It was almost like 2008-2012. We all know Apple never shows up to CES, but they never really had to. There was a time when, no matter what happened at the show, they were still the main story. The show floor would be packed to the gills with iPhone accessories and apps. In the first years of the iPad, when it launched in the late Winter and Spring, it dominated the conversation among the tech press.
Just when people start to count Apple out, just when their reach seems to be diminishing just a bit, they come out of nowhere and make a big splash. Yesterday, Samsung announced that their new SmartTVs will have support for iTunes movies and TV shows starting this Spring. The TVs will also include support for Apple’s AirPlay 2, giving them two of the primary features of the Apple TV.
I love my iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, but let’s face it, neither is exactly inexpensive, and not everyone needs or wants this setup. For those with a different model of iPad or an iPhone who would still like to take advantage of a stylus, the Adonit Switch is a superb choice. It is versatile, inexpensive, and far more precise than most standard capacitive styli.
You know the kind I’m talking about. The plastic or metal stick with a kindergarten crayon tip on the end that’s absolutely useless. The Switch’s Precision Disk creates an exact contact point, giving you the same level of precision as a Bluetooth or Active Capactitive Stylus, without the much higher price tag.