iPen for iPad

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  1. jkcarri

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    find a cool stylus on Kickstarter called iPen. just google Kickstarter iPen :thumbs:
     
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    Looks awesome, I would definitely buy one. Is this your project?
     
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    The iPen looks interesting, but I have to admit it, the Cregle Penbook looks even more interesting!

    If and when either hits the market I will be interested, but 89 bucks for the iPen as a Kickstarter gamble is too much. I invested twenty or so in the Adonit Jot Kickstarter, only to find that it has some pretty severe problems.

    No thanks. I will wait until I see some reviews.
     
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    are their any cheaper ipen for ipad?
     
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    not my project, but I got an early bird promotion for only $50 on Kickstarter. It's sold out now thought.
    I used Livescribe, and it costs $149, which I've to buy expensive notepad, and transfer to my mac.
    I hope this project can come alive. It'll be a game changer!
     
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    Noted this on another thread but it's worth noting here that the claim that the iPen can generate a finer line than a capacitive stylus is simply bogus. The width of a line on the iPad is determined by the handwriting app, not the stylus. The video demonstration of the finer line made by the iPen is, I think, simply dishonest. That alone makes me skeptical about the inventor's claims.

    I'm further skeptical about the ability of the inventor to interest a wide range of apps in supporting his product. Time will tell, but the fractured market for handwriting apps presents a big challenge. Finally, I'm rather skeptical about the juice the receiver is likely to require and the fact that it apparently cannot be used with the iPad connected to a power source. As an analog, I have the WOW adapter for audio from SRS for the iPad. Does a great job of enhancing audio but drains the battery of the iPad rather significantly while it's in use.

    All in all, I think trying to do much to correct the inherent weakness of the capacitive iPad screen with this sort of technology is, at best, a band-aid solution. I think we'll see better screen technology from other manufacturers for niche markets where note taking is a very high priority (e.g. Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet) but I don't think it's likely to take hold on the iPad.
     
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    Good point! But I notice starting from 45 sec of the video talks about find stroke.
    to see is to believe. let's why I'm buying this idea. capacitive stylus can draw very fine line, but cannot draw various fine strokes among each other because the tip is too thick to draw accurately.
    just my 2-cent :) maybe you guys have different views.
     
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    The prices of these high margin items are to cover the R&D !
     
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    Have some trouble understanding your post but I believe you're referring to the portion of the video in which the inventor apparently demonstrates the finer line drawn by the iPen. Frankly, I believe that portion of the video was produced by changing the width of the line in the drawing app being used by the two styluses. Otherwise, the two styluses would create lines of the same width. So would a finger. So would your big toe. The width of the tip has nothing to do with the width of a stroke.
     

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