Whatever you do, don’t press that button. It’s a trope that’s spanned pop culture for generations—and the real world, too. But where did this Big Red Button come from? And why does sick curiosity compel us to mash it down?
It turns out that with the addition of just two extra holes on a standard button and some strategic stitching, you can express yourself even more creatively with your fashion choices. Because these delightful Typo Buttons let you spell out messages down the front of your shirt, or on the cuff of a blazer.
Just because your collared shirt came with a couple of spare buttons hanging off a tag doesn't mean you always have time to sew a replacement back on when the need arises. So an emergency replacement button that temporarily clips onto your shirt like a paperclip so you can quickly do it back up needs to exist—and,…
Most Android devices don't have a physical home button like the iPhone or iPad, and while it reduces manufacturing costs and is one less thing to break, sometimes it's nice to have that tactile feedback. So the Dimple goes above and beyond the call of duty with a set of four easy-to-install buttons that can be…
Jeff Highsmith is probably the best dad in the world. But it's OK other dads, you can take a shot at the king if you too build an incredibly awesome mission control desk. What are you waiting for?
Wish your Android phone had one more hardware button, maybe for the camera? Of course you do; hardware buttons are great. With up-and-Kickstartering gadget called Pressy, you can add one yourself at the cost of clogging one headphone jack.
Technically there are a lot of things more embarrassing than popping a shirt button when you're out, but few things are as annoying. So instead of trying to re-attach it by ducking into a bathroom with an unruly needle and thread, these Tic fasteners provide an instant and permanent solution to the problem.
There should be a special Nobel Prize set aside for geniuses who find ways to improve the simplest things in life. And this year's award would go to Shapeways user OliveBird, whose Button 2.0 turns any shirt into a convenient headphone wrangler.
Facebook has added probably the facebookiest emoticon imaginable to its chat service menu. Yup, a twee, tiny Like button can now be inserted into conversations by typing (y).
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) has been the talk of Android town, and rightfully so: it looks like the most promising version yet. But considering it doesn't require any physical buttons, how will your phone work once it's upgraded?
Facebook may have some upcoming changes that'll add Watched, Listened, Read and Want buttons to its social network, according to a rumor from TechCrunch.
One thing I like about iOS 5 is the rounded toggle button that appears within the settings. I cringe when I look at the rectangular buttons of iOS 4. This seems crazy, but there's a scientific reason for this preference.
Touchscreens (and screens in general) are awesome. So sleek! So dynamic! So futuristic! Yeah, well what if they're fundamentally confusing and dangerous, too?
Click to viewThis Kickstarter project from Joystickers, a Chicago-based mobile accessories startup, features two nice looking styluses, but they're not what I'm excited about. No, the real I'm-gonna-kick-a-few-bucks-their-way appeal comes with the Classic, a set of simple, stick-on videogame buttons for iPhones,…
Sony, unhappy that Microsoft Kinect is getting a lot of praise for feeling like the future, just launched yaybuttons.com. It's a website that hilariously shows you the importance of buttons. Here are some of their quips:
Teiyu Goto, a Sony engineer who had much freedom to design the original PlayStation as well as its controllers, actually explains that the PlayStations' iconic button shapes weren't just arbitrarily picked—they actually mean something.
Click to viewWhen actress Kyra Sedgwick visited Tom Cruise's house, she couldn't help but notice a strange, unmarked button on a mantle in his library. For whatever reason, she also couldn't resist pushing it. As a result, she soon heard police sirens.