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G-Knob: Smart Controller Based on ESP32-S3

Shanghai, China
Jun 29, 2023

IoT startup Geeklink has just released G-Knob, an ESP32-S3-based all-in-one knob controller.

Geeklink is a startup company which focuses on the R&D, manufacturing and sales of IoT products. Geeklink has launched a series of popular smart-home gadgets for lighting, security, remote control, as well as audio-and-video application scenarios.

Their latest product is G-Knob, an ESP32-S3-based all-in-one controller with a round screen, for effortlessly adjusting smart-home lights, air conditioners, and other devices that use sensors or motors. G-Knob has four physical buttons and one aluminium knob with a round screen on it. The four buttons can be used for turning on and off the G-Knob or regulating its operation, and for controlling any devices connected to it. G-Knob also comes with an ambient light sensor which can operate in real time.

ESP32-S3 supports 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) with a 20 MHz or 40 MHz bandwidth, while also having superior Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE RF performance. In fact, G-Knob is based on Bluetooth 5 (LE) and Bluetooth Mesh, which is actually supported by the ESP32-S3 low-power Bluetooth subsystem. Hence, G-Knob supports access to various BLE Mesh node devices and is suitable for general infrared controllers, motors, sensors, PIR detectors, etc.Additionally, G-Knob can automatically discover new devices nearby and display them on its screen. Users need to click only the "OK" button to connect G-Knob to the new device.

ESP32-S3, and therefore G-Knob too, provides all the necessary security requirements for building securely connected devices, without requiring any external components. It supports AES-XTS-based flash encryption, RSA-based secure boot, digital signature and HMAC. The device is supported by Espressif’s popular ESP-IDF, which already powers millions of connected devices on the market. ESP-IDF comes with rigorous testing, regular updates and an unparalleled support policy.

G-Knob has already completed a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, which led to the first worldwide shipments of the product in September 2023. If you are interested in G-Knob, please click here for more details or support. If you want to know more about ESP32-S3, please contact our customer support team, who will be happy to assist you as soon as possible.

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