- New 3M Smart Pen provides a compact, easily-tethered design for users of
popular capacitive smart phones and mobile devices -
Consumer Electronics Show 2012, LAS VEGAS, January 10, 2012 –
3M Touch Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3M, today announced the U.S. availability of the 3M Smart Pen, 300 Series,
a uniquely designed input device finely-tuned for use with popular capacitive touchscreen devices, including the Apple iPhone,
iPad and iPod touch. The 300 Series pen is ideal for mobile devices by offering a compact‚ easily-tethered design that telescopes
to fit almost any hand, from children to adults. Its compatibility with multiple products and ergonomic and stylish design make the
3M Smart Pen a valuable companion for active users of mobile touch devices currently in the market.
The 3M Smart Pen, 300 Series is available in black and grey, has a telescoping handle for ease of use and a detachable lid that attaches to the speaker jack
of a portable device. The pen has an ergonomic industrial design, giving it a natural, comfortable fit for both small and large hands. Activating with
only a light touch, the pen's unique anti-stiction properties let the pen glide smoothly across surfaces with greater precision than a finger and reduces
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"3M Touch Systems' expertise in touchscreen technology gives us the knowledge and ability to create relevant accessories that further maximize
the value of this technology," said Chris Tsourides, global sales manager, 3M Touch Systems. "The 3M Smart Pen is one of the most accurate
and high-quality capacitive touch pens on the market and we are excited to see how users will enable new and unique ways to use this technology on t
heir touchscreen devices."
The 300 Series pen is available in the U.S. market through Amazon.com for $18.99. For more information on the 3M Smart Pen, visit
3M Touch Systems provides innovative touchscreen technology products to customers worldwide under the "3M" and "MicroTouch" brands. Popular
single-touch and multi-touch applications include casino gaming, foodservice, hospitality, industrial, interactive digital signage, healthcare,
retail point of sale and self-service. For more information about 3M and MicroTouch products, visit www.3M.com/touch01.
For an overview of popular touch technologies and terminology, visit www.touchtopics.com.
About 3M Touch Systems Inc.
3M Touch Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3M and provider of innovative touchscreen solutions, operates globally and reports through 3M Electro and Communications Business,
headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.3M.com/touch.
More information about 3M Company is available online.
3M is a trademark of the 3M Company.
Apple, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad are trademarks of Apple.
All other trademarks listed herein are owned by their respective companies.
Editors: High-resolution images of 3M MicroTouch products are available by contacting Jenni Balthrop at email@example.com.