A Fake Thumb to Help You Manage Bigger Smartphones
Is your smartphone too unwieldy for such tiny human hands? There’s an artificial thumb for that.
With the larger iPhone 6 models, for one obvious example, phone manufacturers continue to increase the size of their handhelds. Japanese company Thanko has designed a finger extender to give you an extra 15mm of reach while handling these ever-growing devices. And the handy gadget is designed to resemble the human thumb.
The stylish (or disconcerting, depending on your taste) device can be yours for 1,480 yen, or about $14.
It makes sense that phablet manageability is on Asian manufacturers’ minds: The region has a noted fondness for larger phones, and many have opted for the phablet devices in lieu of both a phone and a tablet.
While our biological phalanges may no longer be enough to keep pace with the size of our smartphones, at least there’s something to help.
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