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May 17, 2010

Interface hack eliminates iPad screen fingerprints

From CreativeApplications: "Although quite limited, this little experiment actually provides a very good insight into what is yet to come. This demos a physical knob [created by Adam Kumpf] used instead of a finger... as a simple rotary input interface to rotate a map."
[via LikeCool, OhGizmo and PSFK]

May 17, 2010 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


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a knob used instead of the finger is called 'the mouse'!!! helllllooooooooo????

Posted by: jo | May 18, 2010 3:24:15 AM

Yeah, but it uses copper threads...I know copper is about half as soft as glass (err...using Mohs, which I guess isn't a linear scale, but still)...I wonder if it would scratch the electronics embedded in the glass.

I'd been thinking of building a few since using this app:


I have both the real device and the iPad version (by the same company!) and it would be nice to have knobs...using both, I know how quickly the real world interface is to get as much use from as little real estate as possible (yeah, you can put your finger on the virtual knob and push or pull away and get the same spin, BUT you lose your muscle memory of the location once you lift your finger).

Posted by: clifyt | May 17, 2010 1:04:37 PM

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