Logitech has announced a new VR stylus, the Logitech VR Ink Pilot edition it is designed to make it easier to draw and sculpt in virtual reality. Unlike existing HTC VR controllers, you have the Logitech VR stylus as a traditional pen and can switch seamlessly between drawing in the air and drawing on a flat surface.
It's a good idea, but it sounds like Logitech is still working out the reason for being. A teaser video shows that the stylus is mainly used for 3D CAD work for designing cars and planes, but the company also says it is looking for industrial partners and app developers to work out more usage cases for the accessory. Anyway, Logitech seems to be focusing this emphatically on professional designers rather than part-time hobbyists from Tilt Brush.
In addition to the pressure-sensitive point for drawing on surfaces, the VR Ink Pilot Edition also has additional buttons, handles and a 2D touch strip to manipulate objects in VR. The battery life is two and a half hours and the stylus is charged via USB. The stylus is currently compatible with all Steam VR tracking solutions, which means that you can use it with the Vive, Vive Pro and Valve Index, but there is no support for any of the Oculus headsets.
If you are interested, it may take a while before you can get hold of the VR stylus. Logitech plans to release a limited number of VR Ink Pilot Edition devices later this year to & # 39; select partners & # 39; but there is no word about prices or when we can expect the stylus to be available everywhere.