Astropad, a technology firm known for its resilience in the face of daunting industry competition, continues to innovate and diversify its product range. Despite the initial jolt from Apple’s introduction of Sidecar for macOS, which threatened to overshadow Astropad’s offerings, the company has shown remarkable adaptability. They’ve expanded their reach by leveraging Luna Display technology across various platforms and introducing innovative use cases, such as teleprompter functionality. Recently, Astropad has ventured into the realm of iPad accessories, with the release of Darkboard, a $120 drawing pad designed specifically for Apple’s tablet.
Today, Astropad adds yet another innovative product to its portfolio – Rock, Paper, Pencil. This unique combo of an iPad screen protector and an Apple pencil tip might seem unusual, but it serves a practical purpose. The product aims to enhance the digital drawing experience by offering the most realistic "pen-on-paper" feeling. Courtesy of a micro-textured matte finish on the screen protector and a metal ballpoint-style tip on the stylus, the company promises an unparalleled drawing experience. The screen protector, which is magnetically attachable, is not a permanent fixture and can be easily removed and stored in the provided sleeve for future use.
Astropad Unveils Innovative iPad Accessories
Astropad, the tech startup known for its resilience and innovation, has ventured into the iPad accessories market. Despite previous challenges with Apple’s introduction of Sidecar for macOS, the company has learned the importance of diversifying its product offerings.
Luna Display Technology and Beyond
Astropad initially built its reputation by leveraging Luna Display technology across various platforms and introducing innovative use-cases such as teleprompter functionality. In June, Astropad continued to push the envelope by releasing Darkboard, a $120 drawing pad designed for the Apple tablet.
Introducing Rock, Paper, Pencil
Astropad’s latest innovation is the Rock, Paper, Pencil – a unique combination of an iPad screen protector and Apple pencil tip. While at first glance this may seem like an odd pairing, Astropad argues it makes perfect sense. The company claims these two products together "create the most realistic pen-on-paper feeling for iPad." This is achieved through a micro-textured matte finish on the screen protector and a metal ballpoint-style tip on the stylus.
Unlike permanent alternatives, the screen protector can be snapped on magnetically, removed, stored in the included sleeve, and reused when needed. The stylus tip can be easily screwed onto the Pencil, similar to Apple’s proprietary model.
Pricing and Availability
Astropad’s new package comes at a price point of $40. However, for a limited time, customers can take advantage of a promotional discount and get it for $32.
Astropad’s venture into iPad accessories shows a strategic move for the company to diversify its product portfolio and establish a firm foothold in the market. The innovative pairing of a screen protector and stylus tip showcases the company’s commitment to enhancing the user experience, making digital drawing feel more like traditional pen-on-paper. Whether you’re a digital artist or a casual iPad user, Astropad’s latest offerings could be worth considering.