LunaTik Touch Pen seeks Kickstarter funding, an all in one rollerball and iPad stylus

The LunaTik Touch Pen is currently seeking Kickstarter funding and before you assume that it is just another stylus, it does offer something quite unique. The stylus is actually a rollerball pen but with a click of a button, the ink point disappears and it becomes a capacitive stylus for your iPad.

Paper and pen will never be replaced. However, more and more people are embracing their iPads and tablets to take notes and capture ideas in a new hybrid analog-digital workflow. These users continuously switch between paper and touch screen during the day. This means they require both a traditional ink pen and a digital stylus.

The pen / stylus combination has been done many times in the past for resistive touch screens but I haven’t seen one for a capacitive touch screen. This could certainly come in very handy. The project has already garnered over $40,000 of pledges with 59 days to go. Expect this one to hit the market in April next year.

Source: Kickstarter

 

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LunaTik Touch Pen seeks Kickstarter funding, an all in one rollerball and iPad stylus

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LunaTik Touch Pen styluses Still lacks the precision of Resistive stylus or Estylo capacitive stylus from Plai.
Although LunaTik Touch Pen has better precision than other rubber tip styluses on the market.
I think for sketching,Estylo from Plai is better.
have posted a set on
flickr.com/photos/59145126@N07/sets/72157628172115599/
Regarding accuracy of Estylo.
 See all my 4 image photos and video on Estylo's accuracy feature and my comments on my posts on the above stated flickr website.There,See the image tittled-"Error in styluses with Disc tips (2nd image)"
(Ostylus tip touching the screen is shown).You will find unnecessary point or line mark on the screen.However,Estylo does not have this problem,it's very accurate and simple in design.In fact,at the corners of tips of Estylo,which are used to give command on screen,Estylo has the smallest tip curves of all styluses i have seen till now,be it resistive or capacitive.
Capacitive styluses works on Electric charge density on screens and resistive ounces work with Pressure sensitivity(pressure=force per unit area in newtons per metres square).Moreover the sensitivity size of capacitive screens is very slightly larger than that of resistive screens so we cannot use those very accurate resistive styluses with very precise small tip end .Let me tell you that the guys at Plai are creative genius. They have successfully invented a capacitive stylus with best possible accuracy till now at least which can be much improved in future through heavy research and development.Plai successfully have replaced those traditional punchy,rubbery stylus design *which have no accuracy with a highly sophisticated precision lightweight triangular design.More importantly,not only Estylo works with glove but also it does not require any additional direct radio frequency system support and external power.