The new LYNKtec TruGlide Apex stylus is fine – literally


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 stylus, but it has a major flaw – it’s only compatible with newer iOS devices. That means Android users like me are left out in the cold. The day after I posted that review, the people at LYNKtec emailed me to ask if I might like to review their fine tipped stylus too. I thought sure, what the heck. Then when I found out their TruGlide Apex stylus is also compatible with some Android devices, I was even more interested in trying one. The TruGlide Apex is an active stylus that features a 2.3mm fine point tip and is powered by a AAAA replaceable battery. This stylus is available in Brushed Silver and Obsidian Black colors and is priced at $59.95. It’s currently on pre-order with shipping sometime later this month.

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12 comments… add one
  • Dave Hauser February 4, 2014, 10:56 am

    Hey Julie, good to see a few more Active Stylus showing up on the market. I note that the LYNCtec Stylus may be compatible with “some” Android devices. I wonder if its compatible with any of the windows 8.1 tablets on the market? My interest lays with the Dell Venue 8 Pro. Dave

    • Julie Strietelmeier February 4, 2014, 12:29 pm

      @Dave I plan to test the stylus with a Samsung Galaxy S3, Note 2, Nexus 7 2013, iPad mini 1st gen and an iPad 3rd gen. I also might be able to test it with a Samsung Galaxy S4 and a Lumia 2520 tablet.

  • Jackie Cheng February 5, 2014, 10:05 pm

    @Dave – OMG! I wish Dell made a better stylus for the DVP8. That Synaptics Stylus just suck! Drains the AAAA so fast and the tracking is just horrible.

    @Julie – Just curious, does the Jot Script work as a “basic stylus” on capacitive screens?

  • Jackie Cheng February 8, 2014, 1:31 am

    @Julie – I think you mistaken my question. Let me rephrase….Does the Jot Script stylus tip work on non-iOS devices (standard capacitive screens)? I just like the small tip of the stylus.

  • Mario February 22, 2014, 5:50 am

    Hey Julie,

    does the pen work with the Samsung galaxy Tab 3 10.1? It would be good to know, cause I need a pen with a fine point tip like the apes has. Thanks…

    • Julie Strietelmeier February 22, 2014, 9:14 am

      @Mario since it worked with my Samsung Galaxy Note 2, I’m going to assume it will work with the Tab 3. But I don’t have a way to test that without going to Best Buy and trying it…

  • Mario February 22, 2014, 5:51 am

    I meant like the APEX has…:-)

    • gaia March 8, 2016, 5:15 pm

      hey, i got the same questions.. did you find out if this product works on galaxy tab 3?

  • space October 28, 2014, 5:33 pm

    anyone ever find out whether it works with the venue 8 pro?

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