Link to the VIBE is here: VIBE Stylus | caseen
This is a discussion on best stylus for painting? within the iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3 forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by shae It is the CaseenVIBE, and I am VERY impressed! It really glides well! I am working on a thorough review along ...
Link to the VIBE is here: VIBE Stylus | caseen
Originally Posted by caseenBrandon
Wow, looks impressive! I'm not an artist but I went ahead and ordered a white one (to match my white iPad 3 :-P). All I paid was $15!! Are you kidding me? That's cheaper than the last stylus I bought, which I got on sale. AND it comes with a free gift - a mini stylus... AND it's free shipping!!! I'm in no way affiliated with this company. I just browsed the site and saw what looks like a quality product for a really good price. And from what Shae is hinting at, it's an excellent product. Looking forward to your review also, Shae!
Check it out:
Last edited by 6mildollarman; 04-25-2012 at 01:23 AM.
Ijust ordered one also... Can't wait to get my little hands on it!
Thank you Brandon! I'll be sure to post a review from a non-artist perspective once I receive it. Btw, the folio cases look nice! Any plans for a Designo series model with a hand strap?Originally Posted by caseenBrandon
Last edited by caseenBrandon; 04-26-2012 at 01:21 PM.
Ive been busy for the last few days, but I just wanted to say that I've received my Caseen VIBE stylus and had a few days to test it out. In a nutshell, I am definitely impressed with the product! I ordered a white one to match my white iPad 3 late at night on 4/24. For $15, I got free shipping and a free mini stylus as a bonus gift. The order was processed and shipped out the next day and arrived in my mailbox on 4/28. Pretty good turnaround time for free shipping!
The stylus came in a gift box, which was a nice touch. What I first noticed was that it was pretty light in weight, which actually works for this type of stylus. It felt pretty good and balanced in my hand. The tip is made out of a fine mesh material that's designed not to degrade over time. Writing on the screen of the iPad was super smooth, which is why I said that the light weight of the stylus works for this design. It's also pretty accurate compared to other styli, meaning I can point at the smallest icon or link on the screen pretty accurately. You don't need much pressure to engage the stylus - the traditional rubber stylus in comparison feels like rubbing the eraser end of a pencil on the screen. Smooth is definitely the operative word here as it glides effortlessly over the screen.
Although I'm not an artist, I can see how this would work for drawing and sketching on the iPad. You can hold the stylus at different areas, low to high (like a paintbrush or a pen), and it functions beautifully at angles in the range of 20 degrees to more than 70 degrees. I tested writing on the apps Notability and Penultimate. Although not quite like writing with a pen on paper, it felt better and more precise than writing with a rubber tipped stylus. The only drawbacks I see with this product is the length may be a bit short for some people (a preference issue) and that the tip might be on the delicate side. It's made of mesh, so it might be prone to snags. I'd advise to refrain from exposing the tip to certain factors like storing it haphazardly in a backpack or in a pants pocket. It might be susceptible to picking up small debris like lint.
Excellent quality for the low price
Free shipping with a nice bonus mini stylus
Don't need much pressure to register
Accurate, precise touch
Smooth, gliding feel over the screen
Multiple areas to hold, balanced design
Wide range of contact angles
Delicate mesh tip, need to be a little careful you don't snag it or pick up debris
Length may be short for some people
Can't think of another one...
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Thanks for the review 6mildollarman! I love it!
I'd like to add my experience with Caseen's VIBE line...
Caseen VIBE Stylus Review from a Digital Painter
I have tested three models of Caseen's innovative VIBE stylus line; the original VIBE, the VIBE L, amd the VIBE Ink. All three rock, but my favorite is the L version, which is longer than the original. The extra length moves the pocket clip farther away from my hand, making it super comfy.
What makes the VIBE stylus excellent for me is the way it glides on the screen without requiring extra pressure. This is essential with my disabilities. I am able to paint much longer and with far less discomfort with the VIBE than with other models I have used, and I have tried most of them out there. The Nomad Brush is also good for gliding, but I find its tip lacks enough firmness for certain types of drawing and painting. The VIBE tip is a kind of mesh that slides easily on the screen, even when using a screen protector, without slipping out of control.
Because the VIBE head is round and protrudes from the housing farther than the typical stylus head does, it allows me to paint or draw at angles lower to the screen.
I particularly recommend the VIBE stylus line for anyone with painful hand conditions, fatigue, or other disabilities that often make writing painful, slow or difficult. I think you'll be as amazed as I have been at what a difference this technology can make.
I recently painted a portrait using the VIBE in the app ArtRage on my iPad 2. I have to commend Caseen for making a product that is excellent all around. I was able to perform a variety of strokes and blending techniques and apply great detail to the painting. I was able to paint for longer periods of time without the kind of painful cramping I had become accustomed to using other products. My only 'nit' with the original Caseen VIBE was the placement of the metal pocket clip, which tended to get in my way a bit. This was solved with the VIBE L version, which is longer as the 'L' suggests. The VIBE L has become my go to stylus for almost everything.
I still occasionally use my Nomad Brush for certain strokes and certain apps. I also enjoy the iPevo ChopStakes for browsing and general functions. They are convenient for pinching to zoom and for typing. Although you can use a single ChopStake for painting and drawing applications, I find the tip too 'grabby' and too much pressure is needed, so I always go back to my VIBE for my creative work.
The VIBE Ink, the newest to the line, is just as smooth as its predecessors, offering the convenience of a traditional ink pen in one end. This is certainly quite convenient, especially on the go (less to carry).
Caseen has impressed me greatly with their innovative design. I look forward to seeing what other cool products this company will offer in the future. If past performance truly is an indication of future results, I am sure I will not be disappointed!