iPad Stylus, Screen Protector, and Case for iPad Air 2

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  1. tentala, Mar 13, 2015
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    tentala macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    This is my first post in the forum. I'm going to buy my first ever iPad Air 2 in 1 or 2 days, so I'm sorry for my noob questions. I'm looking for a stylus, screen protector, and case.

    1) Stylus:
    In addition to reading a lot of books, I use it for note-taking, sketching proofs, specifically for math stuffs including sub-subscripts, super-superscripts, integrals, and complicated equations. I will post the picture of my hand-writing later. I understand the inconvenience of a stylus compared to pen and paper, but I want the best as possible.
    Which software should I use? Does it have palm rejection?

    2) Screen Protector:
    The only reason I consider this is that I'm afraid that my stylus will scratch the screen. I'm looking at Zagg InvisibleShield HDX and Glass, but I'm not sure which one is right for me. I need smooth writing because I'm a slow writer. I heard the HDX has rubber feeling, while the Glass is easy to crack.

    3) Case:
    I'm thinking the Smart Case, but I'm open to any suggestions.

    A side question: Do I really need a 64GB? My friend said iPad software is large, so 64GB is better. I don't have many songs (< 1000 songs) and don't have to record vids.

    Thank you for any ideas and suggestions.

    EDIT: Here is the link to my sample writing:
    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=B6D25333F146FACF!7090&authkey=!AHwSnxVHCd00MTg&ithint=file,pdf
     
  2. mrex macrumors 68020

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    64 will be fine for a long time (16 is abit small nowadays), and you can always use a cloud if you need more space.

    air2 uses a differend kind of technology in the screen to save the battery than earlier models. and companies are trying to get their styluses working with it. right now only working stylus is a dumb stylus. other styluses work if they work, some better some not at all. you need to read reviews, check possible vids and apps for the specific pen and decide if you can live with it what you get...

    if you are going to carry your ipad with you, get a good case too with a zipper or similar. otherwise all the things, like paper clips, coins etc are between the cover and the screen in your bag.

    btw. what is the delta in your proof? you just said that there is a delta > 0, but what is the definition for your delta? just wondering when reading the page in your link...
     
  3. tentala, Mar 22, 2015
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    tentala thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your advice. I ended up getting a 64GB, another product of Apple. My first Apple thing is iPhone 3GS which I'm still using it. It has 32GB, and I only use 7GB. To me, new iPhones are too big to fit in my pocket.

    I heard the 53 Pencil works on iPad Air 2, but it's not for writing. If I can use the pen to sketch my proof and ideas on-the-go, it will be nice. I borrowed my friend $10-pen and it works although I didn't try it for serious writing.

    You made a good point for cases. Do you recommend a specific case?

    PS: The delta comes from the definition of the continuity of the function g. There is one such value for each epsilon we choose, but we don't have to know it explicitly. It is similar to the definition of limit we learn in Calc 1.

    PS: I don't understand why my thread did not have replies. I waited for 5 days and gave up. Sorry for the late reply to you.
     
  4. mrex, Mar 23, 2015
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    Stylus, Screen Protector, and Case for iPad Air 2

    i just placed an order for 53 (walnut) couple hours ago because i like to draw. Yep, 10dollar dumb stylus might be the best for the money right now. if you can wait, you could wait for a summer to see if current styluses (or coming) are working better. I have Note10.1 with SPen so my expectation is much higher and i dont want to spend money for a paperweight. I think wacom just released some new firmware/sdk, but i havent seen any vids, is it better than couple montsh ago. New Adonit Jot Pro might be a good one too (but i hate the plastic disc). anyway.. i decided still to wait for few months before getting any "fine" stylus...

    i have Gollas bag with abit harder back to protect the tablet better.

    do you mean delta is thought by delta>|X-Xo|. ?
     
  5. tentala thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you. I think I'm going to wait. Do you have any experiences on writing apps? I heard good reviews about GoodNote.

    Okie. Do you use screen protector? I'm afraid my pen will scratch the screen.


    Kind of like that, and it depends on the epsilon.

    Thanks.
     
  6. mrex macrumors 68020

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    Stylus, Screen Protector, and Case for iPad Air 2

    there is no other way than check vids im afraid... i dont yet have own experience with any writing apps and Air2 because i dont have a pen for it right now. Just ordered one. But Goodnotes and Noteshelf have earlier been good. What ever you get, you need to check the pen compatibility at first. There is no universal pen for ipad, they all are depending on sdk and if developer has included it to the software. Every function, the pen has, works or not in the app not in ios.



    no i dont have any screen protector. I dont have any protector on my Note10.1 either and the screen is still good, but the SPen has a plastic tip and not really much soft area for tiny particles...
     
  7. mrex, Mar 27, 2015
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    Stylus, Screen Protector, and Case for iPad Air 2

    i got Pencil 53 and it seems to work fine. I downloaded Noteshelf app (bundled with DailyNotes for 7.99e. The app supports Pencil53.)

    This is an example
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    Because the pencil is not a fine point stylus, continuing to draw a straight line if you pick up the pencil is abit harder. However i think the pencil works good. The tip of the pen is very thin, so im not sure how well it stands before falling apart. Time will tell.. There is a spare part in the package and you can order more...
     
  8. tentala thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much for your help!
     

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