DIMPLE is a new product that allows customers to add four customiza ble hardware buttons to Android NFC gadgets. In essence, DIMPLE is a sticker that you put on the rear side of your gadget. The buttons can do numerous tasks including launching apps and app drawers, controlling settings, starting and stopping music, and much more. A plug-in framework can dramatically extend the array of choices regarding standard functionality that the companion app provides.
DIMPLE INC. is a hardware startup with offices in Wilmingon, DE in the US and Riga, Latvia in the EU. Its team consists of people with extensive experiences operating a hardware startup, with competencies ranging from hardware design and design for manufacturing to logistics and software development. The DIMPLE team feels more than confident that customers will enjoy a great overall experience with their products. The DIMPLE project is successfully funded by its founders and by a grant from the municipality of Riga.
Each DIMPLE has four user customizable buttons. Each button has a little braille dimple for more convenient fingertip recognition. DIMPLE has adhesive backing that enables it to be installed in close proximity of an NFC reader. For some devices this means the whole rear side; For others, it means just a part of the rear side. There are even some devices with active areas on both the front and rear sides. DIMPLE does not work with HTC One (M7 and M8) due to its metal body and less-than-ideal NFC antenna location.
DIMPLE practically unobtrusive at 0.5 mm thick. It has gone through 12 different prototype iterations, the latest of which is practically a hand-assembled mass production prototype. Some slight changes may be implemented for the final production batch. Contracts have already been signed with manufacturing plants and the necessary logistics have all been worked out.
Suggested retail price: 27 $
For further information or visit http://dimple.io