Kickstarter project: turn your pen into a capacitive stylus via a cap
The most user-friendly and precise touch screen technology currently in use is capacitive. Quoting from Wikipedia:
“As the human body is also a electrical conductor, touching the surface
of the screen results in a distortion of the screen's electrostatic
field, measurable as a change in capacitance.” A drawback of capacitive
touch screens is that you need to touch them with something conductive.
Thus, gloves are out (in winter) and so are simple styli. While I mostly
agree with Steve Jobs’ quote that “if you see a stylus, they blew it”, styli do have two important applications:
- drawing where a stylus gives you more control than fingers
- signing (as in “the UPS guy”)
The kickstarter project “MORE/REAL Stylus Cap
asks you to fund a product that solves two problems:
- It is a precise capacitive stylus. That means you can also use it with gloves when it’s cold.
- It works as a cap for a pen, which means your stylus is useful even when
your touch device is switched off.