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Microsoft’s prototype stylus is your iPad’s best friend

Microsoft’s prototype stylus is your iPad’s best friend

If you want to buy a stylus that works with touchscreens on modern smartphones and tablets, you’re restricted to those with capacitive nibs that don’t have a great deal of accuracy. Microsoft is reportedly working on a stylus that will work with any computer screen by directly tracking the output of the LCD screen. The company's solution would place an angled camera within a stylus that would capture the LCD at a resolution of 512x512.

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Wacom announces Cintiq 22HD and Cintiq 24HD touch

Wacom announces Cintiq 22HD and Cintiq 24HD touch

So you want a Wacom tablet but need something a little bigger than average? The company has two new products that you might be interested in, the Cintiq 24HD touch and Cintiq 22HD. The Cintiq 24HD has a large 24-inch display with multitouch support, capable of displaying 1.07 billion colors while also covering 97% of the Adobe RGB color gamut. The tablet features physical controls as well for menu selection and access to program shortcuts.

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Modbook Pro makes MacBook a serious tablet

Modbook Pro makes MacBook a serious tablet

Back before Apple announced the original iPad, the Modbook team set out to take existing MacBook Pros and turn them into standalone tablets. The idea was to take the internals and add a touchscreen into the mix, giving you a powerful yet relatively portable tablet running full blown OS X. Now the company is back, and has today announced the Modbook Pro, taking the current-generation 13-inch MacBook Pro and runs with the tablet conversion.

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Genius EasyPen M610XA tablet shipping for $169.99

Genius EasyPen M610XA tablet shipping for $169.99

If you’re looking for a pen-based graphics tablet that isn’t made by Wacom, why not take a look at Genius? The company has revealed its latest entry into the tablet market, the EasyPen M610XA. The tablet comes with a 6-inch by 10-inch working area that easily connects via USB to your computer., and features a 4000 LPI resolution along with a report rate per second of 200.

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Wacom shipping Bamboo Splash for $79

Wacom shipping Bamboo Splash for $79

Wacom has introduced a new budget pen and tablet combo into its line, the Bamboo Splash. The company says that the Splash includes the same pressure sensitive technology found across its whole range, and that this new combo is aimed at those wanting to create digital art on a budget. The hardware comes with a software bundle that will include ArtRage Studio and SketchBook Express.

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Samsung S-Pen patent app tips wireless headset stylus plans

Samsung S-Pen patent app tips wireless headset stylus plans

Samsung isn't resting on its laurels with the S-Pen for its touchscreen tablets, cooking up a digital stylus that also includes a radio for use as a wireless headset. The next-gen S-Pen, revealed in a new Samsung patent application, would operate as a capacitive stylus for use with regular touchscreens - rather than demanding the sort of active digitizer found in Samsung's Galaxy Note - and as a remote handset over a short-range wireless connection.

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Slick HAND Stylus has retractable and replaceable tip

Slick HAND Stylus has retractable and replaceable tip

Back when touchscreen devices like the iPhone first started to go mainstream, many people complained that the device needed a stylus. The problem was that capacitive screens didn't work with the styluses that were on the market at the time. Today there is no shortage of styluses on the market that will work with capacitive touchscreens like the iPad and iPhone use. A new stylus has landed on Kickstarter called the HAND Stylus that has a feature I think a lot of people will appreciate.

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Toshiba WT301/D corporate tablet pairs stylus with Windows 7

Toshiba WT301/D corporate tablet pairs stylus with Windows 7

More and more companies seem to be blowing it as they include stylii with their products. HTC dipped their toe in the water with the Flyer, Samsung are doubling down with the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 10.1, and now Toshiba has their own spin on the idea. The company’s new 10.1-inch tablet, the WT301/D, features support for an electromagnetic induction stylus.

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Ten One Design shows off pressure sensitive iPad Blue Tiger Stylus

Ten One Design shows off pressure sensitive iPad Blue Tiger Stylus

Back when the first iPad launched, many people wanted a stylus. Ten One Design was one of the first to release a stylus that would work with the iPad touch screen. Ten One Design is back with another stylus for the next-generation iPad expected to be called the iPad HD. The new stylus is called the Blue Tiger Stylus and is hailed as the world's first pressure-sensitive Bluetooth 4.0 stylus for the iPad.

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