DHTC (Hero) Capacitive Stylus ST C400 experiences


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  1. Dutchmarco

    Dutchmarco Member This Topic's Starter

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    So I've bought one, hoping it would work as good as the stylus included with my Nokia 5800 worked with that phone. Read on...
    The HTC-stylus is very weird-looking, it has an alumin(i)um shaft with a fragile-looking perspex disk appended to it, you have to press this disc on to the screen (not quite flat, but not quite not-flat) to tap the screen. When this doesn't work immediately (say you're in text edit and the cursor doesn't jump to the right spot right away), you wiggle it a bit and you seem to long-press it. HTC has included a red dot in the middle of the disc to help you aim more accurately, which is a plus.
    But for the money it is an enormous disappointment.
     

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    Nixot Active Member

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    Why would you want a stylus for a touch screen that doesn't work with styluses (styli?)? I saw one for the iPhone and it was huge and round tipped. I doubt that would increase precision in any way.
     
  3. Dutchmarco

    Dutchmarco Member This Topic's Starter

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    Because it's a stylus for this kind of screen. And I know from my Nokia 5800 that a stylus (or a rod of any design, like a chopstick, so long as it doesn't scratch) is a convenient tool when using the screen. Besides that, I hoped that using a stylus would allow me to circumvent the problems with tapping buttons near the screen's (right) edge), like the letters on the keyboard, particularly the backspace. I find the Heo's screen nowhere near sensitive enough over there, also when your fingers are slightly caloused (like mine)the screen just doesn't respond to my tapping.

    Oh, come to think of it: I might want to have a look at the stylus you saw, do you have a link/some more info?
     

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