AluPen For Ipad2

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  1. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Has anyone tried this pen device, and if so is it any good? I know there are cheaper ones around and would like your opinions.

    I would like something thats good for drawing / skecting as opposed to handwriting.

    Thanks ! :)
     
  2. macrat macrumors regular

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    I have the Alu Pen, Griffin and the Bamboo Pen. In my opinion the Bamboo Pen is the best because it has thinner rubber stuff than the other two and better looking. The Alu pen is also as good as the Bamboo but it is thick and ugly!:p
     
  3. Macman45 thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Thanks For The Info.

    Thanks for that, The Griffin is a no no ( not that keen on their stuff) So is the Bamboo pretty accurate for drawing? :)
     
  4. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    Just googled the Bamboo stylus and it looks pretty cool, might have to order one...

    Though for what it's worth I use the Alu Pen and its fantastic. It's chunky sure, but the quality is top notch and the screen is very sensitive to the tip.
     
  5. ctbear macrumors 6502a

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    I have the alupen. It fits good in hand and writes better than a lot of styli (haven't tried bamboo though). But it's a bit uncomfortable because of it's shape
     
  6. jsh1120 macrumors 65816

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    Several observations. Keep in mind that they come from someone who enjoys sketching on the iPad and has zero talent. So take it for what it's worth.

    Apologies to those who use it (I haven't) but the Alupen strikes me as a triumph of unique form over function. I understand the desire for a somewhat heftier instrument than most styluses, but I think a round shape is more comfortable.

    I use the iFaraday Artist model (www.iFaraday.com) with an extra firm tip for sketching. It's long, thin, and has the feel of a brush. I use the "RX" model for notes. It feels like a fountain pen in my hand. The iFaraday styluses use a conductive fabric over a foam base and have zero drag. I like the design very much.

    Another option I haven't tried is NomadBrush, apparently designed specifically for sketching. As the review below notes, though, the limitations in various styluses have at least as much to do with the constraints of the drawing apps as with the design of the stylus.

    http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/reviews/entry/nomadbrush-llc-nomad-brush-for-ipad/
     
  7. Cooolpenner macrumors regular

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    I'm using the pen 'PogoSketch' for taking notes on my iPad. Works pretty good.
     
  8. Macman45 thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Thanks For The Info.

    That's one I will have to look into too.

    Thanks for the input all:)
     
  9. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    Alupen is my favorite:

    It doesn't roll away
    The rubber tip glides smoothly on the screen
    It works even with gloves on
    I like the heft in my hand - the pogo is too small/light.
     
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    +1

    I own both The Alupen and bamboo :p
     
  12. Macman45 thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Thanks All

    I will come to a decision this week.....I like the just-mobile stuff, and have stands for all my mobile devices, and a mouse mat from them. All top notch, but some of the other styli mentioned here look good! Thanks to all for the suggestions :)
     
  13. ctbear macrumors 6502a

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    Actually if you can wait, this looks like an awesome stylus:
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/531383637/jot-capacitive-touch-stylus
     

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