New model of Cintiq alternative looks promising?

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  01 January 2013
echo, Lenovo wireless touch monitors with stylus will spawn copycats to the point that Wacom will need to drop pricing or innovate more. They simply aren't mobile in a mobile world.
CK Pinson
  01 January 2013
the KUPA looked interesting.. but ASUS also showed off this nice device and has a Tegra 3 (?)... not sure about pressure sensitivity though.

here's a bit more review:
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  01 January 2013
Originally Posted by ambient-whisper: Anyone seen this before?

Its cheap way to get a cintiq, no special screen required, only pen and connectors. would be nice to get it working on a pc..

I wonder what the performance is like ( pen lag )

In an earlier post I mentioned there were reasons to be skeptical about the iPen 2, enticing though it does look.

First, the numbers: the project's Kickstarter drive is more than halfway to its deadline, but has raised less than a third of its funding goal. Cregle did exceed its goal for the first iPen back in 2011, asking for $35,000 and raising over $160,000, but now they're aiming for $360,000. It's possible they could get a surge of backers by February 5th, but...

Second, Cregle's track record:
the original iPen was met with lukewarm response--aside from limited app compatibility, there were issues with calibration and lag. Even positive reviews seemed to say "it's not perfect, but for what it does it's better than other stylus options." There was also controversy over Cregle's claims about the pen (described in more detail in that linked review), and to me, the company's delayed reaction casts some doubt their integrity.

The best outcome would be for Cregle to meet its Kickstarter goal and deliver a product that improves upon the first iPen's issues. I'm not holding my breath, but part of me hopes I'll be surprised.

Originally Posted by CKPinson: Wacom will need to drop pricing or innovate more. They simply aren't mobile in a mobile world.

Totally agreed. Disregarding price and just looking at practicality, large Cintiqs are great for static workstations, but the 12WX sacrifices resolution without actually being portable. Wacom seems to be ignoring the chunk of the market who'd like to take a pen-display with them for meetings and travel.
  01 January 2013
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