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Pressy is a Fully-Funded Kickstarter Project That Adds Functionality to Your Headphone Jack


Pressy, a project on Kickstarter that already reached its $40,000 goal, has the Internet going crazy. The device/accessory is a pretty great idea, though. Pressy fits right into your phone’s audio jack, which then allows you to perform tasks with a few simple taps on its button. What’s even sweeter is that when you have your headphones plugged in, and not Pressy, you can use your headphone’s button (if they have one) to perform the tasks. I suggest watching the video, because explaining it better than they have would be impossible. 

When Pressy is all set up, you can use programmed taps to perform functions. For example, if you tap on Pressy twice, you can take a picture. Tap on Pressy three times and you can make a call to a pre-determined contact of your choice. The choices are basically endless, which makes this a very unique and interesting little piece of hardware.

Pledging to Pressy is pretty cheap considering what the device is capable of. If you want a Pressy, you are looking at a pledge of only $17. Not bad at all, right? And since they have already reached the goal, then you are pretty much guaranteed a unit.

Picking one up?

Via: Kickstarter

  • Ronen

    Very nice idea and I’m glad that they made the goal and beyond! But it can be done without an extra hardware button… For example there’s this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.incrediapp.press.it.macro.creator.time.saver

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  • sk3litor

    I think it’s a pretty good idea. A dedicated button that’s detachable and changeable. I just hope it doesn’t override the lock button or you’ll be making calls, taking pictures, recording people all day on accident.

  • DevinKent

    Using this on the LG G2 so I can lock the phone the correct way.

  • Brandon Golway

    Debating on whether or not I want to get this. I plug in the aux cable from my car to my headphone jack at least 2x a day, which would mean taking pressy out and then putting it back in constantly. I’d probably just get lazy and forget about it.

    • LionStone

      I used to plug in a lot too until I got this… it cleans up the wires inside the car, very nice!

      • Brandon Golway

        Hmm very interesting. Thanks for the tip!

        • LionStone

          Your welcome…Enjoy!

  • dragonthc

    lol bears.

  • BrianT

    Why doesn’t someone develop an app that gives the volume rocker or the power button, or the physical home button on phones that have them, the same functionality?

  • Marshall Hooyman

    Better start brushing up on my Morse Code.

    • Brandon Golway

      .-.. — .-..

  • nate

    Ummm… How does it actually work? how does it talk to the app?

  • Scott Tilney

    Where can I download the app? I would like to test it with my headphones before I pay for the little button

  • NYAvsFan

    Kickstarter- taking all of my money since 2012. (in case of confusion I realize the site itself is likely older, I only just found out about it last year and am now broke as a result).

  • The Phenom

    I would buy it

  • MK17

    Sweet! Now I have a button to invert my portrait screen when I pull my GNex out of my pocket upside down!

  • GoBlue

    Tap Pressy and have it pull up google search. Now instead of saying “Google Now…__”, just bop your phone on the head and do the same thing. BOOM.

    • MK17

      Would have to “bop” my GNex on the butt for this functionality.

  • Ryan Gullett

    As someone who doesn’t listen to music on his phone, this product is GREAT. for someone who uses their headphone jack, it probably won’t attract you. Taking that thing in and out all day would be a hassle.

  • Daniel

    So, with this inserted into your phone, would the phone still play sounds and audio, or would that audio be sent to the non-existent headphones? Would be a nice hardware mute if so, but also make it slightly annoying to just leave in always.

    • Knlegend1

      Great question?

  • SHMeyer

    Go Israelim! Love the innovation coming out of that country.

  • michael

    if nothing else, the vid was funny in a dorky kind of way

  • Chris Doerman

    It looks good but I can already tell it would be very difficult for me to use as it’s low profile will be hard to press with my case on.

  • icarus130

    just pledged. It’s a cool little device and helps further the development of Android products….

  • Jeremy Martin

    Looks great to me 🙂

  • avs

    I committed @20 (Pressy + Keychain) this morning. I may back out if my mind changes. But, still seems like a neat little utility tool. Main reason I backed – Cool idea, handy product with simple application!

  • SubMatrix

    I honestly wonder if this would fix the touchscreen issues on my Nexus 7 2013… (if you don’t know why or what I am talking about, ignore this) =)

  • Chad

    Estimated delivery March ’14?! But I want it nooooww!

    But seriously, this looks great. Personally, I miss hardware buttons.

    • Kokomo

      I do too, at least some. Mostly the dedicated camera button. I miss that from my DROID X. I’m not a fan of the physical buttons on the face though, ie. Samsung and Apple devices.

      • Bazar6

        +1 on the dedicated camera button. And only certain Samsung devices have the physical buttons (I’m rocking the GNex)

        • Kokomo

          If I’m not mistaken, the Galaxy Nexus by Samsung was the only Samsung phone not to have physical buttons. As they were also the first as this was the flagship for the release of Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0, and with ICS came the advent of the onscreen Navbar buttons.

          • Bazar6

            I did not realize that, tho it makes sense now that you point it out (the GNex is also my first Sammy, so I guess I didn’t pay much attention to the others)

  • JoshGroff

    A button wired to a snipped off end of a pair of headphones. Why didn’t I think of that?

  • Bruce Wayne

    No thanks. The app called utter, can do all that without me touching anything.

  • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

    very impressy

  • sc0rch3d

    take the API and apply it to the galaxy home button….BOOM

    • That’s a great idea, not sure why the downvote.

  • Opinionated_In_Bangor

    Interested.. But I’ll wait for the first update and see what the stretch goals end up being. Still 46 days left on this thing and already met the initial goal. I’d like to see some huge stretch goals, maybe integrate with NFC Tag or a Bluetooth electrical outlet so you can turn on a light in your home or TV.

  • Jerry L

    I want one just to keep the pocket lint out of my headphone jack!

    • New_Guy

      I think that’s worth $17 all by its self 🙂

      • susancorby843

        If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re
        not doing anything very innovative. Just move towards a new spam-free work to
        earn USD’s… Bay35.coℳ

    • michael arazan

      Hopefully they’ll make a pressy for the charger port on our phone to keep debris build up from building up in there. Seriously I have to clean it out with toothpics every so often because of my duffle bag.

  • NexusPhan69

    I want less physical buttons, not more. In fact, I don’t want any physical buttons. “Tap tap” or a slide gesture to turn the screen on/off. Gestures or one screen buttons can be used for everything else. Gotta be a removable battery for a hard reset. Beautifully clean design.

    • rutgersjaffo

      Seriously, you really like your phone too much.

  • Chippah

    This all depends on how the button “feels” when its pressed….

    If it feels like crap you wont want to use it,

  • duke69111

    I could see this being somewhat useful as a power button the lg g2.

  • Tyler Durden

    Sucks for iPhone users with the headphone jack on the bottom.

    • DroidzFX

      Why? just go for the reach around.

      • Tyler Durden

        You’re the one talking about reach arounds

    • wutasi

      Sucks for GNex as well =(
      At least I enjoyed the kickstarter video

      • JasonWhite

        This won’t be available until March. I, for one, don’t plan on still having this Gnex until March. Heeeeeeck no!

      • Bazar6

        Where does it say it isn’t compatible with the GNex?

        • zorak19620

          I think it has to do with the headphone jack on the bottom of the phone, which makes it less convenient

          • Bazar6

            well, even if it is less convenient, as long as it works as it should, I’d be alright with it. I just emailed them asking about that phone and it’s ability to work in that style jack, hopefully I’ll hear good news.

    • Bard

      posted on DROID-LIFE

      • Tyler Durden

        That’s the point. I was making fun of apple.

        • Michael

          no body cares what you were doing butt hole

          • Tyler Durden

            I like when women suck my cawk. Not dudes like you.

          • alex drum

            isn’t that a bit inappropriate? try and keep it family friend.

          • Michael

            i know man..that guy is always totally out of line

    • Michael

      get a job you hippie

    • Pretty sad when you get down votes on a comment like that on DL, lol. I guess people just don’t like Brad Pitt.

  • DroidRockets

    Not sure if I’m ready to press the button on this yet..

    • DroidzFX

      For $17 I am going to be hard pressed to make this commitment for such little functionality.

      • CasperTFG

        In the mean time, the app developer and the pedo bear will continue to press the flesh.

        • Jonathan Williams

          I wonder if i should press my luck on it or pass.

          • zwade


        • creed

          Hold the press. I don’t think I would spend $17 to add a 3rd camera button to my phone.

      • Cory_S

        For 17 dollars I dont see why not to make the commitment..

        • Someone didn’t understand this conversation, which is making me depressed.

          • TalonDesigns

            Press on.

    • Chippah

      Tsss tssss

      • Gino Fratto

        Double Tap Motha F*ckas….

    • GoBlue

      Tasker = Drool. Root your phone and look it up

      • Daniel

        Okay, Tasker looks pretty sweet, I’ll give you that, but can it have an event for headset UNPLUGGED, where it like pauses whatever is playing, because that annoys me so much that the phone, instead, swaps to the internal speaker when you unplug when I’d rather it pause first.

        • GoBlue

          Must be with your phone… my phone pauses when I unplug. But with your phone, go to state -> hardware -> headset plugged, and click invert. Now for that task, say Media -> Music stop.

          You are now golden.

          • GentlemanScholar

            As a fellow Wolverine, I’m disappointed that you ever typed “go to state” no matter in which context it was used.

          • GoBlue

            I should have typed “beat up little brother” after that phrase regardless of the context. I apologize.

          • GentlemanScholar

            Apology accepted.

  • Stewie

    So … (didnt watch video, no flames please ….) it seems then using the pressy app and a headset with button might accomplish the same things without actually getting the button? Just grab the app and go with the headphone button eh? Or have they figured out how to hijack that from happening?

    • tomn1ce

      Unless they make it that using pressy is what activates the app. In that case couldn’t you just buy one and share it with others….

    • acey_zero

      Yeah, they showed in the video that the app would work with regular headphones as well.

      There are actually already apps that do that though. They are maybe not quite as refined, but the hardware is what is really novel here.

      • JoshGroff

        And easily replicated by anyone with a soldering iron, a pair of headphones, and a button.

        • acey_zero

          That’s true I suppose, but the refinement of the hardware and software make this a pretty attractive package to me.

      • Kokomo

        The hardware is the major part to this here. The other side is, even though headphones only may work, without buy the little pressy plug, you wouldn’t necessarily have all the functions at any single point in time since you can leave the pressy plugged in 24/7. Just food for thought.

        • acey_zero

          Just search for “headset button”and several come up. I don’t know how well they work though.