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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I have had the ComFast Dual Band, (2.4/5Ghz), adapter since late May and although I have written a few articles on it I thought it was time for a full review.
This little adapter solves a myriad of issues for those who happen to only have a slower built in adapter on their tablets or notebooks that are only running wireless “n” speeds.
It will plug into any standard USB full size port and the bonus is that it is reversible. There is no “wrong way” to plug it in, so that makes it quite handy, especially f you don’t want the extremely bright led blinking at you. I have also used it on my HiBook with a full USB to USB C adapter and it works fine.
For less than $10.00 this is a very good deal. It should be capable, according to the specs, of 600 mb/s but with my home router I get about 433 mb/s which is still much faster than wireless “n” speeds. Speeds will obviously be dependent upon the router you use it with.
It does have a few downsides, which are quite minor. The first being the incredibly bright blue police cruiser intensity led, which if you plug it it with it facing away, then it is not an issue. The second one is that on a tablet with a small battery you will notice the extra battery consumption. On my Hi12 it makes no real dent in the battery life, but we are talking an 11000 mAh battery, while on the HiBook with a battery half the size, I do notice it. So that is all of the downsides and as I stated not major at all.
The author of this post is not connected in any way with the creators of the product reviewed and all opinions are strictly his. No guarantees of performance or reliability are either given nor inferred.