As Georg Petschnigg, one of FiftyThree’s founders, puts it, a stylus gives you the chance to “think with your hands.”
This seems like a fairly cool little gadget. While there are plenty of stylus tools out there for iPad, this one is made for the Paper app, which is a fairly popular drawing app. I like how it has the ability to act almost like a real pencil in that you can write AND erase with it, and use it as if it were a real pencil. As it says at the bottom of the article, just image if it could be used in other apps eventually for note taking and such. Yes, good old fashioned paper and pen/pencil can do the trick too, but this is the next stage of making it more like a "real" experience as compared to the stylus tools we are currently used to using. I can see where this would be great for kids, albeit an expensive one, but at least there would be no mess when the artwork was done! It would also be a good tool for kids who need a little help with fine motor skills, since it’s a slightly chunky tool, so there would be better grip while the kids could use the iPad.
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