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Nano Nails lets you use fingernails as a stylus

Nano Nails is a pretty nifty tool for people with long nails. By being added to nails, it allows them to double as a stylus. No more odd finger presses.

Published onJanuary 15, 2013

Nano Nails
CES 2013 had a a lot of interesting things. Among those was a nifty idea called Nano Nails. Nano Nails is an accessory for those with long nails that helps fix that touch screen versus long nails problem. It does it without ruining the nails, too.

It’s no secret that nails don’t work on capacitive touch screens. Tapping your nail on the screen usually does absolutely nothing. Nano Nails can be attached under a long nail which allows nail taps to be recognized by the touch screen. This effectively solves the problem of long nails on a touch screen.

According to CNet, Nano Nails will be relatively cheap too. It’s been reported that they’ll be about $10 for between four and six of them. They can be applied by the individual or it can be done at a salon. Getting four to six for $10 is a pretty decent deal as well. As CNet also notes, there is a little bit of a learning curve learning how to use them.

Are Nano Nails the end all, be all of finger accessories?

If you have long nails, there really isn’t any other accessory that will let you use touch screens without cutting your nails. There are other finger accessories, such as the tech tips, which fits over your finger like a thumb pick for a guitar. They are actually made by the same company who does Nano Nails.

When these get released, do we have any long nailed readers who will be giving them a shot?

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