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Button of the Month

In today’s digital age, it sometimes feels like hardware has taken a back seat to the software that drives our devices. Button of the Month is a monthly column that explores the physical pieces of our phones, tablets, and controllers that we interact with every day.

The eject button held all the power on the original Xbox

Button of the month: the Xbox eject button

Chaim GartenbergJan 28

You must never press the original Razr’s forbidden internet button

Button of the month: the Motorola Razr internet button

Chaim GartenbergDec 29, 2021

The Palm Pre home button was the first to be the last

Button of the month: the Palm Pre home button

Chaim GartenbergJun 29, 2021

The DualSense’s adaptive triggers show how to make a button feel next-gen

Button of the month: PS5 DualSense adaptive triggers

Chaim GartenbergMar 31, 2021

The microwave’s ‘add 30 seconds’ button offers an escape from cold digital precision

Button of the month: the ‘add 30 seconds’ microwave button

Chaim GartenbergDec 22, 2020

Sony’s Back Button Attachment is a glimpse at the PS5 controller we didn’t get

Button of the month: DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment

Chaim GartenbergNov 25, 2020

The literally useless Roku diamond button might actually be a good idea

Button of the month: mysterious Roku Touch diamond button

Chaim GartenbergSep 23, 2020