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Dimple will let you tape a strip of four buttons to your device and program them through NFC

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Dimple will let you tape a strip of four buttons to your device and program them through NFC
Once upon a time, mobile devices had buttons. Then Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, and nothing was ever the same again. No, you don't have to be a nostalgic to enjoy Dimple - an NFC-enabled strip of four physical buttons that you tape to an Android smartphone or tablet and liberally assign functions to. It's a convenient, well thought out idea that's about to get funded on IndieGogo. Each Dimple sticker houses the aforementioned four circular buttons while being 0.019 inches thick (0.49mm), 1.92 inches in height (49mm), and 0.66 inches wide (16mm) and lets you configure it through an Android app.

One of the best parts about Dimple is that if you like it and want to have additional buttons, you can stick as many of them as you wish on your device, as long as you don't run out of space. The adhesive on Dimple's back-side should last long enough, although its makers warn that multiple peelings and tapings will eventually exhaust its life-bar.

At launch, the Dimple will cost $27 apiece, and it will be sold in multiple colors. Unfortunately, it won't be compatible with metal-built devices such as the HTC One and One (M8), because NFC doesn't pair nice with this type of material. We'll leave it to the awesomely produced video trailer to show you how Dimple will play out when it becomes reality.


source: Dimple.io

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posted on 09 May 2014, 09:34 1

1. Kishin (Posts: 587; Member since: 30 May 2013)


This is Hot...I like it.

posted on 09 May 2014, 09:35 5

2. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 307; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


More dimples for the S5 :]

posted on 09 May 2014, 10:12 3

8. KingDingaLing (Posts: 146; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


EL O EL

posted on 09 May 2014, 09:38

3. fzacek (Posts: 1424; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


what about battery life? Does it need to charge?

posted on 09 May 2014, 09:43 1

4. Malki (Posts: 46; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


No :) It uses NFC like your credit card (that chip iside), or its like the NFC tags

posted on 09 May 2014, 14:00 1

12. fzacek (Posts: 1424; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


So it's powered through NFC? I didn't know that was possible...

posted on 10 May 2014, 19:57

16. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3523; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


No.. It's more like a RF tag, or imagine analog audio tape.. It holds information that can be read.. Not really any significant amount of power needed. It's more like a field that is used to receive data..

posted on 10 May 2014, 08:55

15. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2118; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


If you had watched the video, you wouldn't have needed to ask the question.

posted on 09 May 2014, 09:59

5. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1225; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I think this is cool :D It seems more useful for tablets or larger phones :)

posted on 09 May 2014, 10:11

7. Kishin (Posts: 587; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Yes large phones, tablets and people with small hands.

posted on 09 May 2014, 10:05 2

6. choklatwasted (Posts: 15; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


does it work with the screen off? id love to have a switch for my torch app. and then maybe a play/pause, rewind, fast forward for music.

posted on 09 May 2014, 10:18

9. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1225; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


It seems like it can do a lot of stuff and it has open SDK for anyone who know coding to do more with it :D

posted on 09 May 2014, 11:02 1

10. Lboogey6 (Posts: 264; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


lol womp womp htc metal body

posted on 09 May 2014, 11:42 1

11. B_Newsome (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 May 2014)


This plus "Pressy" (button that goes in your headset jack) more buttons to program!

posted on 09 May 2014, 16:58

13. Ronref95 (Posts: 17; Member since: 23 Sep 2011)


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posted on 09 May 2014, 23:28 1

14. Ronref95 (Posts: 17; Member since: 23 Sep 2011)


Would it work if you place it on top of the bezel right below the HTC One M8s screen?

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