iPhone 6 Plus issues solved w/ Thumb Extender


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Jun 19, 2010

Sept. 24 (Telegraph) -- Japanese gadget maker Thanko has created a thumb-shaped stylus to help people with small hands manage large smartphones like the iPhone 6 Plus

Struggling to manage the iPhone 6 Plus' massive display with one hand? Japanese gadget maker Thanko has a solution.

The company has created a thumb-shaped stylus called 'Yubi Nobiiru', which adds an extra 15 millimetres to the length of the user’s thumb and is designed to be worn while using a large smartphone.

Yubi Nobiiru is flesh-coloured and weighs 11 grams. It costs
¥1,480 (£8.31) and works with all large-screened smartphones – including the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 4 and the 5.2-inch Xperia Z3.

“This wasn’t specifically designed for the new iPhone but for overall smartphones because screen sizes are getting larger and difficult to handle,” a Thanko spokesman told the Wall Street Journal.

Large-screen smartphones (also known as 'phablets', because they are half way between phones and tablets) are particularly popular in Asia, where consumers like the combination of calling capabilities and a bigger display for multimedia browsing.

Last year, analysts at IDC reported that smartphones with screen sizes of 5 inches to just under 7 inches had overtaken shipments of both laptops and tablets in Asia for the first time.

Some analysts also suggest that Japanese women like phablets because the large devices make their heads appear smaller – and being small is regarded as desirable in many parts of Asia.

Demand for phablets is also growing in Europe and America, but despite the market’s explosive growth in recent years, many consumers struggle to use the larger screens with one hand.

Apple has itself acknowledged the issue, with the inclusion of a 'reachability' feature in its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which allows users to lower the app grid on their screens by double-tapping the home button, to make the icons easier to reach.

However, for those who are still struggling to wrap their hands around the larger devices, Yubi Nobiiru could be just the ticket.

The news comes amid reports that the iPhone 6 Plus has been bending in users’ pockets.

Numerous pictures have been posted on online forums and Twitter under the hashtags #bendgate and #bendghazi, showing devices that appear to have bent in the middle.

Apple sold more than 10 million of its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus phones in the first three days of their release, surpassing its own forecasts and setting a new record for the American technology.


Mar 12, 2014
Or you could just double tap the home button twice. It brings everything down closer to your thumb.
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