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South Koreans Use Sausages as iPhone Stylus

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Brings new meaning to "bangers and mash."

One of the annoying things about a capacitive touchscreen is that unless you're using your bare hands, you can't do anything. When the iPhone launched, some women complained that they couldn't use the device if they have long fingernails. With the advent of Android and the release of touchscreen phones from every company under the sun, resistive touch screens have become less common.

While most people prefer capacitive touch, it can make things difficult in cold weather. Fingerless gloves are pretty much your only option, unless you want to forgo gloves altogether. However, some creative south-Korean smartphone owners have come up with a better solution: sausages.

As long as you don't mind your gloves or phone smelling like hotdogs or breakfast sausages, this should work out great.

(Via Engadget)

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    tenaciousleydead , February 12, 2010 12:16 PM
    haha, what're those little condoms on them?
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    Anonymous , February 12, 2010 12:50 PM
    P.S. that guy about to pee on the entrance door... me :3
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    mlopinto2k1 , February 12, 2010 1:00 PM
    Huh, never knew that about capacitive screens. Just tried it and no, it didn't work, but I tried a thin piece of material and that worked. I used a sunglass pouch. It worked. Apple should be held responsible for this. People are gonna be walking around with condom covered sausages or frozen hands. Bastards.
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  • 23 Hide
    tenaciousleydead , February 12, 2010 12:16 PM
    haha, what're those little condoms on them?
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    bustapr , February 12, 2010 12:47 PM
    haha, those look more like vibrators than sausages.Complete with a lighting tip.:) 
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    deadlockedworld , February 12, 2010 12:50 PM
    I'm confused-- I thought the touchscreen sensed electrical current? Or is that just the patent filed for the next generation?
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    Anonymous , February 12, 2010 12:50 PM
    P.S. that guy about to pee on the entrance door... me :3
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    mlopinto2k1 , February 12, 2010 12:57 PM
    This is just too much for my little brain.
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    pattyrr , February 12, 2010 1:00 PM
    Or you could just buy 1 of the gloves that has a little "tip" on the fingers... specifically working with the iPhone's screens.
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    mlopinto2k1 , February 12, 2010 1:00 PM
    Huh, never knew that about capacitive screens. Just tried it and no, it didn't work, but I tried a thin piece of material and that worked. I used a sunglass pouch. It worked. Apple should be held responsible for this. People are gonna be walking around with condom covered sausages or frozen hands. Bastards.
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    pattyrr , February 12, 2010 1:00 PM
    Or you could just buy 1 of the gloves that has a little "tip" on the fingers... specifically working with the iPhone's screens.
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    pattyrr , February 12, 2010 1:03 PM
    > Apple should be held responsible for this

    Responsible for what? For designing a touch-screen that works exactly like it should? Designed to be touched by hand... not a sausage.
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    Anonymous , February 12, 2010 1:04 PM
    Those are actually grounded fish sausages wrapped in plastic (already cooked). It's like instant hot-dog that you can just buy and eat off the shelf. Maybe I should start selling instant hot-dogs...
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    Anonymous , February 12, 2010 1:08 PM
    Those are infact cheese sausages
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    botabota , February 12, 2010 1:11 PM
    The title totally sounds dirty....
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    Parsian , February 12, 2010 1:15 PM
    In a related news, the sales of iPorn application has gone up after a man used his penis in conjunction with the app...
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    urlsen , February 12, 2010 1:16 PM
    Those are normal size Korean condomns..

    And doo remember the condoms as the Iphone can come with viruses!!!
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    HalJordan , February 12, 2010 1:23 PM
    If you can't stand to take off a glove in the cold, or can't wait to find a warmer place to utilize your smart-phone, then why not snip off the tip of the glove index finger. I wouldn't imagine a person would lose that much body heat that way or suffer frost bite. Though, with a sausage stylus you have an immediate snack at your finger tips...decisions, decisions...
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    dainsane1 , February 12, 2010 1:29 PM
    a ball of conductive thread on the tip of a glove works well too.
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    dainsane1 , February 12, 2010 1:29 PM
    a ball of conductive thread on the tip of a glove works well too.
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    nukemaster , February 12, 2010 1:34 PM
    They also make a stylus that works on that kind of screen. but you canit eat it after you are done with the phone.
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    SoiledBottom , February 12, 2010 1:42 PM
    i-sausage....nothin new here...move along
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    megamanx00 , February 12, 2010 1:42 PM
    Soo many... wrong things... to say....

    Ack...
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