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Art D. Rector's picture
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Something for the old gang

Yo people - what's up? Thought some of you folks might appreciate this Kickstarter project - the G-stick. It's basically a regular mouse crammed into a pen that's about as thick as a fat sharpie with a roller ball on the end. Looks like it would be a great thing for any graphic artist (hey - they got my money). Anyway, they tried to get it "kickstarted" and it fell thru the first time around. I had pledged $38 for one of these things - they're supposed to retail for $70 in the store. Anyway, the first deal fell thru - they missed their target by a few thousand, so they cancelled everything and started over. That means all the low end sponsor offers are open again. I re-upped for $25 this time (sweet - 33% savings!)

Anyway - if you hate your mouse and want something more like a pen - it looks cool to me (they have videos on youtube you can check). The advantage it has over tablets is you're not tied to the mirror-image trackpad deal. It works like a mouse - you can lift and roll and scoot around to "cheat" your movements just like a mouse (which you can't do on tablets - that's why I never use mine), and it gives you the natural pen feel. Don't know why nobody made one before.

Anywho - if you're interested...

PS: No it's not me - I'm in Florida. :-)

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Ivan's picture

This looks really interesting. I would love to try it.

Art D. Rector's picture
3161 pencils

They hit their target this time so it's a real deal now. I couldn't pass it up for $38 - for $25 it's a no-brainer imho. I paid $100 for my wacom tablet that just collects dust. Last time I looked there were still about 400 slots open on the $25 deal if you want to try it. Here's a youtube vid. They're amateur videographers, so it's kind of a clunky demo - but you get the idea.

wgzn's picture
2118 pencils

looks good to me. im in!
its like a wacom without pressure sensitivity. but for 1/4$ thats a fair trade

Ivan's picture

I think the big difference is that here you have to roll the little ball to reach a certain part of the screen. With a wacom you can place the cursor where you want immediately. That's why for me the wacom is the fastest and best.

JeffAtHuemor's picture
26 pencils

For that price point, it's worth a shot.

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