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Jodisims
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Stylus option

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We are a 2 Nook family.  My husband is legally blind and has depth perception issues.  So for that, the Nook is GREAT because he can change the font to make it easier on his eyes.  However, the touch screen keyboard is way too small for him to get any real accuracy.  The solution for him is what's called a "capacitive stylus".

Capacitive Stylus

 

 

This model is a bit on the pricey side BUT, it has a clip on it.  Our M-Edge book covers have elastic tabs at the top and this pen "clicks" on those elastics like it belong there.  There is a slight delay in the response time compared to your finger but it's ALOT easier to type.  Plus it works on any other capacitive touch screen you have! (iphone, ipad etc)

 

Not only for vision issues, for ladies with long fingernails, and anyone who is out in the cold wearing gloves!

 

I <3 Nook :smileyhappy:

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dee_deefl
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Re: Stylus option

From reading these boards, I think that there is a stylus for Apple products

that are suppose to work on the Nook.

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ABthree
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Re: Stylus option

@Jodisims

 

I have a capacitive stylus, too, and you're right, it works very well for button presses and keyboard use.

 

Mine does not work, though, for the page turn swipe -- does yours?

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Jodisims
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Re: Stylus option

@ABThree

 

The stylus works just fine for swiping pages for us!  Not sure what the issue is with yours.

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ABthree
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Re: Stylus option

 


Jodisims wrote:

@ABThree

 

The stylus works just fine for swiping pages for us!  Not sure what the issue is with yours.


 

Thanks -- could be the cheap stylus I bought. :smileywink:

 

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rovingspinster603
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Re: Stylus option

I just got a targus stylus for the Apple Ipad and it works on my Nook   Love it!!!!!!!    cost me $14.95 plus shipping.  Sooooo glad I found it.  Rovingspinster603

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lindaclaire
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Re: Stylus option

Where would I buy  a stylus like you are talking about?

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rovingspinster603
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targus.com/us    make sure you get the 14.95  one

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rovingspinster603
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Re: Stylus option

make sure it is the capacitive one

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shilohMD
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Re: Stylus option

Just wondering...

 

Why would one need/want a stylus for the nook?

 

I would think that there would be a risk scratching/damaging the touch screen. Admittedly, those with "fat fingers" might find the touchscreen a little challenging -- especially the keyboard.

 

But clearly 90+% of the time spent on the nook is reading, and turning the pages with the buttons and/or the touchscreen swipe would be far preferable to putting the nook down, picking up a stylus, swiping the touchscreen (see above re: scratching), putting the stylus down, picking up the nook, reading a page, putting the nook down, picking up the stylus....rinse and repeat.

 

Also...another piece of plastic to lose...where does one keep the stylus? (no smart-a** answers to that are necessary...)

 

Am I missing something?

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rovingspinster603
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Re: Stylus option

The stylus has a soft rubber? tip it a capacitive style and mine has a clip on it that clips just fine to the spine of my cover.  I love it.

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jlg881
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Re: Stylus option

Just wondering...

 

Why would one need/want a stylus for the nook?......

 

Also...another piece of plastic to lose...where does one keep the stylus? (no smart-a** answers to that are necessary...)

 

Am I missing something?

 

 

 

My Mom uses a stylus as she has some arthritis in her fingers, and for regular reading she just uses her fingers like we do, but when she is waiting to pick up her grandson from school she likes to play the saduko (Doesn't get as sucked into it like you can get with reading).  The stylus allows for her to "press" the button she wants. 

 

She keeps her stylus inside a pocket on the cover she has for her Nook so she doesn't lose it between uses.