What's the best iPad stylus for my mother?
January 30, 2012 12:37 PM Subscribe
My 92-year-old mother, who had never before used a computer, bought an iPad a few weeks ago (you go, Mom!). She’s having a bit of trouble tapping small input areas with her fingers, though.
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So I thought, “There must be some kind of stylus-type thingy that she can use,” and wouldn’t you know it, there are lots of them. I did some research and most of the reviews I’ve read and previous questions asked on MeFi talk about whether it’s easy to draw and/or write with any particular stylus. I'm pretty sure she won't be drawing or writing, so the qualities that make a stylus good for those activities aren't (necessarily) important; in fact, I suspect that slidiness would be a negative for her. Mom just needs to be able to tap easily and accurately. Is an inexpensive stylus going to work for her, or should I get her a better quality one? Any specific suggestions?