It’s difficult to ignore the surge in the sales of Smart Phone and Tablet like the iPad with the latter expected to be one of the big successes of Christmas this year. For most people the way they’ll interact with their phone or tablet is with a swipe or prod of their finger but there is an alternative way of using them and that’s with a soft stylus pen.
USB Stylus Pen
The stylus pen is arguably easier to use when you’re typing, it’s certainly a more accurate at tapping icons and buttons than using a stubby or fat finger and it makes an attractive and smart gift.
Although they’ve only been on the market for a short while we’ve already seen the launch of USB stylus pen which combines the benefits of a USB flash drive, with a laser pointer, a small torch and a soft stylus nib. It sounds cumbersome but actually its delivered in a sleek pen styled product that can be printed or engraved and will therefore make an excellent promotional gift.
If you’re looking for something a little bit different to hand out to attendees at a seminar or conference then the USB stylus pen is certainly worth considering. The benefits of
USB Stylus Pen
giving USB flash drives are already well known and documented but combine the flash drive with a stylus pen and you get something people are going to be really happy to receive.
The trick of course is take full advantage of the on-board memory and pre-load the pen with lots of sales material, presentation files, speakers notes, press release information etc. This way not only do you end up handing out something attractive and desirable but you’ll save yourself a small fortune by not printing your sales collateral or speakers notes etc.
The USB stylus pens come in Black or Silver, there is a minimum order quantity of 25 pcs and they’re available in a wide range of different memory sizes starting at 1GB. If you buy them from USB2U then printing, data-loading and delivery (to one UK address) is all free!
If all the rumours swirling around the internet are true then its looks like the next generation iPad (iPad 2) will feature an integral USB port as well as a thinner and lighter chassis, front and rear cameras and a high-resolution display.
Of course, in the run up to a formal announcement in January, these are just rumours for now but, the inclusion of a
iPad2 USB Rumours
USB port would open up all sort of interesting possibilities not least for the promotional USB market. The profile of the typical iPad user shows a bias towards men in the 30-54 age range with higher than average earnings thus making them a very appealing marker for advertisers.
Today thousands of companies give away millions of promotional USB memory sticks that are printed with their brand and in a growing number of cases the memory sticks are stuffed full of pre-loaded files before being given away. These pre-loaded files are often media files (movie clips, audio files) as well as sales brochures, press releases, product sheets and so on. At the moment advertisers cannot specifically target iPad users with USB sticks but if the rumours circulating about iPad2 are true then all of a sudden an attractive market opens itself up.
Whilst a significant amount of content can of course be delivered directly to the iPad over the web there are a significant number of iPads being sold with only WiFi connectivity and for these users the ability to download files from a USB stick would be an attractive option. Even those with 3G contracts are likely to appreciate the speed and convenience of uploading files locally from a USB stick.
Like all rumours they could be unfounded. Of all the talked about enhancements likely to appear in the next generation iPad the talk of a USB port is the one that has the user market most excited and inevitably it’s the one that’s most likely not to happen. All we can do for now is sit and wait for the official announcements!