Best Stylus?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by legaleye3000, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. legaleye3000 macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2007
    What's the best stylus for the iPad for handwriting? I had the Pogostylus and lost it. It had a fuzzy end and was a little hard for writing. I was hoping for a stylus with a less "squishy" end so its easier for writing. Anything better than Pogostylus?

  2. seajay96 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2010
    I like my box wave stylus

    It's closer to the size of a normal pen and uses a rubber tip that slides along the screen nicely.
  3. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    Almost everyone agrees the Pogo stylus isn't that great. There is a long, ongoing thread, probably on this very page where many options are discussed.
  4. Josemacariofay macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2010

    Got an istroke stylus from ozaki. A little bit small but fun to write and use for the iPad and the iphone
  5. TheOrioles33 macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2008

    $15 from Amazon.
  6. Treebark macrumors 6502


    May 24, 2010
    In the "pointy" thread I posted the below. While more pricey than the boxwave, I would pick it hands down as the comfort is better for me.

    I really like Hard Candy's new stylus. Not pointy but has a similar (same?) rubber tip that boxwave and targus I belive do. It seems a little more flexible than my boxwaves (which I prefer greatly over the pogo).

    I like it better because it is longer and more substantial. And the cap protects the rubber stylus tip. If you don't like fat pens, you won't like this. But it is more comfortable than the boxwaves (which I find to be a tad too short to be perfect, though narrowness is OK).

    Like the fischer space bullet pen, one problem is what to do with the cap when using it. If you put it on the other end I am sure it will eventually put marks in it. Not a huge deal, and true of most capped pens, just worth a mention.

    By far my favorite iPad stylus (tried both pogos, some cheapy knockoffs, the obagis, and the boxwave)
  7. Nausicaa macrumors 6502a

    Jan 11, 2007
    Thanks for posting that Treebark. I've been using the Pogo exclusively, but I'm in the market for something new. The Pogo was fine, but now the foam shape is all distorted and it's difficult to use. Sometimes the screen won't pick it up, etc.

    I was looking at the BoxWave, but this Hard Candy one looks awesome. I like the dual function. Do the caps, once removed, fit on the other end to lengthen the pen?
  8. Theraker007 macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2009
  9. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    Appears to be identical to the Targus stylus available at Best Buy, etc.

    Mods, this thread should really be combined with the other 'best stylus' thread already on-going.
  10. kandcats macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2010
    I have the Targus one and it's the only one I've ever had. It works fine for me....
  11. Treebark macrumors 6502


    May 24, 2010
    Yeah, but not super snuggy unless you press it down. But I would be afraid it would eventually mark up the chrome, so I just sit it up on the table.
  12. Alphakline macrumors regular


    Nov 30, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    I currenly have the Pogo one and enjoy it. Depending on the app you're able to be smooth or thick on the drawing/writing. My only complaint is that the clip is easy to break.

    But I'm going to look into the boxwave one. Thanks for posting it.
  13. AlexAMoser macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2010

    Ya I think I'm gonna get the Tarus one
  14. I Am Canadian macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2010
    Tried Pogo sketch for a day and really disliked the "straight up" angle I was forced to write at. Any change in angle would result in missed words. Returned it the next day.

    Just bought the Targus Stylus and it is so forgiving and easy to use...especially with Penultimate. Only wish it was not so light and had an inch more length. For less than half the price of the Pogo you can't go wrong.

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