NEW Feature! Air Button now integrates with Philips Hue
Since in the early 2000's touchscreen smartphone has taken the mobile phone market by storm. However, there are some of us still prefers the feel and touch of a keyboard and tactile buttons on the traditional mobile phone. A phone that we can operate with button presses and doesn't require special gloves even in the cold weather.
As mobile touch screens and phones became smarter and more embedded in our lives. It started making less sense to hold on to the traditional button operated phones. 3 years ago, we set out to find a better way to operate touch-screen smart phones with the incorporation of a tactile button. We wanted a device that values the essence of how we use mobiles in the good old days and combine its functionality with the modern mobiles functionalities. That's why we created the Air Button.
Introducing Air Button Leather Collection
Are you a leather fanatic like us? We're introducing our new Air Button leather print designs specifically for the leather lover in you! Get your hands on one of these unique designs and match them with your wardrobe!
Hello World Special Edition Button
To receive this special edition button, please select one of the following reward levels $16 (Single Button), $20 (Double Button), or $31 (Single + Double Button). We will send out a survey at the end of the campaign for you to select the design you like. Our $60 (Single x 5) and $90 (Double x 5) reward backers will have the option to select ONE of the color or special designs we offer for their 5 button.
Air Button is a tactile button that you can custom assign any of your phone’s functions and/or apps! With just a push of the Air Button, you can instantly make a call, change its mode to “Silent”, turn the WiFi on or off, or even access your favorite apps.
What makes the Air Button extra unique is that you can also assign a workflow to your button by chaining different functions and actions together. So once you press the button, your workflow will get triggered. Here are some use cases:
If you’re an avid runner, you can assign the Air Button to play the music you like while opening a running or exercise app so you can track your workout progress.
For Business Professionals:
For the all-important business meetings, save your precious time and probably humiliation by customizing the Air Button to instantly go into Silent Mode, setup Call Forwarding and start Audio Recording with just one push of a button.
Air Button is also great for emergencies; you no longer have to scroll through your menu to call for help, just assign the Air Button to call an emergency number, or any of your family members. You can also customize it to turn on the flashlight, or sound a loud alarm if you’re in any sort of trouble.
The Air Button uses NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, drawing a minuscule amount of power from your phone, making the unit battery-less. This has allowed us to engineer and design the Air Button to be super thin and compact so that it doesn't compromise with your phone's normal use and functions. Again, all you need to do is simply stick the Air Button on the back of your phone. We're also using special adhesive so that you can peel the button and reapply to your phone(s) up to 10 times!
We've designed the Air Button's app to be simple and intuitive to use, giving you a highly customizable and unique experience.
Using your Air Button could not be simpler. Just stick-on, install, and customize, it's as easy as 1-2-3!
Our founder invented the Air Button in 2012, and it wasn't until 2014 did we form an actual to bring this product to market. We have been awarded by the Hong Kong Cyberport for design excellence. We are supported by various start-up financial backers, and we're building a name for ourselves within the Hong Kong IT industry. After 3 years of intensive research and preparation, we are confident that the Air Button will launch bug-free and will be the BEST shortcut button EVER for the Kickstarter community. We came a long way as you can see from all the different prototypes we've developed over the years.
Risks and challenges
We operate with sustainability in mind with our supply chain partners and have successfully manufactured 500 Air Buttons ready for our first batch of backers’ orders. The Air Button will also be up for manufacturing immediately after we receive enough pledges and feedback from backers.
However, there's always risk that can delay the process of getting the Air Button shipped to your door. Luckily, in addition to our core team, we've assembled a capable group of engineers, designers, and industry experts who will share their expertise, and make sure we create the best possible product. Manufacturing deals with our partners have already been penned, and most of the logistical requirements have already been worked out.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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