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Microsoft Surface Tablets for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 Introduced, Surface vs. iPad, and More

This Week's iPad, iPhone, iPod, and Apple TV News

Compiled by Charles Moore and edited by Dan Knight - 2012.06.22

This week's big news was Microsoft's unveiling of its forthcoming Surface tablets and Windows Phone 8, its next generation mobile operating system and the first version based on the venerable Windows NT kernel. While the Surface is innovative is some ways, it's going to be an uphill battle against the iPad - but maybe that's not Microsoft's real target. See Microsoft Surface Destined to Be a Best Seller
 for one perspective on the Surface's true market.

Mac notebook and other portable computing is covered in The 'Book Review, and general Mac news is in Mac News Review.

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Microsoft Announces Surface Tablets for Windows 8

Microsoft Surface TabletPR: On Monday at an event in Hollywood, Microsoft unveiled Surface, PCs built to be the ultimate stage for Windows 8, including two Windows tablets and accessories. Microsoft's 10.6" Surface tablet is 9.3 mm thick, weighs just under 1.3 pounds, features a magnetic case that incorporates a full multitouch keyboard, and will be able to access all Windows applications, including Xbox.

The company claims that these new machines have been conceived, designed, and engineered entirely by Microsoft employees, and designed to seamlessly transition between consumption and creation without compromise, with an extensive investment in industrial design and real user experience yielding the following benefits:

Software Takes Center Stage

Surface sports a full-sized USB port and a 16:9 aspect ratio the industry standard for HD. It has edges angled at 22°, a natural position for the PC at rest or in active use, letting the hardware fade into the background and the software stand out.

Side view shows how thin Surface and its keyboard are
Side view shows how thin Surface and its keyboard are.

VaporMg

The casing of Surface is created using a technique called VaporMg (pronounced Vapor-Mag), which Microsoft says is a combination of material selection and process to mold metal and deposit particles that creates a finish akin to a luxury watch. Starting with magnesium, parts can be molded as thin as .65 mm, thinner than the typical credit card, to create a product that is thin, light and rigid/strong.

Microsoft Surface's kickstand Integrated Kickstand

The unique VaporMg approach also enables a built-in kickstand that lets you transition Surface from active use to passive consumption watching a movie or even using the HD front- or rear-facing video cameras. The kickstand is there when needed, and disappears when not in use, with no extra weight or thickness.

Touch Cover

Microsoft says the 3 mm thin Touch Cover represents a step forward in human-computer interface. Using a unique pressure-sensitive technology, Touch Cover senses keystrokes as gestures, which Microsoft claims will enable you to touch Microsoft Surface tablet with touch covertype significantly faster than with an onscreen keyboard. It will be available in a selection of vibrant colors. Touch Cover clicks into Surface via a built-in magnetic connector, forming a natural spine like you find on a book, and works as a protective cover. You can also click in a 5 mm-thin Type Cover that adds moving keys for a more traditional typing feel.

An Amazing Windows Experience

Two models of Surface will be available: one running an ARM processor featuring Windows RT, and one with a third-generation Intel Core processor featuring Windows 8 Pro. Surface for Windows RT will expand the general availability of Windows 8 into tablet space, while the Windows 8 Pro model will be available about 90 days later for more power/productivity oriented users. Both will be sold in Microsoft Store locations in the US and available through select online Microsoft Stores.

Contributing to an Expanded Ecosystem

One of the strengths of Windows is its extensive ecosystem of software and hardware partners delivering selection and choice. This continues with Surface, adding to an already strong and growing ecosystem of functional and stylish devices delivered by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

Specs for Windows RT

  • Light: 676 g
  • Thin: 9.3 mm
  • Clear: 10.6 ClearType HD Display
  • Energized: 31.5 W-h
  • Connected: microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video, 2x2 MIMO antennae
  • Productive: Office 15 Apps, Touch Cover, Type Cover
  • Practical: VaporMg Case & Stand
  • Configurable: 32 GB, 64 GB

Surface for Windows 8 Pro

  • OS: Windows 8 Pro
  • Light: 903 g
  • Thin: 13.5 mm
  • Clear: 10.6 ClearType Full HD Display
  • Energized: 42 W-h
  • Connected: microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort Video, 2x2 MIMO antennae
  • Productive: Touch Cover, Type Cover, Pen with Palm Block
  • Practical: VaporMg Case & Stand
  • Configurable: 64 GB, 128 GB

Surface is expected to, well, surface in the fall along with Windows 8. Retail pricing will be announced closer to availability and is expected to be competitive with a comparable ARM tablet or Intel Ultrabook-class PC. OEMs will have cost and feature parity on Windows 8 and Windows RT.

