For the most part you probably won’t need to use a stylus with your iPad. However, if you’re sketching, drawing or using a handwriting-recognition app like WritePad, you’ll need one.
Just Mobile offers the US$39.95 sculpted-from-aluminum AluPen Pro for just that purpose.
It’s described as a chunky pencil-shaped stylus designed to offer precise control over your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. That’s an apt description, but I find the AluPen Pro a bit too chunky. The nub of it — made of soft rubber — is just a bit too big for my tastes. I prefer a leaner, more svelte stylus, such as the $14.95 Pogo Stylus (http://tenonedesign.com/stylus.php).
However, the Just Mobile stylus also doubles as a regular ball point pen. It has a retractable ballpoint ink pen, which adds to its versatility. Plus, it comes with an extra nib and a carrying case.
If, however, you have big fingers and just want a stylus to help you use the on-screen keyboard, surf the web, respond to email, etc., the AluPen Pro may serve you well. Also, according to the folks at Just Mobile it works with all iPad and iPhone apps.
For more info go to http://www.just-mobile.com .
ADR rating: 7 out of 10