Styluses

The Upwrite stylus does more than just allow you to write and swipe on a capacitive touchscreen.  You can also twist the stylus point to open up the end of the stylus.  Hook the opening over the side of your phone, and the Upwrite becomes a kickstand.  While you have the end of the stylus open… Read More

If you have a Mac, an iPad and also use Photoshop, you’re going to be very interested in Astropad. Astropad is a new Mac and iPad application that turns your iPad into a professional graphics tablet for your Mac and Photoshop. When you install Astropad on your Mac and the iOS app on your iPad… Read More

I hate winter with a passion. I think snow is pretty to look at from inside a warm house, but I loathe being outdoors when the temperature drops to less than 40 degrees. I usually get my gloves out by the end of October so I can keep my hands warm when I’m going to and from work. Gloves… Read More

The Olixar HexStyli 6-in-1 Stylus Pen  provides you with both a pen and a capacitive stylus, as you’d expect.  It also has a ruler etched on one side in inches and another in millimeters on another for quick measurements, and it has a bubble level in the barrel for hanging pictures and other small jobs… Read More

Firmly in the “does this thing make me look strange?” category, the Thanko Thumb Extender for Phone Touchscreens is designed to make it easier to use the touch screen on your mobile device.  Whether you have a phablet, small tablet, or large tablet, you may find it isn’t as easy to reach the entire screen… Read More

My love for styluses goes way back to the good old days of the Palm Pilot PDA. If you know what that is, you’ll also remember the plastic “toothpick” stylus that started it all. When the iPhone and iPad came on the scene the stylus disappeared for awhile because touch screens changed from resistive to capacitive… Read More

All the single ladies and gents who like to use a stylus but who can never find the thing when they want it need the Ring Stylus from Kikkerland Design. This stylus fits a size 8 finger, or you can wear it on a keyring or around your neck on a chain, so you’ll always… Read More

Minimalists like to pride themselves on being able to get by with the least amount of gear possible. That means carrying both a stylus and a pencil would be one writing implement too many. A possible solution to this problem is the Sensu Buddy Stylus. The Buddy Stylus is a specially designed capacitive stylus cap… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More