Latest winter fashion: iPhone gloves

Look, Ma. No more sticky iPhone!
There are some objects that may require the delicate touch of a gloved hand: a first edition Dickens, an original Da Vinci sketch, a copy of Amazing Fantasy 15 (near mint condition). A hunk of plastic called the iPhone does not, however, belong on that list. That hasn’t stopped Phone Fingers (discovered via this Engadget link from giving the device the kid gloves treatment.

The “Phone Fingers” are two pieces of rubber that are used to sheathe your thumb and forefinger, this keeping fingerprints off your favourite Apple device. The effect, of course, is profoundly silly. Please make up your own jokes about the prevention of iTDs (iPhone Transmitted Diseases). There are too many to list here.

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Sony gets a jump on Xmas 2012
Also from Engadget is this revealing look at the way Sony will launch its products in the future. The plan seems to be, release the user guide first, release the actual product second. The guide provides information on the UX490N handheld, which to the best of my knowledge doesn’t exist. It’s actually not a bad strategy: whet the appetite with detailed product information, then release the product to drooling early adopters. Could work, I guess. Personally I’m looking forward to more information about Sony’s PS4, matter transporter, rocket skis and robot maid. (The products are listed in reverse order of likelihood.)

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