Microsoft Surface with Touch Cover Shows Apple May Be Wrong

"Did Microsoft actually come up with a better design than Apple?" asks Cnet's Brooke Crothers, noting that in one sense, Microsoft has succeeded already - by demonstrating that there is a third paradigm, a transformable tablet, which strikes him as a pointed rebuttal of Apple's assertion that a laptop and tablet hybrid is a "forced" convergence, and noting that Steve Jobs dissed the idea, saying it was "ergonomically terrible" and "we've done tons of user testing on this, and it turns out it doesn't work."

"Well," says Crothers, "Microsoft showed us Monday that it could work. That's all I (and consumers) need to see."

He notes that there are other Windows 8-oriented hybrids, but those are laptops first and tablets second. With the Surface, Microsoft has turned the equation on its head, and as a result Crothers says, nailed the concept by designing a good tablet first, then figuring out how to do a really cool keyboard, and suggests that if Surface begins to catch on, Microsoft will have one-upped Apple.

Surface Tablet: The Keyboard Is the Key

Computerworld's Barbara Krasnoff notes that she needs keyboards with her computers because she's a professional writer and a touch typist, and consequently, until recently, she's never been attracted by the idea of a tablet - more precisely until Microsoft unveiled the Surface on Monday, which she perceives (if Microsoft can deliver on what's promised) to be a lightweight system on which somebody who writes can get some real work done, thanks to the cover that doubles as a keyboard in which you can feel the keys.

Surface RT vs. iPad: First Impressions

The Inquirer's Carly Page notes that Microsoft is looking to take on Apple's iPad with its 10.6" Windows RT tablet, and she compares the two machines on a point-by-point basis, declaring a provisional winner in each category:

  • Design notes Surface's "boxy metal trimmed edges".
  • Screen gives it all to the New iPad's Retina Display.
  • Software is another Apple win with its established App Store.
  • Cameras - unknown since Microsoft has not released specs.
  • Accessories - kickstand and Touch Cover give the nod to Microsoft.

Page concludes that the Inquirer's editors think that Microsoft will struggle to compete against Apple's iPad, mainly due to its lack of an app ecosystem that can match up to the iTunes Store, but if Microsoft can woo developers to create apps for Windows 8, that might change.

Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8

PR: Microsoft's Windows Team blogger Joe Belfiore says Windows Phone 8, officially announced in San Francisco, is the most advanced mobile OS Microsoft has ever made and will arrive on new phones later this year, noting that Windows Phone 8 is based on the same core technologies that power Windows 8, and as a result, Windows Phone 8 will unleash a new wave of features for consumers, developers, and businesses.

Belfiore says Windows Phone and its bigger sibling will share common networking, security, media and web browser technology, and a common file system. That translates into better performance, more features, and new opportunities for app developers and hardware makers to innovate faster.

Features

  • Multicore processor support: As reviewers have noted, Windows Phone runs buttery smooth on phones with a single processor. But piggybacking on the Windows core provides support for multiple cores - so were ready for whatever hardware makers dream up.
  • Bigger, sharper screens: Windows Phone 8 supports two new screen resolutions - 1280 x 768 and 1280 x 720, opening the door to amazing new handsets with high-definition 720p displays.
  • More flexible storage: Windows Phone 8 supports removable MicroSD cards, so you can stuff your phone with extra photos, music, and whatever else is important to you, and then easily move it all onto your PC.
  • NFC wireless sharing: If you haven't heard the term NFC yet, I'm betting you soon will. This emerging wireless technology lets phones share things over short distances. In Windows Phone 8, it helps make sharing photos, Office docs, and contact info easier - just tap your phone another NFC-equipped device. How cool is that?
  • Internet Explorer 10: The next version of Windows Phone comes with the same web browsing engine that's headed for Window 8 PCs and tablets. IE10 is faster and more secure, with advanced anti-phishing features like SmartScreen Filter to block dangerous websites and malware.
  • Wallet: Windows Phone 8's new digital Wallet feature does two great things. It can keep debit and credit cards, coupons, boarding passes, and other important info right at your fingertips. And when paired with a secure SIM from your carrier, you can also pay for things with a tap of your phone at compatible checkout counters.
  • Better maps and directions: Windows Phone 8 builds in Nokia mapping as part of the platform. Our partnership will provide more detailed maps and turn-by-turn directions in many countries, plus the ability to store maps offline on your phone so you can work with maps without a data connection.
  • Cooler apps and games: Basing Windows Phone 8 on the Windows core will unleash a new wave of amazing apps and especially games, for reasons Ill touch on in a moment.

