If you thought that the Surface Dial was a quirky accessory, well Apple says “hold my beer” and it’s prepping another gizmo that feels strange. It’s the Apple Paintbrush and it follows in the footsteps of the Apple Pencil. A new patent has info on that.
Apple has just patented a product that’s dubbed a “stylus with multiple inputs”. It’s a portable electronic device, according to the paper, with flexible contact members. Each of them is able to independently flex relative to the other members and generate a special touch sensitivity-based feedback response, based on a change of flexure in the contact members.
Of course people have been using the Apple Pencil for drawing for a bit now, so an extra, separate brush sounds like overkill. The accessory first came in 2015 and evolved over the past year with a new version. However, the Cupertino giant feels there’s a need for a more advanced system, that provides extra accuracy and more input variety.
A patent doesn’t always mean the device will get realized, by it sounds quirky enough to become real. Rather than making a separate brush, Apple should let us replace the nibs of the Apple Pencil with various tips, brushes, of various thicknesses and textures. The firm has always been close with Pixar (Steve Jobs was a main man there), so they may get feedback from some of the most talented artists around.
Now of course we all know here at HiBook Labs, that I am perfectly happy with my K480 Logitech Bluetooth keyboard, primarily because the K380 wasn’t available when I bought the K480, but in retrospect, I got the deal of a lifetime, because of the slot on the K480.
However, the K380 is still a killer Bluetooth keyboard, so if you are still in the market for a top of the line/portable BT keyboard for your tablet(s) and phone(s), then look no further!
Currently this BT Keyboard is on sale for about $24 on Amazon.com.
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The other day I put up a video about needing some new infrastructure hardware here to replace stuff that was just worn out. I ordered those items late Monday evening and had them from Amazon by noon today!.
I did a short unboxing and hands on and there are some serious things you may not realize about the video that will be posted below.
I shot everything on the the old BLU Studio Energy 2 as usual, but…. the initial segment ended up being taken in portrait mode, so I proceeded to play around in Openshot during the editing process and quite by accident I got the cool rotation as the first segment began.
Bottom line here is that if you need a very good USB keyboard and a decent wired USB mouse you can not go wrong with this item from Amazon. You can find it here for only $9.99 currently for both items!
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