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Friday
Nov052010

Hard Candy iPad Stylus and Pen

I've been making youtube videos for some time now - some of my clips get 200,000 views and others get just a few hundred. I appreciate any views because I know that my videos are competing for attention against thousands of clips of people getting hit in the crotch - and that's pretty tough competition.

Therefore I was surprised when someone from Gearzap got in touch after seeing my video review of their iPad Keycase folio case. They asked if I'd like to review a new deluxe iPad stylus pen they'd just got in, I said that I'd love to,  and the next day it turned up in the post.

There are a number of models of iPad Stylus available from Gearzap - but the Hard Candy Stylus and Pen they sent to me is the most luxurious stylus I've seen. It comes in at a premium price of £30, but the build quality, weight and stylish design all exude class. I have tried a mini Pogo Stylus before and really wasn't impressed - it seemed to require a lot of pressure and the rubber tip was rather inaccurate. The Hard Candy stylus feel exactly like it should. 

 

It might help that my iPad has a matt screen protector applied to it - the slightly rough surface of the protector feels more like paper and causes the stylus to drag less than smooth glass would. I suggest everyone gets a matt screen protector whether you are getting a stylus or not. You can see the difference it makes in reducing glare compared to my bare iPhone screen in the picture below.

-  and of course I should mention that Gearzap also sell anti glare screen protectors in their iPad accessories selection.


The full video review is below,

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Reader Comments (3)

Great review

Would love to send you a couple of our products for you to take a look at

Drop me an email if your interested

regards

Jim

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJim

Hi, I just wanted to inform you that in some people in Poland do enjoy your reviews.

Na zdrowie( that means Cheers)

December 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWinston

Thanks Winston, that really means a lot, your comment is very much appreciated.

December 7, 2010 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

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