I know what you’re thinking, the stylus has a battery and transmits its orientation to the iPad over Bluetooth or WiFi, or there is some other active/electronic way the stylus knows which end you’re writing with. Nope, believe it or not, this is a perfectly normal passive, capacitive stylus, that will sell at a normal capacitive stylus price.
There are no batteries or syncing to worry about; we’ve found a ‘magical,’ patent pending way to tell which end of the stylus is touching the screen. The inspiration was a simple pencil, and the motivation was the lack of a good parallel to the traditional pencil and paper model. I believe this is truly one of the last road blocks to make taking notes on your iPad just like writing on paper.
Checkout the project’s Kickstarter page to see it in action!
The Tabü Duo’s solid machined aluminum body is triangularly shaped for comfort and ergonomics. It will come anodized in black, silver, and blue, and the interchangeable, magnetic capacitive tips will also be in assorted colors. After its release this summer, the Duo, as well as the rest of the Tabü product line, will be available through various retailers. Starting today, you can pre-order the stylus today for $20, $5 off the normal retail price that it will sell for in stores. In addition, we’re offering a special green Kickstarter version, and packs of 80 for half off the retail price. There will be two note taking apps for the iPad that are compatible with the stylus, a free drawing app called Tabü Paper, and of course, PaperDesk. In the future, we hope to get other apps on board too.
The Tabü Duo stylus and Tabü Paper, a free iPad note taking app, were developed by myself (Scott, PaperDesk developer), Matthew Paprocki, product designer at Boombang, Inc., and Kevin So, product development engineer at AV Concept Holdings, LTD, the company behind the popular headphone line, SOUL(R) by Ludacris.
See the official press release on PRWeb here