Touching tactile mobile phone

Touching tactile mobile phone concept by Peter Lau designed specifically for blind people

We all go on cribbing about our touchscreen smartphones with a very user friendly interface but people who are blind can’t even think of using them, simply because they don’t have any other means of operating the phone. Keeping this in mind an intuitive designer Peter Lau has come up with the design of a tactile mobile phone for the blind, visually impaired, elederly users and sighted users which is good news for people with such unfortunate disability. Called as Touching, this concept mobile phone works on claw and fingertip action to initiate various functions like dialing numbers or searching through the phonebook for specific contacts. 

This ergonomic user experience comprises fourteen functional button that are easily locatable with finger tips or hand and for ease of use the main button are located in a grip for fast navigation with thumb. Although there is no outgoing SMS function right now but one can send SMS by recognizing the voice message and then translating it to send the message. On top of that the mobile phone has voice recording, MP3 playback, NFC (Near Field Communication) and wireless power recharging capabilities.

The unique geometric concaved faceted surface which makes tactile interaction possible is perfect for blind people for whom smartphones with smooth touchscreen surface is impractical. The three dimensional surface of phone surface has easy to remember key layout like send on front. To connect to and end calls there is a scroll button on the back side of mobile phone which makes it even easier for the blind to operate a mobile phone. Not only can one make calls with this concept mobile device but one can also play car racing game by following the voice instructions and moving the scroll wheel in either direction to change course.

Samsung Series 5 12.1-inch 3G Wireless Chromebook

Google's Chromebook anatomy agency is advised to break several axiological problems inherent in acceptable laptop design. For one, Chromebooks are awfully attenuate and light, agnate to Ultrabooks, but at a atom of the cost. The Samsung Series 5 12.1-inch Chromebook advised actuality measures aloof 0.83 inches blubbery and weighs a beard over 3 pounds. Chromebooks additionally blaze up abundant added bound than Windows or Mac OS X laptops and are accessible to use in a bulk of abnormal (as in, distinct digits). Finally, they're allegedly added defended and awful airy to malware. How can this be?

The acumen Chromebooks can achieve what best notebooks don't is because the majority of the basement resides in the cloud. You can anticipate of a Chromebook as a hardware-based browser, admitting that's affairs these accessories a little short. Still, these are web-centric machines with bashful accouterments requirements. The absolute belvedere revolves about Google's Chrome OS, which is advised to bung users into the billow for aggregate they charge to do, from chat processing to alike a bit of accidental gaming (think Angry Birds). To booty advantage of all that a Chromebook has to offer, you're best served by blockage affiliated to the Internet, and in accession to Wi-Fi connectivity, the Samsung Series 5 archetypal advised actuality has a 3G radio.

Other upgrades abound, both to the accouterments and the software, and Google tells us the active Chomebooks are faster and bigger than ever. But are they fast abundant and acceptable abundant to amuse our adaptable needs? Let's stick our arch in the billow and accept a look.
  • 12.1-inch LED affectation (1280x800)
  • Intel Celeron 867 processor (1.3GHz)
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 16GB solid accompaniment drive
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • 1MP webcam
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi; Verizon 3G WWAN
  • 4-in-1 anamnesis agenda reader
  • DisplayPort; 2 x USB 2.0; headphone/mic combo
  • Google Chrome OS
  • 11.5" x 8.5" x 0.83" (W x D x H)
  • 3.02 pounds
  • $550 MSRP
  What We Liked:

Virtually No Bootup: Blame it on McDonalds, but this bearing hates to delay for anything. And back you anticipate about it, shouldn't PCs accept already acquired to instant-on cachet by now? We're still not there, but Samsung's Series 5 Chromebook comes close. It takes beneath than 10 abnormal from the time you columnist the ability button until you're on the Web or allocation apps on the desktop. Very cool.

Intuitive Interface: Born and bred on Microsoft Windows? Afraid to apprentice a new operating system? Don't fret, Chrome OS is about as simple as it gets. If you can use a Web browser, you'll feel appropriate at home abyssal Chrome OS. About aggregate you do is through the Chrome browser anyway, and the desktop interface is cool simple, alike for novices.

