Hold it Like a Pen. The gStick Wireless Mouse Pen is Born! (video)

The best mouse or pen? Artistry and ergonomics are two great tastes that have seemingly made their way into an exciting new Kickstarter campaign. The gStick is a Sharpie marker-sized stylus-y thing that operates like a wireless USB mouse input device. It works on a mouse pad just like your garden variety input device. It also features a scroll wheel, works with Windows and Mac operating systems, fits in your pocket and runs for 3-5 months on a single AAA battery.

The gStick is susceptible to friction. How much will probably be dictated by your mouse pad. The makers note vinyl/rubber or leather may produce the most friction. It glides over a traditional mouse pad using the ceramic ball found at the tip or writing end. The outside of the original gStick prototype was made from a 10-foot stick of ABS plastic pipe stuffed with the necessary tech to get working prototype out the door.

The gStick is clearly a sought after invention. Gordon, the mad genius behind the project rallied the $40,000 kickstart goal within the first 24 hours of funding. Now the project sits poised to top $98,000. With that extra loot the company is just improving on an already-stellar design. Production models will sport a removable tip so that ceramic ball can be cleaned and precision on mouse-friendly surfaces is maintained.

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2 Comments

  1. Does gStick allow to press and hold the scroll wheel (for example when you use pan function in autoCAD) ?

    Same question as before, just a little bit accurate. Thank you

  2. Does gStick allows to press the scrolling wheel in order to use the pan function in cad programs (like autoCAD)?

    Thank you

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