What’s Your Favorite Stylus?
Even though Steve Jobs said we don’t need a stylus to use our iPhone and iPad, the market is booming. What’s your favorite stylus, and what do you use it for?
My favorite stylus is the Bamboo from Wacom. It balances well, is responsive on screen, and the tip is replaceable, too. I use my stylus collection almost exclusively for drawing and painting.[ Edited: 04 March 2013 11:56 AM by Jeff Gamet ]
I have the Bamboo as well. I thought I would use it often and turn my iPad into a fun sketch book, but it just didn’t work out that way. No matter what app I use I find drawing clumsy and imprecise. The side of my hand is always leaving marks, and point where the stylus leaves a mark never seems to be precisely where I think it would be. Perhaps it’s my style and/or the way I hold a pen, but drawing apps have never made me happy the way I though they would when the iPad debuted. I’m an illustrator and designer and I do my sketching with a mechanical pencil.
Less is More (more or less).
No matter what app I use I find drawing clumsy and imprecise.
Yeah, that’s ultimately the reason I went for a Wacom-based Win8 tablet instead of an iPad. I only use the stylus in desktop mode though; for my iPhone, my mom’s iPad and live tiles mode in win8, I much prefer my fingers.
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