Items tagged with Stylus

Tablets remain a big business despite the fact that sales slumped nearly six percent year-over-year during Q1 – 47.1 million tablets were shipped in Q1 alone. Apple remained the segment leader with its popular iPads, but it witnessed a 22.9 percent year-over-year sales slump. Samsung is in second with a 19.1 percent share, and third place Lenovo is far behind with just 5.3 percent of the tablet market. Apple has been trying for quite some time to boost flagging iPad sales over the past year including and enterprise partnership with IBM and fire sales though its retail partners like Best Buy, Target,... Read more...
Try not to confuse the Note 4 with the G4 Note. The former is Samsung's flagship phablet, while the latter is LG's answer, or at least it will be once it comes out later this year. In the meantime, an XDA Developer forum member who claims to be an employee of T-Mobile has posted several purported pictures of LG's forthcoming G4 Note.While the device is not yet formally announced, LG boss Jun-Ho Cho did say at a press meeting that his company was planning to unveil the flagship smartphone during the second quarter, along with a separate high-end product sometime in the second half of the year. More... Read more...
The NVIDIA P1640 tablet appears to have a real product name--the NVIDIA Tegra TAB--and it’s made an appearance at the FCC. Documents show that the 7-inch device sports a variant of the Tegra 4 chip (T4OS-A2) and comes with a stylus--or at least, the “Premium Model” will. The Tegra TAB also comes loaded with the standard spate of Android apps as well as specialized software just for the device that appears to emphasize stylus input. These include Autodesk SketchBook Express, Stylus Mobile, Write (a word processor for handwriting), and NVIDIA Pen Application Launcher; Camera Awesome... Read more...
Although it was a standard implement years ago, few mobile devices today come with a digital stylus. Samsung, with its Galaxy Note products, is an exception, and now NVIDIA is getting in on the action with a digital stylus of its own. Powered by NVIDIA DirectStylus technology, the “low cost” pen (NVIDIA didn’t specify a price) is pressure-sensitive, so users can vary the thickness of a drawn line by adding or reducing pressure. The other end of the stylus functions just like an eraser--which also recognizes and reacts to applied pressure. NVIDIA says the technology can recognize... Read more...
Wacom has made a name for itself in the stylus and writing tablet world, and they're expanding efforts today with the launch of the Bamboo Stylus Duo. It's described as a ual-purpose stylus for the iPad and Android tablets that combines a proven capacitive pen tip for on-screen input at one end, and a premium ball-point ink pen at the opposite end for use on traditional paper. In related news, the company's Bamboo Paper app is now on Android. I's a free digital notebook app that allows users to create and share handwritten notes, doodles and sketches on their mobile devices. In combination with... Read more...
Apple definitely doesn't sell a stylus for their iPad, but have you ever considered that you may actually get some use out of owning one made by a third-party? There have been quite a few capacitive stylii to ship over the past year, but definitely not an iPad specific model from a company as well-known in the industry as Wacom. That very company has just announced their new Bamboo Stylush, an intuitive new input device that allows sketching, drawing, and other forms of creative expression on the iPad. The tip of the stylus is 25 percent narrower (6mm vs. 8mm) in diameter than some of the other... Read more...
It's kind of crazy to think just how vital touch panels are in our lives today. Hardly a smartphone is launched in today's world without some form of touch support, and 3M has been a big player in the movement. You don't hear too much in the consumer space about their involvement, but they're there. At CeBIT 2011, 3M Touch Systems has announced the U.S. availability of its 3M Smart Pen, a uniquely designed input device finely tuned for use with popular capacitive touchscreen devices, including the iPad, Galaxy Tab, etc. There are quite a few capacitive stylus products out there, but the more the... Read more...
In the midst of all of the point and shoot cameras announced at CES, it's always a bit difficult for one manufacturer to stand out among the crowd. Olympus' solution is to release not one, not two, not three, but six new compact cameras in hopes of attracting your attention. Among the new additions, you'll find a new STYLUS TOUGH-3000 that's shockproof, waterproof and freezeproof as well as two new FE models and three new Stylus models. The new STYLUS TOUGH-3000 is the first in the Stylus Tough series to offer HD video. It also features a new GUI for intuitive operation as well as Geotagging and... Read more...
If Asus doesn't make a machine you like (or are at least fond of in some way), you aren't looking hard enough. As the company famous for putting the netbook (and thus, the Eee PC) on the map continues to broaden its horizons in the notebook market, it's taking a breather from shipping new "Seashell" machines to introduce a horse of a startlingly different color. The Eee PC T91 is unlike any Eee PC we've seen before, namely because the screen can be spun around and flipped down. tablet PC style. This so-called "netvertible" sector is still in its earliest stages, making the T91 one of the first... Read more...
We do our best to protect our cameras, cell phones, MP3 players, and other electronics from extreme weather conditions, drops, force, and water. It makes sense to do so, given that most of these gadgets don’t stand a chance against a bucket of water, accidental drop, or extreme temperatures. Realizing that life brings its fair share of bumps, spills, and accidents, Olympus has launched an entire line of digital cameras that are designed to take a licking and keep on ticking.The Olympus Stylus Tough-8000 is the top model in Olympus' newly renamed "Tough" series of digital cameras that are made to... Read more...
We do our best to protect our cameras, cell phones, MP3 players, and other electronics from extreme weather conditions, drops, force, and water. It makes sense to do so, given that most of these gadgets don’t stand a chance against a bucket of water, accidental drop, or extreme temperatures. Realizing that life brings its fair share of bumps, spills, and accidents, Olympus has launched an entire line of digital cameras that are designed to take a licking and keep on ticking. The Olympus Stylus Tough-8000 is the top model in Olympus' newly renamed "Tough" series of digital cameras that are made... Read more...
Following up on yesterday's Nvidia optimization story, Nvidia has delivered a response. According to them, there's no shady business going on, and the whole thing can be attributed to a bug within the drivers. They say a new beta driver(78.03) has already been released to reviewers, and will be released on nZone once it receives feedback on the driver. Phew! All right folks, I don't know how much longer I'm going to have power for, this storm is about ready to snap some trees. Enjoy the news! Sapphire Radeon X850XT Platinum Edition AGP @ TweakTown "Today we're looking at Sapphire's X850XT... Read more...