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Targus Touch Pen adds touch capabilities to any Windows 8 laptop


Touch Pen

It’s official: navigating Windows 8 with your mouse, well, bites. But do you really need to chuck your existing laptop and buy one with a touchscreen?

Maybe not. The Targus Touch Pen converts any laptop LCD into a touchscreen, albeit one that relies on a special stylus for input.

Works Of Touch Pen

It works like this: You plug a small receiver into one of your laptop’s USB ports, then stick it to the side of the display. After a one-time calibration (performed within Windows 8’s settings–there’s no special software required to use the pen), you’re good to go.

The thick, black, comfy stylus could easily be mistaken for a business pen, save for the brush-style bristles on the end. You use it exactly as you’d expect, by tapping and/or swiping on the screen.

And here’s the shocker: it works.

I tested it on an a fairly old Acer 17-inch laptop that I upgraded with Windows 8. My swipes and taps were recognized instantly and accurately, giving me a much “truer” Windows 8 experience than I could get from a mouse and keyboard.

Valuable Of Touch Pen

That said, you’ll have to decide just how valuable pen input is on a traditional laptop (as opposed to, say, a convertible or actual tablet). The real benefit would seem to lie in working with paint apps, though obviously that’s not a big (sorry) draw for most users.

Also, I should note that the bristles pick up every speck of dust on your screen. I frequently found myself pulling little dust-bunnies from the tip. Bleh.

At $99.99, the Targus Touch Pen is an affordable way to add touch capabilities to older laptops. It also makes Windows 8 a little easier to live with, and that’s no mean feat.

[ Source :- Techhive ]


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