Following the purchase of my tablet PC (Toshiba Thrive – see review), the one tool I went for to make my tablet computer experience more enjoyable (and cleaner) was an omni-directional” capacitive stylus. Not knowing there are literally many different stylus’ available [SEE HERE], by chance I came across a stylus made by Targus. As a matter of fact, not knowing anything about omni-directional capacitive stylus’, the one that I purchased actually was advertised to work for the iPad. I took the chance that it would work with my Toshiba Thrive.
What I soon discovered that this particular stylus works great with my Toshiba Thrive and it is my conclusion it will work just as great with any capacitive type touch screen. The good here with this is this:
The cost for this particular stylus was less than $12 bucks [see here]; however there are many stylus options out there [see here]. There is even a stylus made by Targus that is 3-in-1 (ink pen, laser pointer, and stylus). This is especially useful if you are a business person who makes presentations using your tablet.
If you are concerned about all of the fingerprints (which could be a potential hygiene issue) on your capacitive touchscreen, then the stylus is the way to go. After using the stylus, I found my screen much cleaner after use and I am at a loss now if I don’t use the stylus or can’t find it. That is the one disadvantage, it can be easily misplaced; however, there is a hole in the top of the stylus where you can tether it to the tablet.
The precision of the stylus is right on target; even when scrolling a screen (horizontal or vertical); hunt and peck typing; playing a game, and will even work with any sketching apps you may be using.
- Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 0.8 x 5.9 inches ; 2.2 ounces
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