With Nokia’s new Lumia series of Windows Phone 8 devices, which includes the Lumia 920, Lumia 820, Lumia 810, and Lumia 822, Nokia had introduced the world to its hyper-sensitive capacitive touchscreen, which works with gloves and would be a great companion to those living in colder climates that necessitates wearing gloves outdoors. The feature […]
Ten One Design is most famous for its Pogo Sketch line of capacitive touch stylus accessories that will work with a number of capacitive touchscreen devices, such as those on Windows Phone, iOS, and Android. Now, the company is demoing its latest touchscreen accessory, codenamed Blue Tiger, that will work with the iPad and utilize […]
Microsoft Research might need to be a little careful with its naming and branding of some of its projects and technology. Designed to allow users to control their mobile devices while they remain in their pockets, this technology, PocketTouch, can track gestures using Microsoft’s digital Ink handwriting recognition system and preset gestures. The full name […]
Apple’s next-generation iPhone could utilize a touchscreen display from Hitachi Displays that will work with gloves and other insulators, meaning non-conductive surfaces, in addition to fingertips. The problem with the current generation iPhone is that it requires finger contact, and won’t work with gloves–for users in colder environments, stylus or pens, and other materials, but […]
Ever since capacitive touch became the go-to system for touchscreens, it’s been interesting to see the different ways people have tried to make them stylus-friendly. Neither as straightforward as the Pogo nor as tasty as a sausage (presumably), this new oStylus is similar to the Dagi in that it has a transparent head but adds […]
A new capacitive stylus making the rounds lately is the ST C400 from HTC. Looks pretty slick, particularly with that transparent tip that lets you see where you’re inking, but as several people have pointed out, it’s actually a rebrand of the Dagi transparent stylus, which can be found on eBay for ~$12.
Long time Tablet PC user Maraderz has shared via YouTube a demonstration of the ink-friendliness of the Fujitsu UH900 with resistive touchscreen vs. the Lenovo S10-3T with capacitive touchscreen. Both have their advantages, but for inking, the winner is clear (and both would get their pens handed to them by an active digitizer).
While it’s proven invaluable for responsive touch input, capacitive touch suffers from the fact that it can only recognize direct skin contact. Without some conductive material connecting you to the screen, like the Pogo stylus or a damp sponge, it won’t register. That proves problematic in cold climates, such as a white winter wonderland, when […]
A video at metacafe has made the rounds through the DIY blogs that demonstrates how to make your own stylus for the iPod touch, which presumably would work on other capacitive touchscreens, as we’ve seen Rob do on the HP tx2 with the Pogo Stylus. It’s an impressive trick, but if you know how capacitive […]
In this video InkShow, I take a quick look at the multi-touch applications that will be a part of the Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7: Surface Collage, Rebound, Blackboard, Garden Pond, Surface Globe, and the Surface Lagoon screen saver. Microsoft Surface technology can be felt all over this pack, from the screensaver to […]
Young Fast Optoelectronics is making noise that it will be joining the ranks of companies manufacturing capacitive touch screens for Netbooks in the later half of 2009, according to a report from Digitimes. YFO already makes approximately 2 million 3.2 inch panels a month for handhelds.
Well, you can’t say that InPlay Technologies has not put up a good fight. Over the past several years, InPlay has reorganized, refocused, and retooled, only to finally be met with an economic situation that is wreaking havoc on a number of companies. Sadly, today there is one less digitizer company to challenge the likes […]
This is news we would expect to see given that Windows 7 will make multi-touch available as long as we have the hardware. According to a DigiTimes report, Egalax_empia Technology (EETI) is gearing up to ship 7 and 12 inch capacitive touch screens in the fourth quarter of 2008. The EETI panels use infrared and […]
Back in November, I brought everyone a first look at multi-touch in a pre-beta version of Windows 7 and a pre-beta version of N-Trig’s multi-touch driver. The experience was really lousy, but it showed promise. With the release of Windows 7 Beta 1 and a new version of N-Trig’s Windows 7 multi-touch driver, I was […]
If there was any doubt on what the most talked feature of Windows 7 would be, then this story from the Wall Street Journal should erase that. It seems that Microsoft will be the largest investor in a $24 million round a funding in N-Trig, the company behind HP’s multi-touch tx2 and Dell’s plagued Latititude […]
We brought you news on Saturday about Toshiba’s M750 prototype with Wacom’s Capacitive Touch digitizer being demoed (video and pictures!!). Shogmaster is telling us that Toshiba is NOT planning on including the active digitizer EMR in the capacitive touch solution, which means a pen won’t be included and you won’t be able to ink. This […]