Stylus - Yeay or Nay?!


Tried one...didnt like it but could have been the stylus. Work colleague has one just for using drawing, art type packages only.


We got a Media Devil stylus discounted with their screen protector.
It was great at first, but now only use it occasionally as it no longer glides across the screen the same as it use to. Finger never fails.
They are great for if you need to wear gloves though or have damp hands for whatever reason.
Just as you get fingers prints on the screen by not using one, you still get little (stubby) marks from the stylus though, as when it first makes contact with the screen if you know what I mean. :confused:


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I got a pack of 10 stylueses off ebay for about £2; and once one starts to 'drag' I replace it with another. I use them mainly for drawing as well.


Bought a Maglus stylus which I'm very impressed with. Tempted to get a few cheapies too that I won't mind losing or damaging as much.


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Tried one...didnt like it but could have been the stylus. Work colleague has one just for using drawing, art type packages only.
Same here.

I have tried various styli, but only use them for drawing where a pen in your hand feels more natural, and you can be a bit more precise.

The best one I have found is the boxwave , but even that isn't ideal.

Because of the way the ipad's screen works, none of the styli I have tried are perfect because they all have this blunt tip that makes it hard to be really precise.


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I've always used styluses (styli?) since I got my iPad. Because I used a matt finish screen protector this means there's much less friction on the surface of my iPad so most rubber tipped styluses glide over it fairly smoothly (same applies to using a finger)

The two I've had most success with so far are the Wacom Bamboo Wacom Bamboo Solo Stylus - Black: Computers & Accessories and more recently the 3M Smart Pen 3M TS BK100 Touchscreen Smart Pen - Precision Touch Pen for Tablets and Smart Phone devices - Clip on design - Black

The Bamboo stylus feels great in the hand, nicely weighted like a solid pen which makes it great for writing. It also has a small nib for greater accuracy. My main gripe is that the nib itself is a bit too 'squishy' for my liking.

The 3M Smart Pen is a bit smaller and lighter, but still has a nice, solid feel in the hand. The rubber nib is a similar size to the Bamboo and is also squishy, however inside the nib there is a hard rubber block which does give you the necessary resistance you need when you're pushing the stylus down to write or draw.

Neither of them are all that cheap, but given that I take written notes most days at work they've both been good investments.

I've just ordered the boxwave evertouch BoxWave EverTouch Capacitive Stylus - (Newest Technology) Touchscreen iPad 3 Stylus with Ultra Durable FiberMesh Fabric Tip for Apple iPad 3, iPad 2, iPhone 4S / 4, Amazon Kindle Fire, All Touch Screen Tablets (Jet Black): Computers & A which uses a unique mesh fibre tip, which is supposed to provide a smoother glide and a firmer feel on the screen. I'll let you know how I get on!

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