DailyDirt: Styli Are Getting Better

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Microsoft's new tablet computer was announced with a bit of fanfare -- and curiously, a stylus. When Apple introduced its touchscreens (not counting the Newton), Steve Jobs dismissively tossed away the idea of using a stylus and said the finger is the best pointing device around. Well, stylus technology is getting better all the time, and here are just a few examples of some styluses/styli that might beat the finger. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.
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Filed Under: collusion, cosmonaut, finger, hardware, hmi, input device, ipad, pen, pressurepen, steve jobs, stylus, tablet, touchscreen
Companies: apple, kickstarter, microsoft


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    DinDaddy (profile), 21 Jun 2012 @ 1:04am

    The cosmonaut is pretty decent. I bought my son one for artistic use in his ipad and he was pleased with it. I then bought a Maglus (new product from a startup in Europe, also was a kickstarter project at one time I believe), and he and I both prefer that. It is a bit smoother and smaller, and the tip is firm enough that I am not concerned it will wear away and rip of like so many of them do, while still being chunky enough (it's pretty much a machined piece of aluminum), and has built in magnets to secure it to an ipad.

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