stylus alternative

Robin Paulson robin.paulson at
Mon Sep 10 07:28:52 CEST 2007

so, i've been following the discussion on finger-based vs.
stylus-based apps. and i thought it might be a good idea to come up
with some ideas for something between the two:
a short (20-30mm long) piece of kit, attached to the finger end

it would not be gripped between fingers and thumb but instead would
slip over the end of one finger. it could either be a metal/plastic
ring, or a soft, close-fitting cap, such as the rubber types used by
money-counters. a point would be needed to apply pressure to the
screen - this could be a short piece of metal/plastic, rigidly
attached to the ring/cap part of the stylus.

myself, i would be more likely to carry one (lot smaller than stylus,
cheap to replace if lost) and if it was well-designed it would be
virtually unnoticeable by others

anyone else see my vision? or am i insane?

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