Even though the word tablet has come to be applied to those slate-like electronics with a mix of PC and smartphone features, Genius decided to create a device of a different sort.
By now, one could say that the number of media slates on the market is slowly moving up a step from moderate to high, especially now that Android 3.2 models exist and even some with Ice Cream sandwich are on the way.
Meanwhile, the word tablet
is one that has been spoken and written more and more as time went by and new slates showed up.
Still, the fact of the matter is that this very same moniker is one that is fit to describe other types of gadgets, like what Genius just revealed
Rather than put together something that may or may not successfully rival the iPad and Android devices, the company built something specifically usable for painting.
Indeed, true to its status as purveyor of computer peripherals, the outfit designed something meant to grant users access to a functionality hard to encounter anywhere.
Dubbed EasyPen M506, the invention has a working area of 5 by 6 inches, this being the part that qualifies as an ergonomic tablet of sorts.
The input is done with a cordless pen which, while not requiring any batteries, can sketch, paint, draw and sign things onto the surface much like a regular pen would on paper.
For those that want numbers, the pen has a high resolution of 4,000 LPI and a pressure sensitivity of 1,024.
Genius implemented four express keys on the side of the EasyPen pad, their roles being to easily zoom in and out, undo an action or grant access to the eraser function.
Finally, the product should prove to be a good companion for users of both PCs and Mac systems. Its price is of $139 and the warranty plan is of one year.