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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎06-23-2012
My Device: Playbook & Torch 9800
My Carrier: AT&T

Stylus Pens

Do stylus pens work with the Playbook or any of the phones touch screens?  If so - which one works?  I have not been able to find one the will work but sure would like one to.  Does having a sreen protector on them stop the pen from working?

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Posts: 484
Registered: ‎01-10-2011
My Device: Xperia Ray
My Carrier: Dhiraagu Maldives

Re: Stylus Pens

Well, I found below thread via a google search though I never tested on what you asked for.. I thought may be you'd find anything interesting.


Stylus for Playbook?

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Registered: ‎01-13-2013
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Re: Stylus Pens

I have some no name Universal Capacitive Stylus Pens and they work fine, I don't have a screen protector to try for you.

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Posts: 1,625
Registered: ‎02-28-2012
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Re: Stylus Pens

I have a capacitive stylus (basically a hollow hemispherical rubber tip). I don't find it any more accurate than my finger tip after a year's use with a finger.


Why use a screen protector?. They are soft, never quite transparent and not very smooth to the fingers. The Glass screen on playbook is hard, clear and very smooth. I have never scratched either screen in daily use. It's why they use glass. Unless you are a garage mechanic or a builder using one at work I would not bother. 

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Re: Stylus Pens

I have used Tru screen protectors on my touch screens and they dont interfere with a sylus for me on my Torch.


I use it on my Torch as the screen is plastic.


I dont use one on my PlayBook but do have them on my Kids PlayBooks since they do some strange things like drag cars on them or use as a serving tray. keeping kids from doing this can be a challenge at times.


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Registered: ‎01-05-2013
My Device: 9000 bold/Os5 / Playbook OS v
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Re: Stylus Pens

I've had good luck with a stylus/playbook BB tablet