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    • spaceboy
    • By spaceboy 2nd Jul 18, 9:27 PM
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    can anyone recommend a tablet stylus?
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    • 2nd Jul 18, 9:27 PM
    can anyone recommend a tablet stylus? 2nd Jul 18 at 9:27 PM
    Needs to be a pointy one not one of those silly rounded end ones. Not too expensive either. And do any shops actually sell them?
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    • By that 3rd Jul 18, 5:35 AM
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    • 3rd Jul 18, 5:35 AM
    To my knowledge there is no generic device that works on every screen and some even have a button, so why do you not include the make and model?
    • spaceboy
    • By spaceboy 3rd Jul 18, 7:46 PM
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    • 3rd Jul 18, 7:46 PM
    I don't think that's true. There are only two types of stylus - capacitive and resistive, and most tablets require a capacitive stylus. Resistive are for things like Nintendo DS, Leappads etc.

    It is for a Samsung Tablet and I don't care about a button as I find buttons annoying.
    • spaceboy
    • By spaceboy 5th Jul 18, 7:46 PM
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    • 5th Jul 18, 7:46 PM
    Can anyone explain why it's so hard to find a decent, reasonably priced tablet stylus?
    • john22
    • By john22 5th Jul 18, 9:28 PM
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    • 5th Jul 18, 9:28 PM
    Can anyone explain why it's so hard to find a decent, reasonably priced tablet stylus?
    Originally posted by spaceboy

    Maybe...

    Tablet market not that big and too fragmented for any vendor to spend time and money making and marketing enough of them so itís easy to find the right one.

    I canít help you as I use the Apple Pencil which is no good to you.
    • spaceboy
    • By spaceboy 6th Jul 18, 7:07 AM
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    What makes them so expensive anyway?
    • Chino
    • By Chino 6th Jul 18, 9:05 AM
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    • 6th Jul 18, 9:05 AM
    What makes them so expensive anyway?
    Originally posted by spaceboy
    Is £1 really that expensive?
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-Stylus-Pen-for-iPAD-iPHONE-SAMSUNG-GALAXY-NEXUS-KINDLE-TABLET-Black/253554586692?hash=item3b0907f444:g:R1gAAOSwpNxazc3 0
    • spaceboy
    • By spaceboy 6th Jul 18, 7:07 PM
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    • 6th Jul 18, 7:07 PM

    Ah, you see this highlights the problem! The stylus you have linked only works on a tablet with the rounded end. The pointy end is a resistive stylus and works with Nintendo DS and Satnavs etc. And it really !!!!es me off! I dont want a rounded end stylus there are hundreds of them out there.
    • tonyh66
    • By tonyh66 7th Jul 18, 2:16 PM
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    • 7th Jul 18, 2:16 PM
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    • 7th Jul 18, 2:16 PM
    I got one of these EBAY for my android tablet, it works but its not ideal.
    • spaceboy
    • By spaceboy 7th Jul 18, 4:56 PM
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    I got one of these EBAY for my android tablet, it works but its not ideal.
    Originally posted by tonyh66
    I've seen those but they have a disc at the end.
    • Chino
    • By Chino 7th Jul 18, 6:36 PM
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    I've seen those but they have a disc at the end.
    Originally posted by spaceboy
    I get the impression from this YouTube video that a capacitive touchscreen does not respond if the conducting digit/stylus has less than some minimum area in contact with the screen.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MfN9HN2zMs
    • spaceboy
    • By spaceboy 7th Jul 18, 10:20 PM
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    I get the impression from this YouTube video that a capacitive touchscreen does not respond if the conducting digit/stylus has less than some minimum area in contact with the screen.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MfN9HN2zMs
    Originally posted by Chino
    Then how are there ones with points?

    eg:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Awinner-Samsung-T-Mobile-Warranty-Black-2PC/dp/B06XK7DP4N/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1530998444&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=samsung+stylus&psc=1

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Pen-Tab-S3-9-7-Inch/dp/B06XC64CHY/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1530998465&sr=8-10&keywords=samsung+stylus

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Original-Staedtler-Technology-Universal/dp/B0728HBD7F/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1530998505&sr=8-1&keywords=staedtler+stylus+for+samsung
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