Last year, Pressy launched a Kickstarter campaign for a physical button that fits into the audio jack of your Android mobile devices, and was sold for $17 in their extra successful campaign. Now you can pre-order a Pressy button for about $27, or a bit less if you order in quantities. Last month, Xiaomi showed a blatant clone of Pressy with their Mi Click that they sell for 4.9 RMB (~0.80 USD) in China. Some sellers are even re-selling the items on Aliexpress for nearly $10. It turns out there appears to be quite a few clones of the Pressy button, including Hello Klick which you can buy for $4 to $5, as even as low as $2 per piece if you order 10 Klicks. And these prices include international shipping. It’s also on Taobao starting at 4.99 RMB.
- Insert the 3.5mm jack in your headphone jack
- Download and install Klick app. The website is in Chinese, but just click on the large red button to download and install the apk.
- Assign codes to tasks. For example: One click -> Home Screen, Two clicks -> Camera, Long press -> flash light, etc…
I don’t own the Klick, but I’ve installed the app, and all text is in English.
If you can read Chinese, further details about this accessories are available on HelloKlick.com.
Read more: Xiaomi rips off a Kickstarter project to give your smartphone an extra, configurable button http://www.techinasia.com/new-xiaomi-mikey-not-very-origina
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.