A team of scientists, engineers and designers have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the mass production of their web enabled plugs to bring any appliance into the domain of Internet of Things.
Linkio is a set of four devices – Le Remote, Le Plug, Le Switch and Le Hub. Three switching devices turn on or off various appliances and Le Hub relays commands to them from a smartphone.
Le Plug is similar to the remote control plugs you can buy today but with the added benefit of being controllable via a smartphone app. Le Remote allows the mimicking of existing IR remotes to control Air Conditioners, DVD players etc. Le Switch replaces wall switches and allows lights and fans to be controlled wirelessly.
Expanding Linkio is also possible thanks to a developer pack available for €79 letting tinkerers create their own hardware additions.
Founders Thibault Honegger and Kevin Berton have backgrounds in neuro-engineering and microtechnology and have pulled together a talented team to work on the project in their spare time. Now in the later stages of development Linkio is ready for mass production. They’re seeking €50,000 to fund it and have achieved over half of that in just a few days which leaves no doubt to Linkio’s success.