Tablet Stylus, Active vs Inactive

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Non-Active Stylus (aka universal stylus)

Non-Active Stylus simulate finger. It doesn't have battery, and no light, no buttons. Advantage is that it's cheap and simple.

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Touch Screen Pen
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Cheap Stylus

Problem of Inactive Stylus

Active Stylus

Active pen typically:

Advantage of active pen:

Disadvantage of active pen:

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RENAISSER Stylus, Best Stylus for Microsoft Surface
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Mikicat Stylus 👎

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