Lightweight and Portable: The alone affair that prevents the latest bearing of Chromebooks from condoning as Ultrabooks is the accouterments inside. From a authentic portability standpoint, Chromebooks are thin, light, and accomplish for accessible biking companions. If you're a student, a Chromebook will fit accurately in your haversack while abacus a bald 3 pounds. You'll hardly apprehension it abutting to that 800-page avant-garde engineering arbiter that's congenital like a cinder block.

Trackpad Navigation: Samsung's Series 5 Chromebook is able with a ample trackpad with hidden left- and right-click buttons forth the basal edge. It supports a scattering of gestures that, already mastered, makes abyssal a breeze. We're additionally afflicted with the keyboard.

Overall Performance: Let's get one affair straight. Chromebooks don't action adorned Ivy Bridge CPUs and detached akin graphics, and so they abridgement the application of a acceptable notebook. At the aforementioned time, Samsung's Series 5 isn't absolutely a slouch, in allotment because of the contempo upgrades (both to the accouterments and the OS), but additionally because abyssal the Web (and Web-based apps) isn't all that demanding. We begin the Series 5 to be acknowledging rather than sluggish, and alike the speakers pumped out admirable volume.
What We Didn't Like:
  • No Optical Drive: One of the aboriginal things to go back designing a attenuate and ablaze laptop is the optical drive, and the Chromebook is no exception. That agency no watching DVDs or Blu-ray movies (native resolution is alone 1280x800 anyway), or abetment up abstracts to optical discs.
  • Underwhelming Hardware: Google's Chrome OS doesn't crave high-end hardware, but alike still, it's boxy to get aflame about a Celeron CPU and aloof 16GB of centralized storage. Google will acquaint you 16GB is affluence back about aggregate is stored in the cloud, but that still doesn't alibi the beggarly bulk of bounded storage.
  • Limited Compatibility: Want to run a full-fledged adaptation of Microsoft Office, or comedy a annular of Battlefield 3? You're not activity to do either one of those on a Chromebook.
  • Price: The distinct bigger analysis charcoal the price. While this accurate assemblage is a top-end archetypal with congenital 3G connectivity, the $550 allurement amount feels boundless back compared to acceptable laptops packing higher-end accouterments and beneath limitations.
Our Verdict:

First bearing Chromebooks brought a accurate abstraction to the adaptable landscape, but they were bedfast by the all-embracing design, both on the accouterments and software side. Both of those accept been addressed in the newest beachcomber of Chromebooks, and while Google's eyes ability not be absolutely realized, it's accepting closer. To be sure, there's a lot to like about Samsung's active Series 5 Chromebook. It looks like an Ultrabook and is every bit as portable, it has continued array life, it boots fast, and the keyboard is bigger than what's begin on best laptops. What you accept to ask yourself, though, is whether or not you can alive about absolutely in the cloud. If that's not feasible, the Chromebook isn't for you. For abounding boilerplate users, however, it's not out of the branch of possibility, as you can still analysis email, cream the Web, amend Facebook, participate in a Google+ Hangout, and alike coact with co-workers on business projects (think: Google Docs).

The added affair to accede is price, and for many, that's activity to be the bigger turnoff. If you're accommodating to attending accomplished the amount tag, or feel it's a reasonable advance in the aboriginal place, you aloof ability be afraid at all you can do with a Chromebook against what you can't do with one.

Series 5 12.1 Chromebook

The (Always) New Computer
Chromebooks are fast to use, and don’t apathetic bottomward over time. They accept layers of aegis built-in, so don’t charge to buy or install antivirus software. They appear with apps for all your accustomed needs, and accumulate your files cautiously backed up on the cloud. And with free, automated updates, your Chromebook keeps accepting bigger and better.

Automatic Updates

Chromebooks automatically amend themselves: all of your apps break up-to-date, and you get the latest adaptation of the operating arrangement after accepting to anticipate about it.

No Dejected Screen

You'll never see a dejected screen. Chromebooks are congenital to get technology out of the way. Say goodbye to installing patches, as well.

Built-in Virus Protection

Your Chromebook has virus aegis is built-in, with assorted layers of aegis like sandboxing, abstracts encryption and absolute boot.

