Best Stylus for School

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by jzhang1990, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. jzhang1990 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    So im gunna be using the ipad for taking notes in class. which stylus would be the best for that. i mainly annotate pdf files and powerpoint slides
     
  2. Boyiee macrumors newbie

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    I just got my ifaraday RXII in today. Never took notes on a tablet before but I plan to full time. I'm not sure if I like it yet, and not sure if I want to keep it or go with a jot or something else entirely.

    I'm in the boat of having a $30 max on a stylus, cause I may end up losing it. So far so good with the RXII, however I haven't tried it in a true notetaking app like notesplus or notability to really give it a test run.
     
  3. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    The Jot is good, but I don't know that taking notes on the ipad is quite fast/accurate enough for classes.
     
  4. glen e macrumors 68030

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    I used the jot for a while in business meetings - it taps too much and makes too much noise....
     
  5. tonyz3 macrumors newbie

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    If you want cheap and great than a caseen or acase 2,is for you. Especially in notability. If you can afford it I just got the by zero stylus and I like it a lot.

    But pricey.
     
  6. kvizzel macrumors 6502a

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    i heard putting a little strip of scotch tap to cover the ball makes less noise.

    not too sure though, contemplating on buying one soon.
     
  7. neweipadfan macrumors member

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    pen and paper, the ipad is terrible for accurate notes or writing at that. terrible just terrible, you would think with todays technology that would change
     
  8. glen e macrumors 68030

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    Jot does not have a ball....
     
  9. UseYourIllusion macrumors newbie

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    I've finally gotten used to using the iPen and it works well with Good Notes, the accuracy on Ghostwriter sucks as of right now.
     
  10. kvizzel macrumors 6502a

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    oh really?

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  11. glen e, Mar 25, 2012
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    glen e macrumors 68030

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    yeah..."oh really"...the plastic plate part taps and makes noise....not the ball that attaches it....tell me how the hell scotch tape quiets that down....I sold mine...too much a gimmick and I was a kickstarter supporter...have you ever seen one or are you just an internet expert?
     
  12. Jspring86 Suspended

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    I have an iFaraday RX II as well, but as many mentioned it can be difficult taking notes fast enough while in class. As a graduate student I find the iPad ideal for my research notebooks (which I have lots of time to compose), but not adequate for taking notes in lectures. This could simply be a result of my field, since mathematics has many symbols, graphs, etc. I imagine it would be easier to take pure text notes, but maybe still not as good as paper and pencil.
     
  13. CSilver macrumors 6502

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    I'm also looking for one to take notes in class. So far, iPen, byzero Studio Pen, and iFaraday Cobra are on my watch list.

    My classes are done in April and I won't be needing a stylus until September so I think I will be just keeping on eye on these products for now.

    Good luck.
     

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