Thanko are our favorite Japanese gadget makers, not least because their approach to the marketing is always so gleefully down-to-earth but also because they deliberately find everyday problems and seek out low-fi, cheap resolutions.
Here’s a case in point.
Don’t you just hate it when your fingers can’t get around the screen on your phone fast enough? Or when you need two hands for those recent phones with larger screens?
Enter the Thanko Thumb Extender for Phone Touchscreens.
This really is how it sounds — a slip-on “extender” for your thumb.
Our mobile devices have recently being getting bigger and our digital lives busier.
Thanks to the Thumb Extender, the extra few millimeters will leave you other hand free for staying steady during the morning commute.
There is a black tab on the underside of the thumb so you can click away on your screen as if the Thumb Extender is a genuine part of your digit.
If you’re worried about getting strange looks from people, don’t worry. The Thumb Extender looks like a real thumb so at a quick glance people may not even notice. Or at least, that’s the idea.
Thanko Thumb Extender for Phone Touchscreens is now available from JapanTrendShop.