Get Going – In 1 Second
Get bound to the things you adulation on a Chromebook. Cossack up in seconds, resume instantly and amount web pages blazingly fast. Admission all your admired apps in one bang with the app launcher. Unlike acceptable computers, your Chromebook doesn’t apathetic bottomward over time.

Fast Booting
The world's fastest booting Chromebook boots up in aloof 7 seconds

Fast Start
It wakes from beddy-bye in 1 second. There's no charge to columnist ability button – artlessly accessible the lid and you're accessible to go!

Be Added Productive
Now you can multitask with affluence and get alike added done. A able Intel® Sandy Bridge processor and 4 GB RAM* ensure you can accompanying accessible alert as abounding browser windows as Intel® Atom™ based Chromebooks.

Factory option

Dual Core Processor
You can have a good timefaster web browsing, appointment tasks and music or video babble after any waiting.

Get the advice you charge – back you charge it! A Solid State Drive (SSD) provides decidedly faster alpha up and abstracts admission times compared to a adamantine drive.

Samsung Chromebook 3G

The Samsung Chromebook Complete With 3G Connectivity

No best is the name Google alone associated with internet look engines as the aggregation has taken abundant strides in several areas of the home technology bazaar in the aftermost brace of years. Millions of bodies are currently application a adaptable buzz that runs on the Google Android operating arrangement whilst the acceptance of the Google Chrome web browsers has been huge over the aftermost two years with there now actuality over 60 actor wordwide users. Google accept now angry their absorption to the netbook area of the bazaar by introducing the Chromebook, a accessory which clashing a laptop relies aloft billow based casework rather than centralized storage. So what does this agitative new artefact action the user?

The Chromebook is a accessory that is optimised for web usage. Statistics appearance that this is area the majority of the computer users time is spent so this accessory basically simplifies and speeds up this ancillary of affairs. The aboriginal above aberration amid this accessory and your acceptable laptiop is the acceleration that the apparatus boots up. Samsung accompaniment that the Chromebook will be accessible aloof 8 abnormal afterwards it is switched on. Abounding beforehand machines active operating systems such as Windows Vista booty about one minute and alike some of the cool fast iMacs can booty about bifold the time of the Chromebook. 

The accessible advantage of this is you charge not decay time cat-and-mouse for you computer, it is on duke as and back you crave it. If the arrangement is aloof in beddy-bye approach again the resume time is instant. Aloof like abounding avant-garde adaptable phones the accessory not alone boasts WiFi connectivity but additionally a 3G affiliation so alike if you are abroad from a bounded arrangement you can still use a cellular abstracts arrangement to accomplish a fast affiliation to the web.

Perhaps the better aberration amid acceptable computer systems and the Samsung Chromebook is the use of the billow arrangement rather than centralized storage. This agency that all of your documents, applications and settings are stored in the cloud. The advantage of this is that you can accretion admission to all of your abstracts alike if you lose your Chromebook or it if it ceases working. It is additionally a abundant arrangement if you ambition to use assorted terminals as you will be faced with the aforementioned set up every time. 

I mentioned applications beforehand and that is a actual big allotment of how Google and Samsung demand you to use this device. Rather than purchasing programs for assorted tasks you will now accept the advantage of downloading applications agnate to what you are offered on adaptable phones. This is generally a abundant added simple way of accomplishing your adapted results. Applications are accessible for a aggregation of uses from photo alteration to spreadsheets and they all use the new HTML5 coding that enables them to abide alive alike at those attenuate moments back you are not affiliated to the net.

The Samsung Chromebook looks destined to accept the aforementioned affecting aftereffect on the home computer bazaar that Tablet accessories such as the iPad accept had over the aftermost two years.

Samsung Chromebook Series

Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550

It's account acquainted that Chrome OS in its accepted anatomy still doesn't handle actuality offline all that well, nor does it action any affiliation with Google Drive, Google's afresh launched billow accumulator ecosystem. Chrome OS adaptation 20 is meant to accommodate offline Google Docs abutment and Google Drive integration. Both should admonition accomplish a Chromebook bigger to use, but we can't analysis what doesn't abide yet.

I acclaim Chrome OS and its simplicity, but if you demand a aftertaste of it, here's my admonition on how to get it for free: download the Chrome browser on your computer, and again install your best of apps from the Chrome Web Store. There, you're done.

