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    Review: Cosmonaut pen for iPad
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    Review: Cosmonaut pen for iPad


    The Cosmonaut is a capacitive stylus that was launched to much hype last Spring on Kickstarter. Created by the same guys that made the Glif tripod adapter for the iPhone, the Cosmonaut suffered a few shipping delays before arriving in the hands of backers this winter. Its creat... ... Return to article to continue reading.

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    Nice review Aptmunich, quick and to the point giving a good feel for what to expect. How do you like the fit in your hand? It looks as though it could feel a bit like one of those fat crayola crayons we used as kids, but hard to judge from the pictures.
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    Thanks!

    Yeah, it definitely has a dry-marker / crayola feel to it. I think they actually mention somewhere that they were specifically going for that type of feel.

    It feels great in the hand!

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    how do you store it when not in use?
    is there any way of attaching it to say a keyring?!? (like the 'ligature' in the Glif+)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aptmunich View Post
    Thanks!

    Yeah, it definitely has a dry-marker / crayola feel to it. I think they actually mention somewhere that they were specifically going for that type of feel.

    It feels great in the hand!
    Well it does look like an oversized crayon. >_>"
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    No, there's no way to attach anything and it's a little big for a keyring really.

    Quote Originally Posted by monosan View Post
    is there any way of attaching it to say a keyring?!? (like the 'ligature' in the Glif+)

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    Review: Cosmonaut pen for iPad

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    Doing actual "art" on my iPad2
    I've been using a Dagi stylus with great results. I've loaded several drawing apps, including iDraw, SketchbookPro, and ArtRage, and have been able to do some pretty impressive illustrations with the Dagi. I also use it for taking notes in Penultimate, and since the Dagi feels more like a "real" pen/pencil, its much more natural for writing or drawing. This stylus seems very bulky and a bit cumbersome (although that may be great for those with arthritis or other disabilities), but for my money I'd go with the Dagi stylus. thanks for a great review!

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    This stylus does absolutely nothing better then any other stylus other then being the size of a crayon. I cant believe this project even got funding. The tip is not that small and there are others that already have a similar size tip or smaller. this offers nothing that isnt already available.

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    Here's a good app to go with it:

    Paper by FiftyThree for iPad on the iTunes App Store

    Bear in mind that it's real cost is $8, but I have to tell you the responsiveness of the pens is just mind-blowing.

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    Review: Cosmonaut pen for iPad
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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    Here's a good app to go with it:

    Paper by FiftyThree for iPad on the iTunes App Store

    Bear in mind that it's real cost is $8, but I have to tell you the responsiveness of the pens is just mind-blowing.
    Yeah I've been playing with that app a bit as well - the clever part is that they make my dreadful handwriting look great...

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    I've been looking at the Cosmonaut pen for a while now. Finally ordered it yesterday after I found a 20% off coupon code. Looking forward to getting it.
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