Logitech's VR Ink Pilot Edition hopes to make it easier to draw stuff in virtual reality

CNET | 5/29/2019 | Ian Sherr
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When people talk about the promise of virtual reality, they talk about how this technology will one day upend the way we use computers.

So far, the promise is still just that for most people, but Logitech may have created a new tool that makes it far more appealing for artists.

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The device is called the Logitech VR Ink Pilot Edition, a seemingly oversize novelty stylus that's actually designed to help you create drawings and designs in VR.

The way it works is that you hold it like a normal pen, gripping the two buttons on its sides with your thumb and middle fingers, and your pointing finger on a button on top. Slap a headset on your head, pick up the pen, push down with your pointing finger and just start drawing. You can trace things in 3D space, like drawing literally in air, or you can sit at a table and draw on its surface, Logitech said. And the harder you press, either on the button or on the tip of the stylus, the thicker the line.

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"It's natural -- and if you're a creator or designer, you want a natural and familiar input device," said Vadim Kogan, head of business development and partnerships for augmented and virtual reality for Logitech. Until now, if people wanted to draw or draft something in VR, they'd have to use a game controller, which Kogan said doesn't offer the precision Logitech's VR Ink device can.

"Ultimately, it's about intuition," he said. "It's about the fact that a lot of designers and creators have developed muscle memory" for a pen.

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While there's still a lot of unknowns about Logitech's device -- the company declined to give a price or a firm launch date other than to promise more information later this year -- its entry into the VR...
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