Pressy aiming for April 28th delivery date, will “squash” copycats with patent


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Delays on Kickstarter are like coughs on a cold day — you just come to expect them at this point. That’s why we weren’t too peeved when we heard Pressy had a bit of hold up during the initial engineering process, with the project creators claiming they weren’t terribly happy with the quality of the product.

Things seem to be moving along smoothly, though, as Nimrod Back is confident enough to say they will begin shipping the little button that could on April 28th. The first batch will be coming in from China and then has to go out to everyone around the world, so the first actual deliveries aren’t expected to begin until Mid-May.

Nimrod Back also took this opportunity to address a couple of things. For starters, they’ve revealed a newly-designed holster for the Pressy button, which can now fit on your key chain or be looped onto a headphone wire.

They also took a nice little jab to “copycats” everywhere, saying they’ll be looking to “squash” them. They intend to do so with a patent that they smartly secured a while ago, so a day in court should be a walk in the park as long as those copycats (coughXIAOMIcough) can’t prove prior art.

[via Pressy Kickstarter]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. A day in court? Where? Xiaomi is based in China, and China doesn’t recognize foreign copyrights. Good luck Pressy, but you’re pissing up a rope if you think you’re going to get a penny out of Xiaomi.

    1. lol is this true…i can see it being and makes total sense…if so LOL

    2. Yes, but that just means it won’t hold water in China. It will in the rest of the world and Xiaomi won’t be able to sell their ripoff anywhere but China and maybe NK. Of course, that assumes the Pressy patent is upheld.

      1. If Xiaomi chooses to care what goes on outside China they might be in trouble. Otherwise not really.

    3. Pissing up a rope. Weird expression but it makes sense (kinda). You’re right, though.

  2. Funny. All this hype about virtual buttons and look what product is coming out. Long live Samsung’s physical button.

    I don’t need to spend $27.

    1. i downvoted you for a terrible comment…just so u know

      1. And I you. You know, just FYI.

      2. I downvoted because I don’t care for your comments so I guess you’re traveling up a river of excrement without a propulsion device.

    2. And people think physical home buttons are useless. Pressy is very nifty and while I applaud the company for starting it all on Kickstarter ultimately Cyanogenmod and my physical home button do Pressy’s job well on my lock- and homescreens.

  3. i still think this is just stupid…there apps to make your volume button do everything why spend money on something youll prob lose in five minutes despite all the lil holsers they give you

  4. Put up or STFU already Pressy…….

  5. Overpriced accessories now with drm.

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