Stylus Pens are a great Tool for Touch Screen Devices. They can be more precise than the tip of a Finger and more Sanitary.u00a0 They can also increase the life and sensitivity of the Screen as you donu2019t have to tap so hard or accidentally touch the Screen with your nail which will wear down the area over time.
What to look for in a Stylus Pen
Stylus nibs, the part of the instrument that contacts the glass, are made of various materials from rubber and mesh to plastic discs.
Here are some features you’ll want to consider as you choose which stylus to buy:
Natural feel:u00a0A stylus must feel good in the hand and be comfortable to use for as long as you want. Beware of styluses that cramp your fingers or hand or make your hand feel tired after only a short while.Design:u00a0Consider how your Stylus protects the nib (if it does so at all), and whether it is retractable, has a cap or includes a clasp that lets you attach it to a Lanyard. The Stylus should feel good u2013 smooth but not too slick, grippy but not cramping.Friction:u00a0Marking up your Touch Screen shouldn’t feel like a chore. You want just the right amount of friction between the stylus nib and the Screen so that your stylus does not drag or move so slickly that it skips, causing you to lose control. You don’t want to have to press too hard for it to register.Friction:u00a0Marking up your Touch Screen shouldn’t feel like a chore. You want just the right amount of friction between the stylus nib and the Screen so that your stylus does not drag or move so slickly that it skips, causing you to lose control. You don’t want to have to press too hard for it to register.Balance and weight:u00a0Moderation is the key. A stylus should be of medium height so that it is easy to handle and doesn’t wobble in your hand. Weight should be evenly distributed throughout the body. If a stylus is too heavy, your hand will tire quickly, and if it’s too light, you might lose control.Precision:u00a0You donu2019t want the Stylus nib to be too big.u00a0 Depending on the Size and Resolution of your Screen, you want it to be just big enough to u201cTouchu201d the smallest item on the Screen and not overlap into the surrounding area.
Where to Buy and How much to spend
Where: These days you can find them almost everywhere from the obvious Office Supply Store to your local Grocery Store.
How much to spend: Start with the u201cEconomyu201d Pack and see how those work for you. They wonu2019t last as long as more expensive models, but if they suit your needs, then a few packs of those every few months may be best option. The more expensive models will last longer but there is no need to get extravagant. We would recommend spending no more than $20… unless you find one that you absolutely Love. Then the Skies the Limit!