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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3. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
what about battery life? Does it need to charge?
4. Malki (Posts: 68; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)
No :) It uses NFC like your credit card (that chip iside), or its like the NFC tags
12. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
So it's powered through NFC? I didn't know that was possible...
16. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; 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..
15. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3639; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
If you had watched the video, you wouldn't have needed to ask the question.
5. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1886; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
I think this is cool :D It seems more useful for tablets or larger phones :)
7. Kishin (Posts: 703; Member since: 30 May 2013)
Yes large phones, tablets and people with small hands.
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.
9. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1886; 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
11. B_Newsome (Posts: 6; Member since: 09 May 2014)
This plus "Pressy" (button that goes in your headset jack) more buttons to program!
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?