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Stylus for my iPod touch -- who would have thunk!

In our Windows Mobile publication, I wrote an article about 5 things Microsoft could learn from the iPhone. One thing was that a "touch screen is for touching". After years of fumbling with a stylus for the Pocket PC, I found the natural touch-based iPod touch user interface a relief.

Given that context I laughed when the Pogo Stylus people contacted me and wanted to know if I wanted to review their stylus for the iPhone/iPod touch.  

However, never being one to refuse a sample, I said, sure, send it! Well it turns out I like it! The tip that replaces the finger has a nice feel to it when interacting on the screen.

The big reason I like it, is that my hand was starting to cramp some when playing a solitare game. The game plays better when using the stylus. Also, I tried doing an E-mail with the stylus. I missed some letters the first time, but overall, I think I will prefer using the stylus to my over-sized fingers. The iPhone keyboard is my least favorite thing about the iPhone / iPod touch, and the stylus seems an improvement.

I still think Apple got it right having touch as the main interface. However, I can see that my Pogo Stylus will get its share of use.

 

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Hal Goldstein (hal @ iphonelife.com) is the founder, partner, and Senior Editor of  iPhone Life. Hal founded Thaddeus Computing in May 1985, and remains CEO (www.thaddeus.com). Since its inception, Thaddeus Computing has written about, bought, and sold pre-owned mobile computers. Hal lives in Fairfield, Iowa, with his wife and co-founder, Rita.