Which stylus is for you?
LENOVO YOGA BOOK
Lenovo’s Yoga Book was a surprise when it was first announced at IFA in 2016. The device sits in slightly uncharted territory, somewhere between a tablet and an ultraportable notebook.
The clamshell design allows for the top half of the device to feature a regular IPS full HD display, while the bottom features a Halo Keyboard with stylus support for its Real Pen. This means you can use the stylus to write or draw on the bottom half of the device and share it via a number of different methods.
Lenovo unveiled a new version of the Yoga Book at IFA 2018. It builds on the unique portability and creative potential of this neat device, further blending the spheres of imagination and functionality. Available at takealot.com for R12 999.
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 9
Samsung’s Galaxy Note range is known for two things – its size and the S-pen. This year, the S-pen is more powerful than ever before thanks to its Bluetooth functionality. You can now use it to control slide presentations, jot down notes on the device or as a remote shutter trigger for the Note 9’s camera.
Samsung is even opening up the S-pen SDK to developers to find potential new uses for it. The 128 GB Galaxy Note 9 retails for R18 999.
The Apple Pencil connects to the ipad Pro via Bluetooth and can be charged via a Lightning connector hidden under the cap. The way it works is pretty impressive – a range of sensors is built into the pencil, enabling it to detect pressure and allowing you to shade and draw lines of various thicknesses.
According to Apple, you can get up to 12 hours on a single charge, which is great, because charging the Pencil in public can be somewhat embarrassing, if not risky to the hardware. (Look it up on the web.)
In addition, there’s no magnetic connection or built-in holder for the Apple pencil attached to any of the company’s devices, so you’ll need to buy a separate holder for it.
R1 999 at the istore; the 10.5-inch ipad Pro retails for R10 999.