Never let dirty hands or non-conducting gloves stop you from touching that precious gadget of yours ever again. We don’t know why Apple doesn’t include the stylus as one of their standard accesories, but one thing’s for sure. The iPad stylus is a must-have tool for all iPad users. These are some of our favourite iPad Styluses(also the most popular ones on Amazon) and our thoughts about them. So you may want to read our reviews before you make up your mind. The numbers do no represent the rank of the stylus. There’s a short conclusion at the bottom that roughly does that. So let’s get on with it.
8 of the Best iPad Stylus Pens of 2011
1)Boxwave iPad Stylus
Widely accepted by iPad users as the best stylus pen on the market, it’s responsive without needingto exert too much pressure while comfortable to hold for long periods of time. Despite being a bit shorter than a regular pen, it’s comfortable to use/write with and has a pretty decent weight to it.The tip of the stylus is made from a foam. It’s density is in between that of a dish sponge and hard styrofoam. We’re wondering why the manufacturer didn’t bother to add a cap onto this one. It should last as long as you don’t go around rubbing it against anything apart from your iPad screen, especially rough surfaces!
2)Boxwave Mini Capacitive Stylus
This one’s the mini version of the one above. Great for travelling and on-the-go note taking . No more rummaging in the backpack for the stylus as there is a plug that you can put into the phone jack to keep them connected. The tip works well just like the one above. However, since it doesn’t allow you to hold it like a normal pen, you may find it rather uncomfortable to use for hours on ends.
3)Hard Candy iPad Stylus And Ballpoint Pen Combo
This amazingly sleek pen allows you to swap between pen and stylus, or paper and iPad. Functionality is not the least bit compromised by it’s stylish looks. It’s really just a stylish-looking pen with a pretty hefty price tag. No special functions whatsoever. We did find some bad points about this stylus. Firstly, it’s symetrically shaped. When the covers are on, it’s hard to tell which end is the stylus and which is the pen. However, if you can find the HardCandy logo in the middle(the picture above), remember that “H” is the end that has the stylus on it. Also, the cap doesn’t stick onto the other end of the pen once it comes off. These little things bug me. But if you’re going for the professional look, this one looks pretty neat.
For the Artists,designers and people who draw
4)The Pogo Sketch Stylus
The idea of having an endless sketchbook with plenty of tools and colors at my fingertips seemed too good to be true. What better way to sketch out concept. The Pogo Sketch Stylus from Ten One Design is a popular choice among digital artists. If you can spend 2 minutes watching the video below, you’ll see why this is our favourite drawing stylus. It’s sensitivity takes it’s toll on the durability of the tip. Putting too much pressure on the tip of the Pogo stylus will wear it out after awhile. So please do use this for drawing purposes on you iPad. Also, since this pen is rather sleek, it would probably fit better in smaller hands.
The Mi-Stylus by Milano seemed to be exactly what I was looking for because it seemed to have a tapered edge which could be good for drawing .However, it was very hard to draw with, having to press very hard to get a line, and the iPad didn’t respond to the thin tapered edge.
6)Capacitive Styra by BoxWave
Here’s a short conclusion to everyone looking for the best iPad Stylus Pen. Coming in first is the Boxwave Stylus as it is the most established, functional and reliable pen in the market now. It’s affordable and has received the most number of positive reviews on Amazon. Second place is for those not affected by the bold design and are willing to pay just a little more. The newer and lesser known Alupen should work for you. Last but not least, the Boxwave Capacitative Styra is our personal favourite as it looks great and is an amazing pen as it is a stylus. The only reason it’s not first place is due to the heftier price tag at $22.95. You should probably stay away from the Dagi Stylus unless your crazy about first-person-shooter games. On the other hand, if you’re looking to unleash your artistic talent on the iPad, you should definitely go for the Pogo stick.
iPad Cases and Screen Protectors
Targus Versavu 360 Degrees Rotating Stand Case for Apple iPad 2
Otterbox APL2-iPAD1-20-C4OTR iPad Defender Series Case
Trent External Battery Pack and Charger for iPad2, iPad, iPhone 4G, 3Gs 3G.
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