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Genius Pen Review - Premium Active Capacitive Stylus

Genius Pen (GP-B200) Premium Capacitive Stylus Review

Don’t you wish you have a stylus to write or draw on your tablet or smartphone? Even users of the phenomenal Samsung Galaxy Note8 may not like the tiny stylus it comes with. Enter the Genius Pen – a premium capacitive stylus. Find out if this is the stylus for your smart device!

 

Genius Pen Specifications

SpecificationsGenius Pen
ModelGP-B200 : iOS
GP-B200A : Android
Build QualityFull metal body
Stylus TypeRetractable plastic nib (non-replaceable)
BatteryInternal Lithium-Ion Battery
- 15 minutes of charging for 8 hours battery life
Dimensions11.3 mm / 0.44 inches in diameter
140 mm / 5.51 inches in length
Weight22.4 g
Available ColoursBlack, Silver, Iron Grey, Gold, Rosy Brown
WarrantyOne year limited hardware warranty

 

Unboxing & Close Look

The Genius Pen (Price Check) comes in a nice white cardboard box sealed by plastic shrink wrap. Let’s unbox it and see what we find inside!

The Genius Pen (Price Check) package is made up of just 3 items :

  • the Genius Pen (GP-B200) active capacitive stylus
  • a Genius Pen multi-language user guide
  • a short micro-USB cable

In this video, we unbox the Genius Pen, and take a close look at the pen itself.

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Genius Pen Key Features

Premium Metal Build

The Genius Pen (Price Check) is designed to look and feel like a high-quality ballpoint pen. It has a solid metal body with a matte surface, which fits comfortably in the hand.

Retractable Nib

The Genius Pen (Price Check) has a retractable nib, just like a real ballpoint pen. This helps to protect the nib from damage whenever the pen is not in use. Just tap on the push button to extend the nib to use, and again to retract it for storage.

Permanent Pen Nib

The Genius Pen nib is made from hard plastic and designed to last the lifetime of the pen. So there is no need to worry about replacing it after hard use.

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Active Capacitive Nib

The Genius Pen (Price Check) comes with a built-in lithium-ion battery that is recharged using a micro-USB port in the push button. The battery is used to generate a greater capacitive effect on the small nib.

The action of pressing on the push button to extend the nib activates the Genius Pen. There is even a small LED light that glows blue when activated (and red while charging).

The battery capacity is unknown, but the Genius Pen will last 8 hours with just 15 minutes of charging. That means the pen only uses about 0.15 watts of power.

Android & iOS Compatibility

The Genius Pen (Price Check) comes in iOS and Android models – GP-B200 for iOS, and GP-B200A for Android. However, our tests showed that the iOS model at least works perfectly fine for both iOS and Android devices.

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Genius Pen Usability

The Genius Pen (Price Check) is battery-powered, but you should not mistaken it for an active pen. It lacks many of the features that an active pen would have – pressure sensitivity, buttons, palm rejection, etc.

It is an active capacitive pen, which means the battery creates the capacitive effect. This allows the nib to be small and hard for more precise and accurate writing and drawing than would be possible with the soft, large nib of a passive capacitive pen.

It is universally compatible with all devices with capacitive touch screens, working on every device we threw at it – from the small iPhone 6 to the iPad 2 Air. We even tried it out on the Samsung Galaxy S8, even though this is ostensibly the iOS model.

Although it lacks pressure sensitivity and control buttons, it requires absolutely no set-up to use. You don’t have to pair it with your device before using. Just press on the push button to extend the nib and activate the pen, and you’re good to go!

Because it does not require any set-up, the Genius Pen can be used with multiple devices. You can switch between your devices in an instant – the active capacitive nib registers as a tiny finger to those devices.

On the other hand, there is no palm rejection because your devices are actually unaware that a digital pen is in use. So you need to make sure you keep your palm off your device while you write or draw.

 

Our Verdict

The Genius Pen (Price Check) offers the precise writing and drawing capabilities that passive capacitive pens cannot, with the same ease of use. There is no set-up. Just click and go! If that is all you are interested in, the Genius Pen is exactly what you need.

But don’t mistaken it for an active pen, just because it is powered. If you want a pressure sensitive pen with palm rejection capability, you will need to look for a Bluetooth active pen.

The Genius Pen is not cheap but is built to last for many years of heavy use, with its hard nib and premium metal build. More importantly, its universal compatibility with capacitive touch screen devices means it can be your personal digital pen for all of your digital devices – One Pen to Rule Them All!

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If you are looking to buy one, here are some purchase links and prices for your convenience :

 

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Genius Announces Mobile Theater MT-20 Speakers

Taipeh, 26 January 2017 – Genius, a leading global brand in personal peripheral devices for the digital world, is proud to announce its Mobile Theater MT-20 speakers which offer superb theater-like surround sound audio effect and with finest design and texture. With specially tuned high-quality 2.1 channel speakers, the MT-20 delivers 360-degree sounds with deep immersive bass for unrivalled movie theater experience and enjoyment, no matter where you are! With a full charge to MT-20, you can continuously watch more than 10 hours of movies (approximately 5 to 6 movies) without the need to recharge.

