Thursday, October 3, 2013

Is a stylus useless?

The answer is yes if it is this type - with a bold soft tip:

They don't offer much more accuracy than your finger, don't waste your $10 or even $20. If you still want to give them a try, you may find one for $1 in a Dollar Tree near you.

However, the Jot stylus really helps, especially for the Acer W3, because Windows 8 is still not designed for handling traditional applications with a finger. BTW, why would anyone buy a Windows tablet if not to run traditional applications? Only Steve Ballmer would.

I saw them accidentally in a T.J.Maxx for only $5.99. I bought one first and then bought all of them (good gift). The pro version is $9.99 with a soft grabbing ring and magnet for holding to iPad; other than these, they are and work the same as the standard version:

A Jot is a must for Windows 8 tablets and a helper for others:

Well, you'd better still carry a mouse with your Windows 8 tablets, because many applications - even the pre-installed MS Office 2013, sometimes don't know what to do if they don't see a mouse. Believe me, you'll run into such a situation soon or later if you don't have a mouse with you.

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