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Topic # 157645 8-Dec-2014 11:12
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I havent tried any recently (last year) but are we any closer to a useable stylus for Ipads? was looking at the adonit range and wondered if anyone regularly uses one?




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  Reply # 1190479 8-Dec-2014 11:29
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they are crap.  They will always be crap because there is no active digitiser on an iPad, currently.

http://www.michaellinenberger.com/blog/the-importance-of-an-active-digitizer-pen/



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  Reply # 1190493 8-Dec-2014 11:56
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LOL dont hold back their you tell it as it is!




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  Reply # 1191618 8-Dec-2014 14:46
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I have used a Wacom 'Bamboo' stylus on my iPad, periodically for years and it's great:

http://www.amazon.com/Wacom-Corp-Bamboo-Stylus-Tablets/dp/B004VM0SE6




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  Reply # 1191653 8-Dec-2014 15:31
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eracode: I have used a Wacom 'Bamboo' stylus on my iPad, periodically for years and it's great:

http://www.amazon.com/Wacom-Corp-Bamboo-Stylus-Tablets/dp/B004VM0SE6





this is a good point - what does the OP want to use the stylus for?

If its for emulating a finger, that Bamboo is great

If its for handwriting, drawing, equations, sketching, annotating, markup etc any device with an active digitiser will be miles better

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  Reply # 1191656 8-Dec-2014 15:43
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I use a cheap rubber-tipped one that my kids bought me fro Smiggle and to be honest, it's as good as a finger...which is good enough for me.





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  Reply # 1191669 8-Dec-2014 16:04
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Good point what do i want it for

I only want it to be able to sit on desk and write notes that then get saved to my evernote or onenote
but its got to be
write the note press send
otherwise its not worth it
so i presume there has to ab a certtain clarity to the writing so that the ocr or whatever is used today can work
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  Reply # 1192685 10-Dec-2014 09:40
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get an Android or a Windows Tablet with an active digitiser if you want to do handwriting/note taking IMHO

I use all 3 ecosystems on tablet, and iPad is easily the worst for this because of the lack of digitiser

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  Reply # 1192709 10-Dec-2014 10:09
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TLD: Adobe do their Ink & Slide, but at Oz$199, it's pretty expensive IMO

http://www.adobe.com/nz/products/ink-and-slide.html

http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/18/adobe-ink-and-slide-review/



Iv'e seen a few of those big pencil types look strange I wonder how comfortable they are to use?




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  Reply # 1192758 10-Dec-2014 10:54
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Not so sure about the funny twist in the stylus, but I guess they need a gimmick or two to justify the price



Anything about iPads and styli put me in mind of the incredible Morgan Freeman image created with Adobe's free Ideas app







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