Windows 8 on a non-touchscreen device makes for a far-from-ideal experience, but if that is what you are stuck with then you are likely to be interested in the special touch pen accessories being showcased at the ongoing CES 2013 event by E Fun and Targus. Since we have already covered the prosaically named Targus Touch Pen, we are going to focus on the E Fun APEN in this article.
A universal stylus capable of interacting with all kinds of displays, and not just touch-sensitive ones, is said to be in the works at Microsoft. According to the venerable MIT Technology Review, the said stylus has already won a lot of praise internally, with the decision of whether or not to move forward with its development now resting with the powers that be at the Redmond-based software giant.
One of the less reported features in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is going to be big for a certain subgroup of users. The new OS will support stylus input at the system level with features like pressure sensitivity, hover tracking, and detection of pen versus finger touch events. This should streamline implementation of this feature for OEMs, which seem to be chomping at the bit to roll it out.