Xstylus Review

Like sketching on your Tablet and want a nice Stylus? Check out our review after the break.

Edit:Well, Elton made his goal and wanted to thank all those who contributed.

 

Last week we received a new stylus from a Elton @ GreenBulb. He is an independent designer who asked us to do a review and get the word out about his new stylus. Obviously we gladly accepted.

 

I have spent some time with the Xstylus and I have to say it’s very well made. I’ve always struggled with all the cheap stylus’ out there and this is definitely not one of them. The pen is made using the standard stylus tip (the squishy rubber ball…eh.) and a combo plastic/metal body (yea!). The body of the stylus has a very solid weight and feel, and when you combine the weight with the expandability of the stylus you get a very comfortable experience. It feels like you’re holding a normal pen and the flexing plastic provides a nice finger rest. This really helps out when you’re using it for long periods of time. The Xstylus also comes with a magnetic Ipad dock that is suprisingly secure and useful.

 

My only complaint is the squishy tip; it doesn’t provide an accurate sketching experience. I mentioned this to Elton and he did mention he already made the change to a firmer tip. Overall, it’s enjoyable to use and if you like sketching on your tablet then I would highly recommend looking into the XStylus.

Being on your own and getting one of your ideas into production is very tough.  If you are interested in the Xstylus and want one, or just want to help out an independent designer, go and check out his IndieGogo page and contribute. http://www.indiegogo.com/XStylus-Touch

 

 

 

 

 

  • http://www.freshsketches.com David

    There are a lot of Stylus’ out there but this seems to be a winner, very innovative and well executed, may have to invest.

  • Rsx4now

    I’m sure the stylus is nice and all, however, I’m not for sure why designers would attempt to use the ipad as a sketching tool. There is a far better option with the asus slate Ep121, its wacom penabled, pressure sensitive, has palm rejection, larger screen (12 inch) can actually run productive software like photoshop, illustrator, sketchbook designer, etc. Even with a neat stylus your sketching abilities are quite handicapped with the ipad. 

    • A-khan08

      Because of the price?

  • Rsx4now

    I’m sure the stylus is nice and all, however, I’m not for sure why designers would attempt to use the ipad as a sketching tool. There is a far better option with the asus slate Ep121, its wacom penabled, pressure sensitive, has palm rejection, larger screen (12 inch) can actually run productive software like photoshop, illustrator, sketchbook designer, etc. Even with a neat stylus your sketching abilities are quite handicapped with the ipad. 

  • http://twitter.com/JustDrawwithMe Just Draw with Me

    I wonder how much it costs…

    JustDrawwithMe.com

  • http://teguar.com/industrial-computer/ industrial computer

    What app are you using to write with a stylus?