tablets and a stylus?

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  1. steelbender

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    Hey all, My Ematic Eglide 10" XL is arriving soon. Nowhere in the online info does it say if a stylus can be used on the screen (TFT type). Anyone know???
     
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    You will need a capacitive stylus if you have a capacitive screen. It is kind of a mixed blessing, they work but are not very precise.

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    The one made for iPhone and iPod (the one with a soft rubberlike tip) works on both Resistive and Capacitive screens.
     
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    great, thanks
     
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    Actually anything you can apply pressure with will work on resistive screen.

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    I take it they are resistant to scratching? Hate to damage it....
     
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    I recommended the iPod one because it has a soft non scratch tip. If you have a resistive screen almost any (plastic) stylus, as TomT says will work.
     
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    that's fantastic...thanks for the input...
     
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    Yeah, the soft tip is fairly safe, the main fear I have is if there is dirt or something on the screen there is the possibility of putting pressure on it with the stylus and scrtching the screen that way. I usually just try to clean my screen well before using the stylus to minimize the risk. I think if I were going to use a stylus as my primary input method I would apply a screen protector.

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    I doubt that a stylus will be the main input method, but probably quite a bit. A screen protector sounds like a good idea regardless.
     

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