Sometimes it’s the simpler products that can catch your attention -- the ones that do one thing, but do it well. The Flic, which is described by its vendor as “the wireless smart button,” is a small (about the size of a checker piece) button that sticks to a surface or clips to your belt. It responds to a click, a double click or a hold; you program it via an iOS or Android app to start any of a variety of functions via your phone -- for example, start your music, take a selfie, make a call, start GPS directions, etc. Flic will also work with a number of smart home devices (according to a rep, the company is “in dialogue” with Nest).
The Flic is currently available for $34 plus $5 shipping.
-- Barbara Krasnoff