Looking for a stylus
What's the best stylus out right now? I'm looking for one for my iPhone and iPad.
Trying to decide between these two I think:
Amazon.com: Griffin GC16040 Stylus for iPad, iPod, iPhone and Other Touchscreens: Electronics
Amazon.com: SGP Stylus Pen for iPhone 4 / 4S and iPad 2 Kuel H10 Series [Black]: Cell Phones & Accessories
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I have about 20 different ones, I try them all and even invested in some on Kickstarter from iPen to Estylo which is the worst invention, it is essentially a chopstick that does nothing.
The two I keep going back to is the AMCase Capacitive Stylus and the Kensington Touch Stylus and Pen.
AM case is on sale on Amazon now for $5.99
I do not like the Targus or Boxwave.
Although I like the Bamboo I don't find it worth 3x to 4x the cost.
They last me maybe 2-months before I feel the tip gets too soft. The Bamboo is pretty good too. Most are under $20 for value.
The iPen from Cregle is about $90 but does not work as promised and only works with one writing application.
- 04-14-2012, 05:15 PM #11
If you are looking for a stylus to draw, go for any type of stylus with the rubber tip. Bamboo would probably the best for rubber tip type of stylus, but it depends on you.
If you are going to write a lot with it, go with the Jot not Pro at least. The classic is pretty decent and without the rubber grip, it feels like faling down all the time from my fingers.
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P.S : Check the Image attachement to understand what I mean.
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- 04-15-2012, 12:02 PM #15iPhone Intermediate
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I would definitely recommend the cosmonaut by studio neat or the bamboo by Wacom as the best two stylus for the iPad. They are going to be a lot more smooth and responsive than MOST others. I have one from Targums, it cuts out all the time. The cosmonaut is more of a hi lighter size, the bamboo is a pen size.Ipad2 and Mac mini 2.5ghz Sandy bridge
- 04-15-2012, 02:32 PM #16
I definitely recommend the Bamboo stylus. Although it is a bit more expensive at $30, it has a natural feel to it. It feels just like using a pen or pencil. This was a huge selling point to me.
In addition, Craig mentioned above that some stylus lasts about 2 months before the rubber tip gets too soft. With the Bamboo stylus you can purchase replacement tips which in the long run may save you money instead of buying a new stylus all the time.
Amazon.com carries the Bamboo stylus. The colored ones sell out pretty quickly once they get them in stock. If you don't care about the color of the barrel the black ones are usually readily available. The fact that they sell out rather fast is a good measure of how popular and how well liked they are.
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- 04-15-2012, 02:41 PM #17
Run Far and Run Fast.
- 04-15-2012, 02:49 PM #18
Per Amazon review(s) I like this stylus. It's tip is narrower than many & it's a great size and good weight. The problem is that when the NIB (tip) wears out (tears) you CANNOT replace it. They don't have replacements. For this price, I am annoyed.
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I just received my bamboo stylus. I am a graphic designer and have been using Wacom products for many years (one of the reasons I bought the bamboo) and the build quality of the bamboo is excellent - very well made and feels great in the hand.
My problem with it is the tip is way to spongy and soft! I actually thought I received a defective unit, until I went online and saw others have been complaining about this as well. It is like a bubble tip, which so far I have found to be very awkward to write or draw with. It just doesn't feel accurate to me and I feel like I have to apply more pressure than I normally would, because the tip is so soft.
I am seriously considering returning it, I just don't know what to get ias a replacement as I don't want the same soft feeling.
Just thought I'd pass that along, since nobody has mentioned how soft it is when using it.
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