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Just Mobile announces new AluPen Digital active stylus

on Friday, June 27th, 2014

Just Mobile is the latest mobile accessory maker to begin offering an active stylus. Active styluses are battery powered fine tipped styluses that do not require Bluetooth pairing or proprietary apps. The AluPen Digital features a 1.8mm tip, an aluminum body, a pocket clip and a twist action barrel that extends and retracts the clip toRead More…

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LYNKtec Apex fine point rechargeable active stylus review

on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Active styluses are a relatively new category of capacitive styluses for tablets and smartphones. These styluses have fine point tips like a normal pen or pencil and are also powered by batteries. The newest active stylus that I have had the opportunity to test is the Apex fine point rechargeable active stylus from LYNKtec. This activeRead More…

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PDA Panache is back in the game with a new capacitive stylus

on Saturday, May 31st, 2014
Posted in: News, Stylus

It’s been over 10 years since we have talked about a new stylus from PDA Panache. Back in 2004 and earlier, Judie and I reviewed many of their iconic orange tipped styluses for our Palm Pilots and Pocket PC PDAs. Those were the good old days when device screens were resistive instead of capacitive. Back whenRead More…

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This stylus is three tools in one

on Thursday, May 29th, 2014

The Xoopar 3 in 1 Stylus is a multi-function tool, but it doesn’t have a  ballpoint pen inside like most multi-function styluses do.  The Xoopar has a capacitive stylus on one end, and a screen cleaner on the other end.  Pop the barrel apart, and you’ll find a sync and charge microUSB cable which wouldRead More…

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Acme Studio 7FP pen review

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Sunday, May 25th, 2014

I like pens.  Beats the heck out of carving pictograms into rock.  You know, take a harder rock and scrape it against the softer rock.  The process is tedious but the results do last a long time.  Pens make it a lot easier and, as everyone knows, they are mightier than swords.  If only NedRead More…

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NANOTIPS add touch screen compatibility to any glove

on Friday, April 25th, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News, Stylus

NANOTIPS is a liquid polyamide solution that you can use on your favorite gloves to turn them into touchscreen compatible gloves. Simply brush the liquid on the finger tips, allow to dry and then use. Yes, I know winter is over for the majority of us in the US, but most people own multiple pairs of highRead More…

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Dual function pen and stylus from Levenger adds some color to your day

on Friday, April 18th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Stylus

This simple ballpoint pen from Levenger adds a stylus tip, to make it even more functional.  The Chroma Lustra Stylus Ballpoint Pen is available in a few colors, but the blue and green colors seen here are currently on sale for only $19.95.  The pen has a solid brass body, and it measures 5-7/16″ XRead More…

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Monteverde One Touch Stylus Tool Ballpoint pen review

on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

I am not much of a pen to paper writer, I use my iPad to write as much as possible. But I do own pens for those occasions when I do need to write something. So, for me to want to review a pen it has to be a little different in either design orRead More…

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Levenger’s “old school meets new school” stylus pen

on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Stylus

Larry’s recent go-to gadget discussion of his old Rotring pen reminded me that Levenger has a pen that’s a bit reminiscent of those pens, but they cost much less than some of those old Rotrings on the secondary market.  Turns out that Levenger is having a sell this weekend on their L-Tech Plus Stealth BallpointRead More…

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LYNKtec TruGlide Apex Fine Point active stylus review

on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Back in the good old days of PDAs, fine tipped styluses were everywhere. When PDAs were replaced by smartphones and tablets, styluses went on the endangered gadgets list . However, it didn’t take too long for them to start appearing again, but they all had wide tips that made writing with them feel more like youRead More…

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Go-to gear discussion: pens, pencils, and styli

on Monday, February 10th, 2014
Posted in: Articles, Gear, Stylus

Next in the list of my go-to gear are writing implements.  I think I mentioned in a previous review, that I believe writing by hand has become a lost art form. That does not mean it will go away, but now days we are just as likely to see stylus-to-tablet as we are to seeRead More…

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Not to put too fine a point on it…

on Thursday, February 6th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Stylus

This stylus from Suck UK (yes, that’s really the company name) isn’t designed for fine-line, precision drawing and data entry, but it looks fun enough to make it worth a try.  The Touch Point Stylus Pencil Topper, which looks a bit like Mickey Mouse’s hand, slides on the end of practically any stick-like object –Read More…

