Latest in Fiftythree

Image credit:

Pencil on Paper: meet the stylus for FiftyThree's popular iPad sketching app

Matt Brian, @m4tt
10.18.13
13 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

When you're the creator of an award-winning iPad sketchbook app, making your own stylus would be a logical move. Unsurprisingly, that's exactly what FiftyThree, the brains behind Microsoft's Courier project and developers of Paper, intend to do. The company's new "Pencil" capacitive stylus has just popped up at the FCC, outlining its plans to equip Paper users with a rubber-tipped low power Bluetooth accessory that can draw on a touchscreen "like a canvas." The documents detail two models: one crafted from wood and the other from aluminum alloy.

The FCC approval highlights FiftyThree's desire to further expand beyond Apple's App Store and venture into new markets. The company recently partnered with Moleskine to allow Paper users to create a $40 custom-printed 15-page "Book" of sketches and designs created within the app. The new products will directly compete with Wacom's bluetooth-enabled stylii, and of course with plain old fingers -- which will likely still be welcome in the Paper app, even after the Pencil comes to market.

Pencil on Paper meet the stylus for FiftyThree's popular iPad sketching app

Source: FCC
In this article: fiftythree, ipad, moleskine, paper, pencil, stylus, wacom
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
13 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

The best consoles, games and accessories for students

The best consoles, games and accessories for students

View
Tesla's solar panels reportedly caught fire at an Amazon warehouse

Tesla's solar panels reportedly caught fire at an Amazon warehouse

View
Recommended Reading: Taylor Swift and Spotify are... best friends?

Recommended Reading: Taylor Swift and Spotify are... best friends?

View
Hitting the Books: We can engineer the Earth to fight climate change

Hitting the Books: We can engineer the Earth to fight climate change

View
The Morning After: Hands on with Disney+ 4K and HDR streaming

The Morning After: Hands on with Disney+ 4K and HDR streaming

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr