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Samsung patent reveals a Note device with breathalyzer stylus

Samsung patent showing Note handset with breathalyzer-stylus accessory
Samsung Note with breathalyzer-stylus
Although this is only in the patent stage for now, future Note devices might come with a breathalyzer-stylus accessory that also bends to act as an external microphone and a gas sensor.

Styluses have been around for quite a while, but they did not evolve much. However, a patent by Samsung that recently surfaced online shows a possible future for this accessory - multiple functions. In this case, it revolves around a 3-in-1 stylus that can also act as an external microphone and a breathalyzer.

The patent mentioned above shows a Note handset featuring a stylus that has a moving body portion with a gas sensor on one end. This part also acts as a microphone. According to the patent filing, "The gas sensor portion may include a sensor module that analyzes the exhalation, a short-range transceiver unit that transmits data measured by the sensor module to the device main body, a sensor battery that supplies an electric power to the sensor module and the short-range transceiver unit."

The patent was originally filed in June last year and was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last month. If it makes it to the market, we expect it to be available for older devices as well and to offer various other functions as well.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-08-15 (Update: 2017-08-15)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.