styluX Review


Product Requirements:
Palm V series

The styluX stylus from PDAEX is a Palm V series
stylus (Palm III series, Sony Clie, and Handspring Visor versions also available). It’s
made of all metal (except for the tip of course).

This stylus fits in either silo of a Palm V series device.

The body of the stylus is sparkling light blue with the stylus and company names printed in a darker blue.
The styluX is available in 6 different color combinations: all
silver(titanium color), gold, sliver body with gold top, gold body with
sliver top, blue body with sliver top and blue body with gold top. The all
silver version will be released first with the other colors following.
Also, the gold colored styluX is pure gold plate.

The top and bottom portions of the stylus can
be unscrewed. Although the stylus is light weight, it still feels comfortable to

The top part unscrews to reveal a ballpoint pen tip with black as the ink color.
There’s even an extra pen refill included in the package. A very cool feature
of this stylus is that you can take the top cap and screw it on to the stylus end while you’re using it as a pen. I’ve never seen this before in
a stylus of this size, and think it’s great. Having a way to secure the cap keeps you from losing it.

The other end of the stylus unscrews to reveal a reset pin. The great thing about this pin is that it is metal and not nylon like some styli that I’ve seen. It is also quite long. 

The stylus tip is an opaque colored thin pointy tip. It is quite a bit pointier than most tips I’ve used. It’s also not soft like PDA Panache tips which I like quite a bit. But that said, this stylus tip writes just fine on my Palm V’s screen. And, like the
Floating Point stylus,
it is a spring loaded tip which keeps you from damaging your screen from pressing
on it too hard. The only problem is that the spring behind this tip is quite strong so it takes quite a bit of force to move it. I think PDAEX should look into using a little bit weaker spring…

Another interesting feature of this stylus is the fact that it comes with a little clear rubber
game pad. This is actually a small cover for the top/cap end of the stylus. The idea is that you can then use that end to play games
by pressing the application buttons. The cover also has a little tab that extends out of it which keeps the stylus from rolling of your desk. The only bad thing about the cover is that it can easily be knocked off when you’re removing the stylus from the Palm V silo. I’m pretty sure the cover would be lost very quickly for most people.

I think that the styluX is an interesting stylus for the Palm V. It has enough
unique features that make it one to consider when looking for a replacement for
your stock Palm V stylus.

Price: $21.00

Spring loaded stylus tip
Built in ballpoint pen
Top cap can be screwed to stylus end when using ballpoint pen

Easy to lose game pad cover


Product Information

  • Spring loaded stylus tip
  • Built in ballpoint pen
  • Top cap can be screwed to stylus end when using ballpoint pen
  • Easy to lose game pad cover
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  • Judie May 15, 2003, 11:35 pm

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  • TimPDA May 19, 2003, 2:46 pm

    I gotta Get me one of these.. I personally want the three inks, I have absolutely no use for a mechanical pencil and have yet to find a 3 or 4 in one stylus without the pencil..

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