At some point during your iPad or Kindle Fire ownership period, you will feel the sudden urge to purchase a stylus for either writing or drawing. I mention only writing or drawing because there is really no reason to use a stylus to tap or select things on screen (like the old Palm/Pocket PC days). With so many options for stylus, how do you decide on the correct brand?
Many cheap “China” brand stylus have problems with accuracy, or lack of precision due to their poor manufacturing which leads many people to have bad experiences with stylus. This is not the case with the BoxWave. The stylus has a very solid feel, with a durable rubber ‘pointer’, as well as a small lanyard for attaching to the headphone jack when not in use (although we could see this breaking off since it is made of plastic). The way these pens work is that they conduct from the screen of your iPad or Kindle Fire through the pen itself which is metallic, and to your body, basically acting as an extension of your fingers. This means that the pen will not work if your using gloves or do not have the stylus touching your skin.
In our tests the BoxWave stylus performed very well, as shown in the test above using the app PenUltimate. It was very easy to write accurately and even neatly while going quickly. Even though the stylus is ‘blunt’ at the tip, we were able to write in a very small font. In addition, the BoxWave is great for drawings on the iPad as it allows you to be more accurate than using a single finger. The BoxWave stylus is priced at $8.00 on Amazon (versus $15 previously), and makes a great addition to your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, or even Kindle accessories.