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Old 09-22-2013, 12:56 PM   #16
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I have been taking notes on my iPad since the iPad1, and am a bit of a stylus geek - always looking for something better. I have more styli in my home than regular pens, since I never use paper any more.
In terms of cheaper ones, I found these iHome ones at Marshalls and TJ Maxx, usually they cost $10 there, but I found some on sale for $5. They are woderful, and if you ever want to also write with them, they are great for that as well. The tip is among the smallest.
There is also the Adonit Jot stylus, which has a very fine tip and a cLear plastic circle around it - I have it, but it's not my favorite, and it's a bit overkill for what you are looking for.

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Old 09-22-2013, 07:08 PM   #17
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Thanks for the suggestions. I looked at them and neither seem to be quite what I'm looking for. Neither seem to have anywhere to attach a lanyard, plus I've looked at styluses like the Adonit and that plastic disc type thing just looks really flimsy. I want something where I don't have to be afraid the tip is going to accidentally get ripped off if I just toss it in my bag. Thanks anyway.

So far pendragginp's suggestion seems to be closest to what I'm looking for.
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oops wrong stylus thread... heck wrong forum... sign...

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Old 09-24-2013, 10:37 AM   #19
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Pendragginp or Cheeky1,
If you've been using one of these mesh tipped styli for awhile, does it scratch your device screen? After the comment from the Walmart rep about hazing/scratching, it makes me a bit worried about random testing the things.

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Hmm yeah that's a good point, I hadn't thought about that. Also do they work well with screen protectors? I've been meaning to get some.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:10 PM   #21
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Kythe42,
Reading through another Android website, I came across a discussion about styli and this one (on Amazon) was suggested.

The contact nibs seem to be skinnier than images I've seen of other styli but as no specs are given, it's a guess at best.
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Pendragginp or Cheeky1,
If you've been using one of these mesh tipped styli for awhile, does it scratch your device screen? After the comment from the Walmart rep about hazing/scratching, it makes me a bit worried about random testing the things.
not exactly the place I'd go for educated info... I've never read of mesh tips harming a screen rubber tips are probably far more abrasive especially after a period of use. See the rubber surface wears off down to the foamy inside making it quite "grabby" and thus potentially more abrasive.

Only possibility I sense is if the user holds pen at extreme angle allowing the nib collar to contact screen. now that could cause scratches. Too much pressure could allow that collar to touch the screen as well. Otherwise the pen is not gonna harm your screen. Well, unless xhetip gets full of something gritty and abrasive but that happening would hardly be the fault of the stylus.

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not exactly the place I'd go for educated info...
In general I agree with the sentiment; your average department store isn't the best place for in-depth advice. However in this case the rep made me aware of a possibility I had not even considered.

Since the mesh tipped styli are metallic, the possibility of scratching the screen seems like a reasonable concern. I would hate to be the user that bought and used one, without a screen protector, and then have everyone saying "what did you expect using a metallic tip directly on the glass?"
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I haven't had mine very long, which is why I didn't try to answer this question. It does seem to me to be a fabric mesh though, and so far I haven't noticed a problem. This is what the description says:
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The FiberMesh tip is precisely engineered with an extremely soft yet durable conductive woven fiber.
I think if I was worried I would add a screen protector.
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