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Nano Nails – your fingernail as a touchscreen stylus…instantly

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Ladies, just how addicted to your smartphone are you? A little? A lot? Not sure? Well here’s a quick way to find out. If the thought of sticking a false fingernail onto your index finger to act as a touchscreen stylus excites you, then you’re probably a digital addict of some kind.

Nano Nails are stick on artificial fingernails which mimic the work of a proper stylus, to let you navigate and control your smartphone or tablet computer. The tiny device looks just like a conventional stick on nail, and can also be decorated in various ‘fashionable’ ways, but instead of just being there for show, they have work to do.

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The developer, Dr Sri Vellanki, has already launched a range of unisex fingertip stylii called Tech Tips, but this version is definitely strictly for the ladies. There are a couple of downsides to converting your fingernail tip into a touchscreen stylus, not least of which is the fact that it will probably only last a week or so, before needing to be replaced. And you will, of course, have to fiddle about replacing them with adhesive every time.

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But hey, that’s the price for progress, right? The product is available in packs of 4 for $9.99. They’re available in small or large sizes and you’ll need your own manicure kit (i.e. glue or adhesive tabs) in order to stick them on.

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