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I'm looking for a bluetooth button. No features. Just. A. Button.

So I used WAZE for my morning commute on my iPhone. It's on my dash and out of easy reach. But sometimes I get an idea for a thing I need to do when I get to the office. Or a text I need to send. So I have to stretch and reach over for the iPhone button to hold it down and dictate it to Siri. Then I thought: What if I just had a button. On me. So that's what I'm looking for. A button I can have close to me that I can press to activate the same function on the iPhone. Not a headset. Or a speakerphone. My car's functionality there works great. Just a button to trigger the thing that's a foot out of easy reach. Now It'd be great if it was like a pin on and didn't look awful so it could be semi decorative. But frankly even if it was big and ugly and I could mount it on the wheel that would work too. So...anyone know any straight button options?
posted by rileyray3000 on Feb 18, 2014 - 10 answers

Extra buttonholes in each side of shirt

I recently bought a women's silk button-down blouse from Uniqlo. I was looking at it closely today, and noticed that this blouse has two extra buttonholes on each side, near the hem of the shirt. What are they for? [more inside]
posted by tinymegalo on Jan 19, 2014 - 3 answers

Sharp Microwave touch sensitive button broken

I have a Sharp microwave, which is in good condition, except the 'Start' button has recently broken. It's the soft touch type button, and it won't start the thing no matter how I try and press it. [more inside]
posted by derbs on Oct 25, 2013 - 9 answers

Why are half of the buttonholes on my blazer's sleeves unopened?

A new blazer I purchased has 4 buttons on each sleeve, and 2 functional buttonholes, 2--towards the end--which are unopened--why? [more inside]
posted by millions on Sep 30, 2013 - 10 answers

Help on my Bandit Keith cosplay (sooo many buttons!)

I've decided I will be cosplaying Bandit Keith from YuGiOh at my next convention. I've found an appropriate jean vest which I will be dying black (hard to tell if it should be black jean or leather). I'm still looking for the most patriotic bandanna in existence. But what I'm most concerned about is the shear number of gold buttons spread out on the jacket. [more inside]
posted by gzimmer on Sep 27, 2013 - 4 answers

Large-button controls for iTunes on desktop mac?

Can't believe I've had such trouble finding a set of larger 'big button' controls for itunes. I'm using iDisplay and an Android tablet to declutter my screen, but the lowest-resolution option for the tablet in iDisplay still makes things [and in particular the iTunes mini player] unusably small when dragged onto the tablet screen. [more inside]
posted by aesop on Sep 18, 2013 - 3 answers

Looking for a replacement wire pin-back for a button

Looking for a replacement wire pin-back for a button [more inside]
posted by vanitas on Aug 24, 2013 - 2 answers

Office security for a windowless room?

I work in a public defender's office with a dozen lawyers. Four of them are in windowless offices, and two of those offices in particular are buried near the back of the building, where it's hard to hear if you aren't standing outside the door. For the vast majority of clients this isn't an issue, but how can we keep our office safe during closed door meetings with clients? [more inside]
posted by Happydaz on Aug 21, 2013 - 9 answers

To learn from the people around you, you need to know what to ask.

How can we help event attendees show their expertise? [more inside]
posted by cranberry_nut on Oct 22, 2012 - 7 answers

Asus Laptop Left Click Button

Hi! I can't use the left click button on my Asus A53E laptop anymore. Do you smart computer folk have any suggestions to help me get back on track? I can use an external mouse just fine, and I can use the right click button on the laptop just fine. It's the left click button on the laptop that's the problem, and I can't get it to respond in any way. I have restored my settings to last week, and it still won't work. Thank you very kindly for any suggestions.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates on Oct 21, 2012 - 17 answers

I want the power!

My iPhone (3G)'s power/headphone/volume rocker assembly is on the fritz all of a sudden. How can I try to remedy this? (Either cheaply/locally in NYC or DIY). [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on Sep 27, 2012 - 3 answers

I.D That Pin/Button!

I found a pin (with a button backing) at the flea market on the UWS in NYC last week I'd like to know what, if anything, it represents. Photo , Clearer with size comparison. Where/What is this design from? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on May 19, 2012 - 6 answers

An auto-deadlock with an internal release button?

