Technology has created a much more accessible world, with nearly everything right at our fingertips. The thing is, sometimes we still just want easier access to a button, switch or that USB port in the back of your computer. Satechi has set out to solve this problem with three Bluetooth-enabled buttons meant to interact with a myriad of devices.
The BT Button Series is a trilogy of stick-on thin circles that pair with a device via Bluetooth and enables the user to complete certain tasks. They come in a slim circle design with an aluminum metal outer edge and are compatible with iOS devices and Android OS 4.4.4 or later. From selfies to Siri, these products have an eye for making digital life just a touch more accessible – head below to find out how.
These new buttons from Satechi really are pretty slick looking, we saw them at CES this year and thought they had potential in a few different areas. Starting with the $24.99 BT Shutter Button, which is appropriately a single button with a camera in the center. This button aims to take the awkwardness out of holding your phone or sprinting back for the group picture. After pairing with a device it will automatically take a picture when pressed.
The BT Media Button likely offers the greatest potential for use, we can imagine a number of different scenarios where this one would be handy. It has a play/pause button as well as skip forward/backward and volume up/down. This could easily be attached to a dashboard in the car if the steering wheel lacks media controls, mounted on the bar so your staff can change songs or to a desk to control iTunes with a physical button. The Media Button is available at a slight up charge from the others at $29.99.
Finally, we’ve got the BT Home Button which serves as a wireless Siri access point or simply brings your device back to its main screen. Another potential automobile add-on for eyes-free access to Siri while your on the road, this model could also control music via voice commands and aid in responding to text messages. The Home Button retails for $24.99.
All models are currently available from Amazon.
Satechi BT Button Series
Las Vegas, NV – Satechi’s BT Button Series, announced at CES 2015, allows users to achieve absolute wireless accessibility with a single press of a button. This trilogy series consists of a BT Shutter Button, BT Media Button, and BT Home Button, which users can easily tote on their keychains, steering wheel, or dashboard to easily access several aspects of their smart devices including photos, music, and GPS navigation.
The BT Button Series boasts a sophisticated slim aluminum metal design and is compatible with most iOS devices supporting Bluetooth and Android OS 4.4.4 or later. Each plug and play button is packaged with a mount, audio port keychain attachment, integrated 3M sticker for eay attachment, and CR2016 battery, which lasts for up to two years.
Taking the perfect blur-free selfie becomes achievable with Satechi’s BT Shutter Button. Group photos and video recordings no longer require awkward measures to be taken either. Simply tap the Shutter Button and the paired smart device will begin recording or taking photos immediately. Ideal for the user who wants to capture every single one of life’s moments, the Shutter Button never misses a beat, or a perfect photo.
Satechi’s BT Media Button allows users to control the soundtrack of their lives wirelessly without the need of their smart device to be nearby. The media button is used to remotely control volume, fast forward, rewind, and play/pause music or videos. It is ideal for listening to music and controlling video play hands-free, without getting up or even reaching for your device.
Recreate efficiency with Satechi’s BT Home Button, which makes Siri or any other phone assistant instantly accessible, whether through a smartphone’s speakerphone or a user’s car microphone. The Home Button provides users with a safe, hands-free approach to making and receiving phone calls, accessing Siri or following GPS directions while driving. Users can also use the BT Home Button to access features on apps hands-free such as controlling music, checking traffic conditions, having their news read out loud, or setting reminders.
The BT Button Series will be available late January 2015.
The BT Home and BT Shutter Buttons will be available for an introductory price of $24.99, while the BT Media Button will be available for an introductory price of $29.99. The entire series can be purchased on Satechi.net or Amazon.com.
Established in 2005, Satechi is fully committed to offering unique accessories that people can integrate with their electronics in their homes, cars, and on the go. Satechi offers a broad selection of accessories from FM transmitters, battery chargers, and speaker systems to car mounts, stands, and keyboards. For more information, please visit Satechi.net.