iPad mini Stylus with screen protector - a problem?

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  1. ron7624 Contributor

    ron7624

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    I have been successfully using a Bear Motion stylus ( the type without the solid rubber tip) until just recently, while using the Moleskine Journal app for note taking.
    Once a month I use my iPad to take notes during a safety meeting for my company. The stylus has the latest mesh covering the rubber tip and and it worked very well up until now.
    During this months meeting, a couple of days ago, I tried to use the stylus and it did not work well at all. I was at a loss of what to do so I simply turned the stylus around and used the ball point pen that is a part of it on a piece of paper. I have scratched my head about that situation until today when I realized that I had put a screen protector on my iPad for the first time ever - a couple of weeks ago.
    Has anyone had experience with a screen protectors lessening the abilities of a styleus's function?
     
  2. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

    Zmanbaseball2

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    I have an iPad Air and the micro knit styluses work better than the rubber tip ones on Tech Armors screen protectors. Which iPad do you have?
    I got this and it's works great:

    The Joy Factory Pinpoint Precision Stylus for All Touch Screen Devices (Smartphone, Tablet, Camera) BCU201
    http://amzn.com/B00HZQLMCM

    If you don't want to spend too much I recommend these micro knit styluses:
    The Friendly Swede Bundle of 6 Micro-Knit Hybrid Fiber Tip Universal Capacitive Stylus Pens 4.5" for Smart Phone Touch Pad + 6 x 15'' Elastic Tether Lanyards + Cleaning Cloth in Retail Packaging(Silver + Black + White)
    http://amzn.com/B00E0GV9H8
     
  3. ron7624 thread starter Contributor

    ron7624

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    My stylus is the microfiber tipped variety, and that has worked very well until I put the Skinomi TechSkin screen protector on. I've always used the Skinomi TechSkin on the backs of both of my iPads
    I'm using an iPad Mini with retina, 32gb data version.
    My screen protector is very thick and sturdy. I'm sure now that is my problem. The stylus you recommend looks great. I'll have to save my pennies and order one. I always take great care with my screens so removing the screen protector is my solution, but I'll wait till I get the stylus first.
    Thanks for your reply and the link for the stylus. I'd been wondering if there was a fine tipped stylus available....and there is:)
    Regards
     
  4. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    No problems here. Using a Ti stylus and the Spigen UF on an iPad 2.
     
  5. ron7624 thread starter Contributor

    ron7624

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    Ok then it's settled. I'll order the Ti and try it out before I waste my screen protector.
    Thanks for your help!!
     
  6. jb157 macrumors newbie

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    Recommendation for Stylus

    Ron,

    I have had good luck with the amPen Hybrid Stylus - they are a great price and have the fiber tip that is replaceable. They glide nicely on the iPad and don't add smudges. Very durable and like I said, great price! Comes in an array of colors too!

    http://amzn.to/1b5zJo0
     

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