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100 Five-Finger Finds

From Bionic Gloves to Modern Art, These Pieces are Handy

— April 27, 2012 — Tech
These five-finger finds recognize that there is currently no product or machine that can quite match the nuanced articulation of the human hand.

In recent years, robotic technology has obviously been becoming more and more advanced; however, there has yet to be a robot that can play Liszt without either ruining the piece or the piano on which it is played. For centuries, artists have claimed that the most difficult features of the human body to accurately depict are the hands. The products, art, design and novelties featured here all seek to accommodate this articulate and malleable aspect of human anatomy rather than compete against it.

Whether it something as lighthearted as a novelty finger mustache or as advanced as motion-sensing gloves, these innovations take advantage of tripe-jointed fingers and opposable thumbs.
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Finger-Controlling Gadgets
Finger-Controlling Gadgets
The PossessedHand Device Moves Your Fingers for You
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99
Glowing Musical Gloves
Glowing Musical Gloves
Light Frequency Fingertips Turns Your Hands into Instruments
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98
Retro Hand-Powered Cutters
Retro Hand-Powered Cutters
The Sabercut Saw Cuts Both Ways to Ensure Efficiency
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97
Electronic-Addict Ailments
Electronic-Addict Ailments
The Ferris Wheels 'Texting Thumb Heat Pack' Mends Your Hurting Hand
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96
Hand-Told Stories
Hand-Told Stories
Fine by Virgilio Villoresi Tells the Tale of a Solider
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95
Half-Finished Rings
Half-Finished Rings
This Accessory from the Pigr Shop is Endearing
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94
Severed Finger Stoppers
Severed Finger Stoppers
The Scott Nelles 'Hand of the Artist' Wine Plugs are Butchered Bronze
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93
Viral Video Flashback
Viral Video Flashback
Daft Hands (Harder, Better, Faster Stronger)
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92
Reconciliation Artwork
Reconciliation Artwork
The Pre-Handshake Device Provokes 'Uncomfortable Conversations'
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91
Conductive Fingertip Clips
Conductive Fingertip Clips
The Quirky Digits Glove Pins are Touchscreen-Friendly in Frigid Temps
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90
Federal Finger-Puppets
Federal Finger-Puppets
FoldUsCandidate.com
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89
Zoomorphic Computer Peripherals
Zoomorphic Computer Peripherals
The Butterfly Keyboard is Inspired by the Flying Insect
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88
Video Vitality Sensors
Video Vitality Sensors
Nintendo Wii Add-On Measures Game-Playing Pressures
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87
Hi-Tech Winter Mitts
Hi-Tech Winter Mitts
North Face ETIP Gloves Provides Strong Grip & Warm Hands
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86
Firey Hand Art
Firey Hand Art
Habibeh Madjdabadi Creates Symbolic Hand Designs
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85
Light-Emitting Architecture
Light-Emitting Architecture
The Arclighting Media Facades Video Surveys Brilliant Buildings
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84
Severed Appendage Soaps
Severed Appendage Soaps
Creepy Finger Soaps are a Gruesome Way to Get Clean
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83
Humanized Typography
Humanized Typography
Tien-Min Liao Spells it out for You in This Experiment
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82
Finger Toys
Finger Toys
Fingertip Sized Dance Mats for Playstation
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81
Finger Ware
Finger Ware
"Eat With Your Fingers" Set
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80
Bronzed Appendage Holders
Bronzed Appendage Holders
Nick Davis Designs Hands and Feet Hooks
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79
Tactile Measuring Tools
Tactile Measuring Tools
The Smart Finger Measurement Device Digitizes Human Approximations
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78
Hi-Tech Instrument Gadgets
Hi-Tech Instrument Gadgets
The Japanese Wrist-Mounted Finger Piano is a Handful of Musical Fun
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77
Hi-Tech Hands
Hi-Tech Hands
Light Fingers Have LEDs, Black and Strobe Lights
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76
Preserving Memories with Gadgets
Preserving Memories with Gadgets
The Experience Recorder Glove
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75
One-Handed Cellphones
One-Handed Cellphones
Parker Kuncl Designs the Strata Saturn a Single-Hand Use Phone
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74
Artvertising With Hands
Artvertising With Hands
HTC: Set Your Fingers Free
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73
Funky Finger Shades
Funky Finger Shades
The 'Jeremy Scott Flesh Hands' are Eccentric and Manicured
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72
Handshaking Holograms
Handshaking Holograms
Group of Japanese Scientists Creates Touch-Sensitive Human Projections
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71