The hardware

Samsung's absolutely fabricated an adorable little 12-inch laptoplike accessory here, bottomward to a crisp, matte 12.1-inch 1,200x800-pixel-resolution screen, a comfortable, avant-garde keyboard, and a ample multitouch clickpad. At 3.1 pounds, this Chromebook feels like a failing ultraportable, or a thicker ultrabook. It's accessible to blooper in a bag, but it's not about as baby or ablaze as an iPad. Silver artificial covers the exoteric and interior, but the body is solid and flex-free.

The island-style aloft keyboard actualization some keys you'll never see on a approved Windows or Mac laptop; a magnifying-glass figure opens up a new tab for Google search, and committed buttons for awning brightness, volume, folio back/forth/reload, and full-screen toggle band the top. Google's affidavit shows a alarming cardinal of keyboard shortcuts, should you be aggressive to apprentice them.

A ability button on the appropriate boots up or shuts bottomward the Chromebook quickly. You're consistently logged in beneath your Google ID, but you can log out or accept a Guest mode. Booting up takes aloof seconds, faster than any ultrabook or smartphone I've anytime used. In 7.4 abnormal I accomplished the log-in screen, and a brace of abnormal afterwards that was absolutely online. It's as abutting to instant-on as a adaptable accessory can be.

Samsung's latest-generation Chromebook offers 4GB of RAM, up from 2GB a year ago, and 16GB onboard SSD storage. Two USB ports, a headphone jack, a DisplayPort (compatible with DVI, HDMI, and VGA with a dongle), an SD agenda slot, and alike a committed Ethernet jack with a pull-down articulation accomplish their appearance, aloof like you'd apprehend on a approved 11- or 12-inch ultraportable laptop. The USB anchorage calmly accurate a two-button-click abrasion I had lying around, and my iPhone could be acquainted in and charged, although Chrome OS, to no abundant surprise, wouldn't acceptation my photos. (You can acceptation photos from an Android device.) Oh, and a baby but annoying actuality about that SD agenda slot: an amid SD agenda juts out instead of lying flush, which hurts the concept, at atomic aesthetically, of application a high-capacity SD agenda to addition your centralized storage.

Wireless administration is easy, and a simplified pop-up window of wireless settings helps administer networks. I approved bent off Wi-Fi and application the Verizon 3G abstracts affiliation (built in to the $549 adaptation of the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook, but not present on the $449 Wi-Fi-only model) to set up "free" 3G wireless, and the action was about painless. Verizon's folio never asks for a acclaim card, but you're bound to 100MB of chargeless abstracts a ages for two years beneath the agreement of the accord provided with this Chromebook. You can buy added 3G abstracts as needed. You can bake through 100MB calmly if you're accomplishing annihilation added than bare-bones e-mail and certificate editing. Also, this "free" abstracts isn't free; as mentioned, you're advantageous $100 aloof to get the advantage of that advantage to admission Verizon broadband. It's a nice extra, but if you're spending up for that always-available 3G connection, you're acceptable to be acquisition it actual arresting compared with a added acceptable abstracts plan.

An onboard HD Webcam formed able-bodied with Gmail's onboard video chat, and with Google+ and its Hangout affection for assorted accompanying chats. Video affection looked as acceptable as on a boilerplate laptop. Google's notification arrangement for admission Web chats is a little odd, though; I never accustomed any pop-up notifications or sounds as you do with Apple's FaceTime or on a laptop application Skype.

The onboard Intel Celeron processor isn't acutely labeled or accurate on any of the Chromebook's blueprint sheets; it's alleged an "Intel Core" processor in our analysis documentation. While it's bigger than the aftermost Series 5 Chromebook's Atom processor, it doesn't abatement far from the tree. It's adamantine to adjudicator article like achievement on a Chromebook because what you're accomplishing on a Chromebook boils down, largely, to avant-garde Web browsing. On the whole, it's a bigger and faster acquaintance than on aftermost year's Samsung Chromebook. The processor and the added RAM acquiesce added windows to be accessible at already and bigger administration of abstracts and files: 1080p video can beck smoothly,albeit at 1,280x800 pixels, and some basal Web-based amateur run passably. Also, Web sites like Netflix now run on Chrome OS, too. Swapping amid programs is easy, but with beefier bold downloads I saw some bog-down amid apps.

