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A spoon is a spoon, no? At first glance, Umbra's newest spoon looks ordinary: a basic wooden spoon with a black handle. But it actually has another purpose altogether. Care to take a guess?

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

Frustrated with cooking in the kitchen with his iPad and ending up with a messy screen afterward, designer Jordan Murphy created the iSpoon — part spoon, part silicone stylus for your tablet! He thought it was the best way to keep the screen clean without cluttering up the countertop with extra tools.

I like the idea, but I don't think an integrated tool like this automatically ensures you're not going to get your tablet screen messy. If you're really using the spoon as a spoon, it'll probably have food on it, which could drip down onto the stylus part. But maybe I'm nitpicking. It's bound to be better than trying to navigate with oily fingers!

Buy It → iSpoon$7.00 from Umbra

What do you think?

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