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    Cheap stylus

    Was shopping at Dollar Tree yesterday and picked up a stylus for a buck. It is very light and feels hollow but works well. Glad I picked it up.
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    Is it the kind with a ballpoint pen? They're not bad at all, and I like the longer length. (Before Dan or EFIN chime in, yeah, that sounded wrong. )
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    The problems that I have with most stylii are:

    1. Length
    2. Weight
    3. Feel on screen.

    Those $ Store ones are good on 1 and 3, and, for $1, not bad.

    (no comment, Panda)

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    It is 4 1/2". The tip is rounded and indents easily. This is the first stylus I have used so I don't really have much to compare it to. I can already tell I'm faster on SwiftKey with it.
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    I got mine from ebay. 10 for $2.44 with shipping included. 5 different colors and they work great. Shipping takes about 3-4 weeks because they come from Hong Kong. I saw a similar looking stylus at Best Buy for $18 each.

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    I feel styluses are pointless unless you're drawing
    Why do you guys uses styluses?
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    Accuracy and comfort. I have pretty big hands, and I find it more comfortable anyway to hold a stylus than extend a finger.
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    + less greasy smears on the screen... :thumbup:
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    I bought a pack of 10 for $10 at amazon. They didn't work too well on my old tablet, but work good on my N7. I'm definitely more accurate with one, especially when surfing and trying to pinpoint tiny things.

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