Makers of the Glif develop new
iPad stylus called “The Cosmonaut”


Two former Texas A&M design students that created the hugely successful Glif, a stand and tripod mount for the iPhone 4, are back with a new project: a stylus called The Cosmonaut that works with Apple's iPad and other touchscreen devices.

Its designers, Dan Provost and Thomas Gerhardt, earned bachelor of environmental design degrees in 2007.

"We love to sketch out quick ideas or doodle on our tablets, and using a stylus is much better than a finger for such tasks," they said on the Cosmonaut home page. "It's comfortable to hold and effortlessly glides over the glass surface of the tablet. It just feels right."

Provost and Gerhardt repeated the process they used to create the Glif, raising funds to begin production of their new device through Kickstarter, a funding platform for creative projects. As of April 7, backers of the project have already contributed more than $100,000: Provost and Gerhardt needed $50,000.

To learn more about the Cosmonaut or to be one of its more than 5,000 financial backers, visit its home page. Contributions are being accepted through April 20.

See related stories about the Glif.


- Posted: Apr. 7, 2011 -

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Contact:   Phillip Rollfing, or 979.458.0442.


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