Back in the day, the most important feature of any mobile phone was its buttons. Now that we have touch screens, physical buttons have all but disappeared. If you are like me and wish your phone had a real buttons that you could press to do tasks like send a quick text, call a specific contact, control your music and more, you might be interested a new Kickstarter project for the Cliq. Available in a protective case or or a thin skin, the Cliq uses Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to add 3 physical buttons to the back of your Android smartphone. Using the free app, each button can be customized to add a command to a short or long click of each button. The Cliq case and skins are currently only designed for Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3, Moto X, LG G2 and the Google Nexus 5 Android smartphones. The crowdfunding project is seeking $40,000 in funding. Pledges start at $20 and go up to $30 for one case or one skin in your choice of 5 colors. For more info visit justcliq.com or Kickstarter to pledge. If the Cliq project is fully funded, the cases are scheduled for shipping in August of this year.
Add 3 programmable hardware buttons to your Android phone
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