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Logitech’s MX Ink aims to be the future of VR creativity and initial reaction is positive

The MX Ink explained and some fan reaction
Last Updated on June 19, 2024
Logitech MX Ink promotional photo
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Logitech, a company known for its computer peripherals, is introducing a new stylus called MX Ink specifically designed for the Meta Quest virtual reality headset. This stylus aims to improve user interaction within virtual environments by offering greater precision compared to the standard Quest controllers.

The MX Ink explained

Imagine using a pen or brush in the virtual world with real-world accuracy. That’s the whole idea behind MX Ink. The pressure-sensitive tip allows for precise control, making it ideal for creative tasks like sculpting or painting in VR. It also seamlessly integrates with the Quest experience, letting users effortlessly switch between controllers and the stylus.

Beyond virtual applications, MX Ink is functional in the real world too. The pressure sensitivity and compatibility with various surfaces make it a versatile tool for tasks that require precision, even outside VR. For a closer look at the product, take a look at Logitech’s full product rundown:

The MX Ink – Video Source: Logitech

How will it perform?

The allure of the MX Ink might fade fast though. While it boasts precision for creative pursuits, its real-world applications within VR seem questionable. A bulky headset paired with potentially limited hand mobility is a little concerning. Furthermore, the need to constantly switch between controllers and the stylus might disrupt workflow and break immersion. Until VR offers more natural hand interactions and overcomes these limitations, the MX Ink could feel more like a niche accessory.

MX Ink launch window

Logitech is launching the MX Ink in September 2024 for $129.99. It will be compatible with the Meta Quest 2 and Quest 3, with compatibility for the high-end Quest Pro yet to be confirmed. The company also plans to release additional accessories like a charging stand and a working surface to complement the stylus. This new offering from Logitech signifies a growing trend of VR accessories that aim to bridge the gap between the virtual and real worlds, attempting to create a more immersive user experience.

A snapshot of fan response

At first glance, we thought maybe the price tag of this stylis would turn people away, but then comparing that to the high price tag of your regular-old Quest controllers (over $100 each), it does seem sensible. Scrolling down to the comments on the YouTube video revealed plenty of creatives impressed by the reveal. It seems like many people have been waiting for something just like the MX ink.

YouTube comments react to introduction of Logitech MX Ink
YouTube comments react to introduction of Logitech MX Ink, source: YouTube

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