FiftyThree, the maker of the popular iPad creativity app Paper, has released its first venture into hardware with their new stylus, Pencil. The stylus is designed to work directly with the Paper app, and to give users more control when using the app. Pencil communicates with the app after a simple, two-second “kiss-to-pair” connection, syncing via Bluetooth.
When connected, the app rejects palm movements against the tablet, allowing users to draw smoothly. Users can also blend colors directly on the page using their fingers, or fix mistakes with Pencil’s eraser.
Pencil is designed to work specifically with Paper, but it also works just as well as a stylus on other touchscreen devices. The stylus is available in a walnut finish, made from sustainable hardwood ($59.95), as well as a more modern aluminum finish ($49.95), and is available for purchase in time for the holiday season.
(Source: Fast Company)