What you need to know
- Lenovo's active stylus for the Duet is now available for purchase.
- It'll work with other Chromebooks that support the USI standard.
- Going forward, Google mandates that all Chromebooks with styluses will support that standard.
Lenovo made one of the best Chromebook tablets this year with the Lenovo Duet, and now an accessory that'll make that purchase even better is shipping. The company now has its Lenovo USI Pen, a stylus that's powered by the eponymous USI (or Universal Stylus Initiative) standard, up and available for sale in the U.S. It'll set you back only $39.99 and would be a great companion to your Duet.
Lenovo's store listing reads:
You'll be able to get a lot more mileage out of Lenovo's Pen on future Chromebooks with styluses. A new report from Chrome Unboxed says that Google will be mandating USI as a standard for all Chromebooks which ship with a stylus. This will guarantee interoperability (and help with the universal dream), and it'll make it easier for accessory makers to build pens for the Chromebook market. In the meantime, Lenovo's Pen is on sale for $39.99 (opens in new tab).
It's a Chromebook that's made plenty of waves as the perfect Chromebook for work, play, or just chilling on the couch. The new Lenovo USI Pen will make it a fun artist companion as well.
Cool. Where are you supposed to stow it?
Up your arse...
It's way too thin to be worth the effort.
USI support will be standard on non-touchscreen Chromebooks?
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