Cheap pressy clone from ebay (doesn't work)

  1. annik1
    Gingerbread Nov 8, 2014

    annik1 , Nov 8, 2014 :

    I baught this just to try. For under 1 dollar I wasn't expecting much.. And yes, it's useless. The app recognizes the plug being put in, asks if it's headphones or the button... But that's it. Pressing it wont work.

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  2. annik1
    Gingerbread Nov 8, 2014

    annik1 , Nov 8, 2014 :
    EDIT: It DOES work! It's just slow, it needs quite a long press I think. Maybe there's a setting for it. Anyways, for 0.99 dollars I'm amazed :D

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  3. gusuraman
    Community Veteran Nov 8, 2014

  4. Christianah2
    Eclair Nov 8, 2014

    Christianah2 , Nov 8, 2014 :
    There are quite a few clones out there, so you could try all of the different apps that come with them(ikey, mi key, klick, KeyCut) and use the one that works best. I own an original pressy that I only used on my old Samsung and I used it with the "Klick" app because the original pressy app wouldn't bypass the android lock screen. I haven't tried it with my One yet.

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  5. rritambhar
    Jelly Bean Nov 8, 2014

  6. WuTang
    Jelly Bean Nov 8, 2014

    WuTang , Nov 8, 2014 :
    women! :D

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  7. annik1
    Gingerbread Nov 9, 2014

    annik1 , Nov 9, 2014 :
    Well, I gave up on the button after all... I've managed to get it to register a single klick three times, and it never really works when you want it to. Hirrrr. I liked the thought of having a button there and at the same time protecting the headphone-hole. Ohh well, maybe I'll buy an original mi key instead :)

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  8. aakashjhaveri
    Lollipop Nov 9, 2014

  9. takeabyte
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 9, 2014

    takeabyte , Nov 9, 2014 :
    Turn your headphone jack into another physical input (a button)

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  10. teqnix
    Lollipop Nov 9, 2014

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  11. teqnix
    Lollipop Nov 9, 2014

  12. prophet of doom
    Honeycomb Nov 9, 2014

    prophet of doom , Nov 9, 2014 :
    The pressy app won't get past the lock screen on the OPO just tried it yesterday

  13. Christianah2
    Eclair Nov 9, 2014

    Christianah2 , Nov 9, 2014 :
    These pressy (clone) buttons come with software that allows you to map an action to a press or press sequence of the button. The software registers a single, double, triple short or long press and then initiates whatever action you mapped to it; opening an app, switching on the camera light etc. You can try the software with an android headset as the pressy button is nothing more than a button built inside a headphone connector.

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  14. Elastico
    Gingerbread Nov 13, 2014

    Elastico , Nov 13, 2014 :
    I got my pressy clone from deal extreme and it was a piece of useless crap. I don't think these things work with the one (tried all apps I can think of). Most apps recognize it and asks you if it's a headset or button but that's about it.

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  15. ronoldo
    KitKat Nov 13, 2014

    ronoldo , Nov 13, 2014 :
    Great explanation.. I learned something!

  16. AbandonedTrolley
    Jelly Bean Nov 13, 2014

    AbandonedTrolley , Nov 13, 2014 :
    Backed the original Kickstarter for Pressy got the green one with the t-shirt. It's now in a drawer somewhere not being used.

  17. annik1
    Gingerbread Nov 13, 2014

    annik1 , Nov 13, 2014 :
    The original is useless too? Damn.... I really liked this idea. >_<

  18. srkovach
    Gingerbread Nov 13, 2014

  19. ERP995
    Gingerbread Nov 13, 2014

    ERP995 , Nov 13, 2014 :
    I also bought an Ikey, waiting for when it wil arrive
    If this is a clone, what is the original?

  20. AbandonedTrolley
    Jelly Bean Nov 13, 2014

    AbandonedTrolley , Nov 13, 2014 :
    I wouldn't call it useless, it does what it says it will do, but I don't find it practical tbh. If you are in need of the functionality of it then the Pressy works and does what it's meant to do. But for me it just seems an un-needed button.