Best stylus?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by gregrose, May 28, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    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!
  2. macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2010
    Calgary AB
    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.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2010
    South Korea
  4. macrumors 68040


    Nov 20, 2008
  5. macrumors member

    May 1, 2011
    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.
  6. macrumors 68020

    Oct 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
    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.
  7. macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2011
  8. macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2010
    I use the boxwave and love how it feels and writes. Nice and weighty!!!
  9. macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    i put in an order for a Wacom with Amazon, who knows when it will arrive!
  10. macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2009
    The POGO SKETCH is actually pretty good. I got it for $6 at frys electronics.
  11. macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2011
    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.
  12. macrumors member

    Nov 14, 2010
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
    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!
  13. macrumors regular

    May 18, 2010
  14. macrumors regular


    Jul 20, 2010
    I ordered a kensington virtuoso stylus, should be receiving it on tuesday.
    Had good reviews and ratings.
  15. macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2009
    Thanks! was looking into purchasing and did the research on this and got very good reviews esp. from artists, so I ordered one.
  16. macrumors 65816

    Jan 20, 2003
    I just ordered one. I liked the fact that it has a cloth tip, not rubber. Rubber dragged on my screen too much (resistance).
  17. macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2010
    South Korea
    Same here. Will give some feedback once I have it.

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