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After a month of experimenting, I can say
on August 18, 2011
I bought this stylus for use with my iPad 2 along with invisible screen protector film from Am Express, and have not been disappointed with either of these purchases. That being said, this review is based off using the stylus solely with the screen protector mentioned above applied and I can't guarantee the same use with another brand.
First, the good:
-I rather like the size of this stylus; it's slightly shorter than a standard pen and one or two millimeters wider around, so it's not as large or bulky as a few others I've seen.
-It's fairly lightweight, but not so light as to feel like you're using something other than a pen or mechanical pencil. This stylus is a little heavier than the standard cheap office pens I'm used to, but I couldn't tell the difference until I held the two in my hands at the same time to really compare them.
-It registers well through a screen protector. I've never found myself pushing down more than I would using paper and pen when writing or navigating with this stylus; in fact, more often than not a lighter touch registers just fine.
- The ink the pen uses is quick drying and flows smoothly. This might not be a big thing for right-handed people, but for lefties like me it can be a huge positive. It also doesn't transfer to or scratch the screen protector when I accidentally use the pen end on the screen.
-Speaking of left-handedness, if you hold your pen at an angle--provided it isn't an incredibly severe one--your taps and writing will register just fine. This was a big worry of mine when I was looking at different styluses, as I've never learned the correct way to write left-handed and even trying to hold my wrist like that for extended note taking is uncomfortable.
-This is minor, but I wish it had a top for the pen or that the stylus end itself was attached to a removable top so I could place it over the pen end. I'm so used to mechanical pencils that have the clip near the eraser that if I'm paying more attention to the professor than myself at the beginning of lecture that I'll occasionally look down five minutes in only to realize that I need to go back and rewrite my notes since the pen end doesn't register.
-I have a feeling that this pen wouldn't hold up to sustained chewing since the aluminum casing seems rather thin, so it'd probably be a good idea to keep this away from anything prone to chewing like a dog, cat, baby, or toddler.