A New Start Screen

Belfiore notes that Microsoft is making Windows Phone 8 even more personal, with a new palette of theme colors and three sizes of Live Tiles, all of which are under your control. We know Live Tiles are one of the things current owners really love about their Windows Phones, and we wanted to make them even more flexible and unique.

Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 7.8

The new Start screen is so useful and emblematic of what Windows Phone is about that Microsoft will be delivering it to existing phones as a software update sometime after Windows Phone 8 is released. If you currently own a Windows Phone 7.5 handset, Microsoft is planning to release an update with the new Windows Phone 8 Start screen, calling it Windows Phone 7.8.

Focusing on apps, some changes on the way include:

  • Native code support: Windows Phone 8 has full C and C++ support, making it easier to write apps for multiple platforms more quickly. It also means Windows Phone 8 supports popular gaming middleware such as Havok Vision Engine, Autodesk Scaleform, Audiokinetic Wwise, and Firelight FMOD, as well as native DirectX-based game development.
  • In-app payments: In Windows Phone 8 we make it possible for app makers to sell virtual and digital goods within their apps.
  • Integrated Internet calling: In Windows Phone 8, developers can create VoIP apps that plug into our existing calling feature so Internet calls can be answered like traditional phone calls, using the same calling interface.
  • Multitasking enhancements. Windows Phone 8 now allows location-based apps like exercise trackers or navigation aids to run in the background, so they keep working even when you're doing other things on your phone.

Windows Phone 8 @ work

Windows Phone 8 is also moving into the workplace in a big way, introducing a number of features and capabilities that companies and their IT departments demand. This is just one more benefit of sharing a common core with Windows 8. Some of the new business-friendly features include:

  • Device encryption: To help keep everything from documents to passwords safe, Windows Phone 8 includes built-in technology to encrypt the entire device, including the operating system and data files.
  • Better security: Windows Phone 8 supports the United Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) secure boot protocol and features improved app sandboxing, so the phone is better protected from malware with multiple layers of security.
  • Remote management: With Windows Phone 8, IT departments can manage apps and phones remotely, with tools similar to ones they now employ for Windows PCs.
  • Company Hub and apps: Companies can create their own Windows Phone 8 Hub for custom employee apps and other critical business info.

Windows Phone 8 updates will be delivered wirelessly over-the-air, so you don't have to bother plugging your phone into your PC to update anymore. Second, we will support devices with updates for at least 18 months from device launch.

Finally, Belfiore says Microsoft is working to create a program that gives registered enthusiasts early access to updates prior to broad availability - a little gift to fans and supporters.

Apps & Services

Free Carat Fingers Battery Hog Apps on Your iDevice

PR: Carat is the first app to generate personalized recommendations for improving your iDevice's battery life.

Carat appEver wondered why your battery is draining so quickly? Just install Carat, open it every few days so it can send data to AMP Lab's servers, and within a week Carat will start recommending actions (just for you!) and even predicting the improvements you will see. Although Carat cannot measure energy use directly, it infers what apps are responsible using advanced machine learning methods.

And it's free!

As you use your device, Carat occasionally takes measurements and sends them to our backend servers in the cloud, where we apply cutting-edge algorithms to determine what steps you can take to use less energy. By collecting snippets of non-personal data from a large number of devices, Carat does not need to run continuously in the background. Nothing AMP Labs collects identifies you, personally.

NOTE: Although Carat uses Location Services (thus displaying the little icon), it is NOT using your GPS and is NOT running in the background. The app uses almost no power.

Carat will tell you which apps it thinks are hogs (they use a lot of battery juice) and which are buggy (they use a lot of battery on your device but not most others). Being a hog or a bug does not make an app "bad", but a user trying to improve their battery life can use these designations to adjust their behavior.

Carat notes energy hogsCarat Features:

  • Action List telling you how to improve your battery life and by how much
  • Device information detailing exactly what data we are record in July
  • Reports apps that are using lots of energy and whether that is happening on other devices, too
  • Detail views let you dive down into the data and see graphs of energy use
  • Low-overhead sampling requires almost no energy or CPU
  • J-Score tells you how your battery efficiency compares to other users
  • Sharing features let you post/tweet/blog about your experience; more users means more data which means better recommendations for you

Carat is under active development by a team of researchers in the AMP Lab at UC Berkeley. We are constantly making improvements, adding features, and giving you more knowledge about how your device is using energy.

