Since owning my first iPad I have used a wealth of different styluses
to both write, sketch with and navigate throughout iPad applications,
and on seeing the Hand Stylus I immediately thought its smaller 4mm nib
would be perfect for additional accuracy whilst sketching. Without the
need to invest in the more expensive smaller nibbed styluses that
require an adapter to be inserted into the 30 pin port of your iPad to use.
I have the chance to put the Hand Stylus to the test and through its
paces. The professional design of the Hand Stylus is reminiscent of a
technical writing pen and its metal construction and finishes help it
feel robust, yet perfectly weighted for everyday use. Feeling more like a
pen in your hand rather than a thick crayon as many styluses on the
The Hand Stylus comes in a metal presentation and
storage tin and the stylus design makes it comfortable to grip. Towards
the nib of the Hand stylus is a knurling effect on the surface of the
metal, which helps provide extra grip to your fingertips, allowing you
to guide the stylus with confidence and precision. It also includes a
handy pen clip which allows you to attach it to your iPad case or pockets when necessary. The clip is made of steel and will also attach itself to the magnetised area of Apple’s Smart Cover, for handy access and storage.
thing I have noticed when using the Hand Stylus is that it does require
a little more pressure, to use than some other larger tipped styluses,
but as soon as you have adjusted to this the stylus performs well as a
drawing instrument. Its 4mm nib also makes it easier to perform more
detailed drawings and smaller writing when necessary, however does
require a little more pressure than some other styluses I have used.
finish on the Hand Stylus is also very professional, and the choice of
11 anodised aluminium colours available in both matte and gloss
finishes, enables you to match the stylus to your iPad case, your taste,
and other accessories you might own.
As well as its smaller 4mm
tip another innovative feature designed into the Hand Stylus is its auto
rotating retractable tip, which rotates 90 degrees every time you
either press the stylus tip out, just like a pen, or retract it back
into the stylus body. Enabling the tips to be worn down universally all
round rather than just one area.
Once a tip does become worn out,
which I am guessing takes quite some time. As the one I am using is
still in perfect condition, even after extensive use. The tips can be
easily removed and a new tip can be quickly fitted, without the need for
any tools or glue. Six new tips are available to purchase for $9.95
from the creators website.
I have been using the hand stylus for a
number of weeks now, and its proved to be an excellent iPad touchscreen
capacitive stylus and one I will continue to use. The Hand Stylus is
now available to purchase for $29.95 from the Hand Stylus website. For more information watch the video below.