Apple iPad mini Retina, iPad 5 with pen support - Society & Religion
I don’t know about any of you, but i can’t wait for the next iPad mini with retina display.
Here’s the thing though: I really want it to have pen support. I’ve been an iPad owner since day one. I love the iPad.
The desktop class app selection is bar none. Android doesn’t even have half of what apple has as far as desktop class tablet apps.
I mean essentially the iPad has such great developers and apps that it’s set up for an artist. Couple those incredible apps with apples technology and retina display and you have one hell of a device. But it’s missing one major thing. It’s missing the pen. The iPad is like the ultimate mobile device for an artist, yet has no real pen. Lets not get into talking about the options we have for the ipad as far as a stylus goes today.
They are bad. They are unnatural, and uncomfortable. We cannot lean our hand on the device to draw like you can on Samsungs note devices. Samsung on the other hand has coupled wacom digitizer technology with multi touch in a great package with the note devices.
The problem is Android. There is only one real drawing app for Android, luckily it’s sketchbook pro. Besides that there is nothing. iOS on the other hand has a slew of amazing painting and sketching apps, loads of vector drawing software, and others. I always thought the iPad would eventually turn into what the note is.
Sony's Got A 13.3-Inch E-Reader With Pen Input, Which Is Sort Of Like A Dodo ...
I’ve heard some suggestions that our extreme fascination with Google Glass is more a symptom of desperation for some kind of genuine gadget innovation than anything to do with the product’s merits, and a new gadget from Sony (via The Verge ) has me wondering whether or not other companies are flailing about for something novel. Sony introduced a new 13.3-inch e-ink prototype reader device today, which seems new but also remarkably old and washed up all at once.
The device is called Digital Paper, and is a flexible 13.3-inch display that uses the battery sipping e-ink tech we’re used to in dedicated e-readers like the Amazon Kindle. The large display is more like the one you’d find on a MacBook Air than the one on a typical e-reader, however, which is one of its most unusual qualities. Big-screened e-readers don’t exactly have a super-successful track record, you might recall, as the Kindle DX was seen by most as an overly expensive, overly large iteration on the core Kindle concept, and two offerings in the category that were even larger from Skiff and Plastic Logic hit the deadpool prior to even launching at all.
Sony wants to change things up a bit with a capacitive touch panel and stylus to give users plenty of input options for a change. That’s bound to come in handy for taking notes in class, as this is aimed at the education market and will be entering trials at three Japanese higher ed institutions over the course of the next year. But even with a pen strapped to it, it’s still a big, dedicated e-reader, and it’s hard to see that offering much value for users in a world full of much more feature-rich, multipurpose devices like smartphones and tablets.