Genius EasyPen

Genius, a brand division of KYE Systems Corp., recently announced a new addition to the company’s extensive line up of digital tablets, the EasyPen i405. The new tablet aims towards various consumers,
including business professionals, graphic designers and amateur artists, offering an innovative interface and enhanced performance.

The EasyPen’s newest feature is its 28 programmable “Hot-Keys”, that could launch common applications or perform various functions such as navigating to the user’s homepage or adding a layer in Photoshop.
According to its manufacturer, the cordless EasyPen i405 features 1024-level pressure sensitivity, resolution of 2540 LPI, and two buttons that control shapes and thickness in drawing or writing tasks.

The working surface provided with the EasyPen i405 is sized at 4” x 5.5” and its portability can prove extremely useful to those wishing to work “on-the-go”. Genius takes pride in an ecological benefit their device offers, as it can actually save paper by digitally signing documents. Although digital signatures are not always valid, potential consumers might consider this option attractive.

After creating graphic data using the tablet, users have the ability to edit their photos, make comments and personalize documents. Using the provided software package, which contains PenNotice, Annotate for Word, Commander, PenMail, and PenSigner, users can further enhance their working environment. The suggested retail price currently stands at $79, and the device is said to support Windows 2000, XP and Vista, as well as the latest MAC operation system.

TFOT has previously covered the ASUS EeePC T101H Tablet netbook, which is ASUS’s first tablet computer, and the CrunchPad, a touch screen tablet that allows users to easily surf the web without being dependent on an internal operating system. Other related TFOT stories include the E-Note Concept, a new electronic gadget whose functionality is similar to that of the renowned ”Post-It” notes, and the FLEPia Electronic Paper, a very thin, portable touch-screen which allows users to view data uploaded to the device via an SD memory card or a wireless LAN connection.

For more information about the EasyPen i405, see the Genius website.