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X10 AirPad Android Tablet => AirPad General Discussions => Topic started by: Talon Starblade on February 23, 2012, 12:36:39 AM

Title: Greetings, a thanks, and Stylus'?
Post by: Talon Starblade on February 23, 2012, 12:36:39 AM
Hi everyone. Iíve had my AirpadX since just after Christmas and Iíve loved it.

As a greeting, Iíd like to thank the people for telling us how to hard reboot on lock-up. Now I keep something in my accessories pack just in case.

Anyway, on to my actual question: Has anyone compiled or found a listing of Stylusí that work with the resistive screens of our airpads? I keep trying to find them, but itís annoying because places like Radio Shack, K-Mart and Best Buy donít seem to want to carry anything thatís not iPad compatible, meaning we get the shaft. Iíve done a couple of online searches, but frankly Iím the kind of guy that likes to be able to handle a tool to see how it works, before plunking down the cash on it.

Has anyone used any stylusí they liked?
Title: Re: Greetings, a thanks, and Stylus'?
Post by: gjf on February 23, 2012, 06:34:30 AM
The airpads are capacitive.  I've bought an assortment at Amazon.
The ones you want should have a soft ball on the end.

GJF
Title: Re: Greetings, a thanks, and Stylus'?
Post by: Talon Starblade on February 23, 2012, 07:49:53 AM
wow, I don't know how I got that backwards... I'll have to take this to a few stores and test the Stylus' they have. thanks for info correction.
Title: Re: Greetings, a thanks, and Stylus'?
Post by: deholla on February 23, 2012, 11:36:09 PM
The first stylus I got was for an ipod and was from an apple store... ...works great on the AP.   My favorite is a Kinsington and is a combination stylus and a capped ink pen on the other side.  Also, I bought 3 cheap no-names as a package deal on Amazon and the quality was not too good, as the rubber is too soft and tacky, and does not slide well.... ...and one got retro fitted with a paper-clip inserted within the hollow tube kept with the portable keyboard (seems you might already know why one needs the clip) and that should do until I mod the AP case.  I still miss using the comb pen, pencil, stylus for the resistive touch Palm since it has a much higher resolution.  Yes, I also still have a Palm on my desk and a slide rule I got in 1968. Getting off subject so I'll leave ..., oh, I'm using  one of the original Airpads with a stylus for this response.
Title: Re: Greetings, a thanks, and Stylus'?
Post by: Talon Starblade on February 24, 2012, 03:08:06 AM
LOL...

I think i found a slide rule in my dad's old technical gear years ago. Thanks on the info, I bought a Targus stylus earlier tonight, as well as new case from Targus for my tablet and accessories. It's a really nice bag for tablets and Netbooks.

Here's a link: http://www.targus.com/us/productdetail.aspx?regionId=7&sku=TSM148US&PageName=citygear%20mini%20|%20Targus%20USA&productCategoryId=5&bucketTypeId=0&searchedTerms=citygear%20mini&navlevel1=&cp=&bannertxt=Search%20Results%20citygear%20mini (http://www.targus.com/us/productdetail.aspx?regionId=7&sku=TSM148US&PageName=citygear%20mini%20|%20Targus%20USA&productCategoryId=5&bucketTypeId=0&searchedTerms=citygear%20mini&navlevel1=&cp=&bannertxt=Search%20Results%20citygear%20mini)

My local Staples normally sells it for $30, but it was 30% off. I can't put it into the fitted, padded pocket, but the big chamber fits it well even with the case/stand that I have for it. I've got my headphones, multiple thumb drives, 6' hdmi cable, mini-usb cable, ethernet adapter, and my emergency reset tool (no, it's not a paper clip). And still have room for a portable hard drive and more.