Kickstarter project Chougny wants to simplify smartphone usage




There is once again to report on a Kickstarter project, which currently goes through the roof. Pressy called a little button in the active state, just 0.7 mm out of your Android smartphone stands out. With this button it is possible to automatically perform many different actions on the Smartphone. A hardware button for IFTTT -similar versions, so to speak.

The video explains Chougny actually quite good. The little button is located on a 3.5 mm jack plug and migrates into the headset jack of your smartphone. He is always active, even if the smartphone is in standby mode. If you tap on the button, a predetermined action is performed. Tip You can set different combinations and distinguish between short and long-Press.

At first glance this sounds like a brilliant idea. For Android “Optimizer” can also be very useful this button. The power user is usually always there to explore the capabilities of its smartphones. I wonder where to be for the normal users of advantage in such an admittedly quite ingenious, gadget.

You must first teach Chougny with the app, what should happen when a certain combination is pressed. Since there are many possible combinations, one must also “learn” these combinations. Not only that, the input button on the time required, you must also think of the right combination, and at the right moment.


But this one has decided to use Chougny, one can make pretty interesting things with it. Thus, for example, Tasker start actions. Thus, various actions can socialize together and practically run with a push of a button. This is very interesting.

Thought of the users of headsets was intended. Since Chougny disappears into the headset jack, use a headset and Chougny is not logically possible simultaneously. Thus, the small plug is not lost, there is a key-followers to be stowed in the Chougny.

Pressy to be delivered in March 2014. $ 22 (17 + 5 shipping to Germany) have to invest to get Chougny next year. The gadget is produced in any case, the desired sum of $ 40,000 is long past. For a new crowdfunding record is not enough, to the base price is simply too low. Nevertheless remarkable how many people seem to have a need for additional hardware button.


On the Chougny kickstarter page you can secure you your own copy if you have use for it. But keep in mind that the key supporters in the dollar only 25 (20 + 5) package is included.

What do you think about Chougny? So can actually bring a relief to the smartphone use an additional button? Or is it more a gadget that you would like to try it once, but then returns to ancient usage habits?

Source: AndroidBeat |
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