MEET Your new buttons

DIMPLE™ is a small NFC™ sticker with four or two buttons for Android™ devices. You are the one who chooses the button functionality. It makes doing everyday tasks quicker and saves your precious time.

PRE-ORDER DIMPLE MINI ($18) PRE-ORDER DIMPLE STANDARD ($28)
Compatible with Android 4.0+ NFC enabled devices (excludes HTC M7 & M8)

"If the final product (soon to go live on Indiegogo) is half as good as it sounds, it's likely to be a big hit."

– Rick Broida, CNET

"Dimple goes above and beyond the call of duty with a set of four easy-to-install buttons... "

– Andrew Liszewski, Gizmodo

"This is a pretty cool use of NFC!"

– Martijn Coenen, NFC Tech lead, Google Inc.

"A project that is likely going to make a lot of Android users very happy, because it adds four buttons to your device that you can do whatever you want with."

– Russell Holly, Geek.com

"Dimple is a pretty cool idea that brings physical buttons to your Android device."

– Ian Hardy, Mobilesyrup.com

"It's a nice banana! The dimple's pretty cool too."

– cronugs, Redditor

BUTTONS TAILORED BY
YOU

Launch your favorite app

Have you ever wanted a button for your favorite social app? Here is your chance to have one!

Launch a popup drawer

Quickly switch between your favorite apps or functions, there is no longer the need to enter the home screen!

Change the settings instantly

Create a button to switch on Bluetooth, turn on Location services and even launch a navigation app!

Call your friends or family

Place instant calls with the press of a button. You can even create popup drawers of your favorite contacts!

Control your music

Make a button play or pause your tunes. if you aren't enjoying what's playing, there is a button to quickly switch to the next track!

Capture memories instantly

Are you in need of a button for instant photo taking? Dimple can make that happen!

Let there be light!

There can be a dependable flashlight button for all of those moments when you find yourself in a dark place.

Do some advanced stuff

DIMPLE ships with Tasker integration. Create unique functions like control your smart home appliances and many more!

There is an open plugin development SDK

We have everything to make you developers feel at home. Create unique use cases for those DIMPLE stickers!

Your own ergonomics

Stick the DIMPLE in a place that suits your grip the best. No more discrimination for the lefties!

No charging. No batteries

DIMPLE operates by harvesting energy that your Android NFC enabled device radiates, thus- DIMPLE will never run out of juice. Ever!

Thin & Friendly

DIMPLE is just 0.5mm thin- that is just about the same as five human hairs stacked on top of each other. Each button has a patented grove and a braille dimple for easier recognition.


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Frequently asked questions, answered

No HTC One?

Designing a metal body forces the engineers to get creative. The result of this creativity is that the NFC antenna is located around the camera ring. You would have to sacrifice the camera to make the DIMPLE work. No cases or covers will solve this.

How far are you?

We have gone through 12 prototype iterations and made the first experimental mass production batch of 250 DIMPLEs. We are now trying to find and address every obstacle that we may face when manufacturing DIMPLEs on a larger scale.

Will it work with my device?

Based on our approximations there are currently around 800 devices with which the DIMPLE will work. This sadly excludes HTC One (M7 & M8) because of its metal body. Creating a device out of metal usually requires the engineers to make some sacrifices in terms of antenna location. This affects our customers' ability to position DIMPLE ergonomically. So, if your device runs Android 4.0 and above, is not made out of metal, and has NFC technology, you are safe to assume that DIMPLE will work with it.

Can it be reused?

Even though the adhesive used allows for easy removal, each time you remove a DIMPLE from your devices surface the adhesive properties will deteriorate and that may compromise the longevity of the DIMPLE.

Where can I put it?

In close proximity to the NFC antenna of the device. For most gadgets it means rear rear side of the device. For tablets it means a part of the rear side.

How big is it?

49 x 16 x 0.49 mm or 1.92 x 0.66 x 0,019 inches.

Will it work with the screen off?

Currently due to security concerns this functionality is disabled in stock Android. We are working closely with Google Android team to find a way to bring this to the next versions of the operating system. For the time being you have to root your device and install the xposed framework.

Will it work with my case?

DIMPLE can be attached directly to your case instead of to the surface of your device. Unless the case is made out of metal, you should be fine.

How about accidental trigger?

We have engineered the buttons impossible to be pressed unintentionaly. The buttons are flush with the surface of the DIMPLE.

How long will it last?

If you applied the DIMPLE carefully, the adhesive should outlast your gadget upgrade cycles. Our tests have concluded that each button can withstand about 2 million clicks, and you can reassign the functionality of around 100,000 times before the button memory wears out.

Are you sure that you can pull this off?

Our team currently consists of 4 full-time people, and each of us has previous experience working in a hardware startup with expertise ranging from electrical engineering and logistics to marketing strategies and intellectual property. We have already manufactured a small test batch of 250 DIMPLEs that should be 99% of what the final product will be. Manufacturing agreements with our partners have already been made, and we should be up and manufacturing approximately a week after our crowfunding campaign ends and we have surveyed our backers.




Current progress

Already done:

  • DIMPLE Standard R&D
  • DIMPLE Mini R&D
  • Order chips
  • Order PCBs
  • Order other components
  • Buy a laser cutter
  • Delivery of prototypes
  • Find final assembly location
  • Regulatory approval
  • Hiring
  • Designing final packaging
  • Component delivery
  • Regulatory approval

Happening now:

  • Setting up the assembly line
  • DIMPLE Protective case R&D
  • Expanding app functionality

Happening soon:

  • Final assembly
  • Packaging delivery
  • Packing the products
  • Shipping to backers
  • Shipping to pre-orders
  • Shipping to retailers

Shipping starts (estimates)

DIMPLE Standard - 20/10/14

DIMPLE Mini - 28/10/14

DIMPLE Protective cases - 18/11/14




Connect with us!

  • 605N Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801, US
  • info@dimple.io
  • +1 (302) 482 8110