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5 Best Tablet Styluses In 2019

Tablets are designed to use with touch, essentially just your finger. It’s supposed to feel natural, and navigating with your finger should be smooth and responsive; however, there’s still many out there that don’t like the whole touchscreen thing, instead being more in favor of styluses. Well, luckily, tablets aren’t just responsive to touch, but to styluses designed for tablets as well. What stylus do you get for your tablet, though? Are there quality options available on the market? The answer to both of those questions is a resounding yes! Styluses have evolved just like tablets, getting slimmer and all that more responsive to use. If you follow along below, we’ll show you the top styluses you can get right now. Here are our favorite picks.

Best Tablet Styluses

Mixoo Capacitive Stylus Pen

If you want a high quality stylus pen that has some weight to it, as well as some feedback, then you might want to look at what Mixoo is offering in the Capacitive Stylus Pen. It has an accurate precise point disc feature, which ensures that that you’ll get a smooth and accurate pen-like experience when writing notes in your notes app, or even for just navigating the tablet. It has an excellent design as well as some weight to it so it’s more comfortable to people with carpal tunnel. In this package, you get two stylus pens, giving you more value for money. You won’t ever have to replace these styluses as well, as their tips are completely replaceable.

Buy it now: Amazon

Chaoq Touch Stylus Pen

Don’t want to spend too much money on a stylus pen, but want to get multiple options? Then you might want to consider the Chaoq Touch Stylus Pen. This package comes with six styluses, making it the perfect option for business gifts or another event. On top of that, the stylus pens are accurate and precise, making it almost as if you were using your finger to navigate the tablet. The fiber tip is completely replaceable, so you won’t have to replace the pens themselves when they wear out — with your purchase, you actually get six fiber tip replacements, or one for each pen. They come in six different colors, but don’t have the premium material of the Mixoo.

Buy it now: Amazon

Meko Universal Stylus

Maybe you’d rather have something that reminds you of the traditional Bic ball point pen. In that case, the Meko Universal Stylus will be right up your alley. These are unique pens that have a clear disc at the end of the tip. This gives you a better idea of where you’re trying to touch for the ultimate precision when navigating your tablet. Not only that, but these are great for accurate notes and digital drawing. With your purchase, you get two stylus pens, four replacement disc tips, and two replacement fiber tips. Replacement discs and tips can be bought on Amazon, too.

Buy it now: Amazon

Liberrway Stylus Pen

The Liberrway Stylus Pen is a great universal stylus as well. It’ll work with any tablet, as well as any smartphones, although they are a little large for carrying around just for your smartphone. A package will get you ten styluses, all the same style, but each in a different color. It has a rubberized tip for navigating your tablet or smartphone, and they’re made of aluminum so you have a long-lasting and quality design. They’re fingerprint and scratch resistant as well, so you don’t have to worry about messing up your tablet or phone.

Buy it now: Amazon

Apple Pencil

If you have one of the newer iPad’s, then you definitely don’t want to pick up one of the universal stylus’ that we’ve listed above. You want something that’s made for the iPad. That, dear reader, is the Apple Pencil. The Apple Pencil is a design innovation that works with a separate processor inside the newer iPad’s, which are put there to exclusively communicate with the Apple Pencil. With the Apple Pencil and the iPad Pro, as well as newer generation iPads, you can smoothly navigate through screens, write notes, and even use special functions. It’s a little pricier, and the Apple Pencil itself does have to be charged up every so often, but it’s a beautiful product that you don’t want to pass up on.

Buy it now: Amazon

Verdict

There are tons of styluses on the market for smartphones and tablets alike. What we’ve listed above should meet go over and beyond at meeting your stylus needs, particularly the Apple Pencil if you have a supported iPad. Still, if you’re on Android, the Mixoo Capacative Stylus Pen and Chaoq Touch Stylus Pen are nice designs, too.

Best Tablet Styluses

Toshiba announces Excite Pro, Excite Write, Excite Pure tablets

The Toshiba Excite Pro, Excite Write, and Excite Pure tablets are new offerings from the Japan-based company, which took the opportunity to unveil them at Computex 2013 in Taiwan.

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All three tablets span 10 inches diagonally, and are all based on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. Their similarities, however, end there. These three tablets are aimed at different kinds of consumers: the Excite Pure at budget-conscious buyers who only need modest features; the Excite Pro at those who require premium specifications; and the Excite Write at those who prefer a tablet that can handle note-taking.

