This works! Targus Stylus for Apple® iPad™

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    Think I found a stylus that:

    (a) Cheep!
    (b) Does work!

    Targus - Stylus for Apple® iPad™ - AMM01US

    It uses a sold rubber "point" and does not require you to drive it though the screen like others. Also is not like the conductive foam ones. And not that expensive.

    The main item is that it just works!
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    looks like the pogo one that I have , I really want one like this or pogo but longer. They have the right diameter but are still thinking iphone.
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    I agree. But feels ok even though its short. From reviews. Sounds like mfg by a OEM and rebadgede by different companies.

    Hum. Could try to extend the barrel...

    One difference from the pogo. The "Click" end can take a cable tied to maybe a small wipe. May try for a high rez picture of it...

    Beside the iPAd also works ok on the ZunHD. Yes like the audio quality of it.
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    I was wondering what was taking accessory manufacturers so long to come out with these. I had to order a Dagi stylus internationally because the Pogo (IMO) sucks. Does this one (because it is rubber) have any drag on the screen, or is it more or a very hard material? Just wondering how natural feeling it is?
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    Very natural. Feels like part of you... Smooth movement. The tip is semi soft. Not the sponge but like a rubber tube that bends kind of feel. Had enough resistance to push the button.

    If have time may shoot some video.
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    So this looks like the same one...only by Boxwave (?)....not sure who the OEM is. This one appears to come in colors, and is more expensive...
    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/BoxWave-Capacitive-iPad-Stylus-Black/dp/B000BUI76S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1282354451&sr=8-1]Amazon.com: BoxWave Capacitive iPad Stylus (Jet Black):…[/ame]
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    Thats it... From the few review's looks like they are all getting it from some OEM...

    It actual slides easier than your finger on the glass.
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    I'm yet to try any stylus for writing but my friend bought 1 China made. Its still work like finger. In that case if Targus's stylus can make small handwriting just like pen then its great. I've been trying few software to take note in mtg but finger just not work like pen...typing take longer time
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    Does it work smoothly even with a screen protector?
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    I find the Targus better than the Pogo. The foam tip on the Pogo just seems rough to the touch on the Ipad. The Targus has a smooth foam pad that the Ipad responds a lot better to me. I do like the Pogo size and thin compared to Targus tho. Don't get me wrong the Pogo works I just find myself picking up the Targus a lot more often. I am using a screen protector.
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    Sorry. Cant say. I just use the marware case as protection...
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    I picked up the Targus at Best Buy Friday night, and have been using it all weekend.

    I like the feel. It glides across the screen very easy. It is a little onk the small side, so people with large hands will find it uncomfortable. I have tried to draw in a couple of apps I have and I don't like the way it works. I am thinking it is more the app then the stylus.

    Nevertheless it is worth the price if all you do is use it to drag across the screen. Would not use it to take note at school.

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    The only drawing ap I have tried it on is Zen Draw. Works well with that but want a coarse drawing on it also.
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    Yes, it is very smooth...
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    Does your stylus have soft foam or more of the hard rubber feel?
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    The bigger tip seems like it would write like a thick sharpie?
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    The Targus works great with my screen protector. I have a Power Support Crystal film on my iPad.

    I don't know how it would work with a thicker film like the Zagg.
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    Not really, I don't use drawing or note apps yet but from what little I tried it seems fine also any good app will have pen or brush size adjust so you can select very thin or thick lines when you draw.
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    The pogo sketch is definitely not the way to go in my opinion. The tip is very wide and the foam is too soft, to the extent of crumpling each time I use it. While the part that goes in your hand is nice, I can already see having to replace the tip w/i the week......and I've only had it for a week!!!

    There has got to be a pen for the iPad that has a rubber tip which the screen will read but wont crumble like a Toll House. Maybe something like the orginal Palm use to have??
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    There is, and it's already been discussed in the previous page of this thread. I linked to it earlier- the Boxwave stylus (believe same as Targus). Works well for me (as well as you can expect for capacitive touch technology). The best stylus I've used - and I have used Pogo (piece of sh@t), the Dagi (ok, but not great- better than Pogo though), and now this one, which feels good on the screen and tip won't crumble- works well.

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