Wacom still likes pens, intros stylus for capacitive screens


Do you remember resistive touch screens? I do, and I also remember that one necessary accessory that made them . . . well, somewhat useful. The stylus. Ever since capacitive screens became the (affordable) norm, however, styli have simply been fading away in the eyes of consumers.

But Wacom, the leading stylus manufacturer for resistive screens and its own Wacom tablets, has decided it wants to bring its most popular product back into the hands of customers.

Today, the company unleashed its latest stylus. And while that's not the sort of accessory we really cover here, it raises an interesting question: are styli still relevant in today's capacitive world?

Personally, I don't think that they are for necessarily everyone, but there are those incredibly talented artists who may find a stylus (or an assortment of styli) better than their assortment of fingers for drawing.  And then there's the HTC Flyer/EVO View 4G to think about. That has a capacitive screen and a capacitive stylus, as well.

Are these two companies on to something? I can't tell for sure, but I hope that if they are, they have some incredibly attractive things to offer with it.

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Calob Horton

Calob Horton is an associate editor at Pocketables. He loves all technology, no matter which company it comes from. This unbiased view of the tech world allows him to choose the products that best fit his personal needs and tastes: a Microsoft Surface Pro, a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and a third-gen iPad.Google+ | Twitter | More posts by Calob | Subscribe to Calob's posts

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