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FetchitGO Smart IOT Controller

Editor's Rating
4.9?
Discovered on 2017-03-07

Simplify your life and devices with the FetchitGO Smart IOT Controller. Featuring a full panel of buttons, this system connects your smart home devices and appliances for seamless home automation. In addition, it comes with blank spaces so you can label each button. With 16 buttons, you can play music, turn on your lights, and even call for a car service. Ideal for Raspberry PI and Arduino DIY projects, the FetchitGO can do it all. You can even create smart tasks, build lists, and even reminders. Because it doesn’t require internet connection or a smartphone, the whole family can use FetchitGO. Additionally, FetchitGO is compatible with Wemo switches, Lifx, Hue, Evernote, Sonos, and so much more. Finally, it has an 18-month battery life and comes with an app to give you access from anywhere. FetchitGO here is to be the smart and intuitive device to simplify your home.

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Overview & Specs
Buttons :
16
App :
iOS, Anroid
Features :
Dry-erase Surface, Standalone Device
Compatibility :
Smart Home Devices/Appliances
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Alexander Stone
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My device ran out of batteries...it's completely useless at this point. I've never been able to get it fully operational and work with even the slightest bit of satisfaction. Have someone reach out to me directly.
Lokesh Johri
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Hello Ching Chung Ho,
I dropped a separate massage to you.
Ching Chung Ho
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My FetchitGo run out of battery. May I know how could I change it ?
Mueller
Review from Kickstarter
I'm still waiting for the device. Did you send it out by now?
Lokesh Johri
Review from Kickstarter
Hello Muller,
We did not get a response to the mailing address email from some of our backers. I will drop you a separate e-mail to get the same and mail you the device asap.
Mueller
Review from Kickstarter
Hi
I never got my FetchitGo. Are you still sending out the rewards?
Lokesh Johri
Review from Kickstarter
Justin- let me locate your ticket and respond to it by EOD today.
Justin Bennett
Review from Kickstarter
Hi... I posted last week about the issues I am having setting up the board and the "E" that displays on the board. Any thoughts? I also sent in a support ticket through the website.
Lokesh Johri
Review from Kickstarter
Abhinav-
I really appreciate your engaged comment. I will look into your account and respond in more detail to you directly. The device is estimated to about 3000 key presses and time is derived from it based on a usage model. The product is a custom design, it is not a dev board. For instance, the LED connection are time multiplexed matrix instead of dedicated IO lines- this is done to reduce loading as well as the requirement for the IO lines. If you have opened the system and testing it, you would also notice the low RF current draw and that too for a short period of time. Just looking at the power graph will tell you how much we have done for that optimization. When you say fetchitgo app is not working- can you please send us your smart phone OS and the rev- I will try to reproduce the problem and provide a fix. This should not be an issue.
That the battery is not easily replaceable and I concede that it was a poor design decision. We did that for aesthetic reason. The delays that you see are a function of IFTTT. We can reduce that in the DYI mode and route the messages on the LAN (Nodered) or our next generation hub, which is a lot more capable in this regard and acts as an IFTTT in a box within the LAN i.e. minus the configuration headaches
Abhinav Rai
Review from Kickstarter
@Creator my fetchitgo device is pretty much useless right now. The battery was reporting 63% and any time I pressed any button, LED6 and 11 would flash. The batteries are definitely dead, as they're both reporting 2.63V of charge. This is less than 6 months. The batteries are non-standard and they are not easily user replaced. Seriously, a sub par product. As an electronics engineer myself, the product you have shipped is a development board, not a miniaturized final product. Very disappointed. The Fetchitgo applets don't work, there is a major lag in pressing the button until the action is complete. This product is definitely not production ready - and you have duped your supporters. Very disappointed.