Faux Finger Jewelry
Faux Finger Jewelry
Start an Impromptu Finger Cabaret With The Finger Leg Brooch
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70
Finger-Saving Nail Holders
Finger-Saving Nail Holders
Avoid Terrible Accidents with the ThumbSaver
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69
High-Five Light Switches
High-Five Light Switches
Bye-5 Lets You Turn off the Lights by Greeting it With Your Hand
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68
Fierce Skeletal Jewelry
Fierce Skeletal Jewelry
Reveal Your Insides with the Evol Heist ‘Death Grip' Bracelet
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67
Zombie Appendage Bookmarks
Zombie Appendage Bookmarks
Anna Sternik Fashions Placeholders that Look Like Rotting Hands
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66
Techtastic Jazz Hands
Techtastic Jazz Hands
Robert Wang Develops a 3D Gestural System that Simply Needs a Webcam
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65
Finger Vein Scanners
Finger Vein Scanners
Hitachi's High Tech Security
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64
Silly Finger Mustaches
Silly Finger Mustaches
The Fingerstache Tattoo Kit Will Disguise You in a Hurry
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63
The Robotic Hand Pianist Plays Cool Classical Music
The Robotic Hand Pianist Plays Cool Classical Music
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62
Realistic Bionic Hands
Realistic Bionic Hands
The Bebionic Hand Looks Amazingly Real and Responsive
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61
Adorable Appendage Tattoos
Adorable Appendage Tattoos
Finger Farm and Finger Fairytale by Hector Serrano Enlivens Playtime
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60
Finger-Painted Fonts
Finger-Painted Fonts
Tien-Min Liao's Handmade Type Uses Subtle Gestures to Form Letters
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59
Space Age Palm Projectors
Space Age Palm Projectors
Devin Coakley's LifeLine Creates Intangible Texting
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58
Glamorous Skeleton Gloves
Glamorous Skeleton Gloves
Halloween Favorite Hits the Runway
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57
Finger-Free Studded Gloves
Finger-Free Studded Gloves
‘Studded & Chained' Fingerless Gloves by JK Accessories
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56
Fashionable Finger Films
Fashionable Finger Films
The Chanel Shade Parade Video is Adorably Chic
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55
Hot Mittens
Hot Mittens
USB Heated Gloves Offer Warmth While You Type
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54
Finger Tip Gloves
Finger Tip Gloves
Thumbs are Neglected
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53
Wearable Mobile Phone Concept
Wearable Mobile Phone Concept
Turn Your Fingers into a Mobile Phone
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52
Cocktail Party Cutlery
Cocktail Party Cutlery
Finger Food Spoons Let You Elegantly Enjoy Snacks
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51
Mustache Gloves
Mustache Gloves
Cozy Hands and a Warm Upper Lip Are Just Bonuses
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50
Amusing Mustache Jewelry
Amusing Mustache Jewelry
The 'Girly Stache Ring' Makes Flair of Facial Hair
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49
Revolutionary Bionic Hands
Revolutionary Bionic Hands
Touch Bionics Unveil 'i-LIMB Pulse' Bluetooth-Accesorized Prosthesis
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48
Shocking Sign Language Tees
Shocking Sign Language Tees
The Controversial Social Hands Tee is Silently In-Your-Face
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47
Creating Music by Finger Tapping
Creating Music by Finger Tapping
Petr Hampl's Futuristic Concept
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46
Misnomered Moniker Masterpieces
Misnomered Moniker Masterpieces
Hairy Socks Jewelry is Far More Elegant Than Its Name
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45
Floating Handtography
Floating Handtography
Simon Duhamel Captures Weightless Exhibits
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44
Lifelike Bionic Hand
Lifelike Bionic Hand
The Touch Bionics i-LIMB
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43
Winter-Ready Gadget Gloves
Winter-Ready Gadget Gloves
The North Face E-tip Keeps Your Hands Warm and Touchscreen Accessible
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42
Peeping Tom Tees
Peeping Tom Tees
Pleasure Principle and Olaf Breuning Team Up for T-Shirts
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41
High-Tech X-Finger Replaces Lost Digits
High-Tech X-Finger Replaces Lost Digits
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40
Spine-Chilling Cleansers
Spine-Chilling Cleansers
DirtyA$$Soaps Sells Scary Skeleton Soaps
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39
Gamer Friendship Bling
Gamer Friendship Bling
The Mario Bros. Rings Would Make Great Wedding Bands
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38
USB Replacement Fingers
USB Replacement Fingers
Finnish Techie Has Handy Device Embedded In Prosthetic
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37
Hands as a Canvas 3
Hands as a Canvas 3
Funny Fingers
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36
Handsy Art Installations
Handsy Art Installations
Min Jeong Seo Sculpts Imagination
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35
Hand Puppet Ink
Hand Puppet Ink
