Giving NailO The Thumbs Up

-Muchaneta Kapfunde | FashNerdEditor

Have you discovered NailO yet? the brainchild of MIT developers.



NailO comes in the shape of a small nail sticker designed to control an external device with a subtle swipe. To put it simply, the device converts your digit to a full blown trackpad.

Inspired by decorative nail stickers, NailO consists of multi-layered miniaturized hardware that wirelessly transmit data via Bluetooth to a mobile device or PC. Although not a Kickstarter project (yet) we think that it is only a matter of time before we will be clicking on the FUND IT button. How can we not support a device that we can swipe, scroll and zoom around our devices, stylishly convenient.


The developer’s paper on the the unobtrusive device that describes how the system works has already earned a “Best of CHI” honorable mention. Lead author Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao, explains “when I put this on, it becomes part of my body.”  Now the research team plans to present its work at the upcoming CHI 2015, a conference on human-computer interaction in Seoul.

With a guaranteed 2 hours battery life, NailO is all about its detachable surface membrane that you can swap out to match your outfits, which in our books makes it fashionably convenient.

Want to see it for yourself? Just click play below!