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Old 02-02-2012, 11:00 AM
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Default Jot Touch Stylus From Adonit, Too Much?

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.imore.com/2012/01/29/hands-jot-pressure-sensitive-stylus-adonit/' target='_blank'>http://www.imore.com/2012/01/29/han...-stylus-adonit/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"The folks at Adonit have been working hard on their new product, the Jot Touch, a pressure sensitive stylus with a built-in antenna and a free SDK kit for drawing app developers."</em></p><p><object width="600" height="360" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/FmiH1gbcq5c&amp;list=UUvntK93tWvlzNoNZf8yIWOA&amp;index=4&amp;feature=plcp&amp;ap=&fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/FmiH1gbcq5c&amp;list=UUvntK93tWvlzNoNZf8yIWOA&amp;index=4&amp;feature=plcp&amp;ap=&fmt=18" /></object></p><p>Too much as in it seems pretty complicated to me, but then again i'm used to just a regular old stylus or the tip of my finger. I suppose being able to have tight control over the end of the stylus would be useful for those doing intricate work on their iPad or tablet, but for the regular user like me, I don't see the value. What are your thoughts?</p>
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:55 PM
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I think it is a workaround to a problem that already has a perfectly good solution. Anyone used a Wacomm tablet or the NTrig stylus options? There is a 'touch' screen technology that works just as well with fingers as well as pointy stylii, and has been that way since Windows 95 Tablet Edition. It continues to be available mostly on Windows Tablets and Slates. Not pushing Windows as a great tablet OS, but the stylus issue isn't an issue. Kludging something to work on a capacitive screen, is just that, and will likely wind up costing as much as just using what is available already.

Folks need to find an HP or Samsung Windows tablet and play with it. Don't gravitate to the unfriendly UI, but check out the responsiveness of the hardware using your fingers. Then grab the stylus and see if the UI isn't usable, with the stylus acting as your mouse. Do some handwriting, with a 'pen' as opposed to fingerpainting. Palm rejection is even built in so you can rest your hand on the screen when you write.

Not an artist, but Wacomm has supported multiple pressure levels for a long time. Works fine.
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