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The StretchWrite is a stretchy grip that will instantly turn your favorite pen or pencil into a touch screen compatible stylus. Just put the writing tip of the pen or pencil in one end of the StretchWrite and stretch the other end over the opposite side. Now you can write with the pencil or ink [...]

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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 creative [...]

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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 to [...]

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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 active [...]

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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 when [...]

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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 would [...]

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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 Ned [...]

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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" X [...]

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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 or [...]

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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 Ballpoint [...]

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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 you [...]

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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 see [...]

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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 - [...]

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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 nice [...]

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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 has [...]

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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 a [...]

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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 catch [...]

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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 being [...]

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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. It [...]

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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 sure [...]

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