Excellent ! Looks way better than my wooden kebab stick, or plastic knitting needle, which I found worked well and were the right size !
I think there's a bit of a market here, there are always complaints on Forums about these pesky things.
The most inportant bit is the tip - got around by Sony with their white plastic version i.e. it's all tip, as it were.
In UK Sony charge a ludicrous amount, near £30 according to some reports.
Be very interseted in the final version - always handy to have a spare !