System requirements:

  • Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
  • Requires iOS 4.3 or later

Free

Free Windows App Lets You Use iPhone as USB Flash Drive

PhoneBrowsePR: PhoneBrowse is a free iPhone browse that can make iPhones work in Disk Mode and manage iPhone files via drag-and-drop just like in Windows File Explorer.

Without Jailbreaking, you can breezily add, delete or rename all types of file saved on your iOS devices, including the new iPad, iPhone 4S/4, iPod touch 4, etc. Use iPhone as USB flash drive.

Use all Models of iDevice as USB Flash Drive

Users can freely copy-paste, rename, delete and modify any types of files in their iProducts, especially when they have to restore iProduct to factory mode, PhoneBrowse is the right choice to find and backup their important files.

PhoneBrowse

Backup and Transfer Apps Data Without Jailbreaking

PhoneBrowse will access iOS Application System and let user to backup any Apps files like game progress data to PC, and of course, restore them at will.

Connect iPhone, iPad, iTouch Through Both USB-cable And Wireless WiFi

User can access iDevice and get their data back in the air.

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7, 8, Vista, XP (64-bit & 32-bit)
  • Resolution: 1024 x 768 display or above
  • CPU: Pentium IV 2.4 GHz or above
  • RAM: 512 MB system memory
  • Display Card: Accelerated 3D graphics - 64 MB RAM
  • Sound Card: Windows-compatible sound card
  • Hard Disk: 100 MB hard drive space
  • Others: iTunes 9.0 or above; iTunesMobileDevice driver installed

Supported Device Type

  • iPhone Series: iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S
  • iPad Series: the new iPad (WiFi, WiFi+4G), iPad (WiFi, WiFi+3G), iPad 2 (WiFi, WiFi+3G)
  • iPod Series: iPod touch 1, iPod touch 2, iPod touch 3, iPod touch 4

Supported File Type

  • Video Type: MP4, M4V, MOV, etc.
  • Audio Type: MP3, M4A, M4R, M4B, etc.
  • Image Type: PNG, JPG, etc.
  • Others: EPUB, PDF, etc.

FileMaker Ships Bento 4 for iPad

Bento 4 for iPadPR: FileMaker, Inc. released Bento 4 for iPad, the new version of the leading personal database app, that lets anyone create their own personal productivity apps on iPad.

Bento 4 for iPad changes the way people will view personal productivity on iPad. Solo business owners, knowledge workers, freelancers, contractors, consultants and home-based business owners now have an easy way to make their own apps to organize contacts, track projects, plan events and manage lists. Apps are both created and run within Bento 4 for iPad.

New features of Bento 4 for iPad include:

  • One-tap linking to the Bento Template Exchange to access hundreds of free, ready-to-use templates to get started in seconds
  • Powerful design tools that let users customize templates, create forms and organize information with a tap
  • 40 retina display-ready themes that add coordinated backgrounds, fonts, and shading to mirror a users personal style
  • New ways to see and interact with your information such as Table view, Split view and Full Screen view
  • The ability to add calculations, encrypted fields and GPS location fields

Bento 4 for iPad"With Bento 4 for iPad it is amazingly easy for anyone to create their ultimate personal productivity app right on their iPad," says Ryan Rosenberg, vice president, marketing and services, FileMaker, Inc.

Bento 4 for iPad can be used by itself to create apps for personal use on iPad. Bento 4 for iPad can also be synchronized with Bento 4.1 for Mac. Bento 4.1 for Mac is available as a free update and provides existing Bento 4 for Mac users compatibility with the new Bento 4 for iPad.

Bento 4 for iPad is immediately available on the iTunes app store. Until July 31, customers can purchase Bento 4 for iPad at the special introductory price of $4.99 (price will be $9.99 starting August 1, 2012). Bento for iPhone can be purchased for $4.99.

New users can get Bento 4.1 for Mac at the special price of $29.99 until July 31. This is $20 off the regular price. Price will be $49.99 starting August 1, 2012). Bento 4.1 for Mac is available on the Mac App Store and filemaker.com

Create Personal Productivity Apps on Your iPad with Bento 4 for iPad

PR: FileMaker, Inc. has released Bento 4 for iPad, the new version of the leading personal database app, that lets anyone create their own personal productivity apps on iPad.

