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Kickstarter project: turn your pen into a capacitive stylus via a cap

The most user-friendly and precise touch screen technology currently in use is capacitive. Quoting from Wikipedia: “As the human body is also a electrical conductor, touching the surface of the screen results in a distortion of the screen's electrostatic field, measurable as a change in capacitance.” A drawback of capacitive touch screens is that you need to touch them with something conductive. Thus, gloves are out (in winter) and so are simple styli. While I mostly agree with Steve Jobs’ quote that “if you see a stylus, they blew it”, styli do have two important applications:
  • drawing where a stylus gives you more control than fingers
  • signing (as in “the UPS guy”)
The kickstarter project “MORE/REAL Stylus Cap” asks you to fund a product that solves two problems:
  • It is a precise capacitive stylus. That means you can also use it with gloves when it’s cold.
  • It works as a cap for a pen, which means your stylus is useful even when your touch device is switched off.

[Source: Uncrate]

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