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El3ctronics
Apr 4, 2011, 11:21 AM
I currently have the Pogo Sketch which is pretty horrible and I use it with UPad, Adobe Ideas & notating PDF's. My Nataal Premium Stylus is supposed to be delivered today so hopefully it works a little better.



mctheriot
Apr 4, 2011, 11:24 AM
Waiting on that one as well. Pogo sucks, the Targus i'm using now is pretty good (got at Best Buy)

Mark

Steviejobz
Apr 4, 2011, 11:24 AM
I currently have the Pogo Sketch which is pretty horrible and I use it with UPad, Adobe Ideas & notating PDF's. My Nataal Premium Stylus is supposed to be delivered today so hopefully it works a little better.

Check here too: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1127994

I got that one

Alaerian
Apr 4, 2011, 11:32 AM
Griffin. Love it.

holyindian
Apr 4, 2011, 01:47 PM
If you do a search on Amazon, you will see Boxwave is the best seller. I ordered one, but cud not wait... hence dropped into BestBuy, and brought a Targus stylus as well. Boxwave arrived after a week, but i dont find it as responsive as Targus. I think Targus is a bit better cos its more responsive, and lighter than Boxwave.

El3ctronics
Apr 4, 2011, 02:21 PM
How does the Nataal compare to the Targus stylus? I've heard great things but haven't used either one first hand?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004HNCRNO/ref=ox_ya_os_product

KylePowers
Apr 4, 2011, 04:38 PM
How does the Nataal compare to the Targus stylus? I've heard great things but haven't used either one first hand?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004HNCRNO/ref=ox_ya_os_product

I'll go ahead and quote myself from the thread Steviejobz linked to:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004HNCRNO

Just got this yesterday. Longer than the Targus (which I first purchased). About the same length as any average pen/pencil. About the same weight (maybe slightly lighter by decimals of an ounce, can't really tell) as the Targus. Thinner tip compared to the Targus. Same texture as the Targus. Comes with a headphone jack dangly thingy, which is easily removable from the stylus. I like it better, but I had much success with the Targus, so I wouldn't not recommend it... I just like the Nataal better.

From what I can tell, it looks like the Acase 2nd generation, AYL, and Nataal (which is the cheapest of the 3) are all actually the same stylus... just simply rebranded and sold. So you can pretty much apply any reviews to all 3 to any of the others (Acase I think has more reviews)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/317MmwOD74L._AA160_.jpghttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/310%2BIuez2AL._AA160_.jpghttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31u%2BImKyjVL._SL160_AA160_.jpg

Oh, and to the OP, I use my stylus for UPAD and a couple sketching/painting apps like Procreate and Whiteboard.

Cheers,
KP

whiskeyred
Apr 4, 2011, 08:31 PM
AluPen with Upad, done.

Zandian
Apr 4, 2011, 08:54 PM
AluPen with Upad, done.

I second this opinion

Z

M-5
Apr 4, 2011, 10:00 PM
I just bought the Nataal stylus this past week because of people suggesting it and because of the really good price compared to other styluses. I was expecting it to arrive tomorrow, but it arrived a day early, so that was a nice surprise.

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/886/wpid31u2bimkyjvl.jpg
From the few hours that I've used it, I do wish it had a little more weight to it. It feels like the pen is made out of aluminum or something. It's a good length for me, just like a regular pen. The tip of the pen is rubbery, and it squishes in when you press on it like if it's a hollow tip. The tip looks and feels like the black rubber part of a dropper tool:
http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/3732/bdp102.jpg

It's pretty accurate, though I don't have any other capacitive stylus to compare it to. You do have to apply a little bit of pressure though for the screen to sense it, so it's not like you can just glide it over the screen like your finger. But it's not too bad either. I wish the chrome metal ring that's around the tip was covered in the rubbery material instead, because I feel that if I press too hard on the tip like I might accidentally make contact with the iPad screen and the metal. It probably won't happen, but still.

It's a neat stylus, but I wouldn't say it's accurate enough to write fine print. I've been using it with the UPAD Lite version though, and it works really well with the Zoom feature where you write in the zoomed in text box and it makes it smaller.

I'd be really interested in trying out a stylus like The Cosmonaut concept that I saw a few days ago. It just seems kind of interesting:
http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/8823/screenshot20110404at955.png
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/danprovost/the-cosmonaut-a-wide-grip-stylus-for-touch-screens


But yeah, for now I'm liking the Nataal stylus, and I'm excited to actually start using it to write notes on the iPad.

schmoopy.design
Apr 4, 2011, 11:53 PM
I just bought the Nataal stylus this past week because of people suggesting it and because of the really good price compared to other styluses. I was expecting it to arrive tomorrow, but it arrived a day early, so that was a nice surprise.

