Bangalore, December 18, 2012 –For owners of laptops and desktops of pre-Windows 8 vintage – there is another product on offer that promises to add the touch functionality to your traditional non-touch screen. This makes sense since Windows 8 seems crafted with touch screens in mind.
The eTouch Pen from Jeswill Hi-tech Solutions, is a plug and play gadget converts any laptop or desktop monitor running on the Windows 8 operating system into a touch screen. The scratch free pen enables comprehensive experience of every feature with just a touch, tap, drag or slide. Users can write on screen, draw or annotate, edit photo and use it for gaming.
The compact, cordless eTouch Pen which carries FCC and CE certifications, uses ultrasound and IR technologies and does not require drivers for installation. The 17.4 gm gadget currently supports monitors upto 17 inches. Hi-Tech Solutions will launch compatible products for larger screens, AIOs and for Windows 7, within a month.
Says founder-CEO PS Moorthy: , "There are 650 million Windows 7 users awaiting upgrade to Windows 8 while 60 million have already migrated. The majority of these users have non touch screen based systems. Hitech's eTouch Pen will address this requirement, with a stylish and powerful gadget that takes user experience to altogether different level."
eTouchPen has three components - a receiver with magnetic strip, a pen, and the USB Cable. Consumer needs to simply insert two SR41/LR41 batteries in the pen's compartment, attach metal strip to the monitor, slide the magnetic receiver unit on it, connect through USB and finally a onetime calibration with the screen!
The eTouch Pen costs Rs 3999 in India, which is a 1000 rupees cheaper than a similar product from Portronics launched recently.
Other flagship products from Hi-Tech include productivity tools like eDairy and e-Writemate. eDiary can instantly transfer hand written notes to PC or mobile via Bluetooth, store upto 200 pages in its memory and send them as e-mails. ( see our e-Diary story here).