Phone too big? Here's a 'thumbs up' fix
HUMAN thumbs are just too stumpy to navigate super-sized smartphone screens, but a Japanese gadget maker has a solution: a thumb extender.
Thanko is selling a silicone-based device called the Yubi Nobiiru, or "stretched finger" for 1,480 yen (S$17) apiece. A conductor at the gadget's tip ensures the screen registers its touch.
The product lets users master large-screen devices like the iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung's Galaxy Note with just one hand.
The fake digit slips over the thumb to produce a life-like appendage boasting an extra 15mm of length. Users can then reach any spot on the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus' screen, great for commuters clutching a briefcase or a subway strap on packed trains.