View Full Version : Best stylus?

May 28, 2011, 09:18 PM
Hey guys looking around for a stylus. I'm worried about spending the money to get one due to the fact of thinking that it will look terrible trying to write/ take notes with it. It is a good tool to take notes with or not? I like fine pen type writing not big girly kid writing lol, that's what it seems like I would get with a stylus. Anyways any recommendations & opinions are welcomed, thanks!

May 28, 2011, 09:24 PM
I've used both a Targus and a Logix stylus and they both work great. I've also heard great things about the Pogo styli as well. I take notes like this for my university economics and math classes and its great.

Because the screens on the iPad is capacitive touch, the fine point styli that we're used to seeing from the old Palm Pilots or touchscreen laptops wont work, they need a little bit more surface area to complete the current and respond to the touch. Even though the point is large, lots of the writing apps still write in fine point underneath where you are touching (at the center of the tip of the stylus) and works great. I have used several note taking apps and by far, 'Notes Plus' blows every other one out of the water, due to its accuracy and ability to take larger (more comfortable) writing on the screen and condense it into standard size lines, as well as great text integration as well. It also allows you to adjust where the actual point the lines are drawn based on where you are touching (i.e. a couple pixels up or down from where you are actually touching on the screen so you can see what you are doing). Best $6 app you can buy for note taking. Check it out on the App Store.

May 28, 2011, 09:24 PM
If you look in the iPad Accessories forum (1st page), you'll find a number of threads suggesting possibilities and giving opinions.



May 28, 2011, 09:35 PM
I'm very pleased with my Griffin Stylus.

May 28, 2011, 10:43 PM
Acase makes good stylus pens that are affordable. If you're looking for something that is useful and won't break your wallet then that's what I'd recommend. The second generation one is longer and thinner too which from what I gather from your post might be something you're looking for.

May 28, 2011, 10:51 PM
I've used Targus, Boxwave and Acase.

Acase was definitely the worst. Even a buddy who nothing about the differences between styli noticed right away.

My personal favorite is the Targus, often on sale at Best Buy.

May 29, 2011, 08:26 AM
Yeah, I enjoy my targus and I use upad.

May 29, 2011, 10:07 AM
I use the boxwave and love how it feels and writes. Nice and weighty!!!

May 29, 2011, 11:55 AM
i put in an order for a Wacom with Amazon, who knows when it will arrive!

May 29, 2011, 12:50 PM
The POGO SKETCH is actually pretty good. I got it for $6 at frys electronics.

May 29, 2011, 03:30 PM
I have a Boxwave currently, and while it's okay'ish it's still too short and light for me. Just ordered the Wacom Bamboo, hope that will suit my needs better. I'm sketching, not taking notes.

May 29, 2011, 04:52 PM
Make your own! Use conductive foam, some thin wire, and a pen. Make magazine has a great tutorial on youtube. It is really sensitive and works great!

May 29, 2011, 04:59 PM
I recommend iFaraday (http://ifaraday.com/)

May 29, 2011, 08:24 PM
I ordered a kensington virtuoso stylus, should be receiving it on tuesday.
Had good reviews and ratings.

May 29, 2011, 09:12 PM
I recommend iFaraday (http://ifaraday.com/)

Thanks! was looking into purchasing and did the research on this and got very good reviews esp. from artists, so I ordered one.

May 29, 2011, 10:20 PM
I recommend iFaraday (http://ifaraday.com/)

I just ordered one. I liked the fact that it has a cloth tip, not rubber. Rubber dragged on my screen too much (resistance).

May 30, 2011, 07:03 AM
I ordered a kensington virtuoso stylus, should be receiving it on tuesday.
Had good reviews and ratings.

Same here. Will give some feedback once I have it.