Apr 29 AT 2:56 PM Dima Aryeh 12 Comments

Dimple accessory allows you to add four buttons to your NFC-enabled Android device


Dimple is an upcoming accessory that caught our eye. It’s a sticker that’s about half a millimeter thick that you stick onto almost any NFC-enabled Android device to add four customizable buttons to your device. Each button is individually programmable to do almost any task, whether it’s to turn on the flashlight (which sounds incredibly useful) to calling a certain phone number.

The Dimple will be getting its own IndieGogo campaign on May 6th, where you can score one of these little accessories for only $15. Later, they’ll be $29 at retail, which seems a bit high. The device will launch within 60 days of the end of the campaign, so around August of this year. They already have 250 prototypes made, as well has having finished and posted the Android app to use them.

The creators claim that the buttons will withstand 2 million clicks and 100,000 reprograms before going out on you, meaning they’ll last a long time. And they’ll work on any Android device that has NFC except for the HTC One M7 and M8, along with other devices that are made of metal. What do you guys think of this accessory? Would you actually use it, or is it too much of an eyesore? I’m personally very interested in it. Tell us what you think in the comments!

Via: Mobile Syrup

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Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • Bart

    This will be funny to watch for consumer acceptance because so many find physical buttons so passe. I wonder, will those same people now have the back of the phones plastered with these things? While this is an interesting idea, for single-function buttons, is that not why we have shortcuts on our screens? The only interest I would have is learning the program-ability of the buttons.

  • Donovan

    This is neat, but I couldn’t see myself needing a whole four extra buttons. I’ll stick with the pressy.

  • Joshua

    Honestly, I can’t see using this. THere is no way you can keep your NFC on 24/7 because of the battery drain it actually makes my Galaxy s4 super hot. So these buttons will only become useful if you turn on nfc which will involve waking your phone and hitting a button anyway. So not really worthwhile IMO….

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

      I keep NFC on at all times, both on my Note 3 and Moto X. Doesn’t really affect battery life as far as I can tell.

  • donald sterling, white

    nice, i grew up with dimple whisky

  • Jorge Rodriguez

    I can definitely see this becoming popular with people that love to do selfies or any other hard one handed maneauvers, specially with the phone size growth trend.

  • Rutger

    I have given up on NFC, it only works on Android when the screen is unlocked, which in my opinion takes all the convenience away… if that wasn’t the case, than this product could have been nice.

  • Richard Skrubis

    Hi Androidandme community!

    I am the founder/CEO of DIMPLE Inc.

    If you have any questions and/or concerns that you feel that we should address-
    don’t hesitate to contact me directly: [email protected]

    And don’t forget to sign up for the campaign launch alert here: http://dimple.io

    Richard Skrubis.

  • charlie88

    Would be awesome if you could somehow use them as physical buttons while playing games.

  • Dirty Budha

    IF this can be set for the camera app, to take a picture by pressing the “dimble” button stuck on the back of the phone, then I’m sold!!! Just what my Note 3 needs.

  • donger

    Pretty cool accessory.

  • Android Development

    No matter what others say. If you can minimize a few actions to just one or two clicks, then it’s a good product. Count me in.