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Contributor
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎06-30-2011
My Device: 9700
My Carrier: MTN

Re: Stylus for Playbook?

But do you have to apply pressure? when I tried the Griffin on the iPad, it was so sensitive, no pressure was necessary. That is what I'm looking for on the playbook.
Trusted Contributor
Posts: 126
Registered: ‎04-21-2011
My Device: Torch 9800 & Playbook
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: Stylus for Playbook?

Does the hard candy stylus have a hard tip? All the stylus I have tried have a soft, hollow rubber tip and you have to press down real hard to get them to register on the screen. Not real handy for writing at all..
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Posts: 2,359
Registered: ‎04-19-2011
My Device: Z10 & Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon Wireless

Re: Stylus for Playbook?

no pressure at all
Light taps are only needed.
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Forums Veteran I
Posts: 2,359
Registered: ‎04-19-2011
My Device: Z10 & Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon Wireless

Re: Stylus for Playbook?

soft tip but it feels more like apen in hand and you are using the side of the tip more.
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Contributor
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎06-30-2011
My Device: 9700
My Carrier: MTN

Re: Stylus for Playbook?

Great - I'll check whether I can try one out locally - I'm based in South Africa.
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Posts: 19,020
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Passport, Playbook, 9320BES
My Carrier: Bouygues _ SFR

Re: Stylus for Playbook?

there are two kinds of stylus, each belonging to a type of touchscreen. the first kind is hard, while the second kind is soft (like rubber). The PlayBook can be used with soft stylus.



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Regular Contributor
Posts: 55
Registered: ‎12-02-2011
My Device: Blackberry Playbook model RDJ21WW
My Carrier: Bell/ALiant

Re: Stylus for Playbook?

Indigo carry a stylus in their store. saw a couple of different ones there today.. look like they would work well. soft tio and all. may get one..

 

here is link

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/gifts/Touch-Screen-Stylus/5060043062118-item.html?ikwid=stylus&ikwsec=...

 

 

Trusted Contributor
Posts: 144
Registered: ‎01-01-2011
My Device: Blackberry Z10 White, PlayBook 16g & 64g
My Carrier: ATT

Re: Stylus for Playbook?

Hey Knottyrope, I've looked at that stylus at Crackberry as well but do you have any real use experience with it? Or does anyone else have any real stylus experience with the PB? Please let us know...tnx.

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Posts: 8
Registered: ‎11-24-2011
My Device: Playbook 16 gig
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Stylus for Playbook?

IMO I have found with the rubbery stylus that you sometimes have to charge the tip by doing a light drag across a non active part of the screen which tends to build up a charge. Then you can be very gentle and accurate in selecting a small target. The rubber is conductive and does build up a charge which unlike your fingers which always has one.
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Posts: 1,008
Registered: ‎12-12-2010
My Device: Passport (Red Limited Edition)
My Carrier: Mobile Vikings

Re: Stylus for Playbook?

I use this one:

 

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/aluminum-alloy-touchpad-stylus-pen-for-apple-ipad-ipad-2-black-57797 

 

Cheap and works like you would expect. 

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