One part of Tōkyō I often visit is Akihabara, the electric district. This is the place where you can find interesting electronic gadgets and new technologies that are difficult to come by in Europe or even California. One thing I bought this time is the red dongle you can see on my iPhone on the photo. Can you guess what this is?
It is basically a stylus for touch screens, but I prefer to think about it as a cybernetic sausage. You don’t need a stylus to use the touch screen on the iPhone and similar smartphones, but the sensor does not work if you are wearing gloves. This resulted in a huge sale increase of a certain kind of sausages in Korea, they could be used as a replacement for the finger. Of course having a sausage in your pocket to use on your mobile phone is not very elegant, hence the cybernetic replacement (available in five fashionable colours).