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  1. donreed87's Avatar
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    I haven't found this posted anywhere. I know that a normal stylus can not be used on the Pre but found out "by accident by the way?" that my car key actully can control the screen which is really cool. I think its due to the security transmitter built in the key. Has anyone else noticed this??
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    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but ...

    I think that's because the car key is metal (steel) and therefore conducts electricity. Since it is a capacitive touch screen, then your skin (which also conducts electricity) and any other conductive substance may work. But that's also why a normal plastic stylus won't work.
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    I tried to use a nail and it didn't work
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    you guys are brave using sharp objects on the screen like that
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    I think there is a stylus that works with the iPhone that mimics the human feel...not sure if anyone has tried it with the pre, but the screens work the same so i would imagine it would work...

    Here's one on amazon:
    Amazon.com: Ten One Design T1-AP25-102 Pogo Sketch for iPhone 3G, 3G S: Cell Phones & Service

    There are also ones on Amazon for .01 if you are feeling daring!
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    It's because you're holding the key with your fingers. There are instructions on the web on how to make a stylus for capacitive screens by wrapping a pencil in foil, and leaving part of the foil exposed so that it touches your skin when you hold it.
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    [QUOTE=stubbs;1848172]It's because you're holding the key with your fingers. There are instructions on the web on how to make a stylus for capacitive screens by wrapping a pencil in foil, and leaving part of the foil exposed so that it touches your skin when you hold it.[/QUOTE

    I dont think this is the case since it only works with the car key not any other key. The car key itself has a plastic grip so I'm not actually touching the metal

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