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Estylo 1.1 A Wooden Stylus



It looks like the stylus and Kickstarter are an interesting match. We’ve seen the Cosmonaut launched on Kickstarter before.  And now there’s a new stylus seeking funding called the Estylo 1.1.

What’s different here is that the Estylo 1.1 is made of wood. Made by Plai, the wooden stylus works with capacitive touch screens. There are two versions one with magnets that allow it to attach to the iPad 2’s magnets for easy carrying and one that is non-magnetic. The magnetic version comes in a variety of colors. There are two tips to the Estylo 1.1 and one end allows for finer work. This fits in with the Kickstarter pitch that says the Estylo is designed for artists that need greater control.

Check out the video. Note that Plai has not reached its funding goal yet.



  1. Amansanat

    11/14/2011 at 9:18 am

    E.Stylo is the most accurate stylus in the world although being a capacitive one.But u need to use to the holding angles and once u get use to it,its very easy.It also works with gloves on so that u can finally rest your hand comfortably on screen without  unnecesary irritating inputs on the screen and it’s ideal for sketching.Its better than Dagi,Adonit Jot-Pro,OStylus,etc because the discs of those styluses while touching the screen gives unnecesary lines or points on the screen near the aim or centre point,most of the time.Also while drawing vertical or horizontal lines u get the buttery smoothness of the capacitive screens with best accuracy possible on a screen.Also till now,By-Zero’s aPen and other styluses for which By-Zero licenses technology or sells aPen with different brand names is also not so good option and not so fast and comfortable. The problem with APen stylus and styluses for which Apen licensed technology is that they only work with Few note taking apps and only with Studio Basic sketch software which lacks important features like copying many photos, Zooming for making fine lines, eye dropper tool, smudge tool, colour blur tool, Dodge tool,lighten or brighten tool,etc.And it does no support other sketch tool.Otherwise if u want an electronic stylus for very light sketching without zooming or other features or if u have no problem using a very limited  compatable  note taking apps ,aPen will work out for u. Also your screen will not accept any other input other than the By-Zero’s aPen once aPen is being switched to on mode until it is switched off.

  2. Amansanat

    11/14/2011 at 9:21 am

    I came to know and analysed some important following points on e.stylo.
    Important instructions for highest accuracy of e.stylo in sketching:

    Use atleast 38 degrees slanted screen surface for more tilting comfort.Locate point with preferably back tip because in case of e.stylo 1.0,the corners of the back tip are less curved than that of front,giving more pin point control.Slightly offset back tip,maximum be around 40 degrees from the screen surface.
    Line thickness will start before the little(very small) back tip curve.
    It’s made out of wood, the front tip works between 0 to 75 degree (Approximately) angle, the back tip works from 0 to 40 degree angle (Approximately), it has all most no self caused drag, the tips are thin and team figured out a cool way for it to work with gloves on.The small tip end which is  nearest to the exposed wood part is front tip end and the other end is back tip end.See one of the large side view of e.stylo for better understanding.

    My advice:
    Use back tip for both new 1.1 version and older version for fine sketching.
    For starting a line from an intersection of 2 lines,u can use e.stylo tip in flat position without need for any offset.

    • Amansanat

      11/14/2011 at 10:30 pm

      Half of the second video I posted explains the illustrates accuracy of Estylo at the end.If possible,zoom this second video when thin lines are shown to be drawn.

  3. Amansanat

    11/14/2011 at 8:20 pm

  4. Amansanat

    11/27/2011 at 2:07 am

    Please check out this YouTube video i posted regarding Accuracy of Estylo by clicking on the following web link.

    This video illustrates the accuracy of Estylo when drawing thin lines at the end of video.If possible, just zoom to see the thin lines being drawn accurately.
    Estylo is compatible with all capacitive screen devices including iPad.

  5. Amansanat

    11/29/2011 at 10:01 am

    Please see all my image photo posts and video post on Flickr on:[email protected]/sets/72157628172115599/

    for more details on stylus.

  6. Jaime Cadatal

    05/05/2012 at 8:20 pm

    Please tell me where can i buy estylo 1.1 here in the philippines

  7. Akhry Ameer

    08/15/2012 at 7:44 pm

    Can the Estylo be bought online?mwhat is the link?

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