XStylus - Ergonomic Pen for the Nintendo DS Lite

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  1. QazzaQY2K
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    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObSQ8t2VkpY[/youtube]

    You have not heard of the XStylus yet? Don’t worry, it has been a product in development just trying to make the move into production.
    On first glance the XStylus is an ordinary stylus, but you can flip one half of it and lock it into the other part to extend the stylus in length and diameter (demonstrated in the above video).
    That way you get more grip as its shape becomes more similar to a pen.

    As said before, GreenBulb (the company behind this product) wants to mass-produce the stylus, but needs your help as it’s expensive to just start the production (creating the moulds for example).

    If you happen to have some spare money or own a Nintendo DS and are unhappy with its stylus, support the project on Kickstarter.com:
    Kickstarter Project page
    If you spend 20 dollars or more you will get a pair of XStyly for your Nintendo DS if the project is fully funded.

    Being an engineer myself I can say that it’s the dream of many engineers to have that one simple, yet ingenious idea and to have it made into an actual product.
    So please help to make it happen, for Elton and for the joy of engineers out there. (End of advertisement) [​IMG]

    Kickstarter project page
    Official product page

    Q&A
    1. What happens to the raised money if the project is not fully funded?
    * You will get your money back when the project is not fully funded. Your credit card will only be charged when the full 10k are raised (that is the whole principle behind Kickstarter).
    2. Is there going to be styluses for other devices?
    * Yes If the first batch of NDS Lite pens are funded, we would very much like to help Open Pandora Team with the Pandora stylus too.
     
  2. Eerpow

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    20 dollar's a little expensive for a plastic pen, though I really like the design but only because it's ergonomic. I agree with you below it looks pretty ugly.
    It seems to be a lot sturdier than the telescope ones.
    I like to have longer styluses, the original DS stylus was a lot harder to use compared to the lite one... and it gives me hand cramp after 30 minutes or so.
     
  3. RupeeClock

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    No offence, but it looks like something you'd pick up in a dollar store, and would break after some regular use.
    And for DS Lite? Too little, too late. The 3DS is out in a month and that has an extending stylus.

    I'll just stick with my PDA Panache stylus, sure it isn't extended but it's weighted, gripped design works great in my hand.
     
  4. Narayan

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    not very much attractive. the 3DS stylus is better.
     
  5. haddad

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    I would get it if it would be cheaper
     
  6. dragon574444

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    Seems like a good idea, but it's a bit late in the hardware's life span. And it's pretty expensive...
     
  7. emigre

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    Meh, I already a metal retractable stylus which works fine.
     
  8. SamAsh07

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    You know what? Make this for the 3DS (also package it with 3DS launch units or atleast ask Nintendo to do so) and we are all happy.
     
  9. loopguy

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    i'm fine with my dsi xl and its additional big pen-like stylus [​IMG]
     
  10. monkat

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    So if we invest in it, do we get a cut of the profit?

    ...Or just a pen?
     
  11. Slyakin

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    The 3DS's stylus is extendable and is made of metal.
     
  12. _Chaz_

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    This is the kind of stylus that Nintendo SHOULD have released with the DS.
     
  13. Fireballo

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    The price is going to have to come down by $15 for people to buy this. It's an excellent concept though.
     
  14. haddad

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    agreed
     
  15. KingVamp

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    He should have made his design in metal...
     
  16. shakirmoledina

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    i think u can use a simple blunt object that is shaped like a pen cuz spending soo much money for a stylus is unnwcessary
     
  17. soulx

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    It's a nice stylus but not something I would purchase for $20.
    I do admire the design of it, though. Nintendo should have included this with the DS Lite/Phat instead of the regular stylus. The creators of this should notify Kotaku, GoNintendo and other gaming sites about this if they want a chance at reaching their $10,000 goal.
     
  18. Bladexdsl

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    waste of $ and the ds time is over they should be concentrating on 3ds perps now [​IMG]
     
  19. CarbonX13

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    They're quite a bit late considering that the Nintendo 3DS is out in weeks/a month depending on the region, and we've got a 'telescopic' stylus or whatever that is with it.
     
  20. Ikki

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    Having telescopic styli around since a long time ago, I doubt this will even touch success.

    And he talks about it as if it was an epic technologic advance.