Best stylus for ipad

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    I am looking for best stylus for ipad. Any idea? Bamboo stylus?
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    I've had the bamboo for about 4 months, use it every day. I would def. recommend buying extra tips. Mine wore out pretty quick.
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    Thanks. Does apple retail store sell the stylus pens?
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    What is the lifetime of your stylus pen's tip?
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    About the Apple store -- I'd just browse over there and have a look.
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    Hey J, my tip lasted about 3 months. Gf bought a cheaper one and hers lasted about the same. A little tip I read somewhere(and it worked) roll up a piece of tissue and put in the inside of the tip it made the second tip last a month and a half longer.
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    Could someone explain what is so special about Bamboo's stylus please? I have been using the first of five stylus pens that I bought from Amazon 2months ago for £4.50 ie 90p each. It did take 2weeks for them to arrive but then they did come from Hong Kong p and p free.
    Admittedly you can't drag them too hard across the iPad's screen ( I have a screen protector applied) or the tip can fall off but is easily refitted. The pop up add I see with this thread shows Bamboos to be about £29 upwards so I guess there is something more special about them....is there?
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    Most styluses are either fiber-tipped or rubber-tipped, but there is an unusual third type whose name escapes me at the moment.

    Anyway, I find the fiber-tipped ones like those made by iFaraday superior for taking notes because the tip glides with greater ease on the screen than rubber-tipped ones I've tried

    Edit: The Adonit Jot styluses were the ones I couldn't remember before. Other forum members have discussed them in other stylus threads.
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    I got this one. Its been little over a month but so far happy with its performance. My only complaint is, its pretty thin. I would have preferred as thick as BIC pens at least.

    Occasionally, they sell it for free or 99c. Shipping is about $5 for continental US.
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    just curious. what do you people use the stylus for ?
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    Artists use it for drawing. I use one of mine mostly for taking more legible notes. Using a stylus is more comfortable than using literally writing by hand for people like me.
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    I just wanted to ask the same question. :)
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    I use it for taking notes in meetings. It´s quicker than wrinting and eventually you can add sketches. Try it. It is a must have tool on your IPAD. At least for me.
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    My iFaraday stylus is my favorite and I use it to scribble a short note in a meeting when I get tired of typing.
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    I use a stylus to take notes for college courses. I have to actually hand write info to commit it to memory, and with apps I can download my professor's power points and write or sketch right on the slides! Saves me tons of time, paper, and ink to not have to print them out or find what I am looking for when studying. I also love to write instead of type when writing creatively for anything so I find I prefer to use my stylus if I can choose.
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    I use the Cosmonaut stylus. It is a little bigger than most, but that fits my hand better. I like the rubbery feel of it. Mostly what I use it for is to grade papers - I am a teacher who is trying to have a paperless classroom, so when students email me their work, I can annotate it and write their grade on there, just like it was a piece of paper. I also sometimes paint with various apps.

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    Pogo Connect

    Anyone using this? If so, how do you like it for sketching and writing?

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    An update: I'm still using the first of the five I bought approx 5 months ago. I've given three away, lost one and the tip fell off the one I use and I haven't found it yet. I went on to Amazon to reorder from Hong Kong but they appear to have shot up from 90p to £3.99 each! I continued looking and found the same model,well it looks the same, for 60p each p&p free from UK. I've ordered another 5........yes I'm a big spender but what's £3 nowadays ? If they are any good I'll let you know, if they're not you'll still hear from me.
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