Pressy is a new gadget looking for funding on Kickstarter which claims to bring simplicity back to your Android phone, performing basic tasks with a button that plugs directly into your headphones socket.
While nearly all modern smartphones rely on touchscreen technology for navigation, Pressy takes a small step back – allowing you to access a flashlight, take a photo or send your location at just the press(y) of a button.
The Kickstarter page for the product explains: “Pressy lets you perform any action on your smartphone by using the most intuitive input – clicking a button – saving you time and effort!”
“Pressy comes with 3 pre-set actions, but once you get the hang of things you can customise clicking behaviour and trigger dozens of different functions.”
Other actions that may be controlled using the button include voice recording, checking social networks, toggling wi-fi and bluetooth, closing applications and taking screenshots.
As well as the compact button which fits into your phone’s headphone socket, Pressy connects with a free app that allows you to customise the button to trigger the actions you use most often. The gadget also comes with a special keychain for plugging into when you want to use your headphones – when you do, the in-line headphone control will then operate Pressy.
With a tiered system for Kickstarter investors, early adopters have already snapped up all the Pressy buttons available for $15. There are, however, plenty of other options to receive a version in a different colour or even one that’s gold-coated – although even if Pressy does secure investment, expected delivery is not until March 2014.
For more information on the project or to donate towards the cause, visit the Pressy kickstarter page now and watch the video below.