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NEW stylus design. Input needed

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3' started by fmmrz5, Apr 14, 2011.

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    Hey all. Some of you already know that I am have been designing a new stylus for our iPad and other touch screen devices. I have a few prototypes made and am working on more/getting them to a marketable product. I am really hoping to have a solution for everyone and not just have a product that only works for some people

    So I am looking to you all to give me smoke ideas of what you would want to see on stylus, what you want out of a stylus, things like that.

    Things I am already incorporating...
    Telescoping option
    Customization (want a different size? I can make it for you)...possibly color, grip, clip, material options and others too
    Key chain
    Others

    Also whoever helps the most will be getting a prototype of their own. It might just be shipping charge, but it's already getting expensive lol so well see. If you want a prototype shout me a pm and give me a reason why you should be a tester. Please no personal info until I confirm. Moderators, it would be great if you wanted to get in on this as you have the most experience/insight.

    My name is Fred McCue and I am the stylus king pending a better name
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    Telescopping is a must

    Must have a clip to attach to case

    I love having ink pin incorporated so we could sign autographs

    For IPAD 2 you can incorporate magnets to allow connections magneticaly to the IPAD

    Interchangble grip for the Big/Small handed people

    Neckless clip is always nice.

    You could "Joint Venture" with an drawing or note pad app for better sales

    Thin tip is a must maybe adjustable.

    I like the idea of a connect that fits the earphone jack.

    Gotta keep the price under $20 bucks.

    Incorporate a laser pointer on one end for presentations.

    Thats all I could think of good luck.
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    Bump. Need some more ideas. Anyone else?
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    will i get in trouble if i keep bumping this? there are just so many threads every day it goes out of sight very quickly
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    I would love grip, multiple colors, a keychain, a clip would be nice. (Although you would have to chose between a clip or a keychain)
    I like the idea of different tips that come with the pen, like a thicker, thinner, and I even heard of a paintbrush-style stylus. (I'm not sure if it works)

    I'll try and think of more ideas.

    Also, quick question, are you going to make the stylus flat, (like on the POGO) or try to incorporate a tip? (Almost like a pen)
    I know it my be a little hard, as many people have said that if you make an iPad stylus with a pen-like tip it will not work.

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    I have a new tip never seen before. It's def more pen like that any other and feels like your wiring with a pen and it does work, otherwise I wouldnotbe putting in countless hours between my nursing school to make it.

    The interchangeable tip is a berth ferreting idea but I don't think I'll be able to do that for a while, ie it might cost some bucks for engineering that kind of thing. Thanks for the input
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    Personally, I don't need telescoping. Something 4-5 inches long is good enough for me.
    If possible, you may want several lines - a low end model and a high end model.
    I'm strictly no frills. Will need variable colors, clip and a connect for the headphone jack tho.
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    In my experience you must/need the stylus to be able to connect to the case. Either snap- on or a clip large enough to mount on most cases. As I think about it you could easily create a a mounting universal clip which will hole the stylus or even a normal pin.
    Think pocket protector for your tablet.
    The clip could be very small and retractable like what guards carry on their belt. But not that large just enough to allow you to write without the thing getting in the wat.
    Of course we are coming from a iPad, You should look to be universal so conceder the 7 inch tablets

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    Don't forget a variety of grips. I have large hands and my first couple styluses were to small. However my wife loved them!

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    The stylus must have an ink pin included, and please make it a decent pin and not junk.

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    I have been searching for the best stylus! I have tried them all, so far the "hard candy" has been the best. I work in an office where I have to take numerous notes. I use a program called noteshelf which allows me to have multiple notebooks on the go as well as a daytimer. The problem with the hard candy version is the lid does not sit on the other end of the pen, so I tend to lose them. I have never understood why the make stylus's smaller then an actual pen.... If it was the same size as a pen it would make my life easier. So good luck with your work, I look forward to see what you come up with.
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    I Need one with a pencil tip so I can draw all the one I seen and have are sponge fat tips I can draw with. They suck real bad and you have to press so hard ro draw the tip drags and in time you will rip the tip off the pen.... The one are not made to draw with .... Not at all
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    I just thought of a new feature which I think would be a uBig winner for you....


    Smart Pin! Add a magnet which a person could use to turn off/on there screen while in a meeting or in church.

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    The only problem with using it as a way to turn off the screen is that as soon as you remove the stlyus the screen comes back on...
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    I agree with different barrel widths--personally the only pens I use are the PhD style that has a larger, cushioned barrel. I'm really intrigued by your pen-like tip. That would be a real bonus if the stylus was more like writing with a pen. Pen size--not shorter or longer--would be nice. I would use something that will stand up to lots of notetaking and have a fine enough line that my handwriting is recognized by Writepad.
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    The biggest thing for me would be comfort while writing. It needs to have some sort of soft grip,or a molded design to shape to the fingers.

    I like telescoping, and making it different enough from a pen that a person would not accidentally use a real pen on their iPad.
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    Right. The screen would go off when you place the pin on the right side of the glass, keep your notes private and saves battery life. Much quicker than closing the flap

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    You should make a case like the zag mate for the iPad 1 and instal a camera on it so we can use a camera when it is connected to the case
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    How about a stylus that fits on the end of a finger and gives finer control for drawing and or writing? It would have to be very light and comfortable.
    I can imagine having to re-learn how to write a bit, but I think it might be worth it in the end.

    What do you think?
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    silicon or rubber based, with a small tip

    imagine cutting a finger off a glove, and then attaching a nib to the end of it

    something like what you are thinking will be a hit for asian countries, so i would patent it if i were you!
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