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Griffin's new Stylus + Pen + Laser is what it says it is, needs new name



Last week Griffin Technology announced the launch of the Stylus + Pen + Laser Pointer, a 3-in-1 tool for use in presentations, creative touchscreen input and good, old-fashioned pen and paper.


From Griffin, the Stylus + Pen + Laser Pointer features are:

  • Soft rubber tip designed to mimic the press of a finger, giving users more control as they write, sketch, tap and drag on iPads, iPhones or other touchscreen surfaces
  • Integrated laser pointer useful for screen presentations
  • Refillable ballpoint pen for writing on paper

The target market for this device consists of artists, students and everyday professionals who find themselves in need of all three instruments but want the convenience of carrying only one. The stylus is ideal for sketching and drawing and works well with many apps where a finer degree of precision is required. It has a high-sensitivity, omni-directional point that won’t scratch or smudge your touchscreen. It's available now for $49.99 at

Without seeing it I think the price point is a little high for such a device. Perhaps $10 cheaper would be better and they really need to come up with a more catchy name. How about LaPenStyl? Griffin, are you listening?

[Last modified: Monday, September 12, 2011 10:09am]


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