TrueTip fingertip PDA Stylus
By Mitchell Levine
industry experts, sophisticated journalists, and intelligent laypeople
agree, one of the most remarkable phenomena in recent education
technology history has been the growing impact of personal digital
assistants in our nation's schools. Although a lot more attention
has been paid to the distribution of laptop computers proper,
increasingly school administrators have begun to offer their students
the benefits offered by the other branch of the mobile computing
family, outfitting them with products like the Palm M-Series or
Handspring Visor models.
Anyone who has used a Palm Pilot, however, has noted at least
a few of the liabilities that these systems can present. Often,
especially in less expensive models, it seems as if exceptional
fine motor coordination is a pre-requisite to negotiating even
the simplest tasks. Actually, even with the built-in holster,
just trying to hold onto a stylus without losing it is a challenge.
Considering the fact that adults find these qualities frustrating,
how can the education community take advantage of the convenient,
discrete form factor, and robust affordability that pen computing
can make available, while still providing a practical solution
capable of being employed by children and adolescents?
A pragmatic answer has entered the marketplace in the form of
the TrueTip fingertip stylus. Designed to adjustable fit over
a first or index finger, the TrueTip stylus allows you to enter
characters, navigate screens, and manipulate information on the
touchscreens of PDAs or Smartphones completely and naturally.
Since it requires no grasp of an instrument, the fingertip stylus
can permit data entry or text formatting with far less screen
blocking, or injury-producing repetitive stress. The TrueTip can
quite easily be carried on a belt, pen, or finger, making it much
easier for a student to keep without losing. And a list price
of under $10 ensures that this is a product for just about any
This is one that needs to be experienced to be fully appreciated,
so don't just listen to me — check it out for yourself at the
company's website www.truetip.com or dial them direct at
Update, Inc., P.O. Box 20005, New York, NY 10001.
Tel: (212) 481-5519. Fax: (212) 481-3919.Email: email@example.com.
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