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Fine if you have nappy cream in the house.
on 16 October 2016
I've had this stylus for around 3 weeks now, and I've been using it heavily for drawing.
It was fine at first, but just the last few days it stopped working. I googled troubleshooting advice for this issue, and found that a lot of others experienced the same thing. Some of them resolved it by cleaning the tip. Some by removing the tip and blowing out dust from the socket connecting the tip to the handle. Some placed foil inside the tip (I tried this and it didn't work. Not sure if I put enough in, or did it the right way) in order to facilitate connectivity between the tip and the handle. The best experiences people had were when they added thermal conductivity paste in between the tip and the handle. This is a product that some people use when building/repairing computers to help them avoid overheating. Of course I have no such thing at home and wasn't going to spend money on a 'maybe'. So I googled home alternatives to the commercial paste, and I found that some had had good results with nappy rash cream (which contains zinc oxide, which allows conductivity)! We had some Sudocrem at home, so I fed a little of it into the socket of the tip before reattaching it to the handle, and voila! The stylus worked normally again.
I have no idea it compares to more expensive styluses on the market. I bought it because I need it for drawing, which is very fine and precise. So the other popular styluses that are chunky with thick ends just weren't any good for me. Meanwhile I have an iPad Air, which is not compatible with the new Apple pencil sadly. And I didn't want to risk paying £50-£75 on some of the other well reviewed styluses. So I'm ok with this one. Maybe there are better ones, but maybe no stylus is brilliant for drawing, because drawing on a tablet just isn't the same as drawing on paper with a real pencil. But this has a fair price and allows me to see what I'm drawing. If it wasn't for having to do the nappy cream fix, I'd give it a rating of 4.