by David Andrade | April 26, 2012 | Educational Technology Guy Blog
penveu is a new device that allows you to turn any surface into an interactive display. It's a small, handheld device shaped like a teardrop. It has four buttons, a scroll bar, and a toggle switch for changing between pen and mouse modes.
It can be used up to 40 feet away from the screen. There is no other hardware required and it doesn't require any drivers or software installation and works on any platform. You can also use it to store screenshots on it's internal memory.
It seems like it's a combination of a presentation remote control and interactive white board pen. Ti's wireless and interacts with the image on a flatscreen or a projection on a wall. You can draw directly on the screen or surface, just like on a tablet or IWB, and even gesture in the air to control things and add notes and annotations.
There is a table top box that doubles as the connection and a storage area. It connects to the screen or projector using a VGA connection.
It's less expensive than an IWB and portable. It will be available this coming July. The 8GB education version starts at $500.
This could be very useful for educators and conference presenters who want to have an interactive display without needing other equipment.
Here's a video showing how it works:
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