Stylus pens

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  1. AledJ

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    I have been told by a friend that cheap stylus pens can scratch the screen, but I have never heard of this. Is there any truth to it?
     
  2. skimonkey

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    I'm sure anything is possible if the rubber tip doesn't fit properly and the metal hits the screen wrong.
     
  3. HappyPelican

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    Im quite fond of using a stylus and have been using one for the past year and a half with no issues. Personally, I'm partial to Targus and I would never recommend buying the super cheapies because I'm a firm believer in you get what you pay for.
     
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    I posed this question to the customer service guy of Adonit Jot Pro that what is the gurantee that since you dont have a rubber tip your stylys pen will not scratch the iPad screen. And he said well, if you think the one with the rubber tip does not scratch the iPad screen !! You are livinng with a delusion !! He went on to say did u confirm this by examining your iPad screen under a microscope. He said potentially any stylus pen is likely to scratch your screen if u dont have a screen guard. He said you should first examine your screen under a microscopic lens and then be confident about other stylus pens.
     
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    That's nonsense what the guy told you, my friend. Now, lets say that you got some sand on your screen and started moving a rubber tipped stylus over your screen while the sand is there. The grains of sand being harder than your screen could result in scratches. I stay away from beaches and I keep dirt off my screens. None of them have every been scratched, and I have a lot of screens!
     
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    I will be getting a screen protector just not sure to put it on so air spots arise, and then how do you position it correctly. As for the stylus pen I'll stay away from the cheaply ones.
     
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    I have a Targus and five cheap ones. I have never seen scratches caused by them on my Ipad screen. Perhaps your friend bought the stylus ballpoint pen in one and mistaken the ballpoint pen part as the stylus.
     
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    Oh that could certainly be a possibility using the wrong end by mistake, could totally see that!
     
  9. Bosvaark

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    The life of the iPad is say 2 years before you will want to upgrade and pass on, I did this with original iPad , sold it with no scratches on the screen and I only use a stylus, fingers in my opinion are rougher than a stylus nib, and carry more dirt.
    Oh and I never use screen protectors and I have had touch devices since my palm computing days.
     
  10. augustya

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    Yeah I mean you are considering two possibilities one having a sand on your screen and the other a possibility of writing over that sand particle with the stylus. But here we are talking about just what if the screen is clean and still you are trying to write with a stylus. In the first scenario it will scratch the screen, even I dont have any doubt about that. But here we are talking about a specific scenario of not having anything else on the screen and trying to write with a stylus on the screen and if it will scratch !
     

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