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    Default HTC Stylus - Can I Use Another Brand?

    I would really like one of the stylus' for my Flyer, but I'm not willing to spend $60-80 right now. Best Buy has other brands significantly cheaper that they say will work - can I just use any capacitive stylus (not like Nintendo stylus) with the Flyer's scribe technology?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhedrick View Post
    I would really like one of the stylus' for my Flyer, but I'm not willing to spend $60-80 right now. Best Buy has other brands significantly cheaper that they say will work - can I just use any capacitive stylus (not like Nintendo stylus) with the Flyer's scribe technology?
    A capacitive stylus will work anywhere that your finger will work, but it will not work in places where the HTC Scribe pen is specifically required -- so you would not be able to write handwritten notes in Notes, or tap the screen to capture a Scribble, for example.

    If you dig down into some of the old threads here, there's discussion from folks verifying that the stylus for one of Fujitsu's Lifebook models (the number escapes me at the moment) works almost exactly the same, but it runs somewhere around $20-$30. The pen for the HP Slate also works.
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    Check online at eBay - there is a seller carrying the Evo view version (black) of the HTC type pen for $29 - have two on order myself.
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    Thanks for the suggestion - I just ordered 2 of the black ones from the eBay seller. Just a few dollars more than the alternate versions, and is the full 5" size w/ 2 buttons. I really appreciate it!
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    Default Re: HTC Stylus - Can I Use Another Brand?

    Best Buy has the HTC pen on sale for $39.99 right now. It's still high in my opinion, but not as bad as $80.
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    Any of you guys that have tried the alternative pens - do they work? I assume this is the model you got?

    HTC SCRIBE DIGITAL PEN FOR HTC FLYER AND EVO VIEW 4G | eBay
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    Quote Originally Posted by reed4richards View Post
    Any of you guys that have tried the alternative pens - do they work? I assume this is the model you got?

    HTC SCRIBE DIGITAL PEN FOR HTC FLYER AND EVO VIEW 4G | eBay
    I haven't bought any from eBay, but that looks like exactly it. You'll need to buy your own AAAA (yes, 4 As) battery if you order that one.
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    I'm thinking of biting the bullet and getting it. You can't beat half off.

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    I just had my 2 black ebay pens delivered on Saturday. They don't have batteries, but I got a 6 pack of AAAA batteries for $6, so still a great deal. Have only gotten to play with them a little, but they work great, buttons both work, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reed4richards View Post
    Any of you guys that have tried the alternative pens - do they work? I assume this is the model you got?

    HTC SCRIBE DIGITAL PEN FOR HTC FLYER AND EVO VIEW 4G | eBay
    I got my two eBay pens this weekend. Had to buy my own AAAA batteries; they work just as well as the "silver" pens from Best Buy, and I think they look a whole lot better. In fact, they look juts like the Fujitsu pen but comes with TWO buttons which are great for the HTC so supports erasing and highlighting.
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    The one you guys are talking about is sold out there is no more... Is there any other one that is cheap and will work on the htc flyer???
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    The Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet stylus will work, the only difference is it only has one button. They are available on Amazon.

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    I recently purchased a replacement for the stock stylus for my Flyer on Ebay. Its a Fujitsu. Works great 40 bucks +/-.

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    I just purchased a $5.00. Stylus at walgreens. I can do everything with it. Way cheaper then $80.

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