Make your laptop a touch screen laptop with APEN Touch 8

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Surely I am not the only person who is so used to touch screen tablets and phones that I find myself trying to touch the screen on my laptop….only to remember that oh hey! this isn’t a touch screen laptop.  I mean, you expect kids to do it, but not adults, right? Sadly, I usually don’t realize for a few moments and attempts to use my finger that I am on my laptop.  It’s almost embarassing (but if you can’t embarass yourself on the internet, where can you embarass yourself?) but also probably not that uncommon.  When E fun  asked if I’d do a review of their new APEN Touch 8 pen, I was eager to check it out and enjoy new technology but also stop embarassing myself.  Seriously. You’d think I’d remember!

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The APEN Touch 8 works with any laptop or pc that has Windows 8 installed and are less than 17 inches.  It’s super, super simple to use- plug it in and play.  The instructions are really user friendly and assembling the pen (battery and ink refill) take a moment of time and you are ready to go.  I was really amazed at how quickly we had this up and running.  There’s a slim magnetic strip with a sticker back that you can attach to the side of your laptop and that’s where you can “store” the pen when not in use.

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Once you are plugged in you are ready to play!  I’ve used this pen, the kids have, and even my husband was impressed with it.  This says a lot, because he hates touch screens- says his fingers are too big and he gets frustrated quickly.  The pen gave him kind of the best of both worlds- he can use the pen but have the freedom of a touch screen in lieu of keyboarding.

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See it in progress? Pretty cool, right?

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Navigating your laptop isn’t all that APEN Touch 8 can help with- writing emails, signing documents (I was JUST talking with a few bloggers about how we have to do this so often with contracts and invoicing, etc!), and even draw!  It’s a pretty neat little device and for all that it can do, I think it’s priced really reasonably.

If you, like us, don’t have the budget or desire to upgrade to a touch screen laptop or PC, then the APEN Touch 8 may very well be a great option for you to try.

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The APEN Touch 8 is available for $79.99 at NewEgg.com

One reader will win an APEN Touch 8 pen!

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  • I like the Nextbook. My daughter would love this pen to be able to make her laptop a touch screen. Thank you :)

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  • The Nextbook Premium 8HD would be great to have. Seems very flexible.

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  • I like the NextBook it looks pretty cool. 8/31/13

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  • I would also like to try the Eviant MT8000, I like that it has a camera amd WiFi & bluetooth.

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  • I just love the thought of being able to turn my laptop into a touch screen! That would just be wonderful for me!

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  • The e reader Eviant looks amazing love to own one

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  • My family would love to have the nextbook

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  • I had never heard of the Apen Touch 8 before I read this post — thanks for info. Even if I don’t win…I will put the Apen on my shopping list for Xmas.

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  • I would love to try the Nextbook because I love listening to music online.

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  • The Nextbook Premium 8HD would be a great tablet to have and all we’d really need in our home :)

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  • I like the NextBook. I think these tablets, once we figure out how to incorporate them into our lives seamlessly will be something that you don’t leave the house without. I can’t wait until we can ditch paper for files in our work lives. I will always be fond of paper though for fun.

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  • The nextbook sounds like something I’d like to have. http://www.nextbookusa.com/

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  • The Next Book looks handy and fun

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  • NX010HI8G comes equipped with new Android Jelly Bean 4.1 OSlove to have this nextbook

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  • Love being able to take notes on ideas that I come up with.

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  • I would love to take my sons to visit the Labraya Tar Pits.

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  • Don’t have the budget to upgrade to a touch screen right now so I like this idea of the APEN touch 8!

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  • I like the NextBook.

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  • The Next book looks interesting.

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  • I like the sketching you can do with the apen.

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  • nextbook

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  • I like the eviant MT8000

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  • The nextbook is looking pretty slick.

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  • In the office or on the go the Apen will change how you sign. You can take notes and send them to your blackberry. Taking this pen anywhere is easy. Home, office, or even out in the pouring rain, it fits right in your pocket. Apen enables you to efficiently take notes and upload them to your computer. You can even transfers over your handwriting into text.

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  • I like the e reader Eviant

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  • http://www.e-funusa.com/eviant/
    Thanks for the contest.

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  • I like the eReader Eviant MT 8000

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  • The nextbook looks interesting

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  • Suppose to say ereader I hate autocorrect

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  • The dreaded looks cool!

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  • The Next Book looks cool too.

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    • Yea it’s cool

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  • Eviant MT 8000 is cool too

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  • Eviant would be cool.

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  • i like the apen A5 for keeping tracking of things.

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  • NextBook

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  • The Eviant MT 8000 ereader looks cool

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  • I also like the Eviant MT 8000 Ereader

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  • i like the next book

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  • I like the EVIANT.

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  • I like the NextBook it looks pretty cool.

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  • the aviant MT8000 8″ E Reader Tablet

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  • I like the NextBook

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  • The MT8000 eReader tablet looks like a nice product.

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  • i also like the eviant

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  • I’d love the APEN A5

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  • I also like the MT8000.

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