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Control the internet with just one button

Bttn body

There are few things in life more satisfying than pressing a big red button. Now imagine how much more satisfying it would be if when you pressed that big red button a fresh pizza turned up at your door.

Please tell me this is not a dream

This is not a dream. That’s just one of the many possibilities with ‘bt.tn’. Designed by Finnish industrial designer, Harri Koskinen, the new gizmo is described as “the simplest user interface in the world”. It basically allows you to programme it to complete an online task with utmost simplicity. Connect with the cloud servers at bt.tn to make it do pretty much whatever you want.

So it’s not just for pizza?

Far from it. You could set it up in your hallway – one press and a text could be sent to your other half to let them know you’ve arrived home safely. Or set it up to send a tweet whenever you press it. The company even suggests: “When a shopper chooses a red bt.tn over green bt.tn when leaving a store, the customer satisfaction survey system’s negative feedback counter is incremented by one”. We have enough faith in humanity to know for sure that this system wouldn’t be abused at all.

How does it work?

All you have to do is connect the bt.tn with the Internet. It lights up green when connected. Then enter the serial number on bttn’s registration page and you’re ready to programme it. When in use, if it flashes green that means the successful completion of a trigger, red means an error and yellow means wait. It couldn’t really be easier.

When can I get one?

Bttn managed to raise $55,579 on Indiegogo, busting its $50k target, meaning you can pick one up for $99 for a December delivery.

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