Video courtesy of Luovatone
I’m sure Nokia’s purpose in showing off the video above on their Nokia Conversations blog was to promote their N900 smartphone.
MyPaint for Nokia N900 | Strawberries | Tone’s Brush Set Version 2 (video)
But, the thing I zeroed in on was the stylus the artists uses in the video. What is it? Where can you get it? How does it work? Let’s work backwards through these questions:
How does it work? – Unlike the iPhone and most iPhone-wannabe phones, the N900 has a resistive screen instead of a capacitive one. In other words, it is like the Windows Mobile phones of old that needed a stylus. That’s why a stylus works so well in the video. It also means, iPhone and other capacitive screen phone owners can’t use the stylus.
Where can you get one? – You can’t buy it. You can, however make one yourself.
What is it? – The stylus is custom made using a Pilot Super Grip 0.5 Mechanical Pen and a Wacom Plastic Nib.
You can find the artist’s Flickr page about the stylus at: