LynkTec TruGlide Stylus for iPad review
The LynkTec TruGlide Stylus takes a different approach to any other stylus pen we've looked at. Instead of having a silicone tip like the Pogo Sketch Plus, Kuel H12, or Wacom Bamboo, or a plastic disc like the Jot Pro, the TruGlide has a tip made of strong, woven, capacitive fibers. LynkTec claims these fibers are more durable and last longer than either the silicone tips or plastic discs of their competitors, and also provide a smoother, more friction-free experience on the iPhone or iPad. Does it work out that way?
During my tests, I found this to be true. The LynkTec TruGlide Stylus tip holds up well and moves nicely across the screen. I also found the quality of the capacitive material to be very good, though not as good as the Pogo Sketch Pro. the woven tip is smaller and less squishy than silicone tipped styluses, which means you get better precision and faster physical feedback.
The stylus barrel is 4.7 inches, not too short to be uncomfortable and not too long to get in your way. The LynkTec TruGlide Stylus also has a clip like a standard pen. There are also some nice, decorative touches which shows they put thought and consideration into the way it looks.
- Durable woven tip
- Good capacitance
- Nice design
- Very well priced
- Not as precise as some other pro styluses
The bottom line
If you're looking for a stylus with as durable a tip as possible that's stylish and offers very good performance, you'll be happy with the TruGlide Stylus. LynkTec markets it as great for gaming, and that's absolutely true. It's also good for note taking and drawing, and comes at great price.
$15.95 - Buy now
The fine folks at LynkTec have provided iMore readers with a special promo code! Just enter "IMORE712" and will discount any TruGlide Clip Stylus to $10.95 (MSRP $21.95). The promotion ends on 7/8. Offer will only work on www.lynktec.com.
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