SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pre-production units of HEX3’s JaJa Stylus are now shipping to an initial batch of Kickstarter funders and developers. The JaJa uses high frequency sound to communicate with devices and is the first tablet stylus to support up to 1,024 levels of sensitivity, making it the premier input device for professional and amateur artists alike. Support for the JaJa is now available in the latest version of the leading iPad illustration app, Procreate, now available on the App Store, and major developers are working on releases of their popular design apps that will support JaJa pressure sensitivity in coming weeks.
“The JaJa is a very promising piece of technology and we look forward to working with HEX3 as we continue to re-define what's possible with pressure sensitive input on the iPad.” - James Cuda, founder of Savage Interactive, developers of Procreate.
In less than two months, HEX3 tripled its fundraising goal, officially Kickstarting the next-level pressure sensitive drawing tool for iPad and Android tablets.
The high-precision stylus features at least four times the precision of competing devices. This attention to detail allows for more natural looking brush strokes and more intuitive control to bring an artist’s vision to life.
The JaJa Stylus uses an innovative high frequency sound technology to communicate with any device that has a built-in microphone. This method enables the JaJa to work in airplanes and RF-sensitive areas such as hospitals, as it doesn’t require a battery-draining Bluetooth or WiFi connection to operate. HEX3 has developed a patent pending system for the JaJa Stylus that will allow you to draw for days with a single replaceable AAA battery, with all smartphones, and nearly all tablet devices. The JaJa captures digital data while sketching directly onto the screen of the device, just like paper, and includes two customizable buttons.
“The JaJa has been extremely well received by the design and creative communities, as well as developers who are looking for new ways to integrate bleeding edge design technologies with current and future mobile apps. Tablets, when used in conjunction with the JaJa, can effectively replace the expensive Wacom technology that most artists and designers use today, and its portability makes it easy to interoperate between office and home. We are just beginning to see a taste of what can be done with the JaJa and I am excited about what the future holds for this level of precision and App integration in a mobile peripheral tool.” – Jon Atherton, founder and CEO, HEX3
Priced at $89.99, orders of the JaJa are now being taken at http://HEX3.co/products/JaJa. Commercial availability is slated for September 2012.
The JaJa was created by Jon Atherton, founder of HEX3, a mobile peripherals company that has successfully used Kickstarter to help fund two innovative products: the JaJa pressure sensitive stylus and the AppTag laser blaster. HEX3 products use a patent pending high frequency sound technology to enable untethered communication between the peripherals and a mobile device. HEX3 is headquartered in Hong Kong, with a design office in Australia and business offices in California. For more information visit www.HEX3.co.
Editors Note: A limited amount of pre-production units of the JaJa pressure sensitive stylus are available for reviews. Please contact Sparkpr for details.