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.
We’re scheduled to ship the iPen in January (2012).
At the initial release, iPen will work on Ghostwriter Notes, My Notebook!. In the
coming months, there will be many more apps adding support for iPen. We’re working with developers to make iPen a universal pen peripheral.
International orders, including Canada are shipped by USPS Priority Mail. (International buyers are responsible for any import tax or VAT.) In certain countries or bundled orders, we may ship with different carriers.
Yes, the iPen comes with a 1-year warranty.
iPen works on both iPad and iPad2. We're not supporting Android or any other devices at this point.
iPen requires 2 V392 watch batteries. We will include 4 batteries so you can have one extra pair just in case. The 2-piece battery can last up to 100 hours of continuous writing.
No! But we plan to have pressure sensitivity feature available on iPen 2.
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