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Best iPad Stylus?

Discussion in 'Apple/iOS' started by ghb2009, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. ghb2009

    ghb2009 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    What is the best iPad stylus out there for notetakers? I've seen a lot about drawing pros and cons...but, for those of us who cannot draw a stick figure and don't need those functions...what wins?

    1) Pogo stick
    2) Boxwave
    3) Dagi
    4) Finger?
    5) Something else?
  2. latinvixen

    latinvixen Artist

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    Boxwave which is the same pen as the griffin one you can get a best buy :)
  3. darkmagistric

    darkmagistric Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Boxwave by far. I despised using the Pogo Stylus with a passion, it felt odd and required excessive pressure to register anything which wore our my hand very quickly.

    But I was in heaven when I got the Boxwave Stylus. The tip area is bigger which for acurate sketching is unfortunate, but that is easily canceled out by how much significantly responsive the pen is with the Ipads screen.

    Although for what ever reason Best Buy's in my New Jersey area don't carry any capacative stylus's, and the Apple Stores only sell Pogo, so you may have to buy online, but I can assure you it is worth it.
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  5. Ed Hardy

    Ed Hardy Editor, TabletPCReview Staff Member

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    I'm a fan of the Pogo stylus.
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  6. zeello

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    haven't used any but from what I tried to gather on user reviews and youtube, griffin is the best. (or "targus" if I spelled that correctly which is the same as the griffin)
    oh, that's exactly what some vid maker said about the targus
    Thanks for the heads up.
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    I have tried them all and the AluPen from Germany is the best by far!
  8. aisha

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    I have pogo sketch and consider the best.
  9. bloodycape

    bloodycape Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    What about the Pen Wacom introduced for the iPad and other capacitive tablets?
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    I think the "best" actually is the new Wacom. I've tried it myself and it rolls across the screen smoothly compared to the other options.
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  14. JaneL

    JaneL Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    I'm using Wacom's Bamboo stylus, and it works pretty well for me.
  15. ethansamuel17

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    Till date I used pogo, amazon and boxwave. For me amazon and boxwave is very much comfortable and more effective then rest.
  16. DaveOnBass

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    While I didn't end up keeping the iPad I just bought, I have to put out there that for accuracy, the Adonit Jot is an AWESOME stylus. I was able to draw quite accurately in Sketchbook with it - the metal ball-tip-and-crosshair seems to concentrate the touch point very well, and the clear plastic disc that makes up the whole tip lets you see where you're placing your lines very nicely. For drawing, I can't recommend any other.
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    jagger Pen Pal - Newbie

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    not a fan of stylus. prefers to use fingers. fingers would do the job smoothly if you have a matte finish screen protector. your reaction while holding a stylus for playing games and browsing are slower compared to using your finger
  18. bloodycape

    bloodycape Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Maybe for those task, but for drawing, writing a stylus is better and depending on the stylus a little more accurate.
  19. jemyclarke

    jemyclarke Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I am all for the TruGlide stylus sold by Lynktec! It's a fantastic product and it is very flexible to use. Really like that it has a microfiber tip, instead of the usual rubber or foam tips.
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2013
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