06-16-2012 08:27 AM
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06-16-2012 08:32 PM
In theory, any stylus for capacitive screens, including most iPad types, should work. I have found that some work better than others. You'll notice the difference drawing a long, continuous line in a sketch program. With some, the line will skip. With others, it's smooth. I have a Kensington stylus that works well. You'll find that the screen stays much cleaner if you use a stylus, so you don't have to blame it on your arthritis!
06-16-2012 11:40 PM
I was in a B&N store earlier this evening and saw a stylus on display that was labeled as compatible with Nook Tablet and Simple Touch. I'm a bit puzzled why it would be compatible with those two devices without admitting compatibility with Nook Color.
Since my fingers are somewhat blunt objects I've been using a Case Logic stylus or operating the virtual keyboard entering my account password buying eBooks with my Nook First Edition (color touch screen). The Case Logic stylus was less than half the retail price (from Marshalls) of the stylus I saw at B&N, but I was surprised at how soft the tip of the Case Logic stylus is and how much friction there is when I use it for swipe and drag gestures.
Note that while a stylus is good for single point gestures like taps and swipes, it can't perform multi point gestures like zoom and pinch.