About this project
Just like a high-quality ball-point pen!
The Cregle iPen transforms the iPad into a content creation device, not just a content consumption device. iPen is the first active digitizer stylus that allows you to write with precision directly on the iPad. Unlike the passive digitizer used in the typical iPad stylus, iPen writes like a real pen with accurate positioning and palm rejection features that passive products simply cannot achieve.
With the Cregle iPen’s active digitizer, the attached receiver picks up the iPen’s signal and its precise position as it hovers above the screen (whereas a passive stylus can be located only when the user touches the screen). This crucial advantage allows iPen to actively transmit 60 samples per second to pinpoint the pen’s exact location.
iPen ≠ capacitive stylus
iPen is very unique in three aspects:
Every iPen comes with an external receiver attached to the iPad UART port, which gathers iPen's ultrasonic and infrared signal that identifies the precise location of the iPen on the screen. This revolutionary pen instrument is under Apple’s MFi program and will bear the logo ‘Made for iPad’ approved by Apple soon.
Our goal is to integrate the iPen with the most popular writing and drawing
apps for the iPad. At the initial release, the iPen will work on the following
We are working with the following partners to integrate their apps with iPen. You should expect iPen to work on those apps in Feb 2012 or earlier. More apps are coming! We’re updating our app partner portfolio periodically.
Apps are listed alphabetically.
*iPen is not working on all iPad apps. We’re currently working with several popular app developers for integration. We provide easy to implement SDK.
Kickstarters: Please help us to spread the word! And tell the App Developers you want to use iPen on their apps.
iPad and 'Made for iPad' are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.
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