible. For audio / video devices, we use an intelligent learning feature which guides you through a short sequence of keypresses on your remote. For Air-Con, you simply need to select your brand device from our extensive list and test a few keys.
KLIKR is meant for all users who love their smart phone and the great user experience that it provides, in feel, colors and friendliness. We use our phone everywhere, including on the couch at home watching TV or listening to music. Why not then make our phone the command center for all our home infrared remote controlled devices?
What is the difference with a dongle working with an app? Dongles are great except they get misplaced quickly and are not great for sharing...
What about hubs? Hubs are bulky, wired, desktop, and only take care of one room. Besides, hubs don’t come cheap.
So clearly KLIKR ticks all the boxes: simple, yet powerful, practical, enjoyable and affordable.
Customs Duties and Sales Taxes (including but not restricted to VAT and GST) costs are not included in these prices and should be borne by the backer (when applicable).
We have now completed the plastic moulds, PCB layout and firmware and we are putting the final touches on the applications, both on iOS and Android. Our pre-production samples work. We need to spend extra effort and time to improve our user interface and graphics, to debug the applications, and to complete the various approvals, before we can launch components procurement and production. Even though we have designed KLIKR to be a very simple product for users, simplicity is complex to achieve and there are still many details which we want to perfect. We need your help to complete this project and make KILKR a fantastic product.
Here is what KLIKR CAD construction looks like:
This is how small KLIKR looks like. We have optimized space to cram together the battery as well as the emitting and receiving LEDs plus the bluetooth IC all mounted on our PCB.
Antoine Vandenheste - Inventor & App Developer
KLIKR is the brainchild of Antoine, a young computer science university student, who lives, eats and sleeps with his smartphone, and dreams of IoT made easy. “Simple devices for simple needs” he mumbles in his sleep, when he is not seen programming with his 21 fingers.
Pierre - Head of R&D
Pierre is a product development engineer who has been working for the past 10 years in the field of new products designs and production implementation. He has for instance in the past designed and brought to life a whole range of complex connected GPS products. He brings to the project his sense of method and attention to details, plus his insistence on always updating his 100+ pages specifications no matter what. Pierre organizes every technical aspect, from the specifications to the components selection, mechanical construction, electronics design, firmware, software, to prototyping, testing, approvals and production launch.
Safiah Yoonus - Marketing
Safiah has been managing a trading company for 10 years and is experienced in bringing products to markets. She is outgoing and enjoys talking to customers and the media. She plays an active role in optimizing our product for current consumer trends.
Piko Chan - Production
Piko has been working with factories in China for 25 years. She manages all the negotiation and ensures the implementation of subcontracting agreements with Chinese factories. In particular, she monitors components procurement, production arrangement, quality controls and logistics.
Davy Wong - Quality Engineer
Davy is an electronics engineer with 8 years experience in production supervision and quality control. With his team of technicians and quality controllers, he keeps his two eyes opened at all times, ensuring that production meets agreed specifications. Davy will monitor and test KLIKR at the different stages of the production, from components surface mounting to the final assembly and testing lines.
Kareema Burney - Administration and Director
Kareema has been working as administrator in many large and well structured organizations, ranging from the UNHCR to international schools. As such, she ensures that we keep up to date with all the documentation and paper works.
Queenie Mak - Shipping
Queenie is our shipping manager and night owl. She is an expert at export customs clearance, storage, logistics and despatch. She coordinates days and nights with our shipping agents.
Candy Chow - Accounting
Candy has worked over 20 years managing company accounts. She is experienced, efficient and organized. She keeps her books up to date and ensures that we are within budget.
Samantha Cheung - Marketing and Customer Support
Samantha is part of the marketing team. She handles marketing material, packing, artworks, graphics and customers service.
Jubir Sahabudeen - App Development & Testing
Deen has been with us for over 19 years. He has worked in different departments from graphics to app testing. He will run UATs and Q/As for the app.
Francois Vandenheste - Managing Director
Francois is a serial entrepreneur, who has over 25 years experience in the field of trading and manufacturing appliances and consumer electronics. Living in Hong Kong, he has been purchasing and producing products in Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea and China. He monitors and the whole project, coaching the team.
Risks and challenges
KLIKR is almost ready. We have completed the plastic molds, the PC Board and most of the application. We now need to fine tune our application and get the product duly certified for CE, FCC and other necessary regulatory standards. While there are always risks and unexpected events with any technical project, our main concern lies in the potential for delays when using subcontractors and procuring components. We are working hard though on having the first products shipped by end December.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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