The least expensive, therefore, among the tablets is the Excite Pure, which is priced at $299.99. The “Pure” word in its name refers to the basic Android experience that the device offers. In other words, it does not have any Toshiba-branded skin overlaid on the operating system. It runs on an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor under the hood, and packs an IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It furthermore has 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. There is a single camera onboard, a front-facing 1.2 MP shooter. Among its ports are a microSD card slot for memory expansion, microHDMI, and microUSB.

On the opposite end of the spectrum is the high-end Toshiba Excite Pro. This tablet boasts of an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, 32 GB of expandable storage capacity, and 2 GB of RAM. Meanwhile, its screen resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels, protected by Gorilla Glass 2. Harman Kardonstereo speakers promise quality audio. Adding to this list of specifications is an 8 MP rear camera, a1.2 MP front camera, a microSD card slot, microHDMI and microUSB port.

The third tablet is basically the same as the Toshiba Excite Pro, save for the fact that it supports a Wacom digitizer. This feature allows the device to compete against the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. CNet reports that the Wacom digitizer is able to recognize 1,024 degrees of pressure, but unlike the S Pen on the Samsung slate, it does not automatically change the line thickness. To the Wacom digitizer’s credit, however, CNet says that such tool felt more natural to the touch as compared with the light S Pen.

The Toshiba Excite Pure has a price tag of $499.99, while the Excite Pro will sell for $599.99.

The tablets are expected to be available from Toshiba on June 25, and will arrive in other stores come early July.

via cnet, pocketnow

Samsung Galaxy Note II Multi-View Functionality Comes Packed With An Update

A recent official update for Samsung Galaxy Note II dubbed as XXALIJ1 comes with few fixes, a new baseband and Google Chrome update. The most notable functionality that comes packed with this update, however, is the split-screen or multi-view capability that we have previously seen from the Galaxy Tab, only this time it’s better both in performance and aesthetics.

Image: GSM Arena

Samsung Galaxy Note II Multi-View is more than just splitting the screen it allows users to run two compatible apps simultaneously. This same feature can also be found in Galaxy Note 10.1 and either you’re using the smaller or bigger Note II, you’d be getting the same functionality. However, there are only a handful of apps that are compatible with this feature. The Galaxy Note II split-screen function supports all native Samsung apps and Google apps such as Gmail, Chrome, YouTube and Talk.

Galaxy Note II owners, albeit this feature is far more advanced, cannot enjoy it to the fullest as there are no reported compatible apps aside from the ones mentioned above. The good thing is the device is so popular with millions of users around the world, so it is just a matter of time before developers would update their apps to make them compatible.

One developer I was able to talk to regarding this matter said that the update needed to make an app compatible with this feature would include adjusting screen size and arrangement of buttons on top of few line of codes to make things run smoothly.

“Obviously, the update should contain screen size or resolution adjustment… buttons or other components on screen should be rearranged. But that’s the easy part… a few lines of codes are needed to make an app perfectly compatible. Apps designed for Gingerbread OS may need a bit more time. But overall, it is an easy job that could be done in a day or two.”

Some owners who have already updated their devices reported that Google Chrome loads way faster now and while it’s not included in the change log, Gmail app also syncs faster after the update.

Source: GSM Arena

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Casio Forays Into Tablet Market with Paper Writer

If you are one of those consumers who still prefer using a pen and paper to take notes but are curious about tablet PCs, as well, then maybe this new offering by Casio would be appealing.

The Japan-based electronics company, known for making watches, calculators, and digital cameras has added four tablet PCs to its roster of products. Called the Paper Writer tablets, the V-N500-WJ, V-N500-J, V-T500-WJ, and the V-T500-J do not force consumers to make a choice a notepad and a tablet. Rather, it puts these choices together literally side-by-side in a single case. One one side, users can find the tablet PC while on the other, they can place a notepad. But here is where things get interesting: when users close the cover, the tablet’s front camera is able to scan what is written on the notepad with the help of preloaded software. The tablet can also be positioned in such as way so as to allow users to scan every page of a bound publication through a feature called Shot Page Turning. Apart from notes, it can also scan business cards, and automatically feed its contents, like the name, address, and contact details of the person, into the tablet’s address book.