Dual-mode selection for either movie or crystal clear sound of music with a single click button allows you to set-up the MT-20 for your listening experience. Either at home, outside or anywhere you could possibly think of, the MT-20 not only supports Bluetooth technology but also a 3.5mm AUX connector and TF-Card reader to play your favourite songs. A truly great value for both music and movie fans.

Genius Mobile Theater MT-20 Speaker

Full Immersion with Deep Bass

Enjoy theatre-like surround sound effect wherever you are with the MT-20. Unrivalled immersion in movie mode lets you experience the feel of powerful surround audio even if you’re just watching with your mobile device, something that just can’t be matched by your phone or tablet’s audio. The Genius MT-20 brings a life-like movie theatre with you wherever you go anytime.

10 hr+ CONTINUOUS PLAY which can watch 5 or 6 movies in a row

Wherever you are or what you’re doing, enjoy a long listening experience with more than 10-hour listening time on the Genius MT-20 speaker. Whether you’re outdoors doing a movie marathon or listening to music while doing work or enjoying yourself, you are sure to enjoy your movie continuously with a fully-charged MT-20.

Bring amusement everywhere

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In addition to the convenience of long lasting battery power and the simple function buttons, the MT-20 also come with a ease-of-carry handle and multiple play connection options to show off the beautifully built speaker with the stunning sound effect.

Simple and Easy to Switch

Intuitive buttons allow quick and easy switching to movie mode and music mode for the perfect setting to your desired listening experience. Experience vibrant surround audio or crystal clear music on any mode with highly accessible buttons without the extra bloat of other complicated buttons.

Convenient and Versatile

Use any audio source you have. Connect it to a mobile device or media player wirelessly with Bluetooth support or via 3.5mm AUX connector. The speaker is also equipped with a SD-Card reader and a music player to play your favorite songs on your SD card without connecting to mobile device.

 

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Super Value Genius KMH-200 Gaming Combo Announced

Taipeh, 21 December 2016Genius, a leading global brand in personal peripheral devices for the digital world, is proud to announce its ultimate gaming peripheral offer combining its most-dependable gaming mouse, keyboard and headset into one package. Quickly get into battle without compromise with the Genius KMH-200 gaming combo: everything you need to dominate the battlefield.

The Genius KMH-200 will have an MSRP of $27.90. This is by far the most comprehensive package any gamer can have at such a low with all other combos out right now only including both keyboard and mouse, Genius rounds out the entire gaming experience and brings you both keyboard and mouse as well as a gaming headset all in one bundle. A truly remarkable offer.

Genius KMH-200 Gaming Keyboard and Mouse

Featuring enhanced, low-profile keycaps and low-noise design, the KMH-200 gaming keyboard is designed for high-precision and accurate response for the most comfortable feel. A spill-resistant design ensures no drink can put you out of the game.

The Genius X-G200 gaming mouse compliments the keyboard with its ambidextrous design allowing right- or left-handed gamers to fully enjoy the high-performance gaming mouse. LED lights illuminate the way for the X-G200, adding visual style to your gaming. The Genius X-G200 features 1000DPI for just the right performance for those starting to adjust to competitive gaming. The X-G200 is an ambidextrous design allowing both left and right gamers to use the mouse without problems allowing a more natural grip so no one is left behind.

Genius KMH-200 Gaming Headset

The included headset that rounds out the set features 40mm studio-grade drivers and is tuned to provide strong, controlled bass without muddying the clear audio. A clear, noise-reducing mic compliments comms while gaming and is fully adjustable to get out of the way when not in use. The Genius KMH-200 gaming headset is designed for comfort with soft PU leather on the cups and headband for longer gaming sessions. The headband adjusts to accommodate head sizes and is completely lightweight to reduce strain after long gaming sessions.

The KMH-200 Gaming Headset is made with utmost quality featuring strong braided cables to prevent twining and tangles for a longer life span. And at only 245g its lightweight adds to the comfort offering of the headset making it friendly for people who prefer lighter headsets or like to game on longer sessions. Inline volume control makes adjustments convenient and accessible without fumbling for controls. A truly immersive audio experience awaits gamers with the KMH-200 gaming headset.

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Durable Build Quality and Design

All components of the KMH-200 peripheral set are made with endurance in mind to keep up with the fast-paced and action-packed lifestyle of gamers. The KMH-200 features durable, braided cable for added integrity and style that keeps the cables neat. Drain holes in the keyboard guarantee no damage from quick spills and allows liquid to pass through the keyboard for easier clean-up.

Driver-free Freedom, Plug-and-Play Design

Gamers know how important their settings are and when you grow used to your gaming gear you just need it with you anywhere you go. In LAN parties or competitions, Genius makes it easy with the KMH-200 having a fully driverless design letting gamers just plug-and-play without the need to install software. Get started playing quickly.

 

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