This capacitive stylus works really well! Of course, the coolest feature of the Targus '2 in 1' (and worth the extra $10) is that the other end is a convenient ball point pen that uses standard Parker ball point refills.
I bought the 'Targus 2 in 1' stylus primarily for two iPad apps: 'Write Pad' - the leading handwriting recognition app for the iPad and, 'Penultimate' - a really cool app to hand write notes on my iPad. This '2 in 1' stylus is also a handy high quality ball point pen. So, I carry around this neat stylus in my pocket for conventional note taking.
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The stylus has a soft, durable rubber tip that won't scratch the screen (I prefer to use my iPad without any screen protector). Durability is not an issue ... this stylus is well made!
The yielding rubber tip is comfortable to use with the iPad's capacitive touch surface. I quickly adjusted to writing and doing simple drawings with this stylus.
Although the iPad is a touch screen device, using the stylus in other apps certainly helps in keeping the screen smudge-free!
I use my stylus to play the iPad version of the word game 'Boggle'. I can link the 'Boggle' words much faster with the stylus instead of swiping the screen by hand! :))
In cold weather, using my iPad or iPod Touch screen becomes a problem. Unless I am wearing capacitive touch screen gloves
, then I must first remove my regular gloves to use the Touch Screen. The solution? Keep my regular gloves on and use my stylus
The stylus ball point pen (on the opposite end) uses easy to find and affordable standard Parker ball point refills.
The Black Targus '2 in 1' Stylus has a nice classic appearance. It also has a comfortable 'weighty feel' for writing - whether its using the ball point pen on conventional paper or the stylus on a capacitive screen.
Measuring just about 5 inches, I find the stylus a bit too short. Add another half to one inch and this would be the perfect capacitive stylus! Despite this shortcoming (pun intended LOL), this Targus '2 in 1' Stylus and pen is a most useful product design!
A cover/cap would definitely protect the stylus rubber tip, especially if you store your stylus in your bag! I use the handy pocket clip so, for me, the absence of a stylus tip cover is not an issue.
NOTE: If all you need is a stylus (without the ball point pen) then I recommend the Targus Stylus