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/886/wpid31u2bimkyjvl.jpg
From the few hours that I've used it, I do wish it had a little more weight to it. It feels like the pen is made out of aluminum or something. It's a good length for me, just like a regular pen. The tip of the pen is rubbery, and it squishes in when you press on it like if it's a hollow tip. The tip looks and feels like the black rubber part of a dropper tool:
http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/3732/bdp102.jpg

It's pretty accurate, though I don't have any other capacitive stylus to compare it to. You do have to apply a little bit of pressure though for the screen to sense it, so it's not like you can just glide it over the screen like your finger. But it's not too bad either. I wish the chrome metal ring that's around the tip was covered in the rubbery material instead, because I feel that if I press too hard on the tip like I might accidentally make contact with the iPad screen and the metal. It probably won't happen, but still.

It's a neat stylus, but I wouldn't say it's accurate enough to write fine print. I've been using it with the UPAD Lite version though, and it works really well with the Zoom feature where you write in the zoomed in text box and it makes it smaller.

I'd be really interested in trying out a stylus like The Cosmonaut concept that I saw a few days ago. It just seems kind of interesting:
http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/8823/screenshot20110404at955.png
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/danprovost/the-cosmonaut-a-wide-grip-stylus-for-touch-screens Y


But yeah, for now I'm liking the Nataal stylus, and I'm excited to actually start using it to write notes on the iPad.

Mine should be here tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing if our experience with it is similar.

benjayman2
Apr 5, 2011, 01:17 AM
I'd be really interested in trying out a stylus like The Cosmonaut concept that I saw a few days ago. It just seems kind of interesting

Alupen seems to be a similar design

KylePowers
Apr 5, 2011, 01:18 AM
I've always been interested in the oStylus (http://ostylus.com/)... pretty neat concept and would probably be pretty swell for sketching or drawing. Not sure how good it'd be for taking notes though.

http://ostylus.com/images/ostylus-bw.jpg

whiskeyred
Apr 5, 2011, 06:44 AM
Just received the e.stylo yesterday. A bit of a learning curve, but I got it down now and it's perfect for sketching/drawing. I'm no artist by any means, but I think it's quite unique and essential if you are drawing/sketching on the iPad. You can order the stylus from here, just contact them directly supplies diminish frequently I am told. http://plai.tv/
Mine shipped super quick.
I was using Adobe Ideas for a quick test, which is a decent app but quite limited.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo13/whiskeyred/photo-2.jpg
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo13/whiskeyred/photo-1.jpg
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo13/whiskeyred/photo.jpg

El3ctronics
Apr 5, 2011, 08:00 AM
Just received the e.stylo yesterday. A bit of a learning curve, but I got it down now and it's perfect for sketching/drawing. I'm no artist by any means, but I think it's quite unique and essential if you are drawing/sketching on the iPad. You can order the stylus from here, just contact them directly supplies diminish frequently I am told.

How is this stylus for taking notes?

Steviejobz
Apr 5, 2011, 09:01 AM
Got the Nataal yesterday...love it

El3ctronics
Apr 5, 2011, 09:17 AM
Wow I got the AluPen from Just Mobile based on the recommendation of this thread and it is INCREDIBLE. Barely have to put any pressure for it to write and my handwriting is now almost identical to pen & paper. Fantastic product!

fishcube
Apr 5, 2011, 09:21 AM
I have a Acase stylus and also a mini box wave. I love both and use them for everything I would use my fingers for. Keeps screen looking nice all the time and I can type real fast. Love my styli!

whiskeyred
Apr 5, 2011, 10:27 AM
How is this stylus for taking notes?

Big learning curve trying to write with it. possible yes, but i have had to play with it to get it down, love it for drawing, an remember the tip is not rubber, might be a dealbreaker for some although it is fine on screen with no protector.

Next to the AluPen my chosen stylus for writing it doesn't compare for writing

whiskeyred
Apr 5, 2011, 04:00 PM
Been writing with the Nataal this afternoon with Upad and I like it more than the boxwave. I like the feel alot, and it's easy to write with. The longer design is quite comfortable, so if you prefer more of a pen feel I recommend seeking this out especially for the price point on Amazon.

My preference for writing -
1. AluPen
2. Nataal
3. Boxwave

jclardy
Apr 5, 2011, 05:26 PM
I ordered a Cosmonaut on Kickstarter. It is from the same guys who designed the Glif for iPhone 4, which I have and that was very well designed.

And to me, the dry erase marker feel just seems to make sense, as writing on glass is not like writing on paper, so it should feel like writing on a dry erase board.

Plus when writing with dry erase markers you tend to keep your hand off the marker board as it will smear/erase and get ink on your hands when your palm touches it. So I think the analogy moves over very well as resting your palm on the screen may trigger unwanted touches.

Pballer110
Apr 5, 2011, 08:25 PM
I just received my nataal stylus and its pretty good but I'm not a fan of the squishy tip. Is there anything similar with a stiffer tip? I think that would make it more precise in writing.