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the invention here is the both device, and the practice of using it
I was perusing Samsung's offering of accessories for my Galaxy
Tab today, and came across a conductive stylus designed to
on capacitive touchscreens. Specifically, it says it allows for
smudge free use of the touchscreen. My first thought when I read
that was wait a sec, what about functions
such as rotating and tilting the view in Google Maps or copy/
or image editing?
For such functions, one could theoretically use 2 such styluses
(stylii?) chopstick-style, which would look really cool in addition
allowing greater precision than fingers for things like copy/paste,
but those things are bulky, designed to mimic the shape and size
a "premium writing instrument". This design makes them
and awkward to use in such a fashion.
So my proposal is a conductive stylus which is long and slender,
like a chopstick, and attached at the end with either a hinge
(springloaded or not) or short lanyard to an identical mate. These
ChopStyles would be ideal for use on a touchscreen device,
because they allow more precision and work for multitouch
functions, as well as keeping the screen smudge free.
Oh yeah, and it would look really cool.
||<does best Connery>
Shtylushesh of courshe.
||Half the third paragraph is non sequitur: capacitance switches don't require a transfer of charge, so there's no circuit-closing; think elevator buttons (which are also capacitance switches).
|| Prior art: some Star Trek(?) episode: a flashback to the character's childhood; they all had i-pad'y things and used exactly what you propose.
||the fact that nobody has done this is unforgivable.
||There will need to be a fly catching app.
||I'm not convinced that this would be easy to pick up... but that aside this is a great [HB] idea +
||That just adds to the eltism of skilled users.