Stylus Accessory.. Yes or No?
I got to thinking the other day. If I had an iPad one of the things I would use it for would be as a legal pad in meetings, etc. The thing is it doesn't support "ink" as it is (or MobileMe Notes, but thats a MobileMe thing not an iPad thing).
I wouldn't think it would be that difficult to make a cheap ($50) accessory stylus that would work on capacitive touch screens. Nor would it be that hard I would think to add "ink" applications to the App Store.
On the upside, should the iPhone get the same OS Support as the iPad the same accessory would work on it if you needed such a thing on a small screen.
Anyway, would you buy such an accessory if there was the option?
Last edited by combatdoc; 02-06-2010 at 12:39 PM.
- 02-06-2010, 12:45 AM #2
Yep, I thought of this the day it was announced. If I could write on the iPad it would be even more awesome. As a math major, taking notes in class with my computer is not an option, but I hate having binders and binders full of notes. I would LOVE to take notes on the iPad and have them all stored electronically. I'm sure anyone in a science related field that deals with symbols and pictures would agree with me.
Too bad if this does become available... I will be graduating in June and it'll be too late :-/
But then I got to thinking how it would be great to teach it with occasionally. Now I would rather be up at the chalkboard/whiteboard during my lecture than at the iPad, but during the summer (and other times in the future) I will be very pregnant and want to be on my feet as little as possible. If I could use the iPad to give my lecture projected onto a screen, that would be sooo awesome.
- 02-07-2010, 09:41 AM #3
There are plenty of Stylus accessories available right now for the iphone, which will surely work for the iPad as well.
Check out the Styloid from Radtech as an example.
Styloid iPhone Stylus and iPod touch Stylus - RadTech Products
As for the handwriting add-on, I'm not sure we'll ever see that.
- 02-07-2010, 07:01 PM #5
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The thing being we need said drawing/notes app.. Preferably just enable drawing in notes as its seems to be a natural extension of the "legal pad" though process.
I know drawing apps, etc exist, but just allow it in the notepad and we have a winner. Little less conspicuous in those meetings as well.
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Personally, I wouldn't use it much/at all, but that doesn't mean I can't see any uses for it. As other people have said, it would be great for math/science classes at any level, and its always good for a product to have a full lineup of accessories.