Have you ever thought about how involving it can be to launch an app on your smartphone? Even if that app might lie on our homescreen, we have to wake the phone, unlock it, hit the home key, then launch it.
It may not seem like a whole lot, but when you’re trying to quick-draw your smartphone to snap a photo or catch a tune with SoundHound, every second counts.
Over 14k other people agree that having a faster way to automate a series of commands is something pretty handy. They’re backing the Pressy Kickstarter project, which is already 700% overfunded with another 42 days to go!
Pressy is a small button that fits right in your smartphone’s headphone jack. Right out of the box, pressing the button once instantly activates your smartphone’s flashlight. But that’s just the beginning.
A long press will toggle your phone’s silent mode and double-clicking will snap a photo. The free app that is available for Android lets you customize up to 14 different click combinations.
These settings also take how you’re using your device in context.
You can set what clicks do when you’re receiving a phone call, such as answer and activate Bluetooth or the speaker. Clicks can also be time-dependent, where it performs a different action based on the customized time settings.
The Pressy app runs in the background and monitors the headphone port. It only activates once it detects a click, thereby not continually draining battery life all day.
The best part? Your phone device’s screen doesn’t need to be turned on for Pressy to work. It also does not block your audio, even though it’s in the headphone port. Pressy was also designed to stick out only enough, so that it will fit in most smartphone cases.
This is a genius piece of technology, and the affordable price means you have no reason to get one of your own.
Check out the Pressy Kickstarter page for additional information and photos. Keep your finger over the pledge button, because you’re sure to think of a few ways this device can help add some simple to your smartphone.