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  • Those Who Want an iPad Stylus Can Put a "Sock" in it


    The business of iPad accessories will soon be booming. Until then, however, we're left to our own devices to create the makeshift accessories we most desire for our wicked cool new tablet. Our friends at "Make: technology on your time" recently covered the handy work of Adam Kumpf of the Seattle-based design firm Teague. Kumpf manufactured a do-it-yourself stylus fashioned from run-of-the-mill household items that can be used to experience and enjoy the iPad in a whole new way.

    Whether you're simply dodging fingerprints or looking for a navigation advantage of some sort, a stylus does, indeed, have its place for use with the iPad. Before the tablet was launched, in fact, some expected the device to come with a stylus of some variety. Alas, that didn't happen. But with a little creativity and a suspension of your penchant for high-tech only gadgets, you too can have an amazing stylus for the iPad!

    Even MacGyver would have to give mad props to this one.

    It turns out that all you need to make a perfect stylus is a pencil, a static-resistant sock, and the scissor and pasting skills of a first grader. If you can handle all the above, a nifty little stylus can be yours for the amazing price of whatever a pencil and one sock will cost you if there are none already at your disposal. Complete step by step instructions can be found here.

    While it's a safe bet that hundreds of thousands of new iPad owners aren't going to raid their sock drawers this weekend to make a stylus, there seems to be a palpable demand and interest in an iPad stylus. And, most likely, it won't be long before we have a plethora of stylus accessories from which to choose. Until then, however, we at least have a temporary home-made solution to satisfy our stylus craving.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Those Who Want an iPad Stylus Can Put a "Sock" in it started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 27 Comments
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I would like a stylus for sure. Hopefully a 3rd party will start mass producing one
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      First , great useful idea
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      alas my hometown herals
    1. lordknikon's Avatar
      lordknikon -
      Im Definitely buying socks tomorrow...
    1. Robby23's Avatar
      Robby23 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lordknikon View Post
      Im Definitely buying socks tomorrow...
      You don't normally wear socks?
    1. lordknikon's Avatar
      lordknikon -
      Never
    1. lordknikon's Avatar
      lordknikon -
      Just testing random stuff in my basement and found that mylar works pretty well. its plastic with a reflective coating...
    1. nitin98's Avatar
      nitin98 -
      I used a tinfoiled pencil
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      i will try this out as the stylus that pogo makes is ok but not that great on the iPad
    1. Imsorussian's Avatar
      Imsorussian -
      Turkey works best
    1. thaforgottenone's Avatar
      thaforgottenone -
      Didn't a company make one for the iPhone b4/while back?
    1. iswag's Avatar
      iswag -
      They sell them on bay for $2 I had one for my iPhone and it works great for the iPad!

      That was ebay, sorry
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Imsorussian View Post
      Turkey works best
      sorry im not rubbing turkey on anything let alone my iPad
    1. iPhoneApps's Avatar
      iPhoneApps -
      Don't you know. YOU ALL "BLEW IT".
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      .....ok
    1. migmanson's Avatar
      migmanson -
      That's way too complicated. Just find a rusted nail, it works!
    1. NessLookAlike's Avatar
      NessLookAlike -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      I would like a stylus for sure. Hopefully a 3rd party will start mass producing one
      Well, they certainly do exist.. this guy with his sock certainly didn't make the first one..

      ThinkGeek :: Pogo Sketch iPhone/MacBook Stylus

      Styluses that work with the Touch/Phone/Pad have been out for a while, bud. I already have this one that I ordered a month ago, and its sold out right now (due to other like-minded people), but its pretty awesome and probably the best one out there.
    1. staterunner180's Avatar
      staterunner180 -
      i hear bananas work quite well. or a rusty butcher knife coated in a good helping of blood...
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      I already have a stylus. Is called my finger.
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      any body part works. yes, that one as well