FiftyThree's developers behind Paper for iOS making own stylus
FiftyThree, the development firm behind popular sketchbook app Paper, is working on its own branded stylus. If your sketchbook app wins awards from Apple, a stylus only makes sense right? A filing with the Federal Communications Commission takes the wraps off some of the company's plans.
We see it's pursuing a "Pencil" capacitive stylus with a rubber tip and Bluetooth connectivity capabilities. One image in the filing appears to show a USB connector on one end of the device - presumably for charging. There will be two models made available from FiftyThree: one crafted from wood and one aluminium alloy. Given the secrecy/broadness of FCC filings, no pricing or availability is noted.
Engadget points out that FiftyThree's team consists of the same people behind the Courier project at Microsoft a few years ago. They should definitely have the know-how to bring a stylus to market, even if having to compete with a slew of them already made available.
We've reached out to FiftyThree in the hope of learning more about its plans.