Bento 4 for iPad

Bento 4 for iPad changes the way people will view personal productivity on iPad. Solo business owners, knowledge workers, freelancers, contractors, consultants and home-based business owners now have an easy way to make their own apps to organize contacts, track projects, plan events and manage lists. Apps are both created and run within Bento 4 for iPad.

Bento 4 for iPadNew features of Bento 4 for iPad include:

  • One-tap linking to the Bento Template Exchange to access hundreds of free, ready-to-use templates to get started in seconds: http://bit.ly/qHTB30
  • Powerful design tools that let users customize templates, create forms and organize information with a tap
  • 40 retina display-ready themes that add coordinated backgrounds, fonts, and shading to mirror a users personal style
  • New ways to see and interact with your information such as Table view, Split view and Full Screen view
  • The ability to add calculations, encrypted fields and GPS location fields

Bento 4 for iPadBento 4 for iPad can be used by itself to create apps for personal use on iPad. Bento 4 for iPad can also be synchronized with Bento 4.1 for Mac. Bento 4.1 for Mac is available as a free update and provides existing Bento 4 for Mac users compatibility with the new Bento 4 for iPad.

Bento 4 for iPad is immediately available on the iTunes app store. Until July 31, customers can purchase Bento 4 for iPad at the special introductory price of $4.99 (price will be $9.99 starting August 1, 2012). Bento for iPhone can be purchased for $4.99.

New users can get Bento 4.1 for Mac at the special price of $29.99 until July 31. This is $20 off the regular price. Price will be $49.99 starting August 1, 2012. Bento 4.1 for Mac is available on the Mac App Store.

Accessories

Proporta BeachBuoy 100% Waterproof Case for iPad & Other Tablets

PR: If you're in need of a waterproof iPad case, the 100% waterproof BeachBuoy case is now available for the new iPad 3. The Proporta BeachBuoy waterproof Beachbuoycase is now available to buy for the iPad and other tablets. BeachBuoy's already keep smartphones and e-readers safe from water and dirt, and now the iPad can also be protected inside the 100% waterproof rated BeachBuoy for iPad in up to 5 metres of water.

Ideal for use on holiday whether in the pool, out at sea or simply when watching a flick in the bath, the tablet retains full use of the its touchscreen while it stays nice and dry tucked away in the BeachBuoy.

Using a watertight double seal and a secure transparent window on both sides, your iPad 3's touchscreen remains in full use, even underwater. Use your iPad 3 around water, sand, dirt or any other elements that you wouldn't want near its screen with confidence thanks to the BeachBuoy case.

Tested and approved by the British Standards Institute after being submerged at 5 metres for an hour, the BeachBuoy Waterproof iPad Case passed BSI IP57 / IP58 (important stuff).

BeachbuoyBeachBuoy Case Features:

  • 100% waterproof case compatible with all generations of iPad as well as tablets of similar dimensions
  • Use your iPad while its inside the BeachBuoy get online, take photos/video, update your Facebook status underwater
  • Double seal and Velcro closure system
  • Lanyard to attach around your neck or wherever else its needed
  • Use your BeachBuoy to protect other valuables from water, sand and dust
  • BSI approved (IP57/IP58)

Lynnette Prigmore, Head of Product at Proporta.com says "Following the success of the BeachBuoy for smartphone and e-reader, we're very pleased to present the BeachBuoy for iPad and Tablet devices. Essential for beach use, but also great for keeping documents, cables, cash and cards in one place and importantly, dry, whilst out and about."

BeachBuoy 100% Waterproof Case for iPad sells for £24.95.

Kensington Announces New iPad & iPad 2 Accessories for Mobile Productivity-Oriented Users

PR: Kensington has announced a new line of pro and productivity user oriented accessories for use with the New iPad and iPad 2.

Designed for the mobile professional iPad user is the Kensington Folio Trio Mobile Workstation for New iPad and iPad 2. Kensington Folio Trio Mobile Workstation for New iPadThe protective, zippered case keeps your iPad safe from damage and includes a place for everything you need to get work done on-the-go a removable 3-ring binder, two-position iPad stand, loops for pen and stylus, and pockets to organize business or credit cards.

Further expanding its offering for easy iPad navigation and annotation is Kensington's new Executive Family of Styluses. When precision is a priority, an elegant stylus that also acts as a laser pointer will get your point across. Two new Kensington Virtuoso Pro Styluses feature a choice of either a Rollerball pen or fine tip nib in sophisticated designs delivering comfort, control, and flawless performance.

Additionally, a colorful new variety of KeyFolio Pro 2 Removable Keyboard, Case & Stand join the latest collection of Kensington accessories built for iPad 2 productivity.

You can watch Kensington's Folio Trio video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYRba7tqUtw and a Kensington KeyFolio Pro 2 Removable Keyboard, Case & Stand video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o07rFrYxpq0

All Kensington items are also available at the Kensington Online Store.

Kensington Folio Trio Mobile Workstation for New iPadKensington Folio Trio Mobile Workstation for New iPad and iPad 2 (K39577US; $79.99)

Unzip the Kensington Folio Trio Mobile Workstation and you'll find a place for everything whether you're keeping handouts sorted in the 3-ring binder, browsing the web on your new iPad or iPad 2 or simply taking notes. The built-in stand holds your iPad in portrait or in landscape mode and the convenient loops store your stylus and pen. Plus there are plenty of pockets to organize business or credit cards. And this Mobile Workstation is designed to adapt to your needs with a 3-ring removable binder.

Kensington Folio Trio Mobile Workstation for New iPad Features:

  • Protective, zippered case keeps your iPad safe from scratches and damage
  • Built-in two-position stand holds iPad in vertical or horizontal position
  • Built-in, removable 3-ring binder
  • Loops for pens and stylus
  • Pockets to organize business and credit cards
  • Holds up to letter size notepad

KeyFolio Pro 2 Removable Keyboard, Case & StandKensington KeyFolio Pro 2 Removable Keyboard, Case & Stand (Red-K39638US; Dark Brown-K39639US; Caramel-K39640US; SRP $99.99)

The Kensington KeyFolio Pro 2 provides a removable keyboard optimized for the touch typist. Built-in Bluetooth technology delivers wireless operation and one button setup. A secured Velcro fastener ensures tablet vertical stability with viewing angels from 70 to 20. This lightweight 3-in-1 design is optimized for travel and in-case use plus protects your new iPad and iPad 2 from wear and scratches. Available in red, dark brown and caramel.

Features:

  • Easy port access to all iPad 2 controls and 30-pin connector
  • Cut outs for I/O ports, speakers, front and back cameras
  • Bluetooth: V 3.0 standard
  • Working time: 120 hours
  • Standby time: 200 days
  • Battery capacity: 380 mAh Lithium Ion

Kensington Virtuoso Pro Pointer Stylus & Red Laser Pointer (K39539WW; $39.99)

Virtuoso Pro Pointer Stylus & Red Laser Pointer

The Kensington Virtuoso Pro Pointer delivers sleek and effortless performance conveniently packaged in an elegant pen design. The built-in red laser offers a fine focus to make your point. The responsive touch tip makes writing on your tablet an easy experience. The lightweight and conductive quality barrel offers greater comfort and accuracy with a sculpted clip to keep it handy for easy storage and transport.

Features:

  • Sleek and elegant barrel design
  • Sharp point, red laser pointer with simple push button control
  • Responsive and sensitive touch tip with fluid performance
  • Conductive quality barrel offers greater comfort and accuracy
  • Clips easily to keep it handy for presentations or input modes
  • Batteries included

Kensington Virtuoso Pro Pen Stylus & Pen (Black-K39526WW; White-K39564WW; SRP $29.99)

Virtuoso Pro Pen Stylus & PenThe Kensington Virtuoso Pro Pen provides sophisticated and elegant design. Its blend of Rollerball Pen and responsive touch stylus makes note-taking easy on your tablet and notepad. And the conductive quality barrel delivers greater comfort and control with a sculpted clip for easy storage.

Features:

  • Sophisticated and elegant design
  • Rollerball pen with fluid performance
  • Replaceable black ink cartridge
  • Responsive and sensitive touch tip
  • Conductive barrel offers greater comfort and control
  • Clips easily for storage to a pocket, folio or bag
  • Cap fits securely over back of barrel and touch tip

Kensington Virtuoso Pro Stylus Fine Tip Stylus (Black-K39538WW; White-K39563WW; SRP $19.99)

Virtuoso Pro Stylus Fine Tip StylusThe Kensington Virtuoso Pro Stylus provides a sophisticated and slim design with a responsive and fine tip that makes writing on your tablet easy. And the lightweight, quality barrel offers greater comfort and accuracy with an integrated clip for easy storage.

Features:

  • Sophisticated and slim design
  • Effortless and fluid performance
  • Accurate, responsive and sensitive fine tip stylus
  • Conductive quality barrel offers greater comfort and accuracy
  • Clips easily for storage to a pocket, folio or bag

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