What a gem designed by a jeweler! Gems are often found under the earth’s surface, but some have been created by humans from time-to-time to make human living easier.
While iPad has redefined portability, comfort and accessibility, the Canadian jeweler Andrew Goss has raised stylus to a new level. His oStylus is the new capacitive touch-screen stylus.
This stylus has anodized aluminum handle, and a titanium wire holding the tip. The tip is ‘O’ shaped made of stainless steel. The padded surface of the tip which contacts the surface of the capacitive screen is made of vinyl. The vinyl coating enables smooth movement of the tip on any surface. The replaceable vinyl pads will be included with the product.
The “O” is made to swivel on the wire to give the stylus flexibility while drawing on the capacitive surface.
The unique design of oStylus facilitates you to see the “ink” dot in the center while drawing. If you use your fingers or a pen like stylus to draw on the screen, it becomes difficult to see while drawing. Your hand comes in the way of your vision. With Andrew Goss’s version of the stylus the ring shaped tip “allows you to see lines and colors as they are being drawn”.
It may seem awkward in the beginning to use oStylus for sketching and coloring, but with a little practice you can master the art of working with it on your iPad or Magic Trackpad.
It needs to be kept flat on the screen. There has to be a 100% contact of the “O” and the screen surface to attain the desired result. It seems a forced attempt to begin with, but the swiveling tip makes the job easier.
This product is creating a wave of popularity although it is still in the pre-production and pre-order stage. Some people say it is iPad which is reviving the need for a stylus after a long time, and this time more persistently. As the official website says, “specifically designed for drawing and sketching on the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and other touch-screen (capacitive) devices,” oStylus seems to be the best of the styli available.