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Cosmonaut: Wide-Grip Stylus for Capacitive Touch Screens

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  • Compatible with all capacitive touch screens (eg. iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire).
  • Works in any app.
  • Great for doodling, sketching, and writing.
  • High quality, durable construction.
  • Great for people of all ages.
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  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B007EW9ISM
  • Item model number: COS001AL
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (268 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,800 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

The Cosmonaut is a minimal and elegant stylus for touch screen devices, like the iPad. Unlike most styli, which are designed to look and feel like a pen, the Cosmonaut was designed to feel like a dry erase marker, because the experience of drawing on an tablet most closely mirrors the experience of drawing on a whiteboard. The Cosmonaut is great for doodling, sketching, and writing on any touch screen device. The shaft has a comfortable rubber grip that feels great to hold for people of all ages, including children and the elderly. The tip is responsive and glides effortlessly over the glass screen. The Cosmonaut will work on nearly any capacitive touch screen device, including the iPad and Kindle Fire. It does not require special software; it will work wherever your finger works. Designed and manufactured in America.

Customer Reviews

It required way too much pressure directly perpendicular to the screen.
I am used to the wide grip from using artist markers, so having the same feel in a stylus is very comforting.
Ryan M. Emens
There are few apps where I actually like it, like drawing or taking on the fly notes.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

71 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Ali Ezad Abbas on April 18, 2012
I had been following the cosmonaut project on kickstarter and bought this stylus the day it came out. I have been using it since primarily for note taking and jotting down ideas on my iPad. It is perfect in that role. The board marker style grip and the weight and bulk just feel right. There is a slight air gap between the tip of the stylus and the rubber coating and you need to push down a little for the touch to be registered. This saves you from generating inadvertent touch events.

This stylus, however, is not the best option if you are in to sketching or drawing. It's ok for quick figures and graphs but anything more involved and you'll find that the constant pushing down of the tip to register the touch becomes tiring.

To sum it up, its best suited for note taking but average for drawing.
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55 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Viv on May 24, 2012
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I love this stylus! I mainly purchased it because it was the only stylus that didn't have the "broke in 2 weeks" reviews. EVERY other stylus I looked at, even ones with 4 star average ratings, had at least 3 reviews which said that the stylus broke in little time. I wanted a durable stylus since they're not cheap. I really really love this stylus. I love the name, the feeling, the shape, the texture, the size, everything. It's obvious that the stylus was made from quality materials.

I've written full page notes with this and it's like using a felt tip marker on paper, so smooth and easy to handle. It just glides over the glass on my new Ipad. I find any excuse to use it just because I really like using it, I know that sounds weird but it's true. I'm a 21 year old college girl who will use this mainly for writing notes in class but I draw for fun and the Cosmonaut is great for both. Also, I think the durability is awesome enough to be able to give to children, I really can't picture this thing falling apart at all. Watch the "How it's made" video that was on "Mr. Roger's Neighborhood", it's on the Cosmonaut website. If it's good enough for mr. Roger then it's definitely good enough for me.

Best of all, they're MADE IN AMERICA.

In case you're shopping for a notes app, I use notability with this stylus and really like it.

***edited after a month of use***
The customer that gave a four star review must be using a sub par drawing app. At first I didn't comment on intensive use for drawing with the stylus because I hadn't really drawn anything incredibly detailed but now I have. I use sketchbook and I've been able to draw awesomely well with the Cosmonaut. I wish Amazon allowed for photo attachments so that I could show a drawing that I have finally completed after an entire day of drawing with the Cosmonaut.
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful By M. Zhao on June 25, 2012
If you are looking for a stylus to take notes or do homework with, this is it. Its exceptional build quality, sturdy design, and predictability make it the best writing and graphing stylus you can buy.

The Cosmonaut isn't based on some fancy, next gen capacitative technology; and that's a good thing. Its lack of features is actually its best feature. There's nothing to replace, no electronic pressure sensing to glitch out or distract you, just pure, stylus functionality. It's all about the writing, swiping, and tapping and really, that's all that matters. Furthermore, its simplicity also makes it durable. Take tough aluminum and wrap it in even tougher rubber. This thing is built to last. Other rubber and mesh tipped styluses I bought started cracking or otherwise failing after about a month of hard use, this stylus just refuses to quit.

I used the Cosmonaut for an entire quarter of college, which involved nightly math homework assignments, daily note taking, annotating more PDFs than I care to recall, and a whole lot of just screwing about on a tablet. I used it to write sentences and equations,to draw graphs and diagrams, and also to just navigate around the tablet interface. It excelled at all tasks. There is little to no friction with the screen surface (unlike cheaper rubber styluses) and even better, its stiffer tip makes it a lot more predictable and easy to control. Other rubber tipped styluses, even expensive ones like the Wacom Bamboo, simply compress too much when they're being used. This makes it somewhat difficult to figure out exactly where the line will show up. This is not a problem with the Cosmonaut.
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43 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Thomas A. Tellesbo on January 14, 2013
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I have, like most, read many good reviews of this stylus, deciding to take a chance and purchase it. It arrived in beautifully designed, simple packaging - and importantly stress free in opening. The stylus immediately struck me as probably the most comfortable writing instrument I had ever held: I have large hands and the comparatively large barrel was perfect. Added to the size was the wonderful rubberized coating, allowing a reassuringly positive grip. Unfortunately, that was all the good I could find in the stylus.
In use the stylus has, as mentioned, the requirement of an initial downward pressure...I had thought this, before purchase, inconsequential, but in use it very quickly became very irritating. Like all the rubber tipped styli I have owned (and at this point there have been many) the ease of movement against the screen decreased rapidly to the point that, within a month, I felt I was having to pull way too hard to move it across the screen - almost as if I were trying to work on a very dirty screen. I also quickly found that the amazingly comfortable size of the stylus made it difficult to see the tip if I were trying to accurately place any mark or line.

If comfort were the only measure of the usefulness of this product this would easily be my first choice --- since function is probably more important than style I cannot recommend this stylus.

10-25-2013 (UPDATED REVIEW)
I have been meaning to ammend this review for a bit now but somehow that intention never made it to this review. Let me begin by saying that every positive thing I mentioned about this product still, obviously, applies. Based on this original review I was contacted by the OWNERS and they immediately sent two replacement tips.
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