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Capacitive? Resistive? Delicious?

Posted by Jim Tobias 11 February 2010

People who don’t have or use fingers for controlling touchscreens have problems with capacitive models like the iPhone.  You can’t use it with most metal or plastic styli because the touchscreen is expecting a certain amount of capacitive charge found on typical extremities.  But have no fear (except around mealtime) — it seems that sausages work well.  Some may skewer such a solution, thinking it the wurst idea they’ve ever heard.  But let’s be frank — it’s certainly in the ball park.

South Korean iPhone users turn to sausages as a cold weather ‘meat stylus’ — Engadget

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  1. on February 12th, 2010 at 5:23 am

    Sounds like a wiener. Thanks for the hot link.

  2. on March 18th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    No baloney; now available in the States:

    CaseCrown: iPhone Sausage Screen Stylus

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