BRUSH

When the iPad launched, the dumbest of the dumb pundits went off half-cocked about how it is a consumption device that has no use as a creative tool. Clearly, they couldn’t be more wrong. People are using their iPads to make movies, compose music, write novels, and draw great works of art. Wouldn’t it be great if you could use the iPad to paint as well? Well, that is the goal of this capacitive paintbrush.

The Sensu brush is a stylus that works with any capacitive screen (pretty much every touchscreen device sold uses this technology). What makes it special is that once you remove the cap, your stylus is also a paintbrush. No, you’re not dipping it in paint, but you can use it to mimic the strokes and movements you make when painting on a canvas. When you combine this great technology with an app like Paper, you can actually come incredibly close to replicating the painting experience without any of the mess, and a tiny fraction of the cost.

If you want your very own Sensu, you can pick it up from their online store for only $39.99 USD. As it stands, you can only buy it in the US, but international sales are promised to be in the works.