Pressy smartphones: If you’ve never heard of the Pressy Button for your Android smartphone, there’s a good chance you will be soon. The latest in techy gear is still in production, but the initial reviews of the button, which provides a one-touch simplification of the phone, are looking good. CNet.com profiled the Pressy in an Aug. 29 report.
The Daily Postal has a video which explains how Pressy works.
The Pressy is an external device that retrofits into your Android’s headphone jack. When pressed, it will trigger actions like taking photos, turning on the flashlight function, and setting your phone to silent. The uses of the device are potentially endless, and the creators, who took their idea to the money-raising web site Kickstarter, already have over $100,000 in development funds as of the writing of this article.
“The Pressy app is set up to handle a few default actions. A short click toggles the flashlight. A long click toggles silent mode. Double click takes a photo. Pressy can be customized to fit your needs, so you can turn it into anything from an emergency button to a voice recorder activator,” says CNet.
Pressy had a goal of $40,000 for its funding, which has been well-surpassed. Kickstarter offers incentives to invest. A pledge of $17 will get you your own Pressy once they are available; not a bad price for the latest gear. Up your pledge to $20 to get a keychain holder to store your Pressy in.
No word on if the technology is being adapted for iPhone users, but if something is this good, we likely won't wait too long.