Do you wish to have another physical button on your Android smartphone? Now you can turn your phone’s 3.5mm headphone audio jack as a customizable button with an all new gadget – the ‘Pressy’.
Pressy is a little button that’s exclusively made for Android phones. After plugging it into your phone’s headphone jack you can use this button as a shortcut to launch an app, take a photo or check in to social networks? A new Kickstarter campaign is peddling just that – a smartphone accessory called Pressy that transforms your headphone jack into a multi-function button. The best part is that Pressy can detect different kinds of presses which means you can set different actions for quick tap, long tap and double tap. The ‘Pressy’ project is at Kickstarter — raising funds to take this product to mass production. It has already raised over $456,000 – far more than its initial goal of $40,000 – so we can hope to see it coming to market soon. Take a look at the video below.
Watch how Pressy Converts your headphone jack into a Customizable button
Out of the box Pressy comes with some pretty standards settings that are simple and useful, but the options are limitless. Here’s what you get initially
• One short Click to toggle your flashlight
• One long Click to toggle your phone in and out of silent mode
• Double-Click to snap a photo
However you can customize it to take photo or video, make a call to a person you choose, record audio, record a call, launch the camera app or instantly snap a photo, toggle the LED flashlight, check-in to social sites, send location, toggle WiFi or Bluetooth (handy for in the car) and tons of other things. You can take that a step further by letting tasker also pre-set a few options so these taps change as your location does. Nice.