The iPhone and iPod touch are meant to be, well, touched. But when you need acute accuracy for your next New Yorker cover, or if you just finished some nachos, a cheap, easy to build stylus might fit the bill.
As video creator cosmos92 himself notes in the introduction, a stylus is “completely unnecessary” for this device. Unnecessary, perhaps, but it could actually be useful for those who are conditioned veterans of Palm-style stylus tapping, or if you’re using an app or a game, that benefits from finer control of the contact point. Using the Brushes app for detailed art comes to mind, as does cold weather operation, but we’re sure there are at least a few other reasons to consider taking apart a pen and breaking out the super glue.
Most standard stylus pens won’t work with Apple’s capacitive screens, but this model seems to use the conductivity and flexibility of a snap fastener bound with dental floss to get the right feel and connection. Feel free to correct our thumbnail circuit punditry, but first check out the simple, cheap building of an iPhone stylus: