Do you prefer the stylus?

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  1. Slyakin
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    It seems that, in this time of "technology at your fingertips", we seem to be migrating away from the stylus. What do you guys think?

    Is the stylus still useful to you? Do you prefer them over your hands?
     
  2. Nujui

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    It depends on what I need do with the touch screen. If I try using my hands and that doesn't work, I just switch to the stylus.
     
  3. .Chris

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    I say the stylus. Its more accurate.
     
  4. Ikki

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    The stylus feels better to me and it doesn't leave smudges.
     
  5. SmokeFox

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    Actually i dont really love the stylus, just use when i am forced to do it.
     
  6. Tokyo Jihen

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    I dislike using a stylus, even on the DS, only when it contributes nothing to the gameplay, like if I'm forced to use a stylus for Phantom Hourglass.

    I have an iPod Touch, and it's just a lot more convenient with just fingertips. Faster typing too.
     
  7. Sora de Eclaune

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    Styluses are great, but only if they're the correct size for your hand. If they don't fit well into your hand, your entire game could be thrown off.
     
  8. ProtoKun7

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    I'd like the ability to use a stylus if I need to, but I enjoy my capacitive screens. I was surprised at how accurate using fingers would be even on smaller links on a screen like that. If it doesn't leave smudges and is always supportive of gliding (as long as it doesn't slow down if your fingers are moist or something) then it's fine, although I think screens still need to work on the no smudging thing. Typing would be good when the keyboard is a good size for my fingers. They're by no means stubby but they are rather big. I'm still used to a tactile keyboard but I think given time I could get used to touch keyboards.
     
  9. monkat

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    Stylus has precision and cleanliness going for it.

    Fingertips has...uh....I....hmm....multitouch going for it. Assuming you're not wearing gloves. And the screen's large enough.

    Unless you have something the size of an iPad, I don't think that fingertips really have a vantage point, to be honest. I mean, going at becat's argument here, would you have preferred to use your fingers for Phantom Hourglass? Cuz you can...

    There's no reason anyone would want to, though...
     
  10. Snailface

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    I like how a stylus doesn't obstruct your view very much. Multitouch input pretty much requires fingers though. Tough call, but I lean toward stylus input. (Nintendo fanboy reporting for duty.[​IMG])
     
  11. Sausage Head

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    Both 'touch' manners are bullshit to me.
    I'd rather have no touchscreen
     
  12. Lilith Valentine

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    I hate fingerprints on my screen. So I do prefer the stylus just because of that fact.
     
  13. Fat D

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    I love to be able to switch. finger input is fine for large buttons or swiping across the screen (and is the only method I use for games really), but when it comes to touching small objects like links or keyboard keys, the enhanced precision of a stylus is something I really miss on capacitive screens, as I tend to touch the item below the one I am pointing at.
     
  14. TheTwoR's

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    I hate all styluses except that big, beautiful DSi XL exclusive one.
    [​IMG] Most comfortable way to play games that require the touch screen. [​IMG]
     
  15. Vigilante

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    The stylus is used so you can touch more accurately the touch screen because fingers are big.
     
  16. Ron

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    Hell, I love styluses, I even got one for my iPod touch, but I don't use it because I don't have anywhere to put it. I hate the inaccuracy of the fingers as well as the smudges on the screen.
     
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