Pinocchio Theory: The Finger-Nose Stylus

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No, your eyes are not deceiving you. 

Meet designer Dominic Wilcox, who came up with a quirky solution to an actual problem:

"I sometimes use my touchphone in the bath. I know it’s stupid. One problem I encounter is that when put my left hand in the water without thinking, it gets wet and unusable for touchscreen navigation. It is too risky to try to hold and navigate with one hand. I found that I could use my nose to scroll but I couldn’t see where my nose was touching precisely. It was at that point that I came up with this idea of a nose extension ‘finger’ that would allow navigation while my phone is firmly held by one hand."

Wilcox's solution was to take a standard touchscreen stylus and embed it in a plaster "nose."  (The plaster was mixed with fibers to make it a bit "hairier.")  As you can see by the following video, the damn thing actually performs as designed:

Wilcox also took pains to point out that, while stylusing in the message "Hello I am tweeting with my nose," his Droid's autocorrect rendered it as "Hello I am meeting with my nose."

Obviously, this isn't meant to be taken 100% seriously, but it's also the sort of creative, outside-the-box thinking we've come to cherish at iSmashPhone.  Check Wilcox's site for more, even quirkier ideas.

Let's just hope that no one in the sex-toys industry decides to make a touch-screen stylus — and we'll leave the rest to the reader as a mental exercise.



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