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The new LYNKtec TruGlide Apex stylus is fine – literally

on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

After suffering through years of wide tipped capacitive styluses, we’re finally starting tonsee styluses with fine tips. Last week I posted a review of the Adonit Jot Script stylus. It was the first iOS stylus that I’ve tested with a tip comparable in size to a to a ballpoint pen. The Adonit is a niceRead More…

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Just Mobile AluPen Twist L stylus review

on Saturday, February 1st, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Reviews, Stylus

The digital age, what does that mean for writing instruments? Although, we seem to be trending away from the pen and pencil, we still have a need to use them in our everyday lives. With the advent of modern PDAs came the stylus, and while it did not replace the pen and pencil, it hasRead More…

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Adonit Jot Script stylus review

on Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Hello, my name is Julie Strietelmeier and I’m a stylus addict. I like all types of styluses, plastic styluses, metal styluses, wooden styluses, styluses with a rubber tip, styluses with a disc tip and styluses with a paintbrush tip. But the Adonit Jot Script Evernote Edition is the first stylus I’ve tried for iOS devices that has aRead More…

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Make a stand for your smart device with the Bpen

on Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Multi-functional pens – how many are out on the market today? How many of us have them? The common themes among multi-functional pens is the ability to be used with today’s smart phones. They’ll have a pen on one end and a stylus on the other or on a cap. So how do you catchRead More…

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Forget using a stylus – use your capacitive fingernail instead!

on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Stylus

I’ve had brief flirtations with having long nails over the years, but I find them to interfere with using my tech devices.  When they’re too long, they can cause typing errors by causing you to strike keys above the one you’re aiming for on your keyboard.  With capacitive devices, they can prevent you from beingRead More…

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Griffin Pencil Stylus is a No. 2 that doesn’t require sharpening

on Monday, December 30th, 2013

If you received a brand new iPad Air or Nexus 7 tablet for Christmas, you’ve probably already compiled a shopping list of must-have accessories for it. Did you include a case? Screen protector? How about a capacitive stylus? If you haven’t picked out a stylus yet, consider the No. 2 Pencil Stylus from Griffin. ItRead More…

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Gift ideas – Eight styluses for digital artists and doodlers

on Thursday, December 5th, 2013

If you have a digital sketcher, doodler, painter or artist on your Christmas list this year, here are eight gift ideas that will help them with their artwork. I’ve broken the list up into pressure sensitive styluses, paint brush style styluses and precision tip styluses. If you have a favorite stylus not mentioned, be sureRead More…

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Here’s a Pencil to go with your Paper app

on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

You’ve probably seen our news items about the gorgeous Paper app from FiftyThree and about having custom Moleskine notebooks created from your Paper notebooks.  Now we need to tell you that the folks at FiftyThree have introduced a stylus designed to work with their app.  The Pencil is available in Walnut (shown) or Graphite brushedRead More…

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Nomad Brush Mini 2 stylus review

on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

My weakness for pens turned into a weakness for styluses way back in the Palm Pilot days. In a drawer somewhere, I still have a Ziploc bag full of old styluses that I’ll probably never use again, but can’t bring myself to throw away. That’s why I have been happy to see that the stylusRead More…

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Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus review

on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Graphical artists and doodling enthusiasts who use an iPad and a stylus, may want to consider upgrading their stylus to one that offers a pressure sensitive tip. Wacom, who is well known for their digitizing tablets and pens, now offers the Intuos Creative Stylus. This pressure sensitive capacitive stylus offers 2048 levels of pressure, whichRead More…

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HEX3 JaJa Pressure Sensitive Stylus review

on Sunday, November 10th, 2013

There are hundreds of capacitive styluses on the market right now. Small ones, big ones, fat ones, skinny ones and even ones that look and feel like a paintbrush. But of all the styluses on the market, there are only a few that have pressure sensitivity. Adding that feature can take your digital artwork toRead More…

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Sensu Solo paintbrush stylus review

on Friday, October 18th, 2013

I opened my mailbox the other day to find the Sensu Solo paintbrush stylus waiting for me. Sensu isn’t new to the stylus scene, they have been offering what I consider the most realistic feeling paintbrush stylus for over a year. See my review of the Sensu Artist Brush in the related links below. TheRead More…

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LYNKtec TruGlide Pro Precision Stylus & Paintbrush Tip Bundle review

on Thursday, October 17th, 2013

The LYNKtec TruGlide Pro Precision Stylus is a stylus with interchangeable tips. It can switch from having a traditional style tip to a paintbrush tip with actual bristles. LYNKtec sent me the TruGlide Pro Precision Stylus & Paintbrush Tip Bundle which includes both tips and a handy storage tin. Let’s take a quick look.