Manufacturer-agnostic, one of the most useful purported features of the Beak is its compatability with a number of different devices. The list already includes Philips Hue, SmartThings, Nest, Wink, and Sonos, and the ControlAny team says that it’s only growing.
While we haven’t tried the Beak out first hand, the team behind the device received the CES 2018 Innovation award in the smart home category, which might make the Beak seem less like a pipe dream. Of course, you should always be wary of productsthat are seeking funding via websites like Indiegogo or Kickstarter.
As it stands, the Beak Smart Hub and Universal Remote Control is being offered at a discounted price through its Indiegogo campaign, where it has already raised over $40,000. With more than three weeks left, it looks likely that the team will reach its $50,000 goal. An early bird pledge of $130 should get you a Beak in June 2018, although the ControlAny team says that it will soon offer the Beak for $190 on its website, too.
Avots: Digital Trends