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Note 3 owners - do you use the stylus?

I am looking at getting a new phone with a big-ass screen, primarily for browsing. I've narrowed it down to an LG Pro 2, Sony T2 Ultra, or Galaxy Note 3 - but I need to know if anyone actually uses the space-age stylus. [more inside]
posted by smoke on Jul 19, 2014 - 14 answers

Making a stylus from the bamboo in my yard is probably not going to work

I have a Bamboo tablet from a few years ago that Wacom no longer makes. I lost the stylus. Perhaps my google-fu is failing me, but it seems that a stylus that will work this is very hard to find. And when I can find it, it's $30 - and for not much more I can just get a used version of a newer pen/tablet but I don't want to buy a new one yet. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Jun 24, 2014 - 7 answers

In search of a screen protector with a paperlike texture

Which tablet screen protector(s) have a matte, sandy texture? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Feb 24, 2014 - 1 answer

What Android/Windows tablet should I buy for academic use?

What Android or Windows 8 pen-equipped tablet should I buy for reading scientific papers, writing scientific papers, and taking notes? (Or is the app selection for the iPad sufficiently amazing that I should let it override my distaste for Apple's walled garden and the iPad's lack of an active digitizer stylus?) [more inside]
posted by fermion on Jan 20, 2014 - 21 answers

Stylus Problems

I find that cheap iPad styluses get squishy-tipped quickly and stop working nearly as well. How can I avoid this? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on Jan 24, 2013 - 6 answers

Help me use my nails as an iPod touch stylus.

I've seen the Nano Nails product that is supposed to turn your fingernails into a capacative stylus. I like this idea, but they aren't out yet, and anyway I want to do my nails myself! What can I use that's lightweight to attach to my fingernail so that it conducts enough electricity to operate an iPod Touch? [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Jan 17, 2013 - 6 answers

Is it the stylus or the screen?

I got myself a Lenovo tablet on super sale for Christmas. I'm interested in using it to read and annotate pdf files (mainly journal articles). The pdf reader app I'm using has the ability for freehand writing, and I'd like to try that out for margin notes (some of the papers are technical with lots of symbols, so writing is easier than typing). I bought a stylus that had pretty good reviews on Amazon, but I have to push down to make it work which is ok for highlighting, but tiring for writing. Is this a limitation of this tablet's screen? Or is there a stylus that is easier to use? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Jan 9, 2013 - 9 answers

Help me choose the right tablet

I know this is well trodden ground, but I have a question about tablets. I want a tablet that will mainly be for reading/annotating pdfs (academic papers). My main worries are eye strain and stylus integration. What's my best bet? [more inside]
posted by no regrets, coyote on Dec 10, 2012 - 19 answers

How do I get started drawing on the iPad?

I have a perfectly good new iPad that is sadly underutilized. I'd like to start sketching and drawing on it, but I have no idea where to start. Help! [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad on May 29, 2012 - 11 answers

Best iPad stylus for non-artist writer?

I'm looking for an iPad stylus that's good for quick notes and rough sketches. I already have an AluPen, which is fine, but a little short, with a tip that's a little too fat and squishy. I've read all the answers to prior questions on the topic, and they were helpful, but the technology changes so quickly, and none sold me on any particular option. Other things you should know: I have basically no artistic artistic ability, I have decent handwriting but find translating it to the iPad difficult, and I'm going to use the stylus mostly for keeping notes on and outlining my various projects using the new Paper app.
posted by maud on Apr 5, 2012 - 16 answers

What's the best iPad stylus for my mother?

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. [more inside]
posted by Dolley on Jan 30, 2012 - 15 answers

No Matter What Apple Thinks, Virtual Keyboards are Not Useful.

Decent iPad app and stylus for note-taking? [more inside]
posted by Weebot on May 11, 2011 - 10 answers

iPad stylus and screen protector questions.

iPad Question: Advice on stylus and/or screen protector. [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on Mar 25, 2011 - 18 answers

Gah, turntable won't work.

Gah! I'm at my wit's end. My brand new Audio Technica AT-LP120 USB turntable was working great, but all of a sudden decided to stop making music and make blaring noise. Listen to this video; is my stylus borked, or is it something else? Tried adjusting everything to no avail. I'm holding on hope that I didn't destroy the stylus though, because occasionally it will make good sound.
posted by Askiba on Jan 19, 2011 - 7 answers

Is an iPad the best candidate for my stepdad's work computer?

Is an iPad the best candidate for my stepdad's work computer? [more inside]
posted by MiggySawdust on Aug 30, 2010 - 17 answers

styluses and laserdiscs

I bought a record player in a charity shop for £5. turns out it's a vintage beogram 1500. as far as i can tell, the only thing wrong with it is the stylus has fallen off |as evidenced by this|. I've looked around but all i can find is a replacement cartridge for £80. do I need a stylus specific to that turntable or can I use any old stylus? (i'm not overly concerned with sound quality) Also, it occurred to me that, under the same logic that records are better than cds, laserdiscs are better than dvds (you can get any film online so the only reason to buy a physical copy is for the packaging). How easy is it to get hold of cheap laserdiscs and laserdisc players?
posted by Andy Harwood on Dec 30, 2009 - 29 answers

Baby, I Like Your Stylus

Help! Where do I find a replacement needle for my record player? [more inside]
posted by Lemon of Byzantium on Dec 30, 2008 - 8 answers

Anyone still remember anything about the Epson Stylus 3000?

Print Filter(heh): I just bought a spandy-old Epson Stylus 3000 Big-A$$-Inkjet, and I have a couple questions about it that fairly persistent Googling failed to answer. [more inside]
posted by baylink on Dec 19, 2008 - 7 answers

Help! My stylus is stuck in my PDA!

Help! My PDA stylus is stuck in its socket - how do I get it out? [more inside]
posted by Lionel d'Lion on Apr 28, 2007 - 8 answers

Automobile as stylus?

Calling all research pros! Driving over 'rumblestrips' that are spaced to produce a tune?! Help me find more specific information on the 'Musical Highway' in Villepinte, France! [more inside]
posted by adamkempa on Sep 18, 2006 - 6 answers

Need to find an application that moves all scroll bars to the left side of the screen.

Need to find an application that moves all scroll bars to the left side of the screen. [more inside]
posted by Glitter Ninja on May 24, 2006 - 5 answers

Modding the stylus on a tc1100 tablet PC

I have a HP Compaq Tablet PC TC1100 that I have bought for work purposes, I would like to hack the pen, so I can make it smaller, and mountable on a Bluetooth wireless scanner that is used in conjunction with the tablet. [more inside]
posted by JonnyRotten on May 8, 2006 - 6 answers

Mac OS - lower the menu bar?

Tiger 10.4.3 - Can I lower the menu bar? [more inside]
posted by shino-boy on Dec 17, 2005 - 11 answers

Click-and-hold for Windows right-click?

Windows utility that fakes right-click when you left-click-and-hold? [more inside]
posted by kindall on Oct 28, 2005 - 8 answers

Where to find cheap needle for a turntable?

I need some turntable help. I found the perfect present for my dad this year - a recording of two Xmas songs by Yogi Yorgesson that he used to sing all the time. Problem is, it's a 45. I called his wife and she told me they have a Technics SL-D1, but it currently has no needle. I know jack about record players. Can I get any old cheap-o needle/cartridge for this thing?
posted by starvingartist on Dec 18, 2003 - 4 answers

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