Just about every current model PDA
If you are the type that is constantly losing your stock stylus, then you
probably don’t worry yourself too much with the idea of getting a better
replacement that will fit in the stock silo. If you are the type that carries a
multi-pen in your pocket or bag, then this review probably won’t concern you.
But if you prefer to use a stylus that fits in your PDA’s silo and you
occasionally need a ballpoint pen for quick notes, then you should take a look
at the PDair line of 3 in 1 replacement styli.
I was sent models for the Palm Tungsten|T, Sony CLIÉ NZ90, and the iPAQ 1900
series, though there are quite a few more models that will fit various available PDAs.
Picture of NZ90 stylus courtesy of Brando website
Right away, I was impressed that these styli fit in their respective PDAs
perfectly and that they each had a good black nylon writing tip that worked
equally well with or without screen protection.
Each stylus includes a reset tip – but it is one accessible by unscrewing a
only if that was the style of the original stylus. That means that the Tungsten|T
stylus doesn’t have anything unnecessary to unscrew, whereas the NZ90’s stylus
unscrews to reveal a miniature reset pin.
Those of you that enjoy flicking your Tungsten’s stylus will be pleased to
note that PDair was able to retain the pop-up quality to the T’s stylus that we
all like so much.
Each stylus has a silver metal barrel and black plastic trim pieces. In the
case of my NZ’s stylus, I feel that this greatly improved upon the look of the
If you want a similar to stock, yet better than original stylus, then you
should take a look at PDair’s offerings.
Includes a ballpoint pen in the same form factor as original stylus
Improves upon most original styli’s tip
Built in reset pin