Styluses are digital pen tools that are used to assist in navigating touch-screen devices like tablets and smartphones. A stylus can be used to draw pictures, take notes, or to be more precise when making selections on your mobile devices. They can also help keep your device's screen clean by preventing finger smudges and can work with a tablet screen protector without loss of functionality. Whether you're buying a pen for touch screens, a keyboard, or other tablet accessories, be sure to check the compatibility with your device. Many of the stylus options available will work well with Apple iOS, Android, or Windows tablets, but it is best to double-check before buying, especially if you specifically need an iPad stylus that’s compatible with your device. Thankfully, Best Buy carries a wide selection of tablet pencils that work with all the top tablet brands we sell.
Getting the most out of your stylus.
Making selections on a touch-screen menu with your finger can be difficult, especially if you have larger hands, or if you’re a child still developing fine motor skills. Styluses make it easier to select the correct icons and links on your screen, which can make using your portable device simpler and more enjoyable. Many graphic designers and artists use a touch-screen stylus or digital pen for the creative work they do on their 2-in-1 computers. You can use your stylus for drawing and creating graphics on your touch-screen devices and then use a compatible wireless printer to print artwork straight from your tablet. Kids can use a stylus and tablet combination to practice their writing skills, or simply to doodle or color while in the car without risk of marks on upholstery. Students who don't want to carry a heavy laptop around but prefer to keep their notes in a digital format can use a digital pen and tablet for taking handwritten notes during class. For presentations, you can use a tablet case equipped with a built-in stand to display your tablet, and then use your tablet stylus pen as a pointer so your hand isn't covering the display.