Apple Patents New Haptic and Optical Stylus Tech for iPad


New Apple patents suggest Apple hasn’t completely written off using a stylus with the iPad and iPhone. Despite  Steve Jobs’ famous quote saying, if your device needs a stylus “they blew it!” these patents show that Apple’s considering the possibility. Before those of us who love inking on our iPads get too excited we have […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Design Tweak Adds S-Pen Silo

Galaxy Note 10.1 with S-Pen holder

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 was introduced at MWC 2012, but we’ve yet to hear much about the new tablet as Samsung pushes the Galaxy Tab 10.1 2 as the go to 10-inch Android tablet. As it turns out, Samsung is tweaking the design of the Galaxy Note 10.1 to include a slot that holds the S-Pen, […]

Makers of Pogo Sketch Shows Off Pressure Sensitive Stylus for iPad HD


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 […]

Lord of the Tablets: Return of the Stylus

Galaxy Note Stylus

When the iPad launched in 201o, it challenged the Tablet PC market, offering a new tablet experience to millions of consumers. A tablet experience that was thinner, lighter and without a stylus. Steve Jobs was adamantly against the stylus, but we still saw a number of styli arrive for the iPad, offering sub par writing and inking […]

LG Launches 5-Inch Optimus Vu Ahead of MWC


It looks like LG cannot wait for Mobile World Congress to start later this month as the smartphone-maker has already unveiled its Optimus Vu Android smartphone ahead of the Barcelona trade show. The phone, which was previously leaked, has a 5-inch display with an iPad-like 4:3 resolution that would compete in a similar space as […]

Droid XYBOARD 10.1 Review (Video)

Xyboard Photo Sample INside

The Droid XYBOARD 10.1 is a new 4G LTE Android tablet available from Verizon Wireless. Motorola has taken everything the company learned from the Xoom to release a more refined tablet on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. Verizon and Motorola are betting that business users and consumers will flock to the 4G speeds that are 10 times […]

Samsung Adding S Pen Stylus To The Next Generation Galaxy Tab?

Galaxy Note S Pen

In an interview with LAPTOP Magazine, Samsung product marketing manager Ryan Bidan says that having a pen interface similar to what we see with the Galaxy Note “continues to make a lot of sense across a number of screen sizes,” but won’t go so far as to say that the next 10.1-inch Tab will have a stylus. Still, the possibility has many all a-buzz with the possibility. I wouldn’t be sad to see a small stylus like the Note’s come with the next Tab as I’m a fan of stylii in general.

Pogo Sketch Plus Stylus: Upgrade Your Old Pogo Sketch for Half Price

Pogo Sketch Plus

There’s a new Pogo Sketch Plus Stylus coming. We know a lot of our readers love to ink with a stylus even though iPad isn’t optimized for inking. Ten One Designs agrees with you and makes one of the best styli I’ve tested and that’s a bunch. They improved their already simple and economical design with […]

Samsung Already Working on a Galaxy Note Successor?


It appears that Samsung may already be working on a successor to the Galaxy Note, a device that straddles the smartphone and tablet space with its 5.3-inch high resolution 1280 X 800-pixel display. Though there’s little information about the successor(s) to the original Galaxy Note, which will be headed to AT&T’s 4G LTE network soon […]

Cosmonaut a Disappointment; Fix Coming

The Cosmonaut

Warner shared with you his delight over The Cosmonaut, a new capacitive stylus from StudioNeat, the Kickstarter company that made the great iPhone tripod mount known as The Glif. To review, the stylus resembles a big black crayon. The designers believe that inking on an iPad, or similar capacitive touch screen, feels more like using a big Sharpie […]

Cregle iPen Brings Active Digitizing Stylus to iPad


The Cregle iPen turns your iPad into an active digitizing stylus, thanks to the pen and a dock connecting receiver. The company claims it is the “first active digitizer stylus” for the iPad. As The Verge notes, others have already tried this. The marketing prowess of Kickstarter might make Cregle’s the first one to actually […]

Estylo 1.1 A Wooden Stylus

Estylo 1.1_ magnetic dual tip capacitive stylus for iPad by Plai — Kickstarter-1

It looks like the stylus and Kickstarter are an interesting match. We’ve seen the Cosmonaut launched on Kickstarter before.  And now there’s a new stylus seeking funding called the Estylo 1.1. What’s different here is that the Estylo 1.1 is made of wood. Made by Plai, the wooden stylus works with capacitive touch screens. There […]

Atmel Stylus Prompts an Interesting Post

Atmel® maXStylus

Devin Coldewey at TechCrunch has penned an interesting article entitled In Defense of the Stylus. It’s a nice history lesson in this age where the stylus is constantly derided, and worth a read for that point. I happen to agree with his conclusion. A stylus, like the wheel and the wedge is something that has […]

I’ve Got a New Favorite Stylus: Aponyo Click Stylus


The search for the perfect stylus to use with an iPad is a never ending one. I’ve tried many and quite a few work well and get the job done. But I’ve added a new one to the mix (actually two new ones) and they come from a company called Aponyo. Aponyou manufacturers styli, headphones […]

Adobe Shows Off Photoshop Touch on Android Pen-Enabled Samsung Tablet


At the Adobe MAX conference in Los Angeles, California, which coincidentally or ironically is happening the same week that Apple’s slated for its iPhone announcement, Adobe and Samsung are showing off Photoshop Touch, a more feature-rich Photoshop experience on a tablet, on a prototype Samsung slate. The slate that’s being used to showcase Photoshop Touch […]

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Review: Working With The Stylus

ThinkPad Tablet and Stylus

Hardware-wise, the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is similar to other Honeycomb tablets on the surface — same CPU, RAM, display resolution, and basic functionality — which is why there’s so much intense interest in one of the features that makes it stand out: the stylus. This isn’t the first Android tablet to come with a pen, […]

7-Inch HTC Flyer Gets Honeycomb ROM Leak


For many, the biggest complaint with the 7-inch HTC Flyer Android tablet that launched with HTC’s Sense UI and the HTC Scribe pen functionality is that the slate did not debut with Android Honeycomb. Now that Android 3.2 Honeycomb is appearing for many slates–Android 3.2 is said to bring Honeycomb to the 7-inch form factor–and […]