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Re: Goddamn Tungsten Stylus

  • Subject: Re: Goddamn Tungsten Stylus
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@schestowitz.com>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 08:51:36 +0000
  • Newsgroups: alt.comp.sys.palmtops.pilot
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J. Clarke wrote:

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> MJD1969 wrote:
>>> I've been using the same stylus in my Tungsten for almost two years now.
>>> No problems at all. My wife isgoing on 9 months with hers. No problem
>>> either. You might have one that just had a bad build. You can buy a 3
>>> pack of new stylus for under $10 on ebay. Give them a atry. I still
>>> think the Tungsten stylus is the best stock stylus to come out in a long
>>> time. Have you seen the toothpicks Sony used to provide??
>> Thanks for the advice. I might just leave my stylus hanging out of the
>> PDA like an antenna.
>> I never quite realised this 'pack-of-3' strategy. All I need is one
>> single stylus that doesn't break.
> Personally I've never seen or heard of a stylus breaking in normal use. 
> Two things _do_ happen though, one is that they get separated from the
> machine and lost, and the other is that they get hard bits of grit
> embedded in the
> tip that will with continued use scratch the screen.  Sometimes the grit
> can be dislodged, other times it can't.

I posted a message a few days later putting the blame on myself. The tip is 
built to the body of the stylus like a screw (although this is invisible).
If it goes loose (as it has), then the stylus refuses to 'fold'.

>> Jerry Seinfeld once said something to this
>> effect, about jackets that come with a pack of replacement buttons.
>> I love the Tungsten stylus; I agree with you on that one. I guess I am
>> unlucky because I was definitely gentle with it.
>> Roy

Roy Schestowitz

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