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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12 Comments

1. prettyboy1974

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

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

2. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 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!

3. michael95gt

Posts: 45; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

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

11. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

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

4. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Only in Asia, do you find the absolute unusual.

5. JeffdaBeat unregistered

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

6. J.A.R.

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 25, 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.

7. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

why dont they just use dildos?

8. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 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. . .

9. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

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

12. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

i was on the phone and that made me lol

10. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 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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