Styluses have become increasingly popular over the last few months, thanks to the bevy of fantastic drawing and art-style apps that have been introduced for the iPad. People use styluses for a range of reasons – they keep the iPad free of fingerprints, they can be more accurate than a finger tip, and they’re perfect in cold weather where gloves are a must.
There are a slew of styluses, from the hexagonal marker-shaped Alupen to the Adonit Jot, which is designed to be ultra accurate. Some styluses double as pens, but there is just one stylus that functions as both a writing implement and as a kitchen utensil: The iSpoon.
The iSpoon is a large wooden cooking spoon with a functional end that can be used for tasting and stirring and a handle that happens to be covered in capacitive rubber, which can be used on your iPad.
I don’t know about you, but I often prop my iPad up in the kitchen when cooking for instructions or when I need a recipe. I’m ashamed to say, but my hands aren’t always crystal clean when I need to access the screen, which is where a long handled spoon like this might come in handy.
Of course, sticking this spoon in a sauce or a soup and then touching the iPad might just be a recipe for disaster. I can imagine a scenario where sauce drips down the spoon, or in a frenzy of cookie baking madness, I accidentally swap the stylus end for the spoon end. Overall, though, this looks like a fairly handy cooking accessory, even if it is a bit silly.
You can get the iSpoon Kitchen Stylus from Umbra for just $7.00, making it one of the more affordable styluses on the market. These hot ticket items got snapped up quickly, but the site is working on getting more in stock.