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Genius intros EasyPen i608 and MousePen i405 tablets

updated 03:00 pm EDT, Wed July 8, 2009

Genius releases two pens

Genius has released two new additions to its line of digital tablets, the EasyPen 1405 and MousePen i608. Both tablets incorporate an electronic pen, enabling users to easily design digital artwork on a computer. The pens feature 1024-level pressure sensitivity and two buttons used to control shapes or line thickness while drawing or writing. The EasyPen i405 features a 4-inch by 5.5-inch pad, while 28 programmable Hot Keys can be used to control software and Internet functions.

The MousePen provides 29 assignable keys, along with a larger 8-inch by 6-inch pad. The tablet also includes a cordless mouse with an integrated scroll wheel.

Both tablets are compatible with both Max OS X and Windows platforms. The EasyPen i405 costs $80, while the MousePen i608 can be purchased for $100. The devices ship with a software bundle that includes PenNotice, Annotate for Word, Commander, PenMail, and PenSigner. The tablets are each available from the Genius online store, Amazon, NewEgg, Buy, and Tiger Direct.

by MacNN Staff



  1. leonpro

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Yay. Competition.

    Hopefully this will drive Wacom tablet prices down a bit so I can afford it at least.

  1. Salty

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Stick with

    I think I'll stick with my new intuos4 :)

  1. Titanium Man

    Joined: Dec 1969


    No backlighting?

    Wacom has backlit keys on their Bamboo. Apple has backlit keyboards. Every system builder and gamer worth his joystick loves having a bright blue glow emanating from all sorts of places on their systems. If they want to differentiate themselves from Wacom, they should have the entire sensing surface glow blue.

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