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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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10 Featured, 79 Examples:
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Date Range:
Jun 11 — Apr 12
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play_circle_filled Pressure-Sensitive Tablet Pens
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
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
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
play_circle_filled Whiteboard Marker Styluses
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
play_circle_filled Crowdsourced Social Media Drawings
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
play_circle_filled Wall-Writing Remotes
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
High-Tech Whiteboard Erasers
High-Tech Whiteboard Erasers
The Erascan Saves Erased Notes and Doodles to a Built-In Memory Card
The Erascan is a techie whiteboard eraser designed to save as it erases. The Erascan works like a scanner in that it copies down all of the doodles and drawings on a board and saves them to a memory card.… MORE
Real Time Scrawled Styluses
Real Time Scrawled Styluses
The Handwriting Chat Pen Enables Digital Dialog by Traditional Means
You may notice that your cursive writing is getting sloppier, the longer you go on using keyboards over pencils and paper. The Handwriting Chat Pen draws from the more intimate and long-established means… MORE
play_circle_filled Simulated Sketchbook Apps
Simulated Sketchbook Apps
iPad Paper Turns Any Tablet into a Virtual Drawing Board
The iPad Paper app is catered towards the artsy tablet user who yearns for the simplicity and organic nature of drawing by hand while still wanting to have the conveniences of digital technology.... MORE
Onscreen Signature Apps
Onscreen Signature Apps
The SoftSign App Takes Your John Hancock into the Digital World
The days of printing PDF documents and faxing them back to their sender may be over for good thanks to the SoftSign app. The ingenious app lets you sign your signature onto a PDF or JPEG document on touchscreen… MORE

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