The Galaxy Note 7’s digitized stylus, the S Pen, has gotten sleeker, more durable and smarter.
The tip of the S Pen now measures 0.7mm, less than half the size of the Note 5’s pen — it allows for pinpoint wisps. If you’re working with a wide brush for oil paint colors, you can also mix them to generate colors as you would with real acrylic while at the other end of the stylus, you can erase what you need to erase.
SVP of Product Strategy Justin Denison also told of more software feature including instant text translation on highlight and “Smart [...]
Time to play Spot the Difference! The iPad Pro finally hitting some human hands outside of factories while the Apple Pencil looks like its going to take its time. But those who shelled out the extra cash to get a stylus might be wondering how it compares to Microsoft’s Surface Pen, one that comes with the package.
Turns out, they’re neck-and-neck. One Angel Jimenez de Luis has been using his iPad Pro for about a week and a half and just so happens to have a Surface Pro 4, too.
Can you tell much of a difference? Unless you go frame peeping, not really. [...]
And if your socks aren’t knocked off by that price, wait until you see how high it can go. Apparently, that’s the way the former PC division of Sony is kicking off business all by itself. And it’s not afraid to join in the fray with Apple and Microsoft for king of the productivity tablet.
The 12.3-inch Z Canvas is meant for the creative types — VAIO calls out photo editors, illustrators and graphic designers — who need the versatility of a detachable keyboard and the precision of a digitized stylus.
The device itself comes in an aluminum alloy [...]
We’ve praised Samsung’s Galaxy Note series of phablets time and time and time again. There’s just something about what it does with a slab and a stick that makes using a phone all the more fun and productive. We’ve seen rivals leap out of the woodwork with try-hard wannabe Notes, but they haven’t had as much traction with keeping up the battle for prestige. Well, if we’re hearing correctly from parts manufacturers today, enter Huawei with its own “Note” effort.
The original Ascend Mate, keep in mind, also had a stylus — it just [...]
Even though Apple single-handedly killed the stylus with the launch of its first-generation iPhone in 2007, that doesn’t mean that the world is better without it. Surely you shouldn’t need a stylus to interact with your device in basic things, that doesn’t mean that using your finger for handwriting is practical. We’ve seen the success of the Galaxy Note line-up at least in smartphones, and once again, we hear that Apple continues trying to re-imagine the stylus.
Apple seems to envision its future stylus as more of an ad-on, and not necessarily a core [...]