Tech-vergence

High-tech meets low-tech with merge of physical instruments & digitalization
Implications - As touchscreen devices continue to be heavily embraced by tech consumers, the market is seeing an increase in innovations promoting the convergence of high-tech with low-tech -- namely, digital devices and styluses. A variety of innovative styluses that enhance the use of touchscreen devices are now readily available, and brands are creating gadgets (for example, the Samsung Galaxy Note), that are specifically designed for manual writing or drawing as well. This "tech-vergence" shows that in the face of expanding digitalization, there is still a need for tools that help to bridge the gap, and enhance the connection, between manual actions and digital output.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 45,057 Total Clicks Jun 11 - Apr 12
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Pressure-Sensitive Tablet Pens - Jaja is an Entire Electronic Pencil Case in One Cord-Free Implement
SCORE: 6.9
V. Hot 8,925 Clicks Pub: Jan 14, 12
Pressure-Sensitive Tablet Pens
Jaja is an Entire Electronic Pencil Case in One Cord-Free Implement
There is a great deal to rave about where the Jaja Stylus is concerned, offering digital artists and avid doodlers the means to make expressive drawings on their tablets. Unlike many of the other hi-tech… [More]
Realistic Digital Paintbrushes - The Sensu Brush is the Ultimate Painting Device for iPad
SCORE: 6.5
Hot 9,415 Clicks Pub: Sep 25, 11
Realistic Digital Paintbrushes
The Sensu Brush is the Ultimate Painting Device for iPad
The Sensu Brush is the latest design concept that will let you paint with a brush directly on your iPad. Conceptualized by Artist Hardware, this product will make painters and kids love iPad even more.… [More]
Stylus-Embedded Cases - The Ozaki iCoat Finger iPhone Protector Allows People to 'Grab and Write'
SCORE: 5.5
Warm 9,324 Clicks Pub: Apr 24, 12
Stylus-Embedded Cases
The Ozaki iCoat Finger iPhone Protector Allows People to 'Grab and Write'
The Ozaki iCoat Finger iPhone case is great for both playful and practical reasons. It boasts a built-in stylus that is quick and easy to access. For practicality’s sake, it allows people to... [More]
Whiteboard Marker Styluses - Scribbly Stylus Makes Tablet Interaction Simple as Primary School
SCORE: 4.9
Warm 11,598 Clicks Pub: Jun 10, 11
Whiteboard Marker Styluses
Scribbly Stylus Makes Tablet Interaction Simple as Primary School
Touchscreen technology is pretty remarkable, but it's often easy to miss that foolproof tactile quality when interacting with cutting-edge gadgets. The Scribbly Stylus was designed with a little nostalgia… [More]
Crowdsourced Social Media Drawings - The 'Create My Tweet' Campaign Promotes the Samsung Galaxy Note
SCORE: 5.7
Warm 3,339 Clicks Pub: Nov 27, 11
Crowdsourced Social Media Drawings
The 'Create My Tweet' Campaign Promotes the Samsung Galaxy Note
To promote the Samsung Galaxy Note, a smartphone-tablet hybrid device with an advanced 'S' pen that allows for detailed drawings and sketches, the electronics brand has teamed up with some top illustrators… [More]
Wall-Writing Remotes - The 'Penveu' Makes Learning More Interactive
SCORE: 5.4
Warm 2,456 Clicks Pub: Apr 21, 12
Wall-Writing Remotes
The 'Penveu' Makes Learning More Interactive
The ‘Penveu’ was invented as a device to make teachers and business people interact better with audiences be more engaging. It’s small enough to fit in the palm of one’s hand,... [More]