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This is the first stylus that's actually worked well for me...

  • Nov 6, 2011
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The major complaint I have with my iPad (and "major" is a relative term, as I love my iPad) is the lack of a decent stylus. What I want is something with a pointed end so I can easily write in drawing applications without making it look like I'm using crayons with two inch tips. The Amazon Vine review program recently had the AmazonBasics Stylus as one of their items, so I decided to give it a chance. To be honest, I really didn't expect much, as the end looks like a rounded eraser. It looked like I was going to get yet another "crayon" to play with. Surprisingly, it works far better than I expected. Add in the low price, and this is may be the best stylus I'll end up using on a regular basis.

At four inches and less than three ounces, it's light and fits well in my admittedly small hands. The working end of the stylus looks and feels like a foam tip that has plenty of give when you push on it. If I had to press down hard, it'd be a total flop. But the iPad picks up the contact with a fairly light touch, so you can get some fine lines in your drawing applications. The stylus draws letters that connect well without being large line blobs, so I have notes that are actually legible and end up having more than four words per line. With a little more practice, I think I will be able to make this behave fairly close to how paper and pen behave. The stylus also works well as a regular pointer, so you can use it to select options and type words if you care to. It'd be nice if it had a clip or something instead of a string loop on the end that doesn't appear to hook onto anything I have in my iPad case. But if that's the worst I can say about this item, I'm more than happy.

If you're hunting for a stylus and you're tired of spending too much money for things that don't live up to expectations, give the AmazonBasics Stylus a try. As with all items like this, it's hard to say with any degree of certainty whether you'll end up liking it as much as the reviewer. But all things considered, it's worth putting this stylus in your "should try" list.

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The AmazonBasics Stylus
Works on all capacitive touch screens

The AmazonBasics Stylus
Conveniently sized and designed like a pen to fit just about anywhere
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AmazonBasics Stylus at a Glance
  • 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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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, and designed like a pen to fit just about anywhere.

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