Justin Bennett
Review from Kickstarter
I am finally getting around to playing with and setting up the FetchITGO. I'm having some trouble with the setup. I was able to easily pair the gateway, but when I go to add the device, after scanning the QR code I receive a message that says "press button 1 for a few seconds and wait for a P to appear. . ." I do this and the P appears. The device appears to 'think' meaning the analog light spins on the device and then I see what appears to be an "E". I don't know what else to really do because the app then displays a message indicating a communication error has prevented the device from being added.
Sukwon Park
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Randy, Here is the video - https://youtu.be/zEW34jy1uYE. This is NOT so clean but will serve the purpose. Pls let me know if you need any other details. Regards,
Tantiv4 Support team.
Randy Chapman
Review from Kickstarter
Mine actually has a dead battery at this point. How do we go about changing the battery?
Lokesh Johri
Review from Kickstarter
Hello Ching: Glad that you started to use it. The battery drop is not linear- It should stick in the range of 70-80 for a longer period of time. Also, changing the battery is not hard. Now in retrospect, we think we should have made it easier. We will post a video on that.
Ching Chung Ho
Review from Kickstarter
The battery level dropped from 100% to 95% after 1 week of uses but I found no way I can change the battery ! What consequence if drop to 0% ?
Alex Kah
Review from Kickstarter
Received my unit about two weeks ago and have been able to play around with it a bit now. I am definitely satisfied with the product so far. There were some bugs with the Thinga Applets on the IFTTT website that I noted in a ticket I opened with Tantiv4 support. That is to be expected with a new product though and appears they should be resolved before much longer. I found it fairly easy to create new applets or install existing applets either via Thinga applets tied to FetchItGo or just in general to my IFTTT account. One applet that I thought was cool is I now get a text message every time the International Space Station is flying over my location in space. I encourage anyone having issues to contact Tantiv4 as they should be able to assist. Also there are some great Vimeo videos in update #17 titled "Shipment" that explain basic setup and such. Thanks for a great product Tantiv4!
Corey Hedger
Review from Kickstarter
Apparently the app doesn't work too well. The website did though. Hopefully this is is a pairing issue with the app, broken functionality will really ruin it for some.
Corey Hedger
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I got mine in and got the main parts but was missing the marker and the instructions. Not that either are vital. The problem I'm having is after following the manual online I'm stuck with it not working and zero troubleshooting shooting mentioned from what I've found. My hub is showing one green and one flashing amber light. I'm going to keep screwing with it and hope I figure it out. The hardware is very nice, the buttons click and plastic thick and substantial. The app and instructions are very amateurish and lack luster though, something I hope is improved upon in the near future.
Lokesh Johri
Review from Kickstarter
Peter - sorry for the delay on our side. We will resolve your issue asap. I will get in touch with you through e-mail after looking into our databases the transaction log.
Peter Marleaux
Review from Kickstarter
Mine does not work, can connect the gateway, but not the device itself. Contacted the suppot 3 times, but nothing changed. Quite disappointing...
Hans Sandkuhl
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Hi, after testing FetchitGo for a couple of days, I have to say I am impressed by the simplicity, and it actually works! One comment though, and a question: 1) I received two units with a hub each. In one box the power adapter came for Europe plugs (two round pins), and the other box I believe for USA (two flat parallel pins). Nevertheless in Hong Kong where the units were delivered we use the British “three fat pins” plug. I had to buy local power adapters. 2) I was wondering with what type of marker I should write my labels on the unit. I have a permanent marker home, but remember that erasing it with alcohol may leave traces. On a third party web site https://www.digitaltrends.com/home/fetchitgo-iot-remote/ it is mentioned “You can write your own labels with an included dry erase marker on the remote panel”. No eraser is included in the boxes though, but I understand this website may not be associated with you and their content may differ with your actual delivery. Nevertheless is was the only website which give me an idea of what to use to write. I haven’t found anything in the included paper instructions or your website and support section. Is a “Dry Erase Marker” the right thing to use? Thanks :-)
Eric
Review from Kickstarter
Just got the package in Sweden, I'm excited!
