Samsung Offers Sweet Galaxy Tab Stylus For $19.99

When I totally panned the HTC Flyer for running Android 2.3 upon announcement, I was met with a boat load of criticism that the main attraction for the tablet was its use of the stylus complete with custom software. I stand firm on the complete initial disappointment of Android 2.3 but the comments regarding the stylus made a lot of sense. For students and other professionals who need a note taking replacement utility for their tablet… stylus integration is an essential feature.

If you’re the owner of a Samsung Galaxy Tab of any kind you might want to take a look at this Conductive Stylus they’ve put up for grabs at $19.99. In fact, the first and only reviewer indicates it also works on his Captivate (and other devices), although personally, it would seem silly to use on such a small screen. I’m not a big stylus user myself but for some reason there is something I really like about this Samsung stylus.

Are you a stylus user, and if so, what’s your weapon of choice?

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  • gad

    would this be used on the Tab 10.1

    • robjackson81

      If it works fine on the Captivate, I don’t see why you couldn’t use it on the Tab 10.1. Probably works on basically any capacitive screen but they’re just pushing it as a Tab accessory.

  • Len

    Oh man, now the Flyer really does have nothing going for it. Old software, single core, small screen.. and now the tab is half the price with the stylus.

    Very cool though, I am wondering if this will work on my Xoom.

    • muwahhid

      Update to 3.1 just after release, smoother better software, thinner and lighter and better looking , with sense and fully integrated software for the stylus not just on its own. You fail.sir

      • ThievingSix

        you mean 3.0.1

      • Len

        With sense? Thats a good thing? Ha! That sense means that that wait for 3.0.1 is going to be quite a wait. By then I’m quite certain the tab will have 3.0.1, if not official then at least on XDA.

        Fully integrated software for the stylus? What that means is it will come with a drawing app that will quickly be ported or at worst cloned to the other devices.

        You seem to have the same problem dev’s have. Trying to use software as an excuse for having bad hardware. I’m sorry sir, but the fail is all yours.

    • Alex Cantstopwontstop Kleven

      I think itll work on your xoom *snicker*

  • EarlyMon

    Back in the day, I had a multi-click pen/pencil/stylus – pretty handy.

    Stylus is a start, but it wins when it has useful software – in my opinion.

  • Adnoxaei

    Yay :-) I’ve been hoping for something nice to make drawing on tablets a better experience.

  • Jens Zalzala

    I’ve tried to use a capacitive stylus, but found the experience to be underwhelming. If you think it’ll be anything like what you saw demo’d for the Flyer, you will be disappointed. Capacitive styluses just show the utter lack of accuracy in capacitive screens, and I found that you had to push them much harder than you’d expect. They can still come in handy, but I wish it was more like using a Wacom, and I’m looking forward to seeing how well the Flyer works.

  • jroc74

    Hmmm. The one thing I really liked about the HTC Tablet is an accessory that can work on other devices…

    I guess one would have to really test out the pen on the HTC Tablet and this to see if that is any better.


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  • ari_free

    this is just another dumb capacitive stylus. Flyer’s stylus is electronic with pressure levels, hover sensing and palm rejection.

    • Meh

      Exactly this. There is a big difference between a capacitive stylus and an active digitizer.

      A capacitive pen will work on any capacitive display, regardless of brand or manufacturer. (FYI they are easy to make from house hold products)

      Ntrig active digitizer on the other hand is more sophisticated. It allows you to naturally rest your hand on the screen as you write or draw (aka palm rejection)… a trick no capacitive pen can yet offer.

      • jroc74

        Thanks for the info too. Yall 2 should be hired by HTC to market the Flyer…lol

    • jroc74

      Thanks for the info. I see I really need to get my hands on the Flyer and play with it.

  • Adnoxaei

    BTW, for those reading the comments: The coupon code GALAXYS brought the price down to $16

  • suleeto

    There have been aftermarket stylus options sfor opacity for over a year now, and I personally verified that they do indeed work on my Galaxy Tab 7″… so they probably will work on any capacative screen device.

    What I don’t like is the bulbous, rubbery end that all these capacative stylii have… I’m used to the more precise hard plastic points on styli for resistive screens.

    • Len

      You bring up a good point, this stylus is only a bit better then a finger. Will be good for some messy writing but not quite enough for drawing.

  • Jeremy

    Would this work with an Evo

  • presto117

    For everyone asking these questions: If your device uses a capacitive display, this will work with it! So, yes, it will work with your phone/tablet.

  • Bonger

    @ Alex Cantstopwontstop Kleven

    Bet you’re an iPad user. I just hacked my G-Tab to run a 3G datastick. Enjoy your walled garden.

  • tmogeek

    The rubber tip models don’t offer much accuracy. HTC offers a odd tipped stylus that offers some finer control. Nothing like the Flyers stylus, but an improvement over the rubber tipped variety.