Bluetooth Pen, Looks Interesting.....

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  1. chrsb macrumors member

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    From what I have read they are awaiting apple approval and are beta testing some of the pens.
     
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    Not bad. I'm guessing their app is programed for only the pen to make the marks on the page and not the hand. That is a serious advantage in note taking. It doesn't show the pen being used for any other app, so I can only guess it won't work. That is a serious disadvantage.
     
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    You're right about the disadvantage of a single app. On the other hand, this approach has a HUGE advantage for southpaws who, like me, tend to rest the side of the hand on the writing surface. For us, the "wrist pad" (blocking input on the bottom of the screen) provided by note taking apps is useless.

    It's no great feat to use the iPad's screen to write HUGE letters an inch or two tall. What is difficult is to write small letters in a traditional note taking style. I'm impressed.
     
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    Of course, with an IR sensor like this one, you have to be careful not to get your hand or fingers between the pen tip and the receiver plugged into the dock connector.
     
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    That is my greatest complaint for all the note taking apps out there...I don't care how well it spits out the ink or how many features it has...I want to have a usable wrist pad!
     
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    I'm afraid it's just another example of the narrow vision of northpaw designers. Much like the school desks with the arm rest on the wrong side, the backwards scissors, and on and on. Only Ned Flanders knows my pain.
     
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    I think im still better off with a pad and a pen, the Wacom Intuos...
     
  11. ABCDEFGHIJKLMAO macrumors member

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    What is the point of having bluetooth pen for your ipad?
    There are so many stylus that you can use without draining your ipad's battery.
     
  12. jsh1120 macrumors 65816

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    The "point" (pardon the pun) is that the iPad's capacitive screen is great for finger painting and not nearly so suitable for note taking.
     
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    I am southpaw also, and I can definitely see this as a great piece of hardware for note taking, but I am artistic. I use sketchbook with a stylus with a rounded rubber tip on the end. Rounded tips are not good to use for detail.
     
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    You might want to take a look at the jot from Adonit or the iFaraday "artist" model (http://www.ifaraday.com/store.html) The former has gotten very good reviews from the few people who've received them so far. I have the latter and while it doesn't magically improve my artistic ability, it works very well.
     
  15. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    Watch the videos. This is a completely different beast from a capacitive stylii. It has a real tip that can be tracked with remarkable precision.
     

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