Griffin Technology has been developing accessories for OS X and iOS devices for at least as long as I’ve been writing on the Apple web, but their MouthStick Stylus is a bit different. Engineered for those with fine motor impairments , the MouthStick provides manipulation of touchscreen interfaces, laptop keyboards, and Apple’s Magic Trackpad with comfort, stability and control while being held in the mouth.
The MouthStick Stylus has a well-balanced design that allows it to be held comfortably in the mouth without causing strain or discomfort. The style comprises four parts: the food-grade stainless steel mouthpiece, BPA- and latex-free silicone rubber mouthpiece sleeves, a conductive silicone rubber tip, and an adjustable aluminum gooseneck shaft.
In collaboration with physicians and people with physical disabilities, Griffin designed their mouthstick’s Y-shaped stainless steel mouthpiece so that people with limited or no use of their hands can enjoy the advantages of touchscreen devices. Griffin’s MouthStick Stylus allows a secure non-fatiguing grip that’s easy to maintain for long periods. The mouthpiece comes with three sets of non-latex sleeves that slip onto the wings of the mouthpiece and are removable for easy cleaning and sterilization.
Unlike other mouthsticks, Griffin’s MouthStick Stylus is customizable to the unique needs of each individual. Its adjustable aluminum gooseneck shaft can assume any angle for complete control of both touchscreens and keyboards. The well-balanced, 12 inch aluminum shaft enables the user to operate all devices at a comfortable distance without sacrificing visibility. The conductive silicone rubber tip works with all capacitive touchscreens, and the overall weight and balance allows users to replicate the common gestures required to control such devices.
The Griffin Mouthstick Stylus will be available in the second quarter for $29.99. Replaceable mouthpiece sleeves and silicone rubber tips will also be available for purchase.