Touch-Stick is an H1N1 weapon for your keychain

touch-stickReader Dan Rothman sent this in. If you’re worried about contracting the flu, you might want to check out the Touch-Stick. It’s an ABS plastic key shaped tool that you can attach to your keychain. It has a flat surface that you can use to press buttons at the ATM, gas station or elevator. It also has a pointed tip that can be used like a stylus on other surfaces. I would rather just use my fingers and then lick them, because I’m tough. If you think the Touch-Stick is the way to go, you can get one for $2.99.

Posted in: Gear, News

14 comments… add one

  • Ben Udkow November 2, 2009, 10:40 pm

    Um, why can’t you just use your KEYS? LOL

  • Brian November 3, 2009, 3:07 am

    Using your ATM, or *ANY* of your other cards seems to work just fine for me.

  • Fred November 3, 2009, 4:55 am

    You’ll get virus spreading from the Touch-Stick into your pocket. I’d rather press buttons with the tip of a walking stick, umbrella or my shoe!

  • Mark November 3, 2009, 9:18 am

    “I would rather just use my fingers and then lick them, because I’m tough.”

    lol
    Nice… I didn’t see that one coming. :)

    Wouldn’t you still touch the end of that thing when you are fondling your keys looking for whatever key it is you need at the time?

  • Fred November 3, 2009, 9:44 am

    From the manufacturer website:

    Disclaimer: not guaranteed to protect against transmission of or infection from germs or any other harmful substances

    • Julie November 3, 2009, 9:47 am

      You guys are way too serious… don’t you understand that I sometimes post things are that are lame, just for fun? ;)

  • Fred November 3, 2009, 1:53 pm

    @Julie,
    You’re right but it’s easier to comment on a little gadget like this one than on a complex device, e.g. the E-Meter.

  • ScottG November 3, 2009, 2:31 pm

    Sorry I just had too…

    This only works if you don’t put it in you mouth to pick something out of your teeth! – LOL

  • blore40 November 3, 2009, 3:32 pm

    At first glance, I thought that this might be a high frequency whoopee cushion.

  • ScottG November 3, 2009, 4:57 pm

    I though it was a bulb suction device for putting in Contacts. Maybe a grounding device so you don’t get shocked during the Winter. Wait! How about a easy in, easy out IUD :-O

    I just think that it would be funny if you used it all day, and then get home and put it in your mouth to hold your keys not thinking.

  • ScottG November 3, 2009, 4:58 pm

    A Plastic Key to a Plastic Lock?

  • Jason November 4, 2009, 4:00 am

    Ben, I’ve tried pushing credit card machine buttons with a key. But I found it doesn’t work because the pointy tip of the key doesn’t stay in place and therefore it’s hard to push the buttons.

  • TC November 4, 2009, 8:21 pm

    Clearly this gadget is missing the bottle of Purell that you dip it into after pushing anyone’s buttons.

  • John Kes November 9, 2009, 1:04 pm

    Why not just keep finger cots handy?:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finger_cot

Leave a Comment