Estylo is a Magentic iPad Stylus Made From Wood

By , Dec 11, 2011

Steve Jobs and Apple famously said that if you needed a stylus to operate a tablet then you had already failed, and while we would agree with that sentiment, sometimes you still need a stylus for the iPad. Those that annotate documents or draw on their Apple tablets can tend to prefer a more tactile experience.

A Kickstarter project by the name of Estylo 1.1 from Plai wants to offer a stylus experience for iPad users. While we have seen plenty of similar products pop up over the years, this one has two particularly interesting traits: it’s made of wood, and it’s magnetic.

So, what exactly is the Estylo 1.1?

Estylo 1.1 is the first and ONLY wooden stylus to work on capacitive touch screens such as that of the iPad.

Designed for artists seeking greater accuracy over their work, it can also be used for writing or simply navigating the web. Inside Estylo we use high quality conductive materials so that no extra pressure is needed for it to be detected. In other words, Estylo is the pencil of NOW.

The pencil has two tips – one on each end – offering two different sized points for working with. One is more suited to drawing, while the other is aimed at offering the best writing experience for taking notes.

The Estylo is available in a selection of colors and in both magnetic and non-magnetic options. The magnetic one will work even when a Smart Cover is used, which is a nice bonus.

The Kickstarter project has already reached $33,000, which is way above the $3,500 goal set by the project’s owners. If you still want to get in on the wooden action, you can still donate and claim your Estylo when they ship.

Will you be buying an Estylo, or do you already have a solution that works for you?

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  • Kok Hean

    May I know what a Magentic iPad Stylus is? Does it have the same meaning as magnetic?

    • http://twitter.com/therealjdizzle Jason Masters

      Lol maybe thats what happens when you copy/paste no proof reading?!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shu-Tse/100003031122741 Shu Tse

      Im guessing a typo or a new way to adjectivize magenta, in which case the stylus probably also comes in Cyantic and Yellownian.

  • Anonymous

    Magnetic means that it attaches just below where the smart cover attaches with magnets, so u don’t need to carry it separately.

    • http://twitter.com/oneBurge Burge

      You need to Reread the title of this post…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=684425576 Jonathan Oliver

    “If you still want to get in on the wooden action”

    Hmm… Sorry, my head was in the gutter.

  • Thomas Gehman

    I see a good gift idea…

    • aman shah

      I don’t know which idea u r talking about but Estylo seems to be perfect gift to a artist.And to a artist, a set of Estylo in different vibrant colors is much more attractive.
      Estylo costs cheap,is very precise,practical,looks awesome and thus perfect gift to a artist using capacitive screen tablet.

      • aman shah

        But if u want to gift a stylus for note taking or writing,Estylo is not perfect for note taking,it’s ideal only for drawing.

    • aman shah

      I don’t know which idea u r talking about but Estylo seems to be perfect gift to a artist.And to a artist, a set of Estylo in different vibrant colors is much more attractive.
      Estylo costs cheap,is very precise,practical,looks awesome and thus perfect gift to a artist using capacitive screen tablet.

  • Anonymous

    “Steve Jobs and Apple famously said that if you needed a stylus to operate a tablet then you had already failed, and while we would agree with that sentiment, sometimes you still need a stylus for the iPad”

    Do you realise you completely contradict yourself in this paragraph? :) Perhaps if you’d put “while we understand where Steve was coming from” it would make more sense.

    • http://www.socialcubix.com/services/mobile/iphone-application-development iPhone Application Developer

      hmm i must say you have such a nice task to deligate.