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Old 02-02-2012, 07:55 PM
Sven Johannsen
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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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