Plug-in smartphone device adds a button that can do anything


While smartphone manufacturers try to include everything their customers would need from the devices, there are still ways to extend their capabilities. We’ve already seen the ReadyCase add multitools to the iPhone without much extra bulk, and now the Pressy is an attachable button for Android devices that can be assigned to perform any function.

Many smartphone users have that one task they perform regularly on their smartphone, but have to scroll through multiple menus to get it done. Recognizing this, the Pressy is a small device that fits into the headphone jack of any Android handset. Once plugged in, it appears as an extra button and users can then set its function using the free companion app. The button comes with three presets – one click to turn on the flashlight, two clicks to push the shutter button when in camera mode, and held down to initiate silent mode, although these can be modified with the app. The video below explains more about the product:

The Pressy raised nearly USD 700,000 during its Kickstarter campaign, and is now available to pre-order in a range of colors for USD 27. Are there other ways to help consumers modify their electronic devices to better suit their needs?


Spotted by Murray Orange, written by Springwise

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