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Review: The Slap stylus doubles as a middle-school fashion accessory

And here I thought manufacturers had given up trying to innovate on the stylus.

FiftyThree Pencil review: iPad stylus is nifty, but niche

FiftyThree's Pencil stylus is billed as a hardware companion to the company's Paper app for the iPad; it's a nifty little pen, but implementation bugs and odd mapping make it fall short of true greatness.

Jot Script review: Adonit's first pen-nib stylus is an impressive entry

Adonit's new stylus not only defies form-factor expectations, but it also provides one of the best note-taking experiences on the iPad.

Hands-on with Paper 1.2.1: Colors and pressure support give drawings new life

Associate editor Serenity Caldwell takes drawing app Paper's newest update, with its color-mixer add-on and support for Ten One's Pogo Connect pressure-sensitive stylus, for a spin.

Review: Kowala iPad easel and lapboard

With all this talk lately of smaller and lighter iPads, you have to stop and wonder why someone would create a shell that makes the current iPad not only bigger, but heavier. Yet that's exactly what Documont has done with the Kowala, an iPad lapboard for artists and workers alike -- and it's surprisingly good, too.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Review: The Pen Sets This Android Tablet Apart

With pen input and a highly customized version of Android 4.0, the Note 10.1 distinguishes itself in a crowded market.

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The Hand Glider is a perfect no-frills solution for palm rejection on the iPad

Perhaps no tool will make artists feel more at home on the iPad than the Hand Glider, a lightweight sleeve for your wrist and pinky that prevents your skin from triggering multitouch gestures or wayward marks while using a stylus. By outward appearance alone, the glove looks a little silly, but its function far outweighs its design quirks.

The Jot Flip stylus/pen combo gets the pen right

The latest addition to Adonit's family of disc styluses for iOS devices, the Jot Flip seeks to fill the stylus/pen niche treasured by those still chained to paper and pen. And while it shares a few stylus flaws with its Adonit siblings, it gets the pen right.

The Hand Stylus is innovative, but not quite worthy of a high-five

The $30 Hand Stylus, which started out life as a Kickstarter project, gets points for innovation with its retractable 4mm nib, but it may displease those who like writing softly on their device.

Adonit's Jot Touch pressure-sensitive iPad stylus shows incredible promise

Adonit's Jot Touch may be the best iPad stylus yet, although the way the apps handle its pressure-sensitivity data could use some work.

LG Optimus Vu Review: An Impressive Phone Held Back by Clumsy Design

The LG Optimus Vu has the makings of an excellent Android phone, but its dreadful design will leave your hand aching.

Joy Factory styluses are solid, but not exceptional

The Joy Factory's two styluses, the Monet and the DaVinci, offer a taste of the range of nib styluses currently on the market. The Monet is an elongated model that excels for painting, but not much else; the DaVinci is a solid, all-purpose tool, but not the best available.

Buying Guide: Top iPad and iPhone styluses

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Looking for a stylus to go with your new iPad? Macworld staff editor Serenity Caldwell selects her favorite ones for writing, sketching, painting, and hybrid use.

iFaraday fabric styluses for iOS devices are simple but sturdy

iFaraday's inexpensive line of styluses may not be the flashiest or best touchscreen pens on the market, but they get the job done. Staff editor Serenity Caldwell takes a look at the iFaraday Stylus, Artist Stylus, and RXII.

Jot Mini stylus looks good, but fails to impress

Adonit has taken a shrink ray and a steel cutter to its popular Jot stylus to produce the more diminutive Jot Mini, the company's newest offering. But though the Jot Mini is a beautifully constructed offering from Adonit, it left me wanting more in the useability department.