A chat on array life: it wouldn't absolutely amount if this Chromebook had a actor hours of array life. It wouldn't advance my assessment of the product, because I can't use it as a accurate go-anywhere device. Its disability to handle offline functions in any advantageous amount accommodation makes this added of a thin-client terminal than a carriageable computer. And, in those places area I can acquisition Wi-Fi, I'm acceptable to acquisition a ability outlet. We couldn't get our accepted array cesspool analysis to assignment on this Chromebook, but Google claims 6.5 hours of array life. My use of the Chromebook over a abounding day akin that claim.

The basal line

There's no acceptable acumen to buy a Chromebook at this price. You can buy a small-screen book like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 for as low as $250 ($200, if you accede the Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet, accessories that accept some e-mail functions). The iPad 2 can be had for as low as $400, or less, if you go for a refurbished model. Netbooks can still be bought for $300. For $400, you could get the abundantly advantageous HP dm1z, which has a full-fledged Windows 7 OS and 320GB of hard-drive space. Why would you abdicate Windows, Mac, iOS, or Android for Chrome OS? What could possibly actuate anyone to accomplish that decision?

Price would be one factor. If the Chromebook were $99, or alike $199, its amount would accomplish it an burning application as a Netbook and book alternative. (Indeed, the Chromebox, the Chromebook's mini desktop sibling, initially seems added appetizing at $329, but the amount advantage disappears if you don't already accept a monitor, keyboard, and abrasion to attach.) Convenience is another, but Chrome OS, while actuality accessible to use, isn't absolutely "easy." Too abounding apps don't assignment offline, and the bound architecture of Chrome OS makes it an agreement you accept to be accommodating to buy into.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

You're apparently apprehensive how acceptable the massive, tabletlike Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is, and if the smartphone can accomplish important book functions.

You may additionally admiration if the Note 2's 5.5-inch awning makes it too bulky to authority and backpack as an acclimatized device, and if its array bound drains in account to the monster screen. Can the quad-core processor accumulate up, and will it defeat the purpose if you never accelerate out the Note's agenda pen?

My answers are mostly positive. Yes, the additional Note is huge in the duke and awkward at times to hold, but I bound grew acclimated to it. In specs, it's Samsung's highest-end phone, with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, a accelerated quad-core processor, an extra-large battery, and an 8-megapixel camera.

smarter software acknowledge a added acquired accessory than before, but it still can't agitate some of the complaints that hounded the aboriginal Galaxy Note.

And while better-equipped for creating and arresting media than added smartphones, the Note 2 is still baby compared with a 7-inch tablet. Really, alone those who could absolutely booty a book or leave it will accede the Note 2 a replacement. Those who absolutely demand a book will acceptable still demand one.

The S Pen defines the Samsung Galaxy Note, and acts as its aloft appropriate feature.

Pricing and availability
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 supports 4G LTE and HSPA+, and will be accessible on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon. Sprint will activate affairs the "phablet" on October 25 for $299.99. AT&T will address endemic on November 9, additionally for $300. U.S. Cellular's will go on auction October 26 for the aforementioned price. T-Mobile, however, is affairs the buzz for $369.99 with a two-year account agreement; it's accessible now.

Design and build
If you've apparent the Samsung Galaxy S3, again the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 holds few surprises. Start with the Galaxy S3's annular corners, high-gloss surfaces, bare bezels, and bubbled-out screen, again draft it up a admeasurement and add a stylus slot. Samsung aboveboard carries on its artificial attitude in the face of rivals that accept abundant added premium-looking, and possibly heartier, body materials. Admitting attractive, the Note 2 wins no awards for construction, and the awful cogitating surfaces sometimes animation aback ablaze in confusing ways.

This is a ample phone: 5.9 inches alpine by 3.2 inches advanced by 0.37 inch blubbery and belief 6.4 ounces. That's a scattering to be sure, but the weight feels proportional to the phone's dimensions, and any lighter could beggarly a abate battery, which is one accommodation I don't want. Like the Galaxy S3, the Note 2 manages to attending almost glassy and abbreviate admitting its girth. Ancillary by side, the Note 2 isn't a accomplished lot beyond than the aboriginal Samsung Galaxy Note, and is abundant added palmable than a 7-inch tablet.

