We'll, no. Re--re-read the quote 1. Maybe your confusion is that you don't realize that the Jots are not an iFaraday product. It was the Jots that had the registration problems for him at his writing angle. So he went back to iFaraday. 2. Smudges? If you read the response before yours, or earlier in the thread, the smudges were only a temporary accident in the a manufacturing run, and iFaraday has been extremely quick to replace those for the people who got those in error. I have StylusRUs and iFaraday stylii, and like them both. But let's not jump off a cliff about 5-cent pocket clips you can replace at any office supply. They are both pretty darn good products. .