Chris Holt
Review from Kickstarter
How then, does the system connect to all the various devices? There must be a wireless (bluetooth, WiFi, RF, Zigbee, Z-Wave, etc) signal to the devices and either a wifi or ethernet connection up to the internet to interact with IFTTT and your servers (to synch with the webapp and phone app?)
Lokesh Johri
Review from Kickstarter
Hello Chris:
-We have neither Wifi nor Bluetooth in the system and hence not vulnerable to either of these two attacks that you mentioned -At present we do not allow any third party code and there is no provision of remote code execution
-The firmware on the device - fetchitgo and the Gateway is written by developers of Tantiv4
-OTA is secured by signing using the Tantiv4's private key
-All communication between the remote device and the server is in a DTLS tunnel- which means that no one can snoop or inject malicious traffic
-All the RF communication is encrypted by a user specific key - there is shared secret across all the devices
-when we ship from factory there is no way to load or change the firmware except through the trusted OTA channel While devices tooth devices suffer from not always having encrypted over the air communication, the wifi issue is broadcomm specific
Chris Holt
Review from Kickstarter
@creator
I work in the security industry and wanted to clarify a few things with you. I'm concerned about wireless radio software that you are using in these units. Have you addressed the Broadcom bug from earlier this year and BlueBorne exploits? Please go into as much detail as possible to truly show that you have understood and addressed these two major exploits. https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/07/broadcom-chip-bug-opened-1-billion-phones-to-a-wi-fi-hopping-worm-attack/ https://www.armis.com/blueborne/
Tony Le
Review from Kickstarter
Got a quick reply PM. thank you!
Tony Le
Review from Kickstarter
Hi +12 days later I never received a response. Has everyone shipped? Shipping against remaining backers was supposed to start 8/24. Would you kindly offer an update please? Thank you!
Tony Le
Review from Kickstarter
Hi - very excited for this. Question - has everything shipped per the dates you mentioned? I haven't received mine in San Francisco and just wondering if there's tracking or just going to show up? Thanks!
Lokesh Johri
Review from Kickstarter
Thanks VJ K! We love your comment. Please feel free to drop us an e-mail for any help that you may need.
VJ K
Review from Kickstarter
i got mine couple of weeks back in Netherlands. I am in the process of setting it up in my home. It is a real good Diy project :)
Nathan Riddell
Review from Kickstarter
Got mine today - can't wait to get it all set up when I get home. One question - I see its battery operated but can't seem to see an obvious way to change the battery? Is there a way when it eventually runs out?
Kurt Battick
Review from Kickstarter
Received mine. Looks great. Can't wait to dig in and start using!
Lokesh Johri
Review from Kickstarter
Alex- the project is alive and kicking and we are working very hard on it. Unfortunately, we have had some hiccups on the manufacturing side but we keep these exceptions escalated with our contract manufacturing. Here are the new dates- 5/24 - First batch of casings from the factory for quality inspection: Done
6/6 - First batch of PCB delivered for quality inspection: Done
6/29 - OK given for the mass production: Done
7/24- Start shipping the early bird pre release pledge
8/24- Start shipping against the remaining pledges
Alex Kah
Review from Kickstarter
Is this project still active? Any new updates?
Levy Rivers
Review from Kickstarter
Update - it's due?
Lokesh Johri
Review from Kickstarter
We would post updates at a cadence of ten days. A week may be too short and month may be too long.
Lokesh Johri
Review from Kickstarter
Hello Schiko : sorry about the delay in the updates. I just posted an update and will be on the clock from now on. -Lokesh
schiko
Review from Kickstarter
No more "weekly updates", nor "monthly updates"? Any news?
Levy Rivers
Review from Kickstarter
thanks...
Lokesh Johri
Review from Kickstarter
Mr. Levy,
If it is working with Alexa, it will work with the Tantiv4 system. You do not need a separate hub.
