LOGiiX Styluses Review

At some point, most tablet and smartphone owners think about buying a stylus. Today I have threes styluses from LOGiiX to show you that can be used for writing, drawing and even presenting at your next meeting. LOGiiX isn’t a company that I was familiar with before they contacted me to ask if I’d review some of their offerings. I’m happy to say that the quality of their products is top notch. But let’s delve in a bit deeper.

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LOGiiX sent me three of their styluses including the Stylus Titanium, Stylus Presenter and Stylus Diamond. To be perfectly honest, I was only looking forward to trying the Stylus Diamond. The others look like every other stylus I’ve seen in the past few years. At least that’s what I thought when I was browsing their website before actually receiving the samples. Let’s start with the Stylus Titanium.

LOGiiX Stylus Titanium

Price: $19.95

The Titanium was the LOGiiX stylus that I figured I’d photograph, try once, write about and then shove into one of my gadget castoff drawers.

The reason why I thought the Titanium wouldn’t impress me, is that it looks very similar to the generic standard of capacitive styluses: The Targus Stylus. That’s not to say that there’s actually anything wrong with the Targus, It’s just that there’s nothing unique about it.

The Titanium has a nice heavy pocket clip and is available in seven colors. It is slightly shorter and wider than the Targus, but weighs the same and has the same hollow style rubber styus tip. It’s just a silver (titanium?) color instead of Black like the Targus. Using the Titanium on my iPad feels no different than using the Targus.  Because the tip is large, this stylus is better suited for anything that does not require detailed lines. I wouldn’t use this stylus for drawing, with the exception of using it to play Draw Something. I also wouldn’t like to use it for writing text in apps like PhatPad or Paper because you can’t see what you’re writing, which tends to cause you to write larger than necessary.

Bottom line: The LOGiiX Titanium Stylus is no better than the Targus Stylus, but costs $5 more. For that fact, I’d skip this one.

 

LOGiiX Stylus Presenter

Price: $39.95

The Presenter Stylus has a nice matte black metal body with a definite heft to it. That heft translates into  1.6 ounces. It feel good in my hand and has a nice balance.

The Presenter is actually three “tools” in one. First of all, it’s a stylus with a large hollow rubber tip. Nothing special there. The same comments that I have about the Titanium stylus also applies to this stylus. It’s fine for anything that doesn’t require a lot of detail.

The The lower part of the stylus can be unsnapped from the barrel, flipped and then snapped back in, to convert the stylus into a ballpoint pen. Included in the package are 2 extra pen refills – all of which have black ink.

The only things missing from the Presenter Stylus is a cap to protect the pen or stylus tip when it’s exposed and a way to retract the ballpoint tip.

The third “tool” that the Presenter Stylus offers is a Red laser pointer for presentations. Included with the stylus are 3 button cell batteries that install in the cap. The button on the side of the cap activates the laser for as long as it is held down.

The Presenter Stylus is well made and would make a nice gift for your favorite corporate gadgeteer.

LOGiiX Stylus Diamond

Price: $34.95

Out of the 3 sent to me by LOGiiX, the Stylus Diamond is the one I was most looking forward to reviewing.

The stylus has a matte black metal body with a pocket clip. You’ll also notice that there’s a protective cap on one end.

If you remove that cap, you’ll see why this stylus excites me…

It has a unique plastic tip which is clear so that you can see through to the screen and the line that you’re drawing.

The tip isn’t exactly a new design. It’s similar to another popular stylus – The Adonit. The Adonit has been my favorite stylus for drawing due to the clear tip makes it much easier to draw close lines.

In my opinion, the Diamond Stylus has a slightly better design than the Adonit. Instead of using a ball joint, it uses a spring. The spring allows the tip to easily maneuver around the screen no matter which angle you hold it, but unlike the Adonit, it will not get loose and potentially stop working. Note, I’ve not had any problems with my own Adonit styluses, but I’ve seen complaints that they sometimes stops working.

Included with the Diamond Stylus is a spare tip and 5 circular protectors that you can stick on the bottom of the tip if you’re concerned that it might scratch your tablet’s display.

Writing with the Diamond is much easier than writing with either of the other two LOGiiX styluses because you can see through the stylus tip to the display below it. It allows you to write smaller and make detailed drawings as it glides smoothly across the screen. This stylus even gives me slightly more control than the Adonit.

The LOGiiX Stylus Diamond is a keeper and is my new favorite stylus to use for drawing and writing.

 

Product Information

Price:$19.95 - $39.95
Manufacturer:LOGiiX
Pros:
  • Diamond stylus makes writing and drawing easier
  • Presenter stylus is 3 tools in one.
Cons:
  • Titanium stylus is no different than a Targus stylus, but costs $5 more
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6 comments… add one

  • HildyJ May 6, 2012, 10:20 pm

    Decisions, decisions.

    Two questions. Do you have a phone with a curved screen that you could try it on? I’m wondering how it might work on my Galaxy Nexus.

    Also, have you tried the Wacom Bamboo Stylus (solo or duo)? With the narrower than Targus tip and the Duo’s pen, this is my other top possibility.

    Thanks, Hildy

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  • Dracului May 7, 2012, 2:39 am

    After a bit of testing I’d like to share a thought: All rubber based stylus in conjunction with a screen protector might cause a problem. It seems that some combination are unusable because the stylus is almost “stuck” on the surface. The solution is to find a combination of protector and stylus that works, not using a screen protector or using a pen that is not rubber based (LOGiiX Diamond, Adonit or a Dagi product).

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  • Julie May 7, 2012, 8:31 am

    @HildyJ I don’t have a device with a curved screen to test with and have not had the opportunity to test any of the Wacom styluses yet. Sorry…

    @Draculul You are exactly right. I keep forgetting to add a blurb about using screen protectors AND styluses in my stylus reviews. I’ll go do that right now. Thanks for the reminder.
    BTW: even the LOGiiX Diamond, Adonit or Dagi can have problems on screen protectors. I remember trying the Adonit on my iPhone when I had the PureGear protector installed ( http://the-gadgeteer.com/2012/02/08/puregear-puretek-roll-on-screen-shield-kit-for-iphone-44s-review/ ) and it didn’t work well at all…

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  • Mina May 7, 2012, 2:52 pm

    Huh, I wonder what makes the Presenter so heavy. I’ve used other pen-style laser pointers and they don’t seem overly heavy. An iPad by itself itself weights just as much, doesn’t it? I’ve been searching for an “all-in-one” stylus like this. The closest one I’ve found is only available from those imprint houses that produce mass quantities of branded tchotchkes for trade shows. *sigh* I guess I’ll keep waiting.

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  • Julie May 7, 2012, 3:09 pm

    @Mina I just reweighed the Presenter and found that my electronic scale was screwed up last night. The Presenter actually only weighs 1.6 ounces, not pounds. The display on the scale (eBay special) has a weird glitch that was causing it to display incorrectly. When you mentioned in your comment above that the iPad only weighs about 1 pound, it got me thinking that something was definitely wrong. (sigh) Sorry about the confusion! I’ve updated the review.

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  • ES August 9, 2012, 7:34 pm

    Looks interesting! I suggest also looking into the TruGlide stylus sold by LYNKtec. I have tried many different styluses, but the TruGlide remains my all-time favorite!

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