By David Ponce

We often talk about styluses for touch based devices here, mostly the iPhone and its ilk; turns out there are situations where they’re desired, despite Steve Jobs’ reported hate of them. Now, most of these solutions always involve some kind of compromise when it comes to bulk and portability. Just think of the Ozaki iCoat Finger Case, or the MicroStylus, which tucked into your headphone jack. Nice try, but we really prefer the Cipher, pictured above. It’s a credit-card sized and shaped piece of plastic with a capacitive area. This turns it into a stylus which you can use with any touch-sensitive device. Just keep it in your wallet with all your cards.

We’re not sure when or if it’ll ever come out of the Quirky labs, but if it does, its projected price is $4.

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