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Ten One Design is having an art contest for tablet doodlers

on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

If you like to create artwork on your iPad, Android or other tablet with Ten One Design Pogo styluses, you should check out the 6th Annual Pogo Art Contest in honor of the company’s Pogo-branded sketching tools. The contest runs from July 7 through August 31, so you have plenty of time to get creativeRead 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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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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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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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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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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The new Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus can take the pressure

on Saturday, October 12th, 2013

The Intuos Creative Stylus from Wacom is a capacitive stylus for the iPad 3, 4, iPad mini and newer iOS tablets, which will recognize up to 2048 levels of pressure. When used with a compatible application like Wacom’s own Bamboo Paper or Sketchbook Pro from Autodesk, pressure on the pen’s nib will translate into thicker orRead More…

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Ten One Design’s Pogo Connect stylus now has interchangeable tips

on Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Earlier this summer I posted a review of Ten One Design’s Pogo Connect stylus. This isn’t an ordinary stylus. It’s a battery powered, Bluetooth enabled stylus that pairs with certain iOS devices and provides varying line widths depending on the pressure exerted on the tip. Unlike the vast majority of capacitive styluses on the market,Read More…

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Inka Mobile + Stylus lets you write or tap while on the go

on Sunday, August 18th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News, Stylus

You’ll always have a pen and a stylus ready for action with the Niteize Inka Mobile Pen + Stylus. This dual ended writing instrument features a nylon and carbon fiber body with a carabiner clip on one end. One end has a capacitive stylus tip and the opposite end has a blue ballpoint pen. ButRead More…

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You won’t get bamboozled with the Bamboo Stylus mini

on Saturday, August 17th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear, Stylus

I must admit that I love to use a stylus when I am using my iPhone, iPad or even my iPod Touch. The problem I usually have when I want to use a stylus is that I can never find one when I need one. I have several but they are just not around whenRead More…

BIC Tech Stylus 2-in-1 Pen giveaway!

on Monday, August 12th, 2013
Posted in: News, Stylus

A few days ago we posted a review of the BIC Tech Stylus 2-in-1 Pen and now thanks to BIC you have a chance to win one! All you have to do is post a quick comment about what you like and don’t like about The Gadgeteer. Full contest details after the break. Prize: 5Read More…

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And now for something completely different – a stylus and flash drive combo!

on Thursday, August 8th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News, Stylus

I’ve seen a stylus combined with an ink pen, and I’ve seen styluses that plug into the 30-pin connector of an Apple iOS device, but I’ve never seen this combination before.  The APOTOP Touch Disk 32GB External Storage USB 2.0 Flash Drive  is a stubby little capacitive stylus that has a 32GB flash drive inRead More…

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AER Infinity 3-in-1 stylus has 3 times the function in one small package

on Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Do you need a portable stylus? How about a portable smartphone stand? Can’t find that flash drive? What if you could have all three devices in one cool gadget? The AER Infinity promises to be such a product. The AER Infinity is a 3-in-1 gadget that functions as a stylus, a smartphone stand, and aRead More…

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Forget styluses! Use a Sharpie on your capacitive touchscreen tablet!

on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News, Stylus

Here’s a stylus that will turn heads.  Instead of those short, skinny styluses that cause your fingers to cramp up, add a Stylus Cap from More/Real to your Sharpie.  Sharpies are a good size to hold comfortably, and the added stylus cap means you’ll be able to use it with your tablet or smart phoneRead More…

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Are you a sucker for a good stylus? Or is your stylus a sucker?

on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News, Stylus

In the earlier days of PDAs and other small handheld devices, everything had a stylus and everything had a silo to hold it when you weren’t using it.  Most tablets and smartphones today don’t come with a stylus, and you’re left trying to find a way to keep up with it if you use one.Read More…

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iClooly Elite Multi Touch Stylus Pen works with capacitive and resistive screens and paper, too

on Monday, April 1st, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News, Stylus

Julie reviewed the iClooly Multi-Touch Pen for iPad some time ago (see related links).  That stylus had a hard tip for a resistive screen and a brush tip for capacitive screens.  Since then, iClooly has introduced their Elite Multi Touch Stylus Pen.  This pen still has the hard resistive tip, but the brush has been changedRead More…

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Tech meets fashion with the Flaxus wearable mobile device stylus

on Monday, March 18th, 2013

Do you like to use a stylus with your mobile devices but never have one handy? Do you like to look hip and trendy? Do you like your accessories to be functional as well as fashionable? Then the Flaxus by AEGLO, a current Kicksarter project may be just the stylus for you. The Flaxus combinesRead More…

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White Stone ARCPEN – Handmade luxury stylus

on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

The White Stone ARCPEN is a handmade solid wood stylus for capacitive touch screens. It has a luxury high-end look and is available in 3 finishes including Bubinga, Maple Cherry and Maple White with an ergonomic chrome plated grip and a silicone tip. Included with the stylus is a leather case that will protect it when itRead More…