We have been able to write on touch screens for years. First in the resistive ones (the ones that many of us had within our reach because they were the cheapest) and, later, in the capacitive ones thanks to ‘pens’ with a rubber tip that had the precision of a meteorologist.
Little by little, companies became more and more interested in including their own ‘pen’ in their products, something that has evolved to date with devices such as the Galaxy S22 Ultra and its S-Pen, the Surface pencils, the of Lenovo tablets such as the P12 Pro and, of course, the Apple Pencil of the iPad.
However, as much as the technology of both the screens and the pens was improving (kudos, above all, to the laminated panels that make the experience so comfortable), I did not finish feeling comfortable.
And I’ve tried, really. I bought an iPad Air 3 with the first generation Apple Pencil for the purpose of taking notes at work. For events, presentations or situations, in general, in which it is more comfortable to write by hand than on a keyboard.
Also, the advantage of having it digitized is that I don’t have to write it down in a notebook and then transfer it to the Mac, since… well, I have it in Apple Notes directly to copy and paste, but the feeling was still weird.
I don’t know if it’s just me not getting used to it, but I notice that the pointer slips Too much on the screen and I’m certainly very envious of all those videos of incredibly talented people drawing with absolute precision on a tablet.
My tattoo artist draws on an iPad and it seems crazy to me, but it doesn’t work out for me (both due to lack of talent and because of how uncomfortable I feel with the Pencil and the screen. Until, beware, the one I least expected arrived to provide the perfect writing experience.
These last few weeks I have been analyzing the Kindel Scribe, the latest from Amazon that I will publish in a few days and that, to tell you the truth, I have used more as a notepad than as an electronic book.
Yes, as an eBook is more than enoughIt’s a Kindle and it needs no introduction. but it is that where it really shines is as an electronic notebook. It has a pen that, with a magnet that I don’t like too much, I have to admit, is anchored to one of the sides of the tablet so that it is always ready and at hand.
This is nothing new, as we have seen it in other products, but what radically changes the experience, at least in my opinion, is the texture. I don’t know if it will be the tip of the pen, the texture of the screen or a combination of both, but to give you an idea, the feeling is like writing with a marker on a sheet of paper.
It’s incredible, really, and although I’m missing some options on the pointer and the system is somewhat more intuitive at first glance, I think there is no product that, at this time, best conveys the sensation of digital handwriting.
You will also be able to draw (in black and grey, obviously) and yes, I know that there are Remarkable 2 on the market with a very good sensitivitybut here you have, in addition to a digital notebook, the library and the support of Amazon.
And… well, in 2022 a lot of very, very interesting products were launched, but one of the ones that stays in my TOP as one of the most amazing is this Kindle Scribe because it has gone from being a device relegated to the sofa or the nightstand to one that lives comfortably in those environments, but that also performs great in my day to day as a device to write down in “analogue”.
If you were looking for something like that, give it a try. It is expensive, very expensive, since it is 370 euros if you are Prime, but the good thing is that you can try it for 30 days and, if you are not convinced, return it. The nice thing about a Kindle is that it’s almost like an investment.
An example is that I have the first generation Kindle Paperwhite and I see no reason to change it for one of the new ones, since it fulfills its function perfectly and I find it difficult for this Scribe to remain outdated for the next few years.
In the analysis I will tell you more, but the truth is that it is a device that I have loved for something that, beware, is not its main purpose.
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