Frosty fanbois navigate iPhone with sausage
Enterprising South Koreans have found a solution to the problem of using their iPhones in frigid weather: sausages.
From Clusterflock comes word that a Korean cold snap has inspired iPhone users in that country to use CJ Corporation's meaty Max snack sausages as iPhone styli, keeping their hands well-protected in toasty gloves.
Devoted iPhone fanbois aren't deterred by frosty conditions
This delectable discovery has been a boon to the CJ Corporation. According to one Korean report, sales of Max sausages in convenience stores has surged a full 39 per cent over the same period last year.
Interestingly, frigid iPhone fingering is not a problem that Apple has ignored. As we reported early last year, Cupertino has filed a patent application entitled "High tactility glove system" to protect one's tender digits when Morther Nature turns a cold shoulder.
Even in cozy confines, a dual-mode Max sausage can fuel both mind and body
Of course, there are other solutions to using your iPhone in wintry weather - the Pogo Stylus, for example, does a fine job of interfacing with the iPhone's capacitance touchscreen. And although our testing revealed the Tavo glove's PlayPoint technology to be a bit hit-or-miss, it's better than frostbite.
However, as one Polish web site notes: "Po zredagowanym SMSie taką kiełbaskę można zjeść i przyjemność z korzystania z telefonu jest jeszcze większa."
Roughly translated, this insightful analysis reads: "Once you've edited an SMS, having a sausage you can eat makes the pleasure of using a mobile phone even greater." ®
Not the wurst idea I've heard.
But anyway...using a surrogate appendage takes away the personal, intimate interaction of a touchscreen. Forget comparing it to shagging with a rubber...this is like using a prosthesis.
You may now proceed to vote me down. Go on, I deserve it for that initial pun.
I'm more concerned about the bloke in the background on the tube photo.....either he's having a slash in public, or he's using a different kind of "sausage" to navigate his iPhone. (And you certainly don't want to get frost-bite down there !)
It's an input device revolution! Well done Apple!
I've been guilty in the past week or two of giving Apple and their cult members a lot of stick. May I say though that in this instance I salute you Apple! Well done for creating the worlds first sausage compatible user interface!
This could do for mobiles and PCs what the wii did for consoles in terms of accessible input devices! I can't wait to play sausage based mini games on my new iPad (which I will only buy if it comes with a free sausage and a new sword and sorcery type action game called "Pork Sword").
see title. Stylus/sausages are lame: a tool to interface with your interface for you.
They have already filed the patent application!