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Meet the rival but cheaper, battery-less Apple Pencil smart pen

We know that what makes Apple accessories especially attractive is the way they talk so well with other Apple devices, and the Apple pencil A great example of this.

Even so, we can list some not so nice factors, including the fact that it works only on iPads Pro and also cost $ 100 in the United States and salty $ 750 here in Brazil. for these and others that many users of iGadgets They prefer to buy third party accessories that work satisfactorily and have a lower price.

If you think of those who find the “lowest price” of competition (around US $ 80) still salty, know the SonarPen, smart pen on campaign at Kickstarter that costs only HK $ 195 $ 30).

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<p>Perhaps, at first glance, this pen seems to be like an ordinary (rather than smart) stylus, mainly for the type of tip chosen. However, don't be fooled: the need is really good and there is a whole different dynamic that makes it an interesting choice.</p><div class='code-block code-block-4' style='margin: 8px auto; text-align: center; display: block; clear: both;'>
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Like the smart pens on the market, SonarPen also has palm rejection and sensitive pressure. Something quite different from the others is that it has no battery and therefore does not need to be charged. How is this possible? It uses 3.5mm connector for power supply.

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<p>The pen still has a shortcut button and, the coolest, works with both iPhones and any other iPad, not just the Pro. For apps, Zen Brush 2, ZoomNotes and GoodNotes 4 already support she, but several other more famous are already testing the accessory and hopefully titles like Procreate, Astropad, LiquidText, PDF Expert, among others will soon support it.</p><div class='code-block code-block-5' style='margin: 8px auto; text-align: center; display: block; clear: both;'>
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The only "but" SonarPen that, by using this type of tip (which was the best fit with the energy that could be delivered by the 3.5mm input), it will be necessary to periodically change this part of the accessory the periodicity of it, however, much larger than recharging a battery, for example; The good part is that the product comes with two spare tips. The pen also comes with a magnetic holder to attach the accessory to your iPad.

The Kickstarter campaign aimed to raise $ 25,500 by March 24, but has already reached $ 40,000 with 1,300 supporters. If you liked SonarPen, you can guarantee one and contribute values ​​starting at HK $ 255 (R $ 105 already with international shipping to Brazil).

via Cult of Mac