This is only a rant. I repeat, this is only a rant. The opinions of this particular blog do not necessarily reflect the opinions of iResQ. Just Keith.
I keep on seeing ads for phones that come with a stylus. The question I ask is, what for? Who wants to have a phone with a stylus nowadays? iPhones, iPod Touchs, and iPads have pretty much proven that touch based gestures are the new norm. The only real benefit that I can derive from having a stylus for my iPhone would be to use it with the awesome app, Draw Something. Other than Draw Something, there is simply no need for a stylus. Even at that, Draw Something is easy enough to use with just your finger. The Samsung Galaxy Note? C’mon man! I bet most people who own that phone are going to lose their stylus within a month or two.
I’ll admit, before I owned an iPhone, I had an LG VU. This touch based phone had one major perk, TV anywhere. Other than that, the touch screen was pretty much crap. Typing a text message was cumbersome, clunky, and downright annoying. Using a stylus with it would have been beneficial. It’s understandable if touch screen devices want to mask their flaws by asking their users to use a stylus, but that is just what it sounds like; an excuse. Make a better touch screen!
Here are my two cents, if your going to use a stylus with a mobile device of any kind, it better be with a Nintendo 3DS. Anything other than that is downright silly.
I’m done with my rant. Carry on.