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Old Oct 21, 2008, 08:58 AM   #1
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Is there a pointer/pen available for the iPhone?

My parents find it difficult to type on the iPhone but otherwise think it's ideal.

Is there a special pen or pointer available to help them select the keys more accurately on the touch keyboard?
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Old Oct 21, 2008, 09:58 AM   #2
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My parents find it difficult to type on the iPhone but otherwise think it's ideal.

Is there a special pen or pointer available to help them select the keys more accurately on the touch keyboard?
There is this,POGO stylus. We have a couple coming into the store next week, will let you know how we like it.

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Old Oct 21, 2008, 10:01 AM   #3
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We have a one of these in the office to review. It works fine - it's just weird using a stylus on an iphone
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Old Oct 21, 2008, 10:02 AM   #4
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I heard the Pogo works pretty well. The only downside I've heard is there's no place on the iPhone to store a stylus, making it fairly easy to lose.
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I heard the Pogo works pretty well. The only downside I've heard is there's no place on the iPhone to store a stylus, making it fairly easy to lose.
I saw it on ThinkGeek.com and it comes with a clip-on holder.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/cell-phone/a31f/
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I saw it on ThinkGeek.com and it comes with a clip-on holder.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/cell-phone/a31f/
Wow. I stand corrected. Makes sense they'd give the stylus a home.
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Old Oct 21, 2008, 10:53 AM   #7
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That looks perfect. Thanks guys.
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I've tried 3 different styli with my iphone .. ranging from the expensive pogo, down to the cheap ebay ones


Simply put, they just aren't as responsive as using your fingers, thus defeating their "need for precision" purpose

to be honest though

some people have had great results ( better or equal responsiveness as using your finger)

I think my Bodyguardz shield may have resulted in suboptimal results.
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