Pressy – A smart little button that’s receiving a lot of attention

Pressy   A smart little button thats receiving a lot of attention

Yep, it’s another Kickstarter project and yes, this one is doing rather well. Very well in fact – it’s almost reached the intended goal and there’s still 46 days remaining.


What is it?

Well, you know that annoying unlock you have to do when you want to use your phone? On some handsets it’s a press of the power button, then a screen unlock, then you need to find your favourite app. Here, “Pressy” plugs into your 3.5mm audio port and activates the app you want instantly. You can short-press to activate one app (such as your flashlight for example), long-press to do something else and maybe a double-click to hit something else.

Pressy   A smart little button thats receiving a lot of attention

As I type $33,411 has been pledged, and they need $40,000, so you can see how close they already are. The button itself sits fairly flush and, although you do have to give up your 3.5mm audio port to make this work, it’s certainly sparked a large amount of support.

Pressy   A smart little button thats receiving a lot of attention

Once it arrives the actions are controlled via an app, so you can get it to do most things, and you could perhaps invest in some Bluetooth headphones to replace the corded ones you can’t use. Personally I’d love for them to look at a pass-through system so that you could use this with normal headphones that lack that magic button on the cable.

Either way, if you’re interested, join the funding here.

For those who like moving pictures there’s even some of them to explain further!

Pressy   A smart little button thats receiving a lot of attention

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Is this just innovation for the sake of it?
  • weirdstuff

    Lovely little idea. Niche. I’ve backed it…

    • PressyButton

      Thanks for believing in us!

      • weirdstuff

        No problemo, Nice little addition to any device with cool functionality. Also in a really minor, silly way it also acts as a bit of a dust / fluff blocker and could potentially (although not in any kind of marketable way) help if your device is accidentally submerged. Can’t wait to see it go into production!

  • Horatio Nelson

    Backed, look forward to getting my 2 buttons.

  • JohnnyT

    first thing I’ve ever backed, but this sounds like a great idea, cant wait to see it in practise

  • weirdstuff

    Ha!! $203,043 and counting..