There is a lot of debate about whether or not a stylus has it’s uses on the iPad. Personally I can certainly see it’s uses so wanted to give one a try. For this review we picked up the SGP KUEL H10.
Read on to find out what I thought.
It’s nice to see minimal packaging here, easy to get into and not a lot of wastage. The stylus itself is manufactered from metal and offers a grippy surface to the touch. It has a cover on the tip and a handy attachment that you can put on the tip and plug into the iPad headphone port so you don’t lose it.
I use my iPad in work and have been frustrated that I can’t use it fully when writing quick notes rather than use the on screen keyboard and notes app. I chose to use Penultimate and Paper for testing and started to use it in the way I wanted i.e. replacing my paper notebook.
I found that both apps were great for notes on the whole but for presentation reasons only I found myself leaning towards Paper. It looks gorgeous and is designed in a way that is intuitive.
When using a stylus the first thing to get over is that there is a little delay in what you write/type and what you see on the screen. This takes a little to get used to but once the initial learning curve is over you get on with it.
The H10 is comfortable in the hand and the tip gives enough resistance to feel natural. I tried a couple of cheaper styli a few months back and they were awful, the tips were made of a cheap rubber and gave too much resistance – these ended up in the bin pretty quickly.
I’m not debating whether you should be using a stylus or not with the iPad but if you are in the market check this one out before opting for a cheaper one you can get from various online auction sites. I’ve tried cheap and expensive ones and this sits somewhere in the middle of being affordable but useable. It’s a quality made product and the most important part of the accessory – the tip is one of the best i’ve tried. It doesn’t grip too much and feels natural in use.
For more Stylus options check out out iPad stylus at Mobile Fun.
PROS: Affordable, great in the hand, tip offers a great amount of resistance
CONS: Would be good to have the tip attachment fitted