Re: NTLK OTHER: Cross DigitalWriter!

From: Keith Isley (
Date: Mon Dec 20 1999 - 13:21:15 EST

Laurent -
Thanks for the tip! (pun intended -sorry, couldn't resist)

I found a replacement for my MP130 pen (which I lost at a convention in
Dallas) in kind of an unusual fashion.

I went to a local office supply store and bought a package of three
replacement Palm styli (the good ones with the silver casing, not the crappy
grey plastic ones) for about $8 U.S. But the Palm styli are way too thin to
be handy, so I got the bright idea of sticking one INSIDE a nice goldtone
pen (made by Quill, I believe) in place of the ink.

It fit perfectly. I put the spring on top of the stylus before putting it
into the pen, and there's a little bit of springy give which seems to
improve the "feel." I just clip the pen inside my Calise case and away I go.

I'm sure this is probably just a stroke of luck, but what it means is that I
have a cool gold stylus that looks great. Haven't noticed any unusual wear
on the screen yet from the Palm stylus. Maybe someone else has? I'd be
interested to know.


> >Laurent Daudelin wrote:
> > Sorry to maybe waiste a little bit of this precious bandwidth, but I had
> > to share my total excitement over my new Cross Solo DigitalWriter pen!
> >
> > I don't know exactly of what the tip is made, but after trying the
> > standard Apple pen and PDA Panache one, there is absolutely no
> > comparison with the DigitalWriter. The feel is absolutely nice! You need
> > to try it by yourselves ......

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