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#1 joedonaldson

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:20 AM

I came across this link today and am pretty impressed. http://penmoto.com/

A super simple idea that looks like it will come in handy for any of those out there heavily using a tablet.

Already placed my pre-order
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:49 AM

I guess I don't get it. I think that just taking the time to learn to type while holding the stylus is probably easier (and cheaper) than learning how to use that thing. I can type just fine holding the stylus between my thumb and forefinger (think a relaxed version of the way your hand would be on a bike handlebar). In fact, I'm typing this while holding my stylus right now!! Maybe I'll join the video-tutorial-mania and make a video about how to do it.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 04:02 AM

Definitely a dorky not necessary item but I definitely think it will prove useful. When doing type/indesign work the stylus in hand typing has never been very enjoyable for me.
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:43 PM

I guess I don't get it. I think that just taking the time to learn to type while holding the stylus is probably easier (and cheaper) than learning how to use that thing. I can type just fine holding the stylus between my thumb and forefinger (think a relaxed version of the way your hand would be on a bike handlebar). In fact, I'm typing this while holding my stylus right now!! Maybe I'll join the video-tutorial-mania and make a video about how to do it.

I think I need to see that tutorial:)

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:26 PM

I guess the [media] tag doesn't like blip for some reason. Here's a link:
http://blip.tv/sao-b...-stylus-5924257

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:40 PM

I had never paid attention to how I do it, but I type with the wacom pen in my hand EXACTLY the same way.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:59 PM

I guess the [media] tag doesn't like blip for some reason. Here's a link:
http://blip.tv/sao-b...-stylus-5924257

Haha. Damnit, I was hoping for a vid that would be laden with more sarcasm.
But yeah, I do the same. More power to the guy with the Wacom ring, i guess I can see the niche market.

On a similar note, remember in high school when all the kids were flipping their pens like that? (potentially showing my age here but whatever, i got no "innanet rep" anyway:)

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:10 AM

Sorry, too busy to interject any commentary - although I was tempted to reference a couple of "mograph classic" moments.

A kid at my school was like the Yngwie Malmsteen of pen twirling.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:14 AM

Yeah, I do the same, though I've had people comment that it must be uncomfortable holding my thumb in like that while typing (it's not)

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 03:15 AM

Am I the only one who goes into a slight panic, frantically trying to find my misplaced pen every 3 minutes?

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 03:52 AM

Am I the only one who goes into a slight panic, frantically trying to find my misplaced pen every 3 minutes?


These help. :P

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:40 AM

Damn Sao, shit looks tight. When did get into typing-whilst-holding-your-stylus?

Got any tips for someone just starting in the industry?
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:32 AM

i think that invention can also e easily replaced with a rubber band...

but hey kudo's for creativity i guess :D

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 03:43 PM

The PenMoto just came in the mail and I have to say it is pretty convenient. It was a little hard to get the hang of at first and I was a bit skeptical but so far so good. It definitely has been proving itself useful.
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:10 AM

I almost backed this project but backed out in the last second. I'd personally would love to see a light weight aluminum pen from Wacom. I once had a Wacom pen break in my hand while at a studio.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:38 PM


These help. :P

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I misplace mine all the time. I don't even have the stylus dock thingy NEAR my desk. I never use it. My mouth often helps out if I need to type. No one use my stylus. Ever.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:27 PM

Am I the only one who goes into a slight panic, frantically trying to find my misplaced pen every 3 minutes?

I have the bad habit of walking around office with the pen in my hand and almost every time i end up leaving it on a colleagues desk or even in the kitchen. I definitely need a beeper or even a gps tracker built into it. (Once i am rich and famous i'll hire a personal assistant who's responsible for the damn thing)

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:45 PM

I have been using the PenMoto for a few weeks now and it is terrific. At first I felt like I was mentally handicapped because I couldn't seem to get the hang of it but after a few days I got the hang of it. I definitely recommend it to anyone interested.
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 11:06 PM

So you think it's worth the ducats?

I'd have to find a way to make it work with the rings I usually wear
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