By The Editors / November 30, 2015 9:00 am

Tech-savvy homeowners know they can virtually control their lights, their curtains, every single item in their abode … with the swipe of a finger.

But having a completely connected-home system that works independently? Without a smartphone? Without internet? That’s something different entirely.

That’s Oomi, the smart home ecosystem that allows you to control your entire pad with one single tablet, now available for preorder after posting the most successful Chicago crowdfunding campaign of all time earlier this year.

Oomi SmartHome LaunchVP Colin Marshall explains why there’s nothing else quite like Oomi on the market.3:48

The master control device: the Oomi Cube, a black box with a camera housing sensors that recognize and connect Oomi’s suite of add-ons, which include fully controllable light bulbs, plugs, lighting strips and motion-activated security sensors.

All the above is controlled via Oomi Touch, a dedicated tablet that allows you to manipulate everything in your home. Setup is a breeze: just point and click, and the system is ready to use.

It’s touch and go, so to speak.