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Smartphones are great, but sometimes they are a bit much. With so much technology packed into them, sometimes finding the right app or function can be a hassle. You have to unlock your phone, put in your password, scroll to find the exact app you want and then launch it…When you’re in a hurry or need quick access to something, this can take forever. If you’re looking to simplify your Android smartphone functions, then you should consider getting the Pressy, the Almighty Android Button, that’s currently a Kickstarter campaign looking to be funded. It allows your to perform your favorite and most common action on your smartphone with a simple, intuitive physical button.

The Pressy is a small physical button that connects to your Android smartphone via the headphone jack and then that connects to the free Pressy app that lets you customize and use your favorite, everyday actions. If you use your flashlight all the time, you can easily set up a click-combination that will turn on the app by clicking the Pressy button. It comes with three pre-set actions, but once you get familiar with it you can customize your clicking actions to trigger dozens of apps and functions on your smartphone that you use most. These clicks are: one short one to toggle your flashlight, one long one to toggle  your phone from silent to loud, and a double click to snap a photo. If you pledge $17 or more you get the basic Pressy deal, but those who pledge $20 or more can get the Pressy color deal to choose between white, red or blue.

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Kristie Bertucci

 
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.