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If the condom-like iPhone Phone Finger passed you by then check out the latest phone-oriented finger-enhancing accessory, the TAD.

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TAD: Choose a colour, then pick a pointer

Each TAD compries a silicone ring that can take one of three different plastic pointers. These can be selected according to device and function: for example, the pointy one might be best suited to touchscreens, while the rounded pointer is best used for texting.

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Can TAD ease your texting woes?

What’s the point? According to the sales website, the TAD protects long nails during mobile phone texting sessions or whilst using a remote control. It also helps reduce wear on keypads, provides accurate selection when working with small buttons, and even eases pain for Arthritis suffers – although we’ll be speaking to the Arthritic Association about that claim.

The TAD, which is still patent pending in the UK, is available online in a selection of colours, including blue, pink and black, and a choice of three three finger sizes from 14mm (kids) to 18mm (grown-ups).

Each TAD costs £3 (€4/$6).

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