I had a new favorite stylus for my iPad until I saw an awesome looking Kickstarter project called the LunaTik Touch Pen Stylus, made by the same folks who came up with one of the most elegant and successful iPod Nano watch bands (also branded LunaTik and also sold via Kickstarter).
The Dagi stylus that I just purchased now seems very ordinary with this beautiful new stylus from LunaTik.
The Touch Pen Stylus comes in a number of different styles and colors but the coolest thing has to be the ballpoint pen inside the stylus tip. I’ve used styli that have pens integrated into the opposite end, but this thing puts in right in the stylus tip. Click the button, like you [...]
In order to appease more users who may want finer control of their tablets, Samsung is releasing its own Conductive Pen, priced at $19.99, which would work on the company’s Galaxy Tab Android tablets as well as any other tablet that utilizes a capacitive touchscreen, including the Apple iPad, Motorola Xoom, and even the HTC Flyer.
The HTC Flyer is slightly different from traditional capacitive touchscreen tablets, like Samsung’s Galaxy Tab. The Flyer has an active digitizer overlay on top of the capacitive touchscreen display so that the tablet can also make use of an active digitizer stylus, which offers more fine control on inking. Unlike the HTC Flyer‘s [...]
Creating realistic art on the Apple iPad just got easier thanks to the availability of the Nomad Brush for the iPad. The brush is a capacitive stylus with an actual brush on the end to allow artists to make lifelike brush strokes in painting apps. It is created with capacitive fibers making the tip feel just like an actual painting brush.
Artist and architect Don Lee designed the Nomad Brush. His invention will help artists work on any device that has a capacitive touch screen, like the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or one of the many Android tablets that are forthcoming or recently released, like the Samsung Galaxy Tab and probably the Motorola Xoom.
Lee says the [...]
With the rise of the iPhone, many handset-makers have tried to replicate Apple’s success with capacitive touchscreen displays, abandoning old technologies such as resistive touchscreens. While there are advantages and disadvantages to both touchscreen technologies, for now, gesture support, ease and accuracy of tapping, and the ability to use high-end materials, such as Gorilla Glass, to protect the display seem to give capacitive touchscreens the edge on the market, and with Synaptics’s push behind its ClearPad 1100 Series capacitive touch panel, resistive technologies may go by the wayside.
Synaptics is targeting its 1100 Series ClearPad touchscreens at [...]
It has been widely reported that attendance at CES 2009 was down. While it was much easier to walk around the halls without feeling like you were stuck in a New Your subway, we stayed busier than ever just trying to keep up with everything. There were definitely good products to see and great folks to talk to, all hopeful that winter will end quickly and new life will come in spring.
Here are my thoughts on CES:
We’ll have to wait till this one is actually in somebody’s hands before we actually get too excited, but the Pogo Sketch is supposed to be used on capacitive touch screens like the iPhone or multi-touch tracpads. Will be interesting to see what the feedback is like when using the pen – could an artist really use such a thing? I wonder if the tracpad on the MacBook Pro (or any other for that matter) is really sensitive enough to make this worth using? Guess we’ll see when somebody gets one in their hands.