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Unique Stylus for iPad & Capacitive Tablets

Updated on April 7, 2013

Unique styluses for Tablets

Here are my favorite styluses for drawing, handwriting, and working on the tablet. A stylus can greatly improve the tablet computing experience. Reduce your frustration and minimize mistakes will greatly increase your accuracy.

There are many reasons to use a stylus. If you do a lot of work on your tablet, you may find that it enables you to type faster and work faster. If you do artwork on your tablet, having one is pretty much a necessity.

The good news is that there are a lot of cool ones to choose from. On this page, I've featured both chunky and fine tip ones, a brush-like one, a stylus and pen combo, one that goes on a keychain and more.

These Styluses are for Capacitive Screens

If the pad of your finger works on the screen, but the fingernail does not, you have a tablet with a capacitive screen.

The styluses on this page will work with your tablet!

Brush Stylus for Painting on a Tablet - Feels like a brush, paints like a brush....

Paint Brush Stylus, Drawing Stylus & Artist Stylus
Paint Brush Stylus, Drawing Stylus & Artist Stylus

This capacitive brush stylus is ideal for creating artwork in art apps on the iPad, iPhone, and tablets with a capacitive touchscreen. This brush stylus is not limited to just painting. It can be used to navigate the user interface and to play games and do just about everyone a regular stylus would do.

 

Video Demo of the Paintbrush Stylus for iPad

Wide Grip Stylus for Writing on an iPad or Tablet - Feels like holding a dry erase marker

Cosmonaut - Wide-Grip Stylus for Capacitive Touch Screen Tablets (iPad Air, iPad Mini, Surface, Kindle Fire, etc.)
Cosmonaut - Wide-Grip Stylus for Capacitive Touch Screen Tablets (iPad Air, iPad Mini, Surface, Kindle Fire, etc.)

Wide grip design is ideal for people with arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome.

Reviewers find it very comfortable to hold. Plus, it comes in cute packaging, and would make a nice gift for that nerd in your life.

 

Christmas Shopping?

A Stylus can be a Stocking Stuffer!

Dagi Capacitive Stylus - Great for Writing, Drawing, & All Uses! - This stylus has a different design than others!

DAGI Capacitive Stylus for iPod Touch, iPad , iPhone Black P504
DAGI Capacitive Stylus for iPod Touch, iPad , iPhone Black P504

This stylus has a flat, clear plastic tip with a red dot in the center to indicate exactly where the tip is. It's unlike all other styluses I've seen. As the below video demonstrates, it's very easy to use. It looks and feels like a holding a pen. It even has a clip so you can attach it to your shirt pocket or to a folder and there is a hole in the top so you can put a lanyard to tie it to something too.

 

Review Video of the Dagi Capacitive Stylus Pen

Mini Extendable Stylus Keychain - Expands to 4" Long!

Mini Extendable Universal Keychain Stylus for Samsung Galaxy S III , S3 / HTC Evo 4G LTE / Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX / Nokia Lumia 900 and Many More Smartphones includes Micro-USB Charging and Data Cable
Mini Extendable Universal Keychain Stylus for Samsung Galaxy S III , S3 / HTC Evo 4G LTE / Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX / Nokia Lumia 900 and Many More Smartphones includes Micro-USB Charging and Data Cable

This is a nice choice if you want a small stylus to keep in your pocket. If you want the convenience of small and the usability of a long one, this extendable one might be a good option.

 

Stylus & Ballpoint Pen Combo - Flip this pen over to switch between pen and stylus!

TouchTec Gen IV 9mm Capacitive iPad Stylus and Ball Point Pen with Replacement Stylus Tip-Thick Twist- Black
TouchTec Gen IV 9mm Capacitive iPad Stylus and Ball Point Pen with Replacement Stylus Tip-Thick Twist- Black

This is described by one reviewer as "best stylus ever." Its dual functionality is great for every day use. This can be used on capacitive touchscreens on tablets, phones, and monitors. It keeps the screen free of fingerprints and increases accuracy.

 

Video of TouchTec II Pen & Stylus Combo - Great for Students, Business People, and More!

Mini Stylus that Connects to your Headphone Jack - Great Way to Keep your Stylus with your Tablet!

elago EL-Stylus-IPS Mini Stylus Pen for iPhone 4/3GS/3G, iPad and iPod Touch, AT&T and Verizon iPhone 4, Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab
elago EL-Stylus-IPS Mini Stylus Pen for iPhone 4/3GS/3G, iPad and iPod Touch, AT&T and Verizon iPhone 4, Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab

This stylus is tiny!! As one of the comments indicates, a tiny stylus is easy to carry around and can be used while wearing gloves!

 

First time stylus buyers and experts welcome!

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These styluses will work on all versions of the iPad - iPad 1, iPad 2, and iPad 3 - as well as many tablets, including the Blackberry Playbook, Motorola Xoom Tablet, iPhone, Kindle Fire, and many other tablets.

Any thoughts on buying a stylus?

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      lensesbyjames 

      6 years ago

      Get the one that work for you and that you will not lose like a regular pen.

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