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

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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16 Comments

1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

This is Hot...I like it.

2. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

More dimples for the S5 :]

8. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

EL O EL

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

what about battery life? Does it need to charge?

4. Malki

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

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

12. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

16. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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 unregistered

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

5. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

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

7. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Yes large phones, tablets and people with small hands.

6. choklatwasted

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 29, 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: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 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

10. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

lol womp womp htc metal body

11. B_Newsome

Posts: 6; Member since: May 09, 2014

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

13. Ronref95

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 23, 2011

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14. Ronref95

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 23, 2011

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

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