-Lokesh
Levy Rivers
Review from Kickstarter
Do I need a hub for smart lights - if the already work with Alexa or like Hue
Lokesh Johri
Review from Kickstarter
Mr. Levy Thanks for your patience in working with us on this. I hope with the steps we specified (also posted on our google group - https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/tantiv4 and slack - https://tantiv4labs.slack.com/messages/C4V283SBG ) you should be able to get through the issue you are facing. We will keep it followed-up till it resolves for you completely.
Levy Rivers
Review from Kickstarter
Just had an unsuccessful but experience with one of @Lokesh's tech guys - he was patient and disciplined in his attempt to help me solve my many layered problem... The problem has not been solved but I felt good about the experience. Now on to solving my problem - In a nutshell - I have several IFTTT accounts - none of the current ones link t thinga how it wants to be - so I could not test the virtual device. - Off to see what mischief I can get into next...
Lokesh Johri
Review from Kickstarter
Let me look into the logs we have and then get back to you, possibly with a call on Thursday or Friday, if that is ok with you.
-Lokesh
Levy Rivers
Review from Kickstarter
Every time I attempted to add a virtual device the stopped
Lokesh Johri
Review from Kickstarter
Hello Nathan, The date we had got from the contract manufacturer was given to us in Jan when we signed the contract with them. Over the end of Feb and mid-March, they came up with some DFM (design for manufacturing) changes. Also, there was a delay on their side for picking up the part suppliers. We pressed them again to get committed dates and just a few days back they reset the expectation. We negotiated very hard and looked at the alternative- which was meeting the shipping the date through the alternate route of scaling the prototype run. The two problem with that approach is that it is very expensive and that it still not validating the manufacturing cycle. In the end, it just proved to be unaffordable for us. We are now tracking with the CM on a weekly basis and will make sure that we do not run into any further issues. We are really sorry for this delay and in our update, we will add a note on manufacturing, even if a one-liner. Thanks,
Lokesh
Nathan Riddell
Review from Kickstarter
Hi there,
I was just inquisitive about the delay. The early tester pledges say they'll ship in April which must suggest you have these already produced? Will they still be shipped to the 50 tester level backers out before the mass production this month? I'm struggling to see how if the shipping date is the month the kickstarter finishes it can be delayed due to production issues
Thanks
Jott-Peh Kah
Review from Kickstarter
Thanks for the reply, that sounds great! Now I'm really looking forward to August. :)
Lokesh Johri
Review from Kickstarter
Hello Jott,
Thanks! We still think that openHAB makes sense and we hope we can still address that quickly, within this year. I will put a date to it depending on how many requests we get on tantiv4's public forums. You do not have to re-image your RPi- we will release everything we are doing through GitHub to opensource. It could be a simple re-install of the required packages. DYI image is for convenience.
You are right about sonos. You would need RPi for that. We are already working on an open source project for that, which we will release shortly. The path would be through an action channel that Tantiv4 creates on IFTTT. This is a backdoor entry of Sonos to IFTTT :-)
-Lokesh
Jott-Peh Kah
Review from Kickstarter
Hi guys, congratulations on reaching the funding goal! Can't wait to play around with the actual device. :) Two quick questions: 1) Since the 60k stretch goal hasn't been met, what does this mean for openHAB support? Will the feature still be coming at some as-yet-unspecified point in time or will it be scratched altogether? Currently I have a Raspberry Pi running openHABian and it'd be a shame if I had to reformat that (or get a 2nd Pi) in order to run your DYI image instead. 2) How are you planning to support Sonos? There's a reference to it for instance in your promotional imagery* but since IFTTT does not currently offer a Sonos channel I'm wondering how you would manage this without resorting to a Pi/DIY solution. Thanks and keep up the good work!
- Phil * https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/012/447/888/06b040167bacc2a14d617868ef0816c4_original.jpg…