A Pen Worthy of the New iPad's High-Res Screen
Artists and photographers have already embraced the iPad for showing off their work, and sometimes for creating, despite the screen's limitations. The new version announced yesterday sweeps away those limitations - with an ultra high-resolution, color-saturated display.
The jaja stylus addresses another drawback by mimicking the ability of a brush or charcoal to alter line thickness and depth with pressure -- making any iPad's touch screen a bit more like a piece of paper or canvas. The pen features a pressure sensor that transmits readings to the tablet. In place of radio signals such as Bluetooth, it sends high-frequency sound to the tablet's microphone. The tones are beyond the range of human hearing and soft enough to not bother the dog. No more shutting down while on a flight – it works with an iPad in airplane mode.
Jaja is funded through a program called Kickstarter, in which individuals put up the money to finance small businesses. Signing on as a backer, you can pre-order the jaja for $45, plus $10 shipping. Deliveries start next month.
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