To ensure the notes’ good image quality, Casio equipped the front-facing camera with a 5-megapixel sensor, which is better than the front-facing cameras on many tablets available today. Apart from this feature, the tablets also come with a stylus, allowing users to take notes on the touchscreen itself.

Those, however, who would like to use the front-facing camera for capturing still images or video may choose variants of the Paper Writer whose front cameras are better suited for these purposes. All four variants, however, let users take photos and videos using the rear-facing camera.

As for its hardware, the Paper Writer tablets come with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage capacity, and support for NFC and Bluetooth 4.0.

At the moment, the Paper Writer tablets are available in Japan, and there is no word whether they will be released abroad.

via androidauthority

Is Amazon Getting Into The S-Pen Business?

Amazon’s Kindle Fire was a break away success. During the fourth quarter of 2011 analysts have estimated that Amazon sold between 4 and 6 million Kindle Fire tablets. The Kind Fire, of course, runs on a customized version of Android.

Amazon has filed a new patent that looks like they may be getting into the digital pen market ala the Samsung S-Pen or the HTC Scribe.

The patents, uncovered today by Engadget, are actually rather extensive. The first patent pertains to a stylus or digital pen. It covers the input device and then execute code based on interaction with the content displayed on device. Think signing e-documents or marking up text and identifying by writer.

The other patent is rather broad and involves a method to store and transmit “annotations”

While many thought the stylus was dead, both HTC and Samsung have released devices this year, not with styli but with digital pens that allow apps to interact with the digital pen whereas a stylus, for the most part, is just a pointing device.

There’s no guarantee that Amazon will actually implement this technology, but knowing they’ve patented the technology we can only wonder if we’ll see an Amazon Pen on the next round of Kindle Fires.

source: Phonearena

CES 2012: Check Out Text Rings… Interesting

Here at CES you’ll find things that are just, interesting. Text Rings is one of those. This North Carolina based start up was self funded however they now have some private investors.

Their product is part jewlery, part stylus and it’s called Text Rings. These small rings fit on the users thumbs and provide a capacitive touch stylus on the users thumb tips. The Text Rings allow you to text easier than using your actual finger tips, keeping your touch screen clean.

The founder insists that the text rings improve accuracy however Brent found that this just wasn’t the case. Brent who is a frequent texter, and uses his thumbs for texting, found that the text ring tips weren’t as accurate as he would have expected. In the video you will also notice that the text rings didn’t do much for the speed.

It is an innovative idea though, you don’t have to  pull out stylus to use your touchscreen if it’s already on your thumb tips. Currently the text rings are available here in a set of two and in black. The shocker though is that they are $29.99. While we can see the use for the text rings we don’t think we would rush out to get them.  Perhaps if the set of two was more in the price range of $10. After all you can get styli from the likes of Bracketron and Targus for under $15.00

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Holiday Gift Guide: Targus 3 In 1 Stylus

So far we’ve seen two great stylus’ this year, the Bracketron 2 in 1 stylus and now this one by Targus. The Targus 3 in 1 stylus has one more “in 1” that the stylus by Bracketron. What could it be you ask? How about an old fashioned laser pointer. See with the Styli this year we’re going retro back to the 90’s…

With tablets bubbling with popularity this year and one of the most sought after items for this Holiday Shopping Season there are going to be many styli finding their way into Christmas Stockings. Styli come in handy with capacitive touch screens because they help keep the screen cleaner and allow the user to write more fluidly, especially in handwriting recognition programs.

Targus, a trusted name in top accessories for business professionals has fused the capacitive touch stylus with a ball point pen and a laser pointer.

The 3 in 1 stylus is a steal at just $33 bucks from Amazon and makes a great holiday gift.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Bracketron Style-iT 2-in-1 Stylus

Tablets of the Android variety (and iOS variety) are going to find their way under gazillions of Christmas Trees and Chanukah Bushes worldwide this year.  One thing you may be considering is a stylus.

Styli were very popular during the original PDA boom. Every palm device came with one and  well, they were really easy to lose.  Styli in 2011 are usually the size of a ball point pen thus easier to keep track of.  Capacitive touch styli work in place of your finger tip and allow you to swipe, input text, highlight, copy and paste with more control.

On the other side of the stylus is a ball point pen that makes it a must have for any man or woman wanting a stylus for their tablet.

The Bracketron Style-iT 2-in-1 stylus comes in a variety of colors and retails for just $24.99