iPod Touch as tablet input

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  1. CyFi

    CyFi New Member

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    Hi, I've been looking around at some tablet pcs for taking notes digitally in maths subjects at university, but the prices are too high and the specs too low. I am interested in using the iPod touch as a low-cost alternative input device.

    As demonstrated with the Sketch application, the iPod Touch is at least capable of some handwriting input (probably better with a stylus like the 'pogo stylus'), however, I am interested to know what developers opinion is on the possibility of using the iPod touch with a laptop to input handwriting into a word processor.

    As the screen is too small to write a significant amount of information on (especially using a finger to write), the program would have to a) wipe the screen after every x number of charachters, or b) incorporate autoscrolling. As to which end the character recognition would take place, or even if there exists a workable character recognition program for mathematical symbols, I have no idea (though I know open office supports at least some mathematical symbols).

    Thanks for any feedback.
  2. computerwiz_222

    computerwiz_222 New Member

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    this would be very difficult to put together and considering the price of laptops, go buy a laptop.

    Also, the ipod recognizes something about the finger. (i forget if it is capacitance or heat) but either of these two characteristics will be costly in a pen
  3. BCS321

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    I believe the ipod touch uses an electromagnetic layer to determine finger touches.
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    hm.
    is there any stick type thing to write on the iPod?
    i wonder ..
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    There is its called the pogo stylus, quiet expensive tho cost 30 bucks. Not worth it in my opinion
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    right, i heard of that pogo stylus, I have an old Serial Port Graphics tablet made by wacom and it used a similar type stylus, which was lost of course.

    If you want to use a computer to take digital notes, you could also get a cheap graphic tablet ~50 bux and some of them come with cordless mouse as well

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