For a household that includes an autistic person, we are looking for an automatic deadbolt lock that will lock the front door both inside and outside, and with a manual button release on the inside of the door that will release the lock? [more inside]
posted by ragtimepiano on Apr 28, 2012 - 7 answers

Programmable Big Red Button?

Where can I get a programmable "big red button?" [more inside]
posted by Marky on Apr 14, 2012 - 10 answers

What is this button on the back of the collar for?

I recently bought a new wool coat and upon examining at home, I found a small (~1/4"-diameter) button on the outside, under the collar, dead-center at the nape of the neck. What is this for? [more inside]
posted by Fortran on Feb 9, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me find buttoned suspender / braces pants.

Where can I find mens' trousers that have buttons for suspenders/braces? [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on Dec 21, 2011 - 15 answers

What's the URL this Javascript button goes to?

Is there a way to discover the destination URL that one gets by clicking a Javascript button? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Dec 10, 2011 - 11 answers

Why is the thread in the last button on my shirt a different colour?

Why is the thread in the last button on my shirt a different colour? [more inside]
posted by gadha on Jul 28, 2011 - 12 answers

Weird moving elevator buttons, why so blue?

Why do the elevator buttons seem to be moving? My eyes deceive me! [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Apr 24, 2011 - 6 answers

Hello IT, have you tried turning off and on again?

Hello IT, have you tried turning off and on again? I'm in need of a short extension cord, with a separate, big button toggle switch. Extra difficulty: It needs a short time delay before it powers back on. Any ideas? [specifics inside] [more inside]
posted by chambers on Feb 8, 2011 - 18 answers

Interesting pinback button crafts

What creative or interesting things can I do with a collection of buttons and pins? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Aug 24, 2010 - 11 answers

Child-proofing a TV

How do you child-proof a TV? [more inside]
posted by Blackwatch on Jun 14, 2010 - 19 answers

Save my trackpad

My trackpad has suddenly, mysteriously and unpredictably started acting weird. So have the mouse and the little rubber point on my laptop. Help? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Jun 14, 2010 - 5 answers

My Home Button on My iPhone doesn't work!

IPHONE EMERGENCY: My Home button no longer works! [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Apr 17, 2010 - 7 answers

Have you seen this man?

I was given this button with a picture of a bearded fellow on it. He looks familiar but I can't figure out who he is, do you recognize this face?
posted by waxboy on Mar 21, 2010 - 3 answers

BUtton Button Who's Got The Button

Shibboleth-Filter: I saw a man on the NYC subway wearing a strange button. A green san-serif "L" on a white background with a big red "No" strike-through symbol. Googlefu is failing me. What was he for or against anyway?
posted by The Whelk on Dec 11, 2009 - 11 answers

Help us keep the baby safe from pulling the g button out at night

Very active one year old with G button (MIC-key low profile) During night feeds and traveling in car how do I keep her Button from being pulled? It has come out once before in the crib by her moving so much the slack in the feeding tube got caught in crib and pulled out. It was painful for her since the balloon was fully inflated. I want to keep this from happening again. How do other parents keep thier kids g buttons and tube feeding cord protected at night. She is a wiggly thing and often turns in her sleep many times from belly to back and forth. The feeding is necessary and cannot be missed. [more inside]
posted by Snoogylips on Nov 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Who owns the button patent?

Does anyone own a patent for the button? As in, the button you press to turn on your tv, or to dial your phone, or to nuke the planet from orbit. not the button on your shirt. [more inside]
posted by shmegegge on Oct 20, 2009 - 8 answers

Stop running and identify yourselves!

Help me identify the 4 running dudes pictured on this button. [more inside]
posted by Acacia on Oct 2, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me find some fake knobs and buttons

I need buttons, knobs, and levers! I need to build a non-functional control panel, and I would love to find some fake (but satisfying to push) buttons and so forth that I could order online and could easily be taped/glued into place. Bonus points for some sort of simple button which, when pushed, could send a wireless signal to computer making it execute a program.
posted by blahblahblah on Sep 22, 2009 - 17 answers

Estranged pieces of metal in an Organ from the 1960s are the topic of the day

Fixing an old transistor organ: how do I fix these switches that seem to rely on the springiness of metal in order to make contact? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Sep 7, 2009 - 5 answers

Unlock iPhone with busted power button?

