stylus pen and gaming

Discussion in 'iPad' started by j.leson, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. j.leson macrumors member

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    I'm on the computer all day typing, and was wondering if using a stylus pen on my ipad might reduce the strain on my fingers from tapping on my ipad all the time, from such games as battleheart and infinity blade 2. Is this a good idea, or are these pens mostly suitable for writing.

    Thanks!
     
  2. DS3 macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't advise it for things like infinity blade where you are swiping really fast. They do drag on the screen a bit and are not really suited for repeated fast action like that and I dont think its any easier to do so.

    I use mine for any writing, drawing or when I can't use my finger for various reasons like gloves, dirty and don't want to mess up the screen, etc.
     
  3. j.leson thread starter macrumors member

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    Will the fast swiping scratch or ruin the screen? My hands sometimes get sweaty so it makes playing games like IB less than ideal.
     
  4. DS3 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, not just from the rubber tip used on most styluses at all. Would have to launch that thing out of a gun to hurt the iPad screen if that.

    However most decent stylus's have a metal body and if you are aggressively swiping and slip you could scratch the screen by hitting it with the edge of that. I actually caused a very small scratch doing so on my iPad 2 while playing a swipe field goal game, havn't use the stylus for a fast paced game since. But that was probably a fluke, really its just that its not any more comfortable or easy to do so.
     
  5. j.leson thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmm, this is a very very good point. Thanks for pointing it out.

    Maybe I'll try swiping with two fingers instead of one. My right hand index finger is taking a ton of abuse lately from typing, clicking, and swiping and it's getting really sore. haha Or maybe I'll restrict stylus use to non fast swiping games such as IB or fruit ninja.

    I think a stylus may work well with tower defense games, and rpg games.
     

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