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AmazonBasics Stylus for Touchscreen Devices Including Kindle Fire HD 8.9-Inch, Kindle Fire HD 7-Inch, Kindle Fire, Apple iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10
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- Provides a smooth pen like writing experience for your touchscreen tablet or phone
- Compatible with all capacitive touch screen devices
- Perfect for drawing apps
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Sleek and stylish
While capacitive touch screens are great, one flaw is the inability to use a stylus. Not anymore! AmazonBasics Stylus allows you to use your Apple iPad, iPhone, Kindle Touch, Kindle Fire, or other tablet device without ever touching the screen with your finger. Perfect for the ladies out there who have their nails done, or for those who don't want to take their gloves off during a cold day. The AmazonBasics Stylus is conveniently sized with a 8 mm diameter, and designed like a pen to fit just about anywhere.
- Compatible with Apple iPad 1 and 2, iPhone, iPod, Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch, Motorola Xoom Tablet, Galaxy, and Blackberry Playbook Virtuoso Touch
- Conveniently designed in pen form, perfect for carrying around
- Perfect for cold days when you don't want to remove your gloves
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DAGi Capacitive Stylus For Apple iPad & iPad 2 & iPhone 4 & iPod Touch
Length: about 4.7 inches
Pros: See-thru tip lets you see exactly where you are writing. Weight close to what I was looking for.
Cons: Needs exact angle on the screen, so it gets tiring after some use, as you can't change the angle.
Ten One Design Pogo Sketch Stylus for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch (Silver)
Length: 4.8 inches
Pros: Multiple color choices. Good length, responsive.
Cons: Foam tip seems like it could wear out too quickly. Too light.
Just Mobile AluPen Stylus, Black
Length: 4.7 inches
Pros: Multiple color choices. Responsive rubber tip. Durable aluminum shaft.
Cons: Really thick and heavy, like those crayons toddlers use.
SGP Stylus Pen Kuel H10 Series [Black]
Length: 3 extendable to just over 4 inches
Pros: Smaller yet responsive silicone tip. Three color choices. This was my second choice. Includes cap, and the shaft telescopes to make it longer.
Cons: Not too many, except perhaps a little too heavy.
Bamboo Stylus for iPad (CS100K)
Length: 4.7 inches
Pros: Build quality seemed really nice, perhaps a little too light.
Cons: I liked this stylus, but it was just too expensive compared to the others.
Griffin Technology Stylus for iPad, iPod touch, iPhone and other touchscreens
Length: about 4.3 inches
Cons: Tip seemed too big for writing. Perhaps as a general navigation stylus.
Kensington Virtuoso Stylus for Tablet Computer - Black, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S Compatible (K39358US)
Length: 4.3 inches
Pros: Available with a ball point pen for more money.
Cons: Nothing really stood out. Looked like the tip might wear out.
Targus Stylus for Apple iPad 16GB, 32GB, 64GB WiFi + 3G, iPad 2, iPhone, iPod, Tablet AMM01US (Black)
Length: 5.2 inches
Pros: Well balanced but heavier with pen option. Available with a ball point pen for more money, for even more you can add a laser pointer. Inexpensive with no "options"
Cons: Imprecise. Hard to form letters, as tip was not rounded enough.
And finally, the one I bought.
AmazonBasics Stylus for Touchscreen Devices Including Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch, Apple iPad 2, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab, BlackBerry PlayBook (Black)
Length: 4.1 inches
Pros: Was exactly the weight I was looking for. Tip seems durable and it feels well balanced. I will post updates as I use it more. Price was good, and I have always had good experiences with AmazonBasics gear in the past.
Cons: Amazon put an ad for this product on a page for a competing product within Amazon. Kinda sneaky, but I am happy I saw it.
I did look at other styli, but didn't really have too much to say about the others. Perhaps I should have looked at the Hard Candy Cases iPad Stylus but it seemed too expensive and kinda awkward.
As you can see weight was one of the most important factors in my decision. Too light, and it skips... too heavy and your hand gets tired. I also wanted something at least 4 inches for my rather large hands. The Amazon Basics Stylus seems to have hit the spot.
Update: 1/27/12 - The stylus is holding up well with a medium amount of use. I've found that cleaning the tip every once in a while has helped with responsiveness. Some people have asked how I was able to make an accurate comparison, some with anger... to that I say this: I've had small touch devices and big hands for a long time now, and have taken the opportunity to try these things as I have encountered them. This includes a combination of buying, borrowing, trying in stores/trade shows, and online research (especially regarding length). That being said, this is just an opinion, not something to get worked up about. Please keep that in mind when making your purchase decision, as well as when leaving comments. Thanks and happy tableting :-)
Update: 2/5/13 - Stylus still OK, but I don't use it as much anymore, since I got an external keyboard and my habits have changed somewhat. I removed the little lanyard on the end, as it occasionally got in the way. There are a lot of new styluses that have come out since my review as well as two new iPads. I purchased an iPad 3 for my wife and of course got her a stylus, plus a pretty cool Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover Black for iPad 2 and iPad (3rd/4th generation) (920-004013) which she loves. Might get one for myself but I have large hands (thus why I looked for a stylus some time ago).
The aesthetics of the stylus is basic. It is a black cylindrical tube with a soft rubber-like dome on one end (the part that touches the screen) and a hard metal knob on the other which holds a string to keep the stylus from rolling away on a table. There is no cap nor clasp.
The rubber dome must be soft enough to collapse in order to make contact with the touchscreen similar to the touch of a soft finger.
In order to rate this stylus for its utilitarian performance, here are the tasks that I use a stylus for:
1. Scrolling the Kindle screen up-and-down and side-to-side by slowly dragging the tip of the stylus across the screen;
2. "Flipping" the screen rapidly up-and-down by a rapid up-and-down motion of the tip of the stylus across the screen;
3. Selecting a link shown on the screen or typing on the virtual keyboard, each accomplished by the same pressing-down of the tip of the stylus which remains motionless over the link or the key;
4. Select for the purpose of copy-and-paste or cut-and-paste;
5. Writing freehand on the screen.
Rating each task listed above using the familiar scale A, B, C, D, F for this stylus:
1. Scrolling: B. Scrolling is usually satisfactory, but there is a tendency to stop scrolling because the amount of pressure on the screen must be carefully learned and carefully regulated. Also, occasionally the screen will zoom while scrolling.
2. Rapidly scrolling, or flipping: B. Flipping is fairly satisfactory, but sometimes multiple attempts are required to start. Also, there is an annoying tendency to inadvertently select a link to visit rather than continue flipping.
3. Typing or link selecting: C. Sometimes it's difficult to get link to work, or repeated strokes are needed to type a letter on the keyboard.
4. Select: D. Multiple attempts are required, usually resulting in frustration and deciding to retype a section instead of accurately placing the cursor marker.
5. Freehand writing: D- . Mostly useless.
Now this stylus (9 months later) has begun to be less efficient then when new, so that I have decided to buy another stylus just like it as a replacement.
I have also tried a similar brand but different model, one with a clasp and colored silver.
AmazonBasics Executive Stylus for Touchscreen Devices including Kindle Fire HD 8.9-Inch, Kindle Fire HD 7-Inch, Kindle Fire, Apple iPad 2, iPad 4, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10
Here's my review of the silver stylus:
1. Scrolling: C. Requires too much pressure and too much pressure control.
2. Flipping: C. Uneven.
3. Typing: D+ . Too much pressure, many false letters and missed letters & links.
4. Select: D.
5. Freehand: F. Useless.
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