Need a stylus that has some weight and a large shaft for gripping?
The Cosmonaut: Wide-Grip Stylus for Capacitive Touch Screens may be what your looking for. This stylus has a large shaft that is compariable to the size of a fat marker. Although I have not handle it, the description reports it to be heavier than most which is great for many students or clients who may have some sensory processing challenges and benefit tools that provide more feedback. Priced at $25.00, this is more expensive but appears to be the chunkiest stylus I have seen.
Other choices for a chunky stylus are the 2 pcs COSMOS ® Purple (Large,Small) Stylus/styli Touch Screen Cellphone Tablet Pen for iPhone 4 4s 3 3Gs iPod Touch iPad 2 3 SONY PLAYSTATION PSP PS VITA Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy, BlackBerry Playbook AMM0101US + Cosmos Cable Tie . The Cosmos comes in a two pack with one fat and one smaller stylus.
We recently ordered these for school to be used by early childhood and our OT staff due to their chunky, hexagon shaft. We have found them to have a good feel and are nicely weighted, providing the sensory feedback needed for some of our students or perhaps for older clients. The actual size of the stylus is similar to the chunky hexagon colored pencils used for preschoolers but heavier. We have not had them long enough to comment on how their durability. The Cosmos comes in choice of bright, fun colors (blue, pink, green, purple) at a great price of $6.99 for the two pack.
Many choices of styluses are available. If you are looking for really chunky check out the Cosmonaut Stylus otherwise the Cosmos stylus is a great value.
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The Cosmonaut is great!! Does anyone know of a stylus with something like a bulb-shaped handle? I’m looking for one for a younger student who has CP. Thanks!
I have not found a bulb grip stylus after searching. But tomorrow I posted directions for how to make one. I included your name in the post I hope you don’t mind? I you would rather I not, please let me know and I will edit it.
Here is the link to the post, not sure if you can get to it yet – it will post tomorrow am at 7:00 am. If you would like to try one out since you asked, please let me know. It should be cheap to ship.
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