More iPad Stylus Choices

More iPad stylus choices?? I thought I had done a thorough job of researching styluses – well I guess not! Research on note taking apps featured a video about  the “best iPad stylus ever” and peaked my attention – always in search of the just right solution(s) !

Stylus-R-Us – This company has an extensive list of stylus that differ from most of the stylus previously reviewed. Their most popular stylus is a fine tipped telescoping stylus – the Terminator with different size shafts.

When comparing the previously reviewed stylus it is apparent that the Terminator has a small, more refined tip that could make writing more refined. This stylus looks like what I was searching for in a sylus but with a much higher price tag than the typical brands available. When you read the reviews and watch the videos the price might just be worth it if doing lot of drawing or handwriting on a tablet.Having just come from a conference where I used my iPad to take notes with a stylus I could I love to have had one of their stylus to handwrite. The price however is a bit beyond my budget!

Stylus-R-Us features their telescoping stylus as most popular of their stylus. They also have a listing of over 30 different pen like styluses listed. Their website offers videos of the use of their products. What appears to me to be impressive is the ability to use the stylus like a typical pencil or pen with it slanted rather than holding it straight up and down for good contact to occur.  Check out the video on its use:

Searching their website I was excited to see that they  have a link displaying uses for Physically Handicapped . Stylus-R-Us telescoping stylus extends 17″ and is very light weight is  shown being used by a student with a significant physical handicap. It appears as though due to its lightweight quality it can allow individuals with muscular weakness the ability to access to a capacitative touch screen given supports and positioning. Although they indicate that they do not have a mouthpiece at this time is appears as though that is a work in progress! Here is one of their videos of the application of this stylus:

Visit Stylus-R-Us showroom and you will find a wide variety of pen style styluses. I am not sure this is the average type of stylus you would put in the hands of your preschooler, but for a special or specific access need, accuracy or professional application this appears to me to be another resource to find a specialized stylus and perhaps a company that would help with customization!

More resources available for access for individuals with disabilities. Certainly this is another resource to put in your access tool kit. I would also like to put the Terminator stylus in my own personal tool kit!!!

Carol

About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP

OTR/L with 30 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 15 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary and post secondary students. Experience with adults with disabilities in employment and work transition.
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