Is there any way to jailbreak / unlock a 2G iPhone that has a busted power button? [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Aug 9, 2009 - 4 answers

The Hardest Button to Button

What the diddley does this button in my car do? [more inside]
posted by marmaduke_yaverland on May 31, 2009 - 26 answers

Sticky Fingers

How can I fix sticky keys on a Guitar Hero controller? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Apr 2, 2009 - 6 answers

What designer/brand of shirt has one odd orange coloured button?

What designer/brand of men's dress shirt features one odd colored orange button, at the bottom, on the front? [more inside]
posted by paul003 on Apr 1, 2009 - 6 answers

What is this strange buttoned-on loop on the inside of my coat?

What is the purpose of this weird detail (a button-on loop of some kind with wool on one side and velvet on the other) on the inside of my new coat? [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Nov 7, 2008 - 18 answers

The Button's Stuck and So Am I

Election Night Emergency AskMefi- the on/off button on my Canon PowerShot A60 digital camera seems to be stuck, and the camera won't function. Any ideas? Yes, I changed the batteries....Thanks comrades!
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Nov 4, 2008 - 5 answers

"Why you would want to put Reagan so close to your heart is beyond me!"

ShoppingFilter: In order to complete a Halloween costume, I need to acquire some Reagan-related political pins/buttons. However, my initial search has mostly taken me to places that no longer exist! Is there anywhere the Green would suggest I go to in the Washington DC metropolitan area to satiate my thirst for this kind of political paraphernalia? [more inside]
posted by Keter on Oct 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Obey. I mean Hope.

Does anyone know where I can get a button with Shepard Fairey's Obama design? [more inside]
posted by shakespeherian on Oct 15, 2008 - 4 answers

It's never as good the second time.

I often lose text that I've written in a web page by accidentally hitting a link and page changes (instead of in a new tab). Is there anything I can do to always save the text on the previous page? [more inside]
posted by JakeLL on Sep 27, 2008 - 13 answers

Fixing a broken iPhone?

Broken iPhone sleep/wake button... [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Sep 3, 2008 - 6 answers

Button won't obey finger

I am working with a laptop with one of those buttons that can enable or disable the wireless functionality. It seems that this button needs to be pressed each time that the computer is turned on, and doesn't just automatically remain on through reboots. [more inside]
posted by dance on Aug 16, 2008 - 3 answers

What is this mystery button?

What is this button in my friend's house? [more inside]
posted by sa3z on Aug 2, 2008 - 17 answers

Haunted painting, Nickelodeon, 1980s: Give me back my button!!

Do you remember this mid- to late-80s Nickelodeon made-for-tv movie? "Give me back my button!" [more inside]
posted by MaddyRex on Jul 21, 2008 - 3 answers

Press Button to Cross

How does the button on the pedestrian crossing lights work? Does it actually send some sort of signal to the traffic lights, or is it just a psychological thing? It seems rather random timing-wise.
posted by divabat on May 14, 2008 - 21 answers

I want Internet Explorer to remember how far down I scrolled

Webbrowsing/Internet Explorer 6 Filter: When reading a long webpage(usually several screen lengths), I often click on a link that's part way down. IE goes to that webpage in the same window(as it should). However, when I click back, I often find that I am at the top of the first page. I'm pretty sure it always used to scroll down to where I was before I clicked on the link. Now it only does that sometimes. I know this is minor, but it bugs me sometimes. Is there anything I can do to fix this?
posted by newatom on Apr 9, 2008 - 7 answers

What's the mystery ECT/Snow button?

ToyotaFilter: What does my "ECT / Snow" button actually do? [more inside]
posted by fogster on Jan 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Examples of unclosable computer programs

I'm looking for examples of legitimate, non-malware programs that do not allow the user to close them in any normal way. [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Dec 2, 2007 - 11 answers

Sticky Buttons

AAAAH!! My iBook G4 trackpad button is stuck! Help! [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Nov 14, 2007 - 3 answers

Belly button problem

Possibly disgusting medical question regarding the belly button... [more inside]
posted by Hugh2d2 on Jun 25, 2007 - 10 answers

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