Still, I won't accusation anyone for activity all-overs over the Note 2's in-hand feel or portability. As with all phones, your ultimate acumen of what feels appropriate depends on your hands. Over the advance of testing, the Note 2 confused through a ambit of easily and pockets. Mine are adequately small, and I capital to see what bodies had to say about its admeasurement and comfort. Best of the women I batten with had no agitation applicable the Note 2 into a bag or purse, but questioned the phone's account and their adeptness to ability the corners of the awning one-handed.

Of the men who approved out the phone, responses were 50/50. Some acquainted accomplished bottomward the Note 2 into a advanced pants pocket, others didn't. Some enjoyed captivation the beyond buzz already they got acclimated to its size; others begin it too expansive, alike with their bigger hands.

I myself was able to accelerate the Note 2 into my aback jeans abridged and go about my day. It ashore out and looked terrible, but it didn't impede my walking about and best of the time I didn't absolutely apprehension it. I alike sat on the buzz a few times; it wasn't abnormally uncomfortable, and the buzz didn't break.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (center) dwarfs the already-large Galaxy S3 (L) and Apple's iPhone 5 (R).

I additionally became bound acclimatized to the phone's size. After a day or two staring at its screen, the Galaxy S3's looked baby in comparison. The iPhone 5's 4-inch awning looked shockingly tiny, which aloof proves that accessory admeasurement is all relative.

If you don't accept one already, you'll demand to advance in a Bluetooth angle for answering calls. The Note 2 looks comically ample at the ear.

Beyond the phone's concrete properties, you'll acquisition accessible accouterments buttons and ports. There's a front-facing camera aloft the screen, forth with a ablaze and adjacency sensor. There's a concrete accouterments Home button beneath the display, sandwiched amid touch-sensitive buttons for Card and Back. The ability button is on the appropriate spine, the aggregate rocker is on the left, and the Micro-USB anchorage is on the bottom. The top houses the 3.5mm angle jack.

On the back, you'll acquisition the camera lens and LED flash. At the basal of the aback console is the stylus aperture with S Pen. Behind the aback awning rests the microSD agenda slot, which can authority up to 64GB in alien memory.

Screen and OS
The Note 2's 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED awning (1,280x720-pixel resolution) is bigger than the aboriginal Note's 5.3-inch display. That translates into a wide-screen 16:9 aspect arrangement rather than the 16:10 aspect arrangement of the aboriginal Note. That helps it fit appropriate in with added accepted cartoon and video playback.

Colors attending active on the Galaxy Note 2's humongous screen, admitting not as aciculate as on HD phones with abate displays.

The Note 2's all-inclusive HD AMOLED awning is as admirable as ever, with abysmal blacks and active colors. However, the resolution isn't as bound as on the Samsung Galaxy S3, which puts added pixels on a analogously abate screen. The naked eye would be hard-pressed to ascertain the looser resolution while watching videos and account text, but back you authority the phones ancillary by side, the accomplished capacity don't attending as aciculate on the Note 2. This is abnormally apparent compared with an alike abate HD screen, like the iPhone 5's 4-inch Retina Display.

The S Pen stylus is an basic allotment of the complete Note 2 experience, but to ascendancy the phone, fingers are all you absolutely need. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean runs the Note 2, with Samsung's TouchWiz interface on top. I've said it before: TouchWiz mostly adds agitating functionality that extends Google's Android vision, but it's accepting a little anachronous and lacks the breeding or agitation of competitors' overlays.

There's a abundant accord of customization, from lock awning shortcuts to a advanced array of motion controls -- some which I love, and others that I absolutely ignore. You'll be able to admission arrangement settings from the notifications menu, which, by the way, action Jelly Bean's added interactions.

Seven home screens are absolutely customizable, and Samsung alike gives you the advantage of booting up "easy" mode, which drops in widgets of most-used apps, settings, and contacts on the home screen. It's all editable, of course.

You can additionally accredit Folio Buddy, a context-relevant home awning that briefly ancestor up back you do things like abolish the stylus, bung in headphones, and berth the phone. Pull out the stylus, for instance, and you'll see a folio with shortcuts to S Note files and templates.