Why would you want a stylus?
A stylus makes it easier to use your iPad, iPod or iPhone. It's more precise than your finger and doesn't create smudges.
There are many styles:
The tips can be conductive rubber, mesh or even brush fibers. Some have pens on the opposite end. Some are long like pens, while others are tiny buttons that attach to the microphone jack.
Here are several several styluses that have been tested and are recommended.
- The Box Wave Ever Catch Capacitative Stylus with Ultra Durable FiberMesh Fabric Tip: this is a medium weight stylus with a good links so that you can hold it as you would a pen. The mesh tip slides easily over the screen.
- Adonit Jot Classic: this is an extremely precise stylus because it has a very small metal tip. Although it has an attached plastic disk to protect your screen, it's still disconcerting to tap your screen with a metal point. This stylus is good for drawing but not good for tapping.
- AYL Newest Generation Slim Capacitative iPad Stylus: this is a nice, long stylus with a small, precise tip. It slides easily across a bare iPad or iPhone screen. If you have a protective cover, it might or might not drag depending on your particular cover.
- Pack of Nine Colorful Stylus Universal Touchscreen Pen: if you tend to lose your stylus, or if you want to have many so that one is always handy, this might be for you. These styli work well and the rubber tips glide easily across a bare iPad or iPhone screen. They are slippery to hold, but this is easily remedied by a very light brushing with nail polish.
Full disclosure: I purchased all these styluses with my own money. I have no connection to any of these stylus makers. I have purchased several other styluses, but I do not review them here because I do not recommend them. If you would like to see a collection of styluses available for purchase, please click here. This is an Amazon store and I will get a small commission if you buy through this link.