If you hate leaving fingerprints on your touch screen devices, then accessory maker mobo, provides the perfect answer. mobo | stylus has excellent build quality, the great thing about this stylus is that it is both a stylus and a normal ballpoint pen, it allows users to avoid getting any fingerprints on the screen, due to smooth touch tip of the stylus. Another benefit is that you can relieve finger pressure while reading or writing and navigate your touch screen with greater accuracy.The Design mobo | stylus for the iPad and iPhone and other touch screen devices, is perfect in size, measuring 14.4 cm and weighing a mere 12g. This makes the pen, which also doubles as a stylus to offer a non-slip, comfortable grip. Also the added bonus of the pen is that the cartridges can be replaced once you have used up all the ink.
In Use The iPad and other touch-screen devices do not offer the precision that you get from something like a Tablet PC with an active digitizer. It is impossible to find something that matches that experience. mobo | stylus is as good as you will get. It has a rubber rounded nub on one end that flows over the surface of the iPhone / iPad and other touch-screen devices.
Since the introduction of the iPhone and iPad, people are gotten out of the habit of carrying pens. However, there are those few occasions when you need one to deal with users stuck in the pre-tablet era. Until the rest of the known world catches up with digital lifestyle, we still need a pen with real ink from time to time. It is nice to have both in one tool. The pen portion of mobo | stylus writes smoothly and uses refills for a standard ballpoint, which are standard enough to find at a local office supply store.
Just as I expected, mobo | stylus writes very well. The size and weight of the pen makes it comfortable to hold. The ink flows very smoothly, with no skips, blobs, or leaks so far. The stylus is a rounded rubber tip, it’s very smooth and solid, unlike some styluses that seem to be made of a piece of sponge. It is soft and can be compressed very easily. I first tried mobo | stylus with my iPhone, thinking that the broader point would be better suited to the smaller screen. I started out holding it like a pen and putting the stylus to the screen at an angle, just as if I were writing on a piece of paper. I quickly found that I got much better results when I held the stylus more perpendicular to the screen. When I use my finger, I use a very light touch – sometimes I wonder if I actually made contact with the screen. With mobo | stylus, I found that I needed to press firmly enough to slightly deform the soft stylus. After a short learning curve, I found that I could very easily type on the on-screen keyboard with the stylus. It was slightly slower than normal, because I was using only one “finger” as it were, instead of using two fingers or my thumbs to type.
Typing is one thing, but what about swiping and sliding? After all, if you can’t slide, you can’t get out of the lock screen for iPad 2 or the iPhone. I found that I could easily move the slider on the lock screen with the stylus, and I could easily slide it up and down the screen to navigate around screens. I was able to click on links and buttons very accurately.
Overall the mobo | stylus is a great stylus and definitely up there with some of the best stylus out there. The added bonus of a pen makes the mobo | stylus an everyday user for everyone. It works on all capacitive touch screens and brings the creativity and accuracy of freehand to your iPhone, iPad and other touch screen devices. If you need a stylus, you can’t go wrong with mobo | stylus – why not get a pen and a stylus for less than the cost of some capacitive stylus alone?
It’s available at http://www.fancygearbox.com for a special sale price (worldwide shipping included) and comes in two colors: black and white.