stylus alternative

Derek Pressnall dpressnall at
Mon Sep 10 21:00:28 CEST 2007

The carrying strap on a Nintendo DS has a little piece of plastic on
the end that is intended to be used as a stylus, although it doesn't
have a point on it.  Something similar to this but with a more pointy
shape could work.

On 9/10/07, Robin Paulson <robin.paulson at> wrote:
> 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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