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If the regular ol’ S-Pen that arrived inside your Galaxy Note 10.1′s packaging just isn’t cutting it, Wacom is looking lend a hand with its latest offering. The outfit has announced the Bamboo Stylus feel that touts performance similar to a ball-point pen (or S-Pen) for Windows 8 and Android slates outfitted with the company’s “feel IT” pen tech. Of course, this means that these styli make use of electromagnetic signals to interact with devices, differing from their capacitive Bamboo siblings that we’ve seen. Two options are set to arrive on January 7th with replacement nibs in tow and carrying price tags of $ 39.95 and $ 79.95, respectively. The full PR resides just beyond the break should you need a few more particulars before deciding.
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There’s a certain disconnected feeling that comes with using a touchscreen, and Sony isn’t content with vibration being the sole standard for haptic feedback. The company has filed a bunch of patent applications for a stylus which instead uses artificially generated friction to make it harder or easier to move across the screen. It works using a “rolling contact ball gripping mechanism,” which responds to instructions from the phone or tablet and employs actuators to increase or decrease friction on the roller ball tip. The various filings outline some potential benefits of this stylus-based haptic feedback, including being able to feel yourself “carving and molding” 3D objects in a design application, or understanding your character is “fatigued or damaged” while playing a game. We know that Samsung increased the friction of the Note II’s S-Pen to make it feel more like writing on paper, but Sony’s approach would potentially bring a whole new layer of interaction.
Meet the Hex3 JaJa stylus, a pressure-sensitive drawing tool for the iPad (and other tablets, too) that transmits information to the device via sound waves, eschewing the need for a Bluetooth connection. It’s only one of a recent crop of pressure-sensitive styli for the iPad, but its unique, quirky design provides both its big advantages and its most significant flaws.Short Version
The JaJa is a capable little accessory that works surprisingly well, given its strange operating mechanism. If you’re used to a Wacom tablet, you’ll probably find this a weak substitute for professional work, but hobbyists and even people looking to do basic illustrations will find much to like about the little guy.
- Long-lasting battery life, around 40-80 hours on a single AAA.
- Pinpoint accuracy thanks to unique tip design.
- Clicks audibly and regularly, like some kind of underwater creature. I didn’t find it too annoying, but you might.
- Skips on occasion.
All I want is a pressure-sensitive iPad stylus that works consistently and reliably. I don’t even care if it works with a wide variety of apps – so long as it’s compatible with one that I enjoy using. The JaJa fits those admittedly limited needs, thanks to a design that makes it easy to set up, fun to use. It does occasionally frustrate, but not enough to mar the overall experience. Would I still rather have a Wacom Cintiq or a ModBook Pro? Of course, but spending $ 90 instead of $ 2,000 sure helps to make the JaJa look a lot better by comparison.
For setup, you install a AAA battery (one isn’t supplied, unfortunately), and then turn it on with a 5 second press of one of its two buttons. Then you calibrate pressure levels, both minimum and max, in order to tailor it to your drawing style. That’s a nice touch, and one that I actually find myself taking time to get just right. Others don’t offer that level of customization, which is definitely a point in the JaJa’s favor.
The stylus does offer a bit of frustration at times, due to some occasional skipping and also a startup process that seems hit or miss at times. But it works very well most of the time, and better than a lot of other styli I’ve tried that aren’t even pressure-sensitive. I’m also a fan of the replaceable battery, which allows you to use either rechargeable or alkaline AAAs instead of worrying about a proprietary charger.
App compatibility varies, but once you find the correct setting, it’s easy to switch on detection of the JaJa pen. You can’t use it while playing audio out of the iPad’s speaker, but streaming via Bluetooth or AirPlay doesn’t affect anything. My favorite app for using with the JaJa was Autodesk’s SketchBook Pro, and it works well to vary pencil and brush strokes with that app. Another standout is Procreate, for those with more painterly dispositions. The drawing below in the gallery is one of my hasty, amateurish sketches, but it shows what you can do with the JaJa in just a few minutes that would’ve taken considerably longer with your finger or without the JaJa’s 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity.
In short, the JaJa is a solid buy for avid doodlers looking for something to supplement their existing iPad, without switching to a Windows 8 device with pressure-sensitive pen tech or Galaxy Note 10.1. It’s not perfect, but a lot of what ails it seems like it could be fixed on the software side, and even as-is, it provides a very enjoyable experience for the tablet user who also wants a little more artistic power than the average stylus can provide.Related Posts:
With Windows 8 just over a week away, large touchscreens are the talk of tech town. However, N-Trig believes that some of you will want to purchase a stylus as well. Like its well-known competitor Wacom, the company’s been providing active digital pens for a while now, with many levels of pressure sensitivity and the ability to hover over the screen, but there have always been a number of limitations. Now that the company believes the stylus might find a bigger niche, it’s prepping some more accessible options. For instance, while most of N-Trig’s recent pens require a AAAA battery, N-Trig’s Gary Baum gave us a sneak peek at the very first rechargeable model.
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The Samsung Galaxy Note is coming. Are you ready for its massive 5.5-inch screen? Well, if Internet talk is to be believed, Samsung will reveal the tabletphone on August 29th at a Berlin event.
Samsung just posted this teaser video and it shows the Note 2 with a film director, cleverly pulling at aspiring artists. You see, just like with the first Note, Samsung is aiming the Note 2 at makers. The Note 2′s stylus and included art apps are perfect for sketching while on the go, says Sammy. Forget the Moleskine notebook and jump into the world of digital creation.
So far, not much is known about the successor to the original Note. An image claiming to be the Note II hit the web last week, which shows a device with the same styling cues found on the new Galaxy S III. Samsung’s quad-core Exynos SoC will likely power the device and its large 5.5-inch screen.
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Microsoft has never been shy in its assertions that the stylus has a place in modern computing, and researchers at the company are working on a new take on the device that would allow it to be used on almost any type of screen. Researcher Andreas Nowatzyk told MIT Technology Review that the concept, developed with his colleague Anoop Gupta, would use a camera embedded in the stylus to track the movement of individual pixels as the device slides across a screen. Mounted at an angle in the stylus, the camera would also be able to generate angle data based on how in — or out — of focus the pixels it’s seeing are, with all of the information transmitted back to the host computer wirelessly.
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If that microstylus just isn’t cutting it for you, then you may want to see what Samsung has been mulling over. A recently published patent reveals some interesting new tricks that Samsung may be planning to stick in their forthcoming styluses (styli?).
I don’t need to tell you that Samsung has something of a fixation on pen-based interfaces — take the pocket-sized Galaxy Note and the forthcoming Galaxy Note 10.1 for instance — so it’s intriguing to see what they think the humble stylus could be better at.
With this patent, Samsung seems to be taking a page out of Asus’s playbook — to go with their ambitious Padfone phone/tablet, the Taiwanese company introduced a capacitive stylus with a built-in transmitter and receiver meant for taking voice calls. In Samsung’s design, the both components are nestled on the back of the stylus directly opposite that pen clip. Samsung’s patent also concept takes things a bit further though by throwing NFC into the mix to simplify the pairing process between the stylus and compatible phones and tablets.
And perhaps best of all, it doesn’t appear to be the sort of accessory that only works with Samsung’s Galaxy Note series. As its depicted in the patent application, the stylus only sports a capacitive nub so while it won’t be as downright precise as the Wacom-enabled S-Pen, it’ll work just as well on an iPad as it well on a Galaxy Nexus. Whether or not Samsung’s concept will ever make it to the market is still up the air, but hey — if Asus can do it, so can they.
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