Genius MousePen M508W unveiled
Genius has released their MousePen M508W for those living in North America – yes, that means the US as well as Canada. This is a 5″ x 8″ wireless graphic-design tablet which will connect to a notebook or desktop through a USB receiver, working over the 2.4GHz wireless technology spectrum. Of course, with that connection, you are able to move around without any interference, and Genius intends to target the M508W at art teachers, students and graphic-design professionals, offering them wireless freedom to paint, draw, write, and edit.
Sporting a high-performance stylus that is tilt sensitive ±60 degrees and comes with 1024 pressure levels (the latter is normal), it is a snap to make the right brush strokes, whether they are meant to be thicker or thinner, as it all depends on how hard the stylus is pressed. Graphic-design professionals will also find that the MousePen M508W will offer one a similar experience as that of using paint and canvas.
Since it is called a MousePen, just how does it fare as a mouse? The left button for instance, is a simple push down with a right-click button and scroll button located near the tip along the side. The stylus will move across the 4000 LPI high-resolution contact area as though the display and tablet were the same, letting everything run smoothly and accurately.
You can opt to switch between the 5″ x 8″ contact area to a 4:3 wide screen contact area if the need arises. With a quartet of express keys (Desktop, Flip 3D, Page Up, Page Down) available for easy navigation, you will also find that the M508W comes with an LED power and low-battery indicator. The presence of 13 programmable hot cells make it a snap to create customized Office and Internet shortcuts that are located along the top of the contact area. A clip is there to handily stash away the stylus for easy access.
Expect to fork out $149 for the Genius MousePen M508W.