There are lots of styli (or styluses) in the market for your tablet. Some come in cheap or expensive variants. Of course, I am not referring to the styli tips made of plastic (also known as resistive stylus), which your fathers may have probably used on their palm pilots. Since most devices today use capacitive touchscreens, styli tips are now made of rubber, which tricks the screen into thinking the stylus is your finger.

Today, I’m going to give you a review of the 3 capacitive styli I’ve tested. The styli I review are the following: iBattz Mojo 2-in-1 Stylus (left), Targus Stylus for iPad (center) and Euroo Capacitive Stylus (right). In the purpose of this review, I’ll be using the New iPad and a famous iOS application, Paper.

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1. iBattz Mojo 2-in-1 Stylus Pen

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The iBattz Mojo 2-in-1 Stylus Pen looks very professional and doubles as a pen, thereby making this pen truly “mightier than the sword”.

This, by far, is the most useful stylus I’ve used. For us Filipinos, this one is really ‘sulit’. The rubber tip of this stylus is smooth, thereby making it very accurate to use. The ballpoint pen comes in very handy as well.

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The stylus has a long shaft, which makes it comfortable to use as a stylus and as a pen. I find this stylus quite heavy, which is basically a two-edged sword: the weight can be a great help on accuracy but adds a bit of stress.

Here comes the deal-breaker part: although the rubber tip is smooth, it is not unfortunately durable. I’ve already seen some cracks on the tip after using it for 2 weeks.

The iBattz Mojo 2-in-1 Stylus Pen is available at Power Mac Store for PhP480.00. The pen can be replaced with Parker ballpoint refills.

Verdict: Buy it but if you’re a heavy user, then you better consider the next stylus on my list. If you’re after something cheaper and functions as a pen as well, then buy this.

2. Targus Stylus for iPad

This stylus features a durable rubber tip that won’t scratch the tablet’s surface. In my opinion, this stylus feels smoother to use. If you are using SlideIT or Swype on your Android Tablet, the Targus Stylus is must-but accessory. This pen does not disappoint in the accuracy department.

Draw Something fans, rejoice; for this is the best stylus I’ve used to draw…errmm…something. The shaft is thin enough for me to see what I am drawing. It does not have long shaft but proves to be very comfortable to use.

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IMG_0879The price may a bit too off for some as this costs PhP849. But, cost is sometimes a gauge for quality. With this stylus, you won’t go wrong; price should not be an issue.

Verdict: Buy it!

3. Euroo 2-in-1 Capacitive Stylus

This capactive stylus by Euroo is one of the most affordable among the three styli I’ve reviewed. It may be the cheapest but I find its design very elegant and sexy. Thanks to its graphite-colored shaft and round-rubber cushion tip. Slightly thicker than the Targus stylus, the Euroo stylus excels more on grip. Like the iBattz 2-in-1 Stylus, this also functions as a pen thus adding more value to your money.

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The only slight drawback of this pen is that it can leave a black rubber mark on the screen when the rubber tip is pushed too hard.

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This stylus is available on selected outlets of iSwitch, Power Mac Store and Digital Walker for only PhP445.00

Verdict: Buy it!

 

 

 

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Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of GadgetPilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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Tokyo Game Show Special Coverage

Tokyo Game Show 2018

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Witness this year’s biggest gaming convention in Asia, the Tokyo Game Show 2018. This September 19, our team will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to be part to TGS 2018. Special thanks to our brand partners Huawei Mobile, PLDT Home, Smart Communications and Cherry Mobile for making this coverage possible.

Without questions, Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus is the best camera smartphone the Cherry Mobile has to date. We haven’t seen other Cherry Mobile phones that are capable of taking photos with impressive quality than the one we brought to Japan to cover Tokyo Game Show 2018.

If you have been following our Instagram posts (@gadgetpilipinas) during our coverage of the TGS 2018, our daily driver was the Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus.  So, feast your eyes and take a look at some of our photos:

For high-resolution photos, go  to this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HwHBWNh2WYceTywxiNBhxNKbZuGyz988?usp=sharing

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This selfie was taken the night before we left for Tokyo.
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Jam can smile while sleeping. I took this photo inside Skyliner going to Nippori Station from Narita Airport.
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Our Tokyo trip isn’t always complete without grabbing a lunch at Matsuya.
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Night time is coming, and bedtime is near; oh, where is our AirBnB, I thought it is just right here!
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After looking for a 100-Yen store to buy Allan’s towel (since our AirBnB didn’t have any towels available), we took a break at this vending machine to reward ourselves a cold drink.
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Taken near Bic Camera at Akihabara using Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus.
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We gotta have this here in the Philippines! Oh, I noticed that Flare S7 Plus fails to put a watermark when using Bokeh effect.
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A food shot with our Cherry Roam.

We’ve got to hold our horses so we don’t spoil too much of our TGS experience with photos. Watch out for our first impressions and review of Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus!

Oh, and while you’re at it – be sure to check out our full coverage of Tokyo Game Show 2018 on this link.

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If the line on the demo is any indication, Biohazard RE: 2 is one of the most popular games in TGS 2018. It’s one of those games that, regardless of the time of day, the queue to the booth just won’t go shorter than 60 minutes. We decided to hold off trying our luck on the demo, maybe tomorrow’s line would be shorter.

Demo or no demo, it’s still worth mentioning that the game, even in pictures is just a sight to behold. CAPCOM gave us access to screenshots of the game, and my goodness, what a fresh  coat of paint the game has over the 1998 Playstation and Nintendo 64 classic.

Check them out and drool.
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Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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