This Completely Mechanical Smartphone Case Brings Back Physical Buttons

  • I would loudly proclaim to anyone who would listen that consumers would never give up the tactility of physical buttons in favor of a large touchscreen.
  • This smartphone case was developed by researchers from Columbia University and is designed to provide a customizable array of physical buttons and dials.
  • The back of the case has a number of slots where “Vidget” mechanical modules can be placed.
  • Those can be either simple buttons, or dials that act as scroll wheels.

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