January 24, 2013 8:08 AM Subscribe
I find that cheap iPad styluses get squishy-tipped quickly and stop working nearly as well. How can I avoid this?
posted by R a c h e l to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've been using the cheap 10-pack styluses from Amazon, with the standard rubber tip. I find that after a few days of use, they get squishy, and I start having to press them hard to get them to register.
I've been looking at styluses with a hard nib inside the rubber (like the alupen) or the fabricy-tipped ones, or ones with caps, or just better-reviewed styluses, and I don't see a lot of complaints about that - but I also don't see (that) many complaints about that with the cheapies either. I suppose part of that is some people use them to poke buttons, for which that would be less of a problem, but I use them to write.
If I bought a nicer one, or a different type, would that be likely to solve the problem? I use them for writing, don't press too hard (I think) and let them float loose in my bag the rest of the time. Is any of that the problem? What has your experience been with styluses? Specific recommendations welcome.