Kensington Virtuoso Stylus for Tablet Review

One of the coolest features for most phones and tablets these days is that you don’t NEED a stylus. You can just use your fingers to type like nature intended. However if you are writing, drawing or annotating a document on your phone or tablet, using you fingers is a bit clumsy. So if you are looking for a stylus that will work with these fancy capacitive screens, there are certainly a few to choose from, and a good choice is the Kensington Virtuoso.

First off , the Virtuoso feels like you are holding an actual pen. Some of the other brands out there have tips that require you to hold the stylus at an odd, unnatural angle. The rounded tip of the Virtuoso looks a lot like the eraser on a pencil allowing you to hold it at a more natural angle. A similar stylus from Boxwave is virtually identical, except that it is about one inch shorter resulting in an awkward feel when writing (kinda like writing with a pencil that has been sharpened too many times). There is also no eyelet on the top, giving the Virtuoso a cleaner look.

I use the Virtuoso quite often for annotating pdf files on my iPad and it works great. Sometimes you need to use a bit more pressure when drawing and writing, it simply takes a little getting used to. But compared to using your finger to makes notes and navigate menus, it is SO much easier!

Overall, not only is the Kensington Virtuoso Stylus practical, but it also comes in five different colors (black, white, navy, red and PINK!).

For $15 it’s not quite the cheapest stylus out there, but it’s still a good deal. If you plan on using it more than occasionally, this is a great choice. It works well and feels good.

The Good: Responsive. Five color choices. Clean, simple design.

The Bad: Not the fanciest stylus.