Not so much paper and pen, as iPad and pen

Published July 25, 2011

One of Mr C’s biggest complaints with the iPod and iPad stems from the idea of touching the screen and your big thumbs getting in the way. Particularly when you are playing games, controlling whatever is on screen with your not-particularly-see-through-hands can be tricky.

It’s a valid complaint, although I always argue that the ease of the iPad far outweighs a technical little issue like that.

We were perusing some iPad accessories and stumbled across the AluPen from Just Mobile. I’m not very knowledgeable in the world of styluses… styli… style… pen type things, and this does just seem to be a regular point and touch device with no bells and whistles.

Just mobile iPad pen

I like the end, it’s a bit squishy, and I’ve tried it out, prodding at my iPad. It’s quite fun. I might use it myself. It was particularly useful for playing Flight Control, which can be a bit tough on the fingers if played for rather too long.

It’s going to be an interesting experiment, to see if this is something that does actually make the iPad more appealing to Mr C, or more comfortable for a heavy user like me, or if it is another of those gizmos that ends up tucked away in a drawer somewhere.

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