The Cosmonaut: Wide-Grip Stylus on Kickstarter


The Cosmonaut is billed as a “wide-grip stylus for touch screens” by the inventors who posted the thing at Kickstarter. The project is seeking backers to raise a goal of $50,000 in pledged support by up to 3,000 people. The creators are the makers of the hugely popular incredibly useful iPhone 4 tripod mount and […]

Cosmonaut: Kickstart a New Stylus for Capacitive Screens


Kickstarter projects I think can best be described as crowd sourced startups. A company announces a new product, takes pre-orders (or “investments”) and eventually comes out with the product or project. It’s not just for gadgets, its for all sorts of creative ideas. There’s a time line attached to the when the amount necessary has […]

15% Off a PogoSketch Stylus and Fling iPad Gaming Accessory

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If you are interested in using your iPad for work or play, we have a deal for you. TenOne Designs is offering 15% off their popular PogoSketch Stylus and their Fling Tactile Gaming controller both for the iPad or iPad 2. The PogoSketch Stylus is one of the best writing/inking tools for the iPad or […]

Nomad Brush Stylus for iPad


Creating realistic art on the Apple iPad just got easier thanks to the availability of the Nomad Brush for the iPad. The brush is a capacitive stylus with an actual brush on the end to allow artists to make lifelike brush strokes in painting apps. It is created with capacitive fibers making the tip feel […]

HTC Flyer Tablet and HTC Incredible S Smartphone Headed to T-Mobile USA?


There is speculation that T-Mobile USA may be offering the new Android 2.4-powered HTC Flyer tablet with its tablet-revamped HTC Sense user interface the the updated HTC Incredible S smartphone that now houses a larger 4-inch display. The models that were being introduced in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress come with support for T-Mobile USA’s […]

HTC Flyer Tablet Debuts with Android 2.4 Gingerbread, Not Honeycomb


HTC’s first Android tablet, the HTC Flyer, which has been rumored for some time, is debuting at Mobile World Congress with Android 2.4, which will also be called Gingerbread like Android 2.3, and not the Android 3.0 version that is debuting on the recent crops of slate such as the Motorola Xoom and the LG […]

Stylus and Handwriting Recognition Coming to Android Tablets


As most Tablet PC users know, a proper stylus and handwriting recognition are invaluable. A proper inking experience has been lacking on the latest generation of tablet devices, including the iPad. That might change in the near future as N-Trig is partnering with HTC (see the HTC Flyer) and others to provide an inking experience […]

Hitachi projected capacitive touchscreens on video


A projected capacitive touchscreen from Hitachi, previously named as a potential iPhone upgrade, sneaked out on a YouTube video from DigInfo. It demonstrates stylus input and contact through gloves, as well as multi-touch input. However, I don’t peg it as being an option for iPhone.

Next iPhone Capacitive Touchscreen Could be Compatible with Glove-Wearing Users


Apple’s next-generation iPhone could utilize a touchscreen display from Hitachi Displays that will work with gloves and other insulators, meaning non-conductive surfaces, in addition to fingertips. The problem with the current generation iPhone is that it requires finger contact, and won’t work with gloves–for users in colder environments, stylus or pens, and other materials, but […]

HardCandy Stylus for iPad (and other Capacitive Screens) Reviewed


I’ve got one of these on order and I continue my experiments in stylus comparisons for the iPad, but in the meantime you might want to check out Josh Smith’s review of the HardCandy Stylus on our sister site, A couple of things to mention here (again before getting my hands on one). First, […]

Hector Gomez Discovers another iPad Stylus Alternative

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Like me, Hector Gomez is on the lookout for a good stylus solution for the iPad. It looks like he might have found one from Targus. You can see it in action from the video below. He picked it up at his local Best Buy. Here’s the Best Buy link. Like the Boxwave Stylus it […]

BoxWave iPad Stylus Takes the Lead in My Inking Testing

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As I’ve been continuing my reporting on Inking with a stylus on the iPad, I’ve been anxious to check out some newer styli (at least newer to me.) Today I received the BoxWave Apple iPad Capacitive Stylus and I have to say this is the best stylus I’ve tried so far in terms of laying […]

Chris Davies on Why the Stylus Isn’t Dead


Chris Davies of SlashGear has penned a post on why he thinks the stylus and Digital Inking isn’t dead. Leaping off from Steve Jobs’ famous quote, “It’s like we said on the iPad, if you see a stylus, they blew it.” Chris does a good job of distinguishing between what an active digitizer and stylus […]

"If you see a stylus they blew it" – I’m with Steve Jobs


Xavier Lanier reported from the iPhone 4 OS launch at Apple headquarters that Steve Jobs answered a question about the possibility of a stylus for iPad with this little gem: “If you see a stylus, they blew it” Gotta love Steve J for his “super” quotes. Well sorry folks, but I’m with Steve on this […]

A DIY Soft Stylus for your iPad


LifeHacker is pointing to an article on Instructables that shows you how to take a static free sock, a pencil, and some sewing know how and create a soft stylus that might work well for an iPad or other capacitive device. I guess it beats using a sausage.

Use an anti-static bag as a capacitive stylus


Seems like I can’t read a blog today without tripping over some mention of a capacitive stylus. This one comes from and it’s as simple as rolling a piece of paper (for an art project or other legal activity), except the paper is antistatic film.

Where There’s a Will There’s a Sausage, er.. um.. Stylus


Apparently the US isn’t the only place experiencing cold weather. In South Korea, it is so cold that fingers just don’t work on those iPhone touch screens. So, CJ Corporation’s snack sausages are selling like hotcakes, as folks are using them as a stylus to avoid taking off their gloves. Via

How to make your own capacitive touch stylus… sort of.

A video at metacafe has made the rounds through the DIY blogs that demonstrates how to make your own stylus for the iPod touch, which presumably would work on other capacitive touchscreens, as we’ve seen Rob do on the HP tx2 with the Pogo Stylus. It’s an impressive trick, but if you know how capacitive […]