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Old 11-25-2012, 10:01 AM
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Hope this is the appropriate forum section to ask.. I'm looking to get a stylus for certain games. For those that use them, are there any that you can recommend that won't scratch the screen protector and is as responsive as my finger? I have the Otterbox Defender on my iPad but I'm hoping that the iPad can still "feel" the stylus through the screen protector. Thanks for any help.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:39 AM
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Hope this is the appropriate forum section to ask.. I'm looking to get a stylus for certain games. For those that use them, are there any that you can recommend that won't scratch the screen protector and is as responsive as my finger? I have the Otterbox Defender on my iPad but I'm hoping that the iPad can still "feel" the stylus through the screen protector. Thanks for any help.
What kind of games are you aiming for? Drawing games? Coz for drawing games or apps, you can't beat the Adonit Jot. That's a fine tipped stylus for precision drawings. Finer than using your finger tip. I initially went for the Jot mini but the design isn't that great and the disc kept crapping out so I upgraded to a larger stylus. These can get pretty pricey.

If you need a stylus but don't need something too precise you can go for a standard rubber tip stylus. I used to own a Targus rubber tip stylus.

Be careful when buying those, and don't go for the cheap ones. Problem with the cheap ones is that they lose whatever coating they have on the tip to glide better. So you end up with literally a plain rubber tip. It gets stuck on the screen like a pencil eraser. And when you lose the coating, the screen starts getting black from the friction of the rubber tip.

My workaround for that was taping small strips of an aluminum potato chip bag on the tip. Unorthodox yes, but man did it work beautifully.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:48 AM
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Repost from one of my earlier posts. Will post a little more later when I got time.

I have 8 styluses, but for gaming, this one is best. It uses a hybrid material, not rubber, so there is no drag, super smooth. Especially for this game where the stylus drags along the glass so much, the hybrid is by far the best. Works great on web pages too since you swipe up and down a lot. For this game though, I think it is essential. It is called an Ampen hybrid stylus, and you can get it on amazon at the following link for $9. A gaming must have... Hybrid tip is the best, trust me. Rubber drags alot.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008MO...sr=8-1&pi=SL75

I collect styluses, so I have tried over 30 styluses for my new ipad, this one hands down is the best. All future styluses will start becoming hybrid cause once you use one, you won't want to use a rubber tipped one again.

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Old 11-25-2012, 11:53 AM
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What kind of games are you aiming for? Drawing games? Coz for drawing games or apps, you can't beat the Adonit Jot. That's a fine tipped stylus for precision drawings. Finer than using your finger tip. I initially went for the Jot mini but the design isn't that great and the disc kept crapping out so I upgraded to a larger stylus. These can get pretty pricey.

If you need a stylus but don't need something too precise you can go for a standard rubber tip stylus. I used to own a Targus rubber tip stylus.

Be careful when buying those, and don't go for the cheap ones. Problem with the cheap ones is that they lose whatever coating they have on the tip to glide better. So you end up with literally a plain rubber tip. It gets stuck on the screen like a pencil eraser. And when you lose the coating, the screen starts getting black from the friction of the rubber tip.

My workaround for that was taping small strips of an aluminum potato chip bag on the tip. Unorthodox yes, but man did it work beautifully.
Hehe, taped on potato chip bags? Try the ampen hybrid stylus that is basically what is done!

Your other comments are correct, jot is good for handwriting but not for games. Cheap styluses somtimes the coating does come off or tips break making them unuseable.

Hybrid is the only way to go right now, or glueing on potato chip covers! Haha
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:04 PM
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Hehe, taped on potato chip bags? Try the ampen hybrid stylus that is basically what is done!

Your other comments are correct, jot is good for handwriting but not for games. Cheap styluses somtimes the coating does come off or tips break making them unuseable.

Hybrid is the only way to go right now, or glueing on potato chip covers! Haha
Haha, don't mock my potato chip bag stylus. I MacGyvered that sucker but damn it sure worked amazing! Shame I lost it. xD

I'm interested in that hybrid now. Will read up on it. Your amazon link isn't working by the way. Gives a 404.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:29 PM
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Haha, don't mock my potato chip bag stylus. I MacGyvered that sucker but damn it sure worked amazing! Shame I lost it. xD

I'm interested in that hybrid now. Will read up on it. Your amazon link isn't working by the way. Gives a 404.
I think you would have made a killing selling them on ebay!

Fixed link thanks, it was from an old post.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008MO...sr=8-1&pi=SL75

It's only $9, and well worth the money. It also can qualify for the super saver free shipping. Read the user reviews in amazon. I own a bamboo, 2 targus, a belkin, and many other styluses. The ampen hybrid is the best stylus hands down for multi purpose use especially for gaming and web browsing. For art and handwriting, the jot and bamboo are pretty good.

And best thing yet, you won't have to buy another potato chip, you can buy a great $1 app on sale!!!

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Old 11-25-2012, 01:11 PM
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Personally I recommend a bamboo stylus, but just now I picked up a bamboo solo stylus and that highly praised hybrid one. I already have extra tips from my old bamboo, so I thought I should get another since my other is now lost.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:16 PM
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Wish they sold one of those conductive fabric based stylus-es(faraday Truglide etc) in Singapore. =/ Tried out one before and it was super smooth..the stylus literally glides across the screen
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:14 PM
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Wish they sold one of those conductive fabric based stylus-es(faraday Truglide etc) in Singapore. =/ Tried out one before and it was super smooth..the stylus literally glides across the screen
Yeah, hybrid styluses are the best, rubber ones will go extinct soon. Wonder how the truglide compares to the ampen? The truglide seems about twice as expensive, doubt if anyone here has tried both, but anyone have any comment?

I'm buying 3 more for my relatives for xmas, they will make great xmas gifts, cause you can't buy the hybrid styluses in stores just yet.

How come you can't buy these styluses through amazon? A lot of the styluses come from china, so it would seem easy for you all to get them in Singapore.

For games like arc squadron or shmups where your constantly have your finger on the screen, a hybrid stylus is a must. The ampen hybrid stylus is one of the BEST investments I have made for my new ipad, along with my ihome tripod and soundfreaq boothtooth wireless speaker. With all this, my new ipad rocks!!!
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:43 PM
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I appreciate all the responses. Looks like the Ampen Hybrid will meet my needs (ARC Squadron was one of the games I had in mind for it ). Thanks again!
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