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Old 06-04-2009, 12:19 PM   #1
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"Advanced Stylus" mystery

Does anyone else have the iRex "Advanced Stylus"? I've just received one, and I'm ashamed to admit that I'm a little baffled by one thing:

In the box, along with the actual stylus, was a little packet of what look like pencil leads - or perhaps they are replacement stylus tips, since they don't appear to actually "write". My question is, though, how one actually replaces them? As far as I can tell, the stylus is a solid one-piece construction, with nothing obvious that unscrews or unclips to allow access to the "point".

Can anyone assist?

Thanks!
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:23 PM   #2
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:34 PM   #3
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A picture won't do any good, I'm afraid - I really need to find someone who has one . I've e-mailed Libresco to ask if they know.
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:43 PM   #4
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you can pull out the tip with tweezers. And there are different types of tips in the package. some are softer, and those give a much better writing experience on the DR.
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:12 PM   #5
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Thanks, tribble! I was looking for something to unscrew.
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Old 06-04-2009, 02:57 PM   #6
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My "Toshiba" equivalent came with the same but it also had a circular, approx 1/4" wide and 1/2" diameter device with the spare tips. There is a shaped "slit" or "cut" in it and this was apparently the "tweezer". You may well have chucked it out while wondering what it was for. I almost did before I emailed iRex to ask.

I'll be astonished if I ever need to change the tip though, and I do scribble a fair bit on my DR and the tips do not show much sign of wear yet. (8 months of use and abuse now)

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A picture won't do any good, I'm afraid - I really need to find someone who has one . I've e-mailed Libresco to ask if they know.
Hi, Harry. Sorry for this. I have the same interest in the advanced stylus. So.....
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:55 PM   #8
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Does anyone else have the iRex "Advanced Stylus"? I've just received one, and I'm ashamed to admit that I'm a little baffled by one thing:

In the box, along with the actual stylus, was a little packet of what look like pencil leads - or perhaps they are replacement stylus tips, since they don't appear to actually "write". My question is, though, how one actually replaces them? As far as I can tell, the stylus is a solid one-piece construction, with nothing obvious that unscrews or unclips to allow access to the "point".

Can anyone assist?

Thanks!
Great thread! I've been wondering about those things for ages!
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:11 PM   #9
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Aaaaaaaaaah, so thats what that does. Thanks tribble, I spent many a sleepless night on this.

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Old 06-04-2009, 06:25 PM   #10
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i havent seen the irex pen but my IBM thinkpad and wacom tablet pens have replaceable tips. just pull out the old tip and insert a new one. although why they give so many replacements is beyond me.
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Old 06-05-2009, 03:56 AM   #12
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My "Toshiba" equivalent came with the same but it also had a circular, approx 1/4" wide and 1/2" diameter device with the spare tips. There is a shaped "slit" or "cut" in it and this was apparently the "tweezer". You may well have chucked it out while wondering what it was for. I almost did before I emailed iRex to ask.
Ah! So THAT'S what that thing is for! Thank you very much - I would never have thought to use it to extract the stylus tip. Very many thanks!
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Having used the Advanced Stylus for a few days now, I'm happy to report that I'm extremely pleased with it. Having a proper "pen" is much, much easier (for me, anyway) to use than the thin stylus that comes with the DR, and the flip-cover has an elasticated loop in its "spine" which holds it beautifully in a very convenient place for access.

Highly recommended.
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:37 PM   #14
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Having used the Advanced Stylus for a few days now, I'm happy to report that I'm extremely pleased with it. Having a proper "pen" is much, much easier (for me, anyway) to use than the thin stylus that comes with the DR, and the flip-cover has an elasticated loop in its "spine" which holds it beautifully in a very convenient place for access.

Highly recommended.
May I ask you to post a picture of both pens one next to the other? Just to see what are the differences (in the Irex website I didn't find any picture of this kind)
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Pictures of the various styli:

https://www.irexshop.com/index.php?c...880fda5cde43b0
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