Who needs a stylus?

This is only a rant. I repeat, this is only a rant. The opinions of this particular blog do not necessarily reflect the opinions of iResQ. Just Keith. 

I keep on seeing ads for phones that come with a stylus.  The question I ask is, what for?  Who wants to have a phone with a stylus nowadays?  iPhones, iPod Touchs, and iPads have pretty much proven that touch based gestures are the new norm.  The only real benefit that I  can derive from having a stylus for my iPhone would be to use it with the awesome app, Draw Something.  Other than Draw Something, there is simply no need for a stylus.  Even at that, Draw Something is easy enough to use with just your finger.  The Samsung Galaxy Note? C’mon man! I bet most people who own that phone are going to lose their stylus within a month or two.

I’ll admit, before I owned an iPhone, I had an LG VU.   This touch based phone had one major perk, TV anywhere.  Other than that, the touch screen was pretty much crap. Typing a text message was cumbersome, clunky, and downright annoying. Using a stylus with it would have been beneficial. It’s understandable if touch screen devices want to mask their flaws by asking their users to use a stylus, but that is just what it sounds like; an excuse.  Make a better touch screen!

Here are my two cents, if your going to use a stylus with a mobile device of any kind, it better be with a Nintendo 3DS.  Anything other than that is downright silly.

I’m done with my rant. Carry on.

Written by Keith


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

This entry was posted on Friday, March 16th, 2012 at 1:39 pm and is filed under Author Posts. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.



See iResQ Reviews at Bizrate.com
15346 S. Keeler St.
Olathe, Kansas 66062 USA


© 1994-2013 ResQ Systems, LLC. All rights reserved.
Please read our Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy before making your purchase.

Formerly known as ipodresq, macresq, powerbookresq. iResQ is pronounced "irescue" or "i rescue"

*Information on our 24-hour policy is located in our FAQ section.

iResQ is not affiliated with Apple Inc., and is an independent service and repair entity. All Apple logos used on this site are a trademark of Apple Inc..

Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, iPhone, iBook, PowerBook, MacBook, iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc.,
registered in the U.S. and other countries. ResQ Systems, LLC, D.B.A.

Android is a trademark of Google Inc.. The Android robot is reproduced or modified from work created and shared by Google and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License.