when I opened my e-mail, I received a letter from a company about a new
stylus. In the letter I
was asked to evaluate this new stylus, and encouraged to run it through
several tests. I
responded to the e-mail and told them to go ahead and send me a sample of
this new stylus and I would give them my opinion.
A few days later, my package from TrueTip arrived with 3 very
brightly colored finger styli enclosed.
one-piece stylus slips on your index finger. It consists of a split band,
adjustable to your finger size, and a slender but sturdy strip that curves
from the band to the stylus tip and under your fingertip. The nylon is
smoothly finished so the stylus is comfortable to wear.
The photo on the package shows the stylus being worn with the strip
from the band on top of the finger; however, I have found that the stylus
is more comfortable if worn the opposite way.
In either case, the stylus fits on your finger whichever is more
comfortable for you.
am very hard on my stylus. I
have dropped them, stepped on then, rolled over them with my desk chair,
and even forgotten them in my pocket so they end up going through the
wash. TrueTip claims to
be almost indestructible, and several people have put it to the test.
One associate of mine decided to put the TrueTip through a
“torture” test. She
placed her TrueTip in the middle of the floor and began to jump up and
down on it. She then picked
up the TrueTip and noted that it not only still in one piece, but in its
Another associate recently borrowed one of my TrueTip from me and
went out the driveway and put it under the tire and rolled over it a few
times. Other that a few
scratched from the pavement, the TrueTip was in excellent condition.
I let my TrueTip go through the washer and dryer a few times.
My biggest problem is leaving things in my pocket.
Although my wonderful wife tries to catch most things that are left
in my pockets before they go into the wash, there have been a few to get
by. After several trips
through the washer and dryer, my TrueTip is still in “tip-top”
made out of nylon, the band seems to be able to hold it shape and size.
All you have to do to make the band fit your finger is to squeeze
it to the diameter that you want. It
“remembers” the position and stays there.
am very picky about my stylus. Not
only does it have to “fit” my hand, but I have to be able to write
accurately with it. Writing
with the TrueTip feels like writing with the end of your finger.
The design of the band and strip give the TrueTip the stability to
stay on your finger and make writing comfortable and accurate.
TrueTip is available in black, white, or multicolor and sells for $9.99 at
This is one accessory for your PDA that you cannot do without.