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What features does a good quality fine-point stylus have?

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A fine-point stylus should have a clip or magnet for easy transportability. Certain higher quality stylus pens include a cap that pops off to reveal a ballpoint pen. The shaft of the pen may be textured or rubber to prevent slippage.

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The stylus tip should be firm enough to write with and easy to replace. The conductive silicone rubber tip should be slim to provide superior precision. The rubber tip should rotate as it retracts to ensure evenly distributed wearing. When selecting an anodized aluminum barrel, ensure the stylus is balanced and fits comfortably in the hand.

Before purchase, test the fine-point stylus on a tablet to test responsiveness, precision and durability of the pen tip. A stylus pen may include a dongle that connects to a headphone jack to prevent the pen from being lost. A stylus pen may also include a transparent tip, enabling the user to see the exact point being touched.

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