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3M Introduces Touch Pen for Mobile Communicators
[January 10, 2012]

3M Introduces Touch Pen for Mobile Communicators


LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--

Consumer Electronics Show 2012 - 3M (News - Alert) 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 (News - Alert) 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 most mobile touch devices currently in the market.

3M Smart Pen is a valuable companion for active users of most mobile touch devices currently on the ...

3M Smart Pen is a valuable companion for active users of most mobile touch devices currently on the market. (Photo: 3M)

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 acros surfaces with greater precision than a finger and reduces fingerprints on the screen.



"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 their touchscreen devices."

The 300 Series pen is available in the U.S. market through Amazon.com (News - Alert) for $18.99. For more information on the 3M Smart Pen, visit www.3M.com/smartpen.


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 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, TX. For more information, visit www.3M.com/touch. More information about 3M Company is available online.

3M and MicroTouch are trademarks of the 3M Company.
Apple, iPhone (News - Alert), iPod touch and iPad are trademarks of Apple.
Other trademarks noted herein are the property of their respective owners.

Editors: High-resolution images of 3M MicroTouch products are available by contacting Jenni Balthrop at jsbalthrop@mmm.com.

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