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iPhone owners in South Korea are using a stick of meat as a stylus

iPhone owners in South Korea are using a stick of meat as a stylus
Call it a bit uncanny, but some iPhone owners in South Korea were spotted using a link of packaged sausages that acted as a stylus for their smartphone. Unlike its resistive touchscreen counterparts, the capacitive one used on the iPhone will only register a heat source touching the screen. In an attempt to see if it would work, it looks like sausages are a close match for the actual human finger – which surprisingly works well as a stylus for the venerable smartphone. One company is seemingly making a profit by this unorthodox method – sales of CJ Corporation's snack sausage have been increasing in South Korea because of the cold weather. People are gobbling them up to act as a stylus for those who prefer keeping their gloves on in the frigid weather. And of course the best part of it all is the special treat you can savor when you're done using your phone.

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iPhone owners in South Korea are using a stick of meat as a stylus

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. prettyboy1974 (Posts: 56; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)


Wow, iPad now sausages, your making it too easy Apple!

posted on 13 Feb 2010, 22:47

2. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


LOL prettyboy, HTC is making a capacitive capable stylus soon. But that is very funny to see. I want a youtube video... I wonder if it would work with a SlimJim!

posted on 13 Feb 2010, 23:26

3. michael95gt (Posts: 37; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)


LOL, I was thinking the same thing about the SlimJim.

posted on 15 Feb 2010, 12:15

11. whocares (Posts: 235; Member since: 19 Dec 2009)


after reading this i went and got some beef jerk. thats a negative. lol

posted on 14 Feb 2010, 10:25

4. corporateJP (Posts: 1515; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Only in Asia, do you find the absolute unusual.

posted on 14 Feb 2010, 10:47

5. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


...why not just use your finger? The iPhone is one phone that actually makes everything for the size of your finger.

posted on 14 Feb 2010, 11:42

6. J.A.R. (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Aug 2008)


Because the article says that they use it in cold temperatures where the owner wouldn't want to take their gloves off to be able to use their iPhone.

posted on 14 Feb 2010, 12:24

7. omarc26 (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


why dont they just use dildos?

posted on 14 Feb 2010, 13:31

8. rwolf1984 (Posts: 518; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)


"You mean you have to use a STYLUS? That's like a baby's toy!" Well I guess when its cold. . .Sometimes its rough texting with gloves on a non-touch phone. . .

posted on 14 Feb 2010, 14:03

9. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


So what will you have to use on the iPad, a full sized ham?!

posted on 15 Feb 2010, 13:07

12. whocares (Posts: 235; Member since: 19 Dec 2009)


i was on the phone and that made me lol

posted on 15 Feb 2010, 11:26

10. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)


haha that's hilarious...I would never let my beloved whatever phone of capacitive be touched by meat...haha but...you guys should try licking your phone...it works... :]

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