Griffin Capacitive Stylus

When the late Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone to the world, he spoke out against a stylus as the input method of choice for a touch screen. He has a point, as a primary input method, a stylus is cumbersome. But with the rise of apps for handwriting and especially sketching apps like the superb Paper by 53, there’s still room for the use of a stylus.

With many different options for accessories available, does the Griffin do enough to make it a worthy contender?


Griffin has elected for a pen like design, keeping the stylus slim like a ball point pen and even including a convenient pocket clip. Overall the look is quietly understated with a matt black metal shaft with chrome brightwork that brings out a pleasing look.

The tip is a soft rubber which is both gentle on your phone or tablet screen and provides a silky smooth action when swiping.

The weight feels enough to invoke confidence, yet not so heavy it’s like moving a brick.


Using the Griffin Capacitive Stylus is no hardship. It’s smooth gliding action really lends itself to sketching on your iDevice. No question it is a well thought out and manufactured product. In keeping the price sensible, Griffin have targeted the mass market. The only thing missing is some form of carry pouch or a cover for the soft tip when not in use.

At £19.95 you could do a lot worse than to pick the Griffin, it’s simple yet classy design, coupled with quality materials make this a real contender.

Overall 9/10


3 thoughts on “Griffin Capacitive Stylus

  • May 19, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the images on this blog loading? I’m trying to find out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog. Any feed-back would be greatly appreciated.

    • May 21, 2013 at 2:57 pm


      as far as I can see the images are loading ok, it could be your end, what browser are you using?

      I’m just going through the site now and checking everything is definitely working ok this end

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