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I now own a XStylus Touch for my iPad..because I invested in the company
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I now own a XStylus Touch for my iPad..because I invested in the company

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

 

Bob Benedetti

<p>Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal</p>

4 Comments
  • Ken Ng

    I’m also waiting for my XStylus to be shipped! I’m interested to know what is the handwriting recognition app on the iPad in this photo (http://www.hometechmtl.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/P1030948-640×480.jpg). It looks really cool.

    June 4, 2012 at 3:15 am Reply
    • Bob Benedetti

      Thanks for the comment. The app is 7Notes HD Premium for iPad..it is expensive $8.99 but as you see it actually works..unlike some of the other similar apps available.

      Bob

      June 4, 2012 at 11:09 am Reply
  • Makayla

    Hi I just have a couple questions. First, is the XStylus Touch available for mass market purchase yet? If not, do you know how long it will be? Also, is the stylus compatible with the iPad 3 (the new iPad)? I’m really interested in it, but I’m not sure where to buy it. I was looking at it on Amazon, but it said that it was available for pre-order only. If I order it from greenbulb, am I pre-ordering it or will it be shipped to me soon?

    June 10, 2012 at 9:05 am Reply
    • Elton

      Hi Makayla,

      The XStylus Touch is shipping now, but I can’t tell when will you see it in your local store as we are still negotiating with the distributor. So for now, it is best to order your copy in the official website, http://www.greenbulb.com. The XStylus Touch works great with all the iPad, including the new one of cause. The lead time for shipping is about 2 weeks from the date of order, as we have a large back order to fullfill first.

      Elton

      June 11, 2012 at 12:36 pm Reply

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