ThinkGeek Brings You Temporary Hand Tattoos
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34
Kaleidoscopic Pretzel Hands
Kaleidoscopic Pretzel Hands
Randi Antonsen Takes Sign Language to a New Level
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33
Ergonomic Tablet Grapplers
Ergonomic Tablet Grapplers
Comfe Hands Helps Make Handling the Device More Comfortable
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32
Face-Replaced Fists
Face-Replaced Fists
'Hands Up' by Paul Ripke Matches Stereotypes with Finger Symbols
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31
Multihued Hand Monsters
Multihued Hand Monsters
The Kimberly-Clark Hygiene Campaign Will Scare You
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30
Gadget Friendly Gloves
Gadget Friendly Gloves
iTWYF Stylus Gloves Enable All-Weather Electronic Use
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29
Prosthetic Phalanges
Prosthetic Phalanges
The Touch Bionic 'ProDigits' Offer Advanced Dexterity for the Disabled
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28
USB Kitten Mittens
USB Kitten Mittens
The Cat Paw Hand Warmer from Thanko is a Nifty Novelty
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27
Dismembered Chocolate Treats
Dismembered Chocolate Treats
Magicians Fingers by David Bradley is the Answer to Ladyfingers
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26
Bird-Flipping Lookbooks
Bird-Flipping Lookbooks
Arielle de Pinto 2010 Jewelry Collection Gives a One-Fingered Salute
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25
Bizarre Glove Art
Bizarre Glove Art
Claire Watson Creates Rather Freaky Oddball Artworks
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24
Handy Bathroom Fixtures
Handy Bathroom Fixtures
Galassia 'Meg11' Washroom Accessories are Restroom Attendants
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23
Tattooed Puppets
Tattooed Puppets
Monster & Animal Hands by Hector Serrano Are Temporary Tatts
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22
Hot Hand Mittens
Hot Hand Mittens
The Ultimate Rechargeable Heated Gloves Keep Your Hands Warm for Hours
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21
Macabre Memory Sticks
Macabre Memory Sticks
The USB Flash Drive Finger is Creepy and Cringe-Worthy
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20
One-Hand Game Controllers
One-Hand Game Controllers
Ben Heck Creates World's First Right-Handed Xbox 360 Controller
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19
Gangsta Ad Campaigns
Gangsta Ad Campaigns
BBDO Advertising Agency Plays Off the Iconic ‘Bloods' Gang Symbol
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18
Sign Language Armchairs
Sign Language Armchairs
Rompecabezas by Pedro Reyes are Seats with Hand Gestures
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17
Personalized Baby Prints
Personalized Baby Prints
'Otete & Anyo' by Rezon Turn Your Infant's Hands & Feet Into Stamps
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16
Interactive Sense-screen Tables
Interactive Sense-screen Tables
Microsoft Surface SUR40 Features an Improved User Interface
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15
McDonald's Painted Handvertising
McDonald's Painted Handvertising
Rock 'n' Fries
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14
Extremity Exercise Equipment
Extremity Exercise Equipment
The Hand Fitness Trainer Strengthens and Tones Your Hands
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13
Metal Fingernail Gloves
Metal Fingernail Gloves
Dominic Jones' Dark Creations are Hard-Edged Wonders
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12
Finger Costumes
Finger Costumes
The Angel Ring by SeldaOkutan Gives Your Pointers Panache
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11
Light Bead Musical Curtain
Light Bead Musical Curtain
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10
Simple Gesturing Stationary
Simple Gesturing Stationary
The Mondolfi 'Enough Said' Cards are Straight to the Point
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9
Artistic Elderly Extremities
Artistic Elderly Extremities
The Algo 'Hands of an Artist' Series Shows Wrinkled Paws
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8
Macabre Condiment Dispensers
Macabre Condiment Dispensers
Dismembered Baby Hands Ceramic Salt and Pepper Shakers
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7
Lovers' Gloves
Lovers' Gloves
Hand Warmers for Couples
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6
Emotional Coat Hangers
Emotional Coat Hangers
Hang Your Coat From Welcoming Gestures Courtesy of Thelermont Hupton
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5
Rainbow-Hued Pop Portraits
Rainbow-Hued Pop Portraits
Nicky Barkla Paints Famous Characters in a Style Resembling Oil
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4
Storytelling Digital Art
Storytelling Digital Art
Merel Brugman's Image Manipulation is More Than Meets the Eye
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3
Social Media Manicures
Social Media Manicures
Twitter Nails Fuses the Internet with Beauty
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2
Unsettling Surreal Photography
Unsettling Surreal Photography
Toilet Paper by Pierpaolo Ferrari has a Perturbing Appeal
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1
Violent Finger Art
Violent Finger Art
Use Your Imagination to Create Humorous Art from Your Appendages
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