NEW stylus design. Input needed

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  1. fmmrz5

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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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