Follow your nose to your smartphone

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By Travis Mayfield

There are days I have honestly wished for a third hand.

Lately it has been when I am reading a book on my iPad while checking my email on my iPhone.

If I just had a third hand I could always hold that iPad and still flip through my email/twitter/facebook on my iPhone with my other two hands.

A solution I had not considered until now is using my nose.

But blogger Dominic Wilcox has not only thought of his nose, he’s created a way to use his nose.

Here’s how Wilcox begins his blog entry titled, Finger-nose™ Stylus for Touch Screens:

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.

I am part horrified and part fascinated.

Check out the video Wilcox posted on his blog of the Finger-nose in action.

Finger-nose stylus for touchscreen technology .

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