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Bixi Adds Gesture Control to Your Other Gadgets

by Conner Flynn
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Bixi is the latest gadget that wants your to control your devices with gestures. It offers touch-free and wireless control of your stuff with the wave of a hand. It can control multiple devices like smartphones, displays, e-book readers, apps, and IoT devices like smart lightbulbs.

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Control your volume and lighting with a simple wave of your hand. Swipe upward and downward to scroll on a page.If you’re wondering about the tech behind Bixi, it uses “next-generation time-of-flight based optical sensors with millimeter level precision,” and connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth.

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It actually appears that all control is done via your smartphone, so Bixi is actually interfacing with your devices via that, rather than establishing connections directly with your devices.

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In theory, Bixi should make controlling your many devices a breeze, and it looks great in the video, but remembering several gestures for separate devices and separate applications seems like a bit much. Still, if you get used to it, this is a handy device. You can pre-order Bixi for $79(USD) on Kickstarter. It’s expected to start shipping in early 2017.

[via Damn Geeky]

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