Some of you may recall my story last September about my indiegogo investment in a small startup called Green Bulb. Inventor Elton Leung was looking for investors to develop a new stylus for iPads and other devices with capacitive touch screens.
Now, I bet a lot of you figured I could kiss my $25 investment goodbye..I figured it was a fun thing to do but didn’t expect a lot out of it. Well, Elton managed to meet his funding goal and over the past months kept me and the other 525 investors posted about his progress. There were stories of successes and setbacks especially turning the prototype into a manufactured product. This morning a package from Hong Kong arrived in the mail..my long awaited first-run production XStylus Touch had arrived..I could hardly wait to give it a try.
My XStylus Touch came with a little magnetic holder that slips into the iPad’s 30 pin adapter port to hold my XStylus when it is not in use..neat idea but the real question is how does the XStylus work..Let me tell you I have tried several styluses and this one has the best weight and is by far the best balanced of them all. Not only does it look good it feels great in the hand, comfortable to use, has just the right amount of drag on the screen and it actually improves my normally hard to read chicken scratching…the iPad recognized every word…a huge improvement over my usual experience.
Thus ends my first experience with crowdfunding..it turned out well..I got a useful addition to my gadget collection and it was fun..because Elton was so diligent about keeping investors informed I really feel a part of its development. If you would like to own a XStylus Touch they are available for sale for $39.95 at the Green Bulb website