gStick: The Pen Mouse

Posted: August 17, 2013

Hold it like a pen, use it like a mouse, make the stuff you draw on your computer look less like it was birthed by the hand of someone who just chased a triple espresso macchiato with a Red Bull. Gordon Stewart designed the gStick to add a more authentic and natural feel to artistic manipulations on both Macs and PCs. Wireless and pocket-sized, gStick invites users to sketch, edit photos and videos, create 3D CAD, and game it up with the functionality of a mouse, but the tactile sensation of a biro.

Biro. Have you ever heard that word? The kooky Brits use it as a synonym for pen. I think because some dude named Biro invented ballpoint pens, but it's still very strange and torture-device sounding. Anyway, biro, pen, mouse, gStick--not to digress again, but gStick, huh? There's another word that stirs some very poignant associations--call it anything you want; if the thing does what it says it does, sign me up for one very practical laptop accompaniment.

gStick, running as a Kickstarter campaign through August 21, 2013, will be plug-and-play at 1200 dpi and run on 1 AAA battery good for 3 to 5 months. Its tip, a ceramic ball, rolls best on a mouse pad with some friction, one of which will be included with all pen-mouse orders

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