I use really cheap ones from eBay. In terms of longevity, they are not any worse than the more expensive griffin one I bought. The use ability was no different either.
Suggest you do a search. This subject has been treated very extensively, though it could use some updating.
As of now, there are several styluses that have a somewhat smaller tip than others that uses microfiber cloth. The iFarDay is somewhat large tipped, the Lynktech Truglide somewhat smaller.
The Adonit Jot, with its plastic tip is more precise, but has some problems.
There are newer styluses with integrated electronics that offer more options. Could use a few reviews as they are pretty expensive.
I've been using the iFaraday Rx for about a year and a half and once I started using it, I stopped reading about styluses for a while.
I'm perfectly happy with my stylus, but your post inspired me to conduct a search of reviews of the Lynktech Truglide vs iFaraday, and I just read an IPF Lynktech Truglide thread that might be of interest:
The one I just received does NOT work. I'm returning it as it is either incompatible or defective.
BTW why are you posting motorola reviews on an ipad forum?
Adonit just launched a new Stylus called Jot Script. It worked with evernote to create the "best" note taking stylus.
The tip is only 1.9mm and it uses bluetooth LE and accelerometer to supposedly make very precise strokes on the iPad.
They call it PixelPoint Technology and heres how they describe it:
Touch screens emit a capacitance signature. Each of the iOS devices has a slightly different capacitance signature coming from their touch screen. When Pixelpoint detects the unique signature of a particular screen, it inverts the signature and sends it back. Just hit the power button and start making.
It uses a AAA battery and is supposed to last 2 weeks of constant writing..
Its $75, heres the link to their web site http://dev.adonit.net/jot/script
Very interested in this. will be out in a few weeks. going to wait for reviews...