TrueTip Pen Cap Stylus Review

Product Requirements:

A "round stick style" ball-point pen or a regular wooden pencil

Are there those of you out there that regularly carry a Bic ballpoint in your
pocket? If you are, and you don’t like using the skinny little stock stylus that
came with your PDA, then you might like to check out the newest offering from
TrueTip, the makers of one of the
fingertip styli that I reviewed last year.

The

TrueTip Pen Cap Stylus
is also a pen cap replacement, so you’ll be able to
kill two birds with one stone by using this product.

 

The end of this stylus is slightly pointy and there are no seams or other
defects that will mar your PDA’s screen. I found that they wrote equally well
with or without screen protection installed. The tip is soft enough that I did
not fear for my PDA’s screen.

I like the fact that you can also use these on the end of a regular wooden
pencil.

These TrueTips should be great if you happen to be one of those forgetful
types that never can remember where you laid your Mont Blanc…and that’s why
you don’t carry one. At this price, it won’t break the bank if you lay your pen
with stylus-cap down at the office and it somehow gets "misappropriated"
by a co-worker.

These styli come four to a pack, and are available in blue, black, red,
white, silver and gold, or you can purchase various assortments.

Price: $9.99 for a pack of four
Available in various and assorted colors

Pros:

Always available if you carry a ballpoint or pencil regularly
Relatively inexpensive

Cons:

None

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Product Information

Price:9.99
Manufacturer:TrueTip
Pros:
  • Always available if you carry a ballpoint or pencil regularly
  • Relatively inexpensive
Cons:
  • None
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  • Julie August 31, 2003, 2:34 pm

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  • ejhuang August 31, 2003, 3:49 pm

    can the cover flip back (ie – notebook style)? thanks.

  • tonygoulding August 31, 2003, 6:40 pm

    Hi there,

    The flip cover is attached to the body (the part into which the Tungsten is placed) by a strip of leather that’s about 1.5″ wide. This is very flexible so when you open the flip cover, you can flip it…I would guess around 310 degrees. What prevents a full 360 degree flip is the button on the back that the Ultra Clip attaches to.

    So, if you’re hoping that you can flip the cover right over and hold the unit flat in your hand with the cover in the palm of your hand, the answer is no.

    Tony.

    Originally posted by ejhuang
    can the cover flip back (ie – notebook style)? thanks.

  • ejhuang August 31, 2003, 6:57 pm

    thanks very much! great review by the way!

  • andrewlwood September 3, 2003, 4:42 am

    hey Tony
    Am assuming you are British (because you are translating the term gobsmacked)…
    So why do you spell ‘colours’ without a ‘u’?

    And do UK Starbucks have hotspots these days then (I live in HK) 🙂

    Nice review – I have my first i-volution case coming for my ipod this week, and if it’s a goodun, I will upgrade my PDA case as well…

  • Gerrit Vanoppen September 4, 2003, 9:40 am

    Prior to switching from my actual m500 to a Tungsten C, your review was very welcome. Thanks, I’m definitely in for a Vaya case.

    Given the powerfull batterie, I would probably hotsync a lot without the need of the cradle.
    Can a Palm InnoPocket USB-Sync-Charger cable be attached an used for hotsync without removing the PDA from its case ?

  • PDAuSer September 5, 2003, 5:33 am

    I just received my case today. It’s great! I can’t believe that I spent this much $ on a case but I’ll get over it. I also have the E&B slipper case and I do think that the Vaja is worth 3 times as much. The precision and quality are unbelievable. FYI: there is no reset hole, my Tungsten C doesn’t fit near as tight (difficult) as the reveiwer’s, and yes, the sync cable works just fine.

  • tonygoulding September 6, 2003, 4:00 pm

    Yes, I’m a brit – from Wales actually…born and bred. So, while I’ve managed to retain a vast amount of my peculiar native banter, Microsoft has seen to it (via spellchecker) that my written prose gets de-anglicised.

    I live in San Francisco so can’t unfortunately comment on the UK Starby’s but the UK/Europe does have a tendancy to be ahead of the US in things like broadband, wireless, 3G, etc, so I wouldn’t be surprised at all.

    I too am thinking of an i-volution case for my iPod…when you get it you should submit a review!

    Cheerio
    Tony.

    Originally posted by andrewlwood
    [B]hey Tony
    Am assuming you are British (because you are translating the term gobsmacked)…
    So why do you spell ‘colours’ without a ‘u’?

    And do UK Starbucks have hotspots these days then (I live in HK) 🙂

    Nice review – I have my first i-volution case coming for my ipod this week, and if it’s a goodun, I will upgrade my PDA case as well… [/B]

    :p

  • tonygoulding September 6, 2003, 4:04 pm

    Excellent, thanks 😉

    Regarding the USB-Sync-Charger, I bought one recently and I CAN’T use with the case on! I should have done real shopping instead of online shopping so I could really see the design.

    On mine, the rear of the charger extends to provide a sort of supportive back for the male end and because of this critical feature/flaw, I have to take my C out of its case 🙁

    Mind you, it’s really not THAT big of a pain for me. Your mileage may vary…

    Tony.

    Originally posted by Gerrit Vanoppen
    [B]Prior to switching from my actual m500 to a Tungsten C, your review was very welcome. Thanks, I’m definitely in for a Vaya case.

    Given the powerfull batterie, I would probably hotsync a lot without the need of the cradle.
    Can a Palm InnoPocket USB-Sync-Charger cable be attached an used for hotsync without removing the PDA from its case ? [/B]

  • tonygoulding September 6, 2003, 4:21 pm

    No problemo.

    Anytime.

    Tony.

    Originally posted by ejhuang
    thanks very much! great review by the way!

  • PDAuSer September 7, 2003, 4:36 am

    Interesting. My sync cable fits without a problem.

  • Gerrit Vanoppen September 7, 2003, 6:03 am

    Perhaps you both refer to a different brand of cable ?
    Meanwhile I checked with the people at Vaja. They claim it cannot be done “due to the item bottom shape”.

  • PDAuSer September 9, 2003, 2:52 am

    I have the Palm™ Recharging HotSync USB Cable With Cigarette Lighter Adapter. I may be lucky but it works just fine.

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