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

0. phoneArena 09 May 2014, 09:30 posted on

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...

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posted on 09 May 2014, 09:34 1

1. Kishin (Posts: 647; 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: 324; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


EL O EL

posted on 09 May 2014, 09:38

3. fzacek (Posts: 2232; 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: 67; 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: 2232; 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: 3562; 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: 2729; 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: 1469; 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: 647; 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: 1469; 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: 269; 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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