Nexus 7 (2013) Stylus

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Can anyone help? I have the new Nexus 7 (2013) and I have purchased 2 different capacitive stylus and neither of them work with the tablet. The last one I just received today is Fintie and it doesnt work at all (no recognition). It somewhat works on my iPhone. Suggestions, recommendations?
 

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I've got the Targus & the iFrogz they both work well, I like the iFrogz's touch a little better, but it is shorter than the Tragus, both can be found @ wallyworld.
 

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Joe, many thanks really appreciate. Just curious do you have any idea why the other capacitive stylus I purchased didn't work? Also, ReTrak stylus work as well...lowest price on ebay is $9.72 delivered.
 

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I've no idea why they don't but I've seen that issue with some tablets at work too and some work better than others. I didn't know about the ReTrak, I'll to take a look at that too, to see if it offers anything for me. I also read and have in transit a stylus from Amazon that is said to be really good; Amazon.com: AmazonBasics Stylus for Touchscreen Devices Including Kindle Fire HD 8.9-Inch, Kindle Fire HD 7-Inch, Kindle Fire, Apple iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10: Computers & Accessories
 

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Can anyone help? I have the new Nexus 7 (2013) and I have purchased 2 different capacitive stylus and neither of them work with the tablet. The last one I just received today is Fintie and it doesnt work at all (no recognition). It somewhat works on my iPhone. Suggestions, recommendations?

You might have a problem with the N7.....maybe it has the grounding touch problem that is widely prevelent in the first batches. Try exchanging it if you got it from a local store...or hopefully if a return via shipping is not too hard....it may be required.

I had a problem with my cheapy rubber tipped stylist working on my first N7 FHD that i took back because of that touch screen problem. That same rubber tipped one works fine with the tablet I exchanged for.

I mainly use my Caseen one with the micro material cover and not the rubber tipped one. I like the feel of the micro cloth material kind better and it seems to have better results for consistent response. I also use a screen saver with no problems.
 

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I've used several stylus from $5 drug store to $29.99 Wacom Bamboo at Best Buy. I stopped there. The Bamboo is WONDERFUL and I would recommend to everyone. However! Order from Amazon (I bought 2 more) for $10.99 each with no shipping cost on Amazon Prime. If you order the black it is $10.99 but different colors are different prices.... NONE are the $29.99 I paid at Best Buy. The stylus is guaranteed for life. You will need to replace the nib at some point but Amazon also sells this. I think I would order the nibs from the Wacom Web site because when I ordered replacements and just HAD to try it out, there was a huge difference between the original and the "soft ipad" replacement.

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I also have a Wacom bamboo and love it on the N7. Nice weight, good resistance from the rubber tip. If you can find a good price it's worth getting.

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I just got these today Amazon.com: Bundle of 3PCS Premium Branded 5.5" Thin-Tip High Precision Universal Capacitive Stylus Pens + Extra 3 Replaceable Tips + 2x 15" Detachable Elastic Tether Strings / Lanyards + The Friendly Swede Microfiber Cloth and Retail Packaging - 8 A

I like the feel of them. I have the Moko case and it has an elastic stylus holder, and these fit in it perfectly. They're weighted very nice for my hand, and love the colors. I had two pen/stylus combos, but the stylus didn't seem very accurate, compared to others I have (but which are too fat to fit into the case).
 

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I've used several stylus from $5 drug store to $29.99 Wacom Bamboo at Best Buy. I stopped there. The Bamboo is WONDERFUL and I would recommend to everyone. However! Order from Amazon (I bought 2 more) for $10.99 each with no shipping cost on Amazon Prime. If you order the black it is $10.99 but different colors are different prices.... NONE are the $29.99 I paid at Best Buy. The stylus is guaranteed for life. You will need to replace the nib at some point but Amazon also sells this. I think I would order the nibs from the Wacom Web site because when I ordered replacements and just HAD to try it out, there was a huge difference between the original and the "soft ipad" replacement.

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Do you have a link for the one you bought. I have prime and am looking on Amazon and only see ones for like 30 or 40 bucks. Kinda interested in trying one since I currently only have one that is just a cheap junk from a store.

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Wacom Bamboo New Solo Stylus for Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android and Other Capacitive Touch Surfaces (CS140W)
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Try to copy and paste on amazon search. Yes, it appears they have raised the price on the one I have :-(. I went to Wacom . com and it looks like this may be a second generation for about $20. I wonder if you wait a few days it will go down? They did have a couple of colors of the original (pink, etc.) for around $19. on Amazon.

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Wacom Bamboo New Solo Stylus for Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android and Other Capacitive Touch Surfaces (CS140W)
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Try to copy and paste on amazon search. Yes, it appears they have raised the price on the one I have :-(. I went to Wacom . com and it looks like this may be a second generation for about $20. I wonder if you wait a few days it will go down? They did have a couple of colors of the original (pink, etc.) for around $19. on Amazon.

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Got it, thanks you for the response. I hope maybe the price drops again soon. After your review and the many other online, I want to look into maybe getting one.

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For those in Canada, you can save yourselves some dollars. Just picked up 5 Tech1 stylus pens from the dollar store at 2 bucks each and they work really well.
 

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I have a few of them that i bought at one of the cheapo stores @ $5. It's marked iHome. Works Good enough. The pocket clip busts right away and the pen doesn't work and its actually a piece of crap, but i use it all the time. It works as a stylus. Its on amazon. Unclear if its $3.23 for one or for three. Deceptive picture i think. Mixed reviews.
 
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I bought the Wacom Bamboo Pocket for my Nexus 7 2013 - and to be honest, it sucks.
It's frustrating to use and you're much faster using your fingers. In 50% of the cases when you select stuff, it's not recognized.

Did anyone experience the same? Does anyone have a better alternative?
 

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I have amzer capacitive stylus and it really works very well...nice recognition and nice touch features too....there is no problem in using it...I got it @Fommy...so you can check out their may be you also find it a better one...

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