Many people find computers frustrating, and they are often so slow to start up that you will have forgotten what you were going to write by the time it is ready to use. Now this new high tech tactile device means no waiting for the boot screen to scroll past or wave at you, no annoying music as it wakes from it’s slumbers, just open the flap, grab the stylus shaped pencil and scribble away. You don’t even need to turn it on at all.
Launch colours include traditional yellow, dayglo pink and sickly green.
Other key features, developed after a huge brainstorming session, are listed in the press release:-
- no running out of power far from a recharge as you are never more than 65 yards from a Macdonalds
- works in all languages including bongo bongo
- screen virtually unbreakable and bendy (but must be kept dry)
- minimal risk of catching a virus, although may be susceptible to graffiti
- impossible for the NSA to read or even track
- free “doodle” app with every model
Refills will be available at all good stores.
Critics have pointed out that it can’t play video or receive email, but Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was keen to defend the new strategy:- “You have a phone in your pocket don’t you? Phone somebody! And for god’s sake buy something from us. Please.”