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You have a piece of paper. You have a pen or a pencil. You have an idea. So what would naturally come next? You write that thought down. Stilo Pen wants to do just that, with your tablet instead.
I was given an opportunity to review the Stilo Pen via BlogsRelease and wanted to share a few thoughts about it with all of you.
It was easy to start up, no software or apps to download, just unscrew the top, put in the battery (included), screw the top back on, remove the cap, turn it on, and start writing.
Stilo Pen states that it wants to be your fine point active stylus that has no lag, no delay, or no skipping. What are some of the features that it does support?
• Ready to use right out of the box-no apps or Bluetooth required
• Compatible with almost all capacitive touchscreen devices, even those with screen protectors
• Supports 10 hours of continuous use on a single AAA battery
• Super-thin 1.9mm soft plastic fine tip ensures accuracy
• Works with most apps for taking notes, sketching, and drawing
• Improves productivity with more natural device interaction
I tried the Stilo Pen with and without the precision film that was also provided to me for my iPad Air 2 which is what I used to test this on. While I love the thought of what it could do, and maybe with continued use, and adjustments, I might be able to get it to work on a consistent basis. I did experience some lagging, and delay. Not much mind you, but enough to cause me to have to stop and investigate why it was occurring. I tested it with a series of different apps on my iPad Air 2.
- iOS Notes
- Paper 53
- and Paper Desk among others.
Again, I had different experiences with different programs. While for the most part I had success in using the Stilo Pen to accomplish what I wanted to do, I think I experienced times where it would skip, and I would have to go back and re-write what I was attempting, or sketch in what I was trying to draw.
I am going to keep using it, with hopes that with continued use, and practice, that I can have it achieve the expectations I am looking for. I want to be able to be anywhere, and use it to jot down ideas for future blog articles, stories, and ideas for bigger projects.
I am recommending this to people who have tried other styluses and have not found one that they have liked before. This may give you the freedom of writing you have been looking for. This would also make a great gift idea for that one that has everything and who would enjoy something like this. Would make an excellent stocking stuffer. ~Tom