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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on June 27, 2012
Original nib tore after a few months, so I ordered these replacements. Immediately the new one tore exactly like the original. So I've been using a nib with a tear about 1/2 way around near the base for about 3 weeks. I don't really want to put on a new one since I imagine it will happen again, so I'll wait for this one to crap out before I put on a new nib that will tear immediately too. Very disappointed.
Otherwise, it is what it says it is; replacement nibs for the Bamboo Stylus.
I've gone through all three nibs since my review. When I had to move on to the 2nd nib I decided to experiment and put a tiny bit of cotton snipped from the tip of a q-tip in the end. I found that this made it sturdier by not bending so much to the side when using it, thus creating less pressure on the metal lip. It also fixed that annoying click it made on the screen with every touch. The stylus also registered on the screen normally (see paragraph below). It works so much better but I had to replace the nib again maybe 6 months after that. I feel that I should not have to customize what should be an immediate use item.
I used my ipad as my primary "computer" for about a year until I bought a new mac laptop. As well as the usual surfing I also play games on it. My games aren't action packed- they're word games, card games... I found that the screen wasn't very sensitive and at times I had to push a bit harder for the stylus to be recognized versus my finger. That is an obvious clue that *I* am one of the culprits, but I expect a product like this to be able to withstand many different styles of use. Maybe I need a military grade nib. :)