1. z3r01's Avatar
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    so heres this pen for the ipad/iphone that digitally captures your pen strokes and well you get the picture. now , the device should be around 99 dollars once released. heres the articles clip:

    Want to write on your tablet without all of the requisite finger grease? How about a stylus? Too pedestrian? What about a Smart Pen? Better yet, what about the aPen A5 Smart Pen? eFun's peripheral includes a stylus and a receiver that hooks into your iPad or iPhone's 30 pin connector, digitizing your handwriting or drawings via a number of compatible apps, including the company's own free Studio Basic Light. The A5 is set, broadly, for a release some time in 2012, and should run you around $99 whenever it actually hits the market.
    by: Brian Heater and Zach Honig
    so the device claims to "digitize your handwriting or drawings".....im i the only one thinking that the ipad does that without this accesory? autodesk sketchbook or Brushes "digitizes" whatever you do on the display...so why do i need a 99 dollart accesory? opinions?



    source: eFun announces aPen A5 Smart Pen for all of your iPad / iPhone writing needs -- Engadget
    2011-10-20 04:22 PM
  2. raduga's Avatar
    so the device claims to "digitize your handwriting or drawings".....im i the only one thinking that the ipad does that without this accesory? autodesk sketchbook or Brushes "digitizes" whatever you do on the display...so why do i need a 99 dollart accesory? opinions?
    I think a 99 dollart acccesory is likely to digitize more accurately and cleanly than using your thumbs.

    OTOH, a $10 accessory may be just as good...

    Edit:
    I'm not sure how accurate the iPad's touchscreen is,
    but it's quite possible the aPen will provide much higher resolution data than the built-in digitizer alone.
    Last edited by raduga; 2011-10-20 at 04:48 PM.
    2011-10-20 04:40 PM
  3. z3r01's Avatar
    maybe but look at it this way, whatever your capturing using the device, u see also on the ipad. so if u have a device that captures better then the ipad but are drawing on the ipad, then ur still limited to the iPads resolution. i have a pen for my ipad that cost 6 bucks and its all good for me on sketch book pro
    2011-10-20 06:03 PM
  4. raduga's Avatar
    maybe but look at it this way, whatever your capturing using the device, u see also on the ipad. so if u have a device that captures better then the ipad but are drawing on the ipad, then ur still limited to the iPads resolution. i have a pen for my ipad that cost 6 bucks and its all good for me on sketch book pro
    The iPad's visual resolution could be much higher than its digitizer resolution.
    I haven't been able to find hard numbers, but the digitizer FEELS much clumsier than the screen.
    Notice how nearly all styli for iDevices have a very blunt tip?

    If you have any factual data on the digitizer res (or have seen or use a fine-tip stylus)
    please do share
    2011-10-20 06:52 PM
  5. z3r01's Avatar
    The iPad's visual resolution could be much higher than its digitizer resolution.
    I haven't been able to find hard numbers, but the digitizer FEELS much clumsier than the screen.
    Notice how nearly all styli for iDevices have a very blunt tip?

    If you have any factual data on the digitizer res (or have seen or use a fine-tip stylus)
    please do share
    i dont lol
    2011-10-20 07:01 PM
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