Before my feelings about Kickstarter became so mixed, I backed a few projects. The tangible product of one of these arrived yesterday, and today I spent some quality time with it and my iPad.
Meet the HAND Stylus.
I wanted the HAND Stylus mainly for the retractable tip, because I like being able to toss a stylus in a bag and not worry about it getting ruined. But the shape of it is so much like a proper mechanical pencil and the tip is so small that my handwritten notes in Penultimate were actually legible. I also tested the HAND stylus with some pencil and watercolour doodling in Paper, and it performed excellently. Using the HAND Stylus as a generic pointing device is pleasant, as well, because of its solid yet light construction. So yes, I have been using it to play Tiny Tower. Guilty as charged.
The HAND Stylus and iPad won’t replace my fountain pens and paper just yet, but I sure do love living in the future.
gratitude: the safety and health of my East Coast friends riding out super-storm Sandy · hearing FunkyPlaid’s awed mutterings over Assassin’s Creed III · the timing of my cold, which arrived today instead of any earlier this week