Mom is going to love the iPad she’s getting for Christmas, but she’s not wild about touch typing. The Cosmonaut stylus’s comfortable weight and smooth touch will make the perfect companion gift.
Why We Love It
There's this story (urban legend, perhaps) of a subway vending machine in Japan that would sell out of snack sausages because everyone started buying them to use on their tablets. Surely there must be a better way, right? Here's what you need to know about buying a stylus: it's all about the weight. Finding a stylus you’re comfortable with is a tricky process and the honest truth is that most of them are so unnaturally light that you’re probably better off using your finger.
The Cosmonaut capacitive stylus for touch screens is different. It was designed specifically around creating a stylus that was weighted perfectly and easy to hold. Less pen, more grippy marker, with just the right weight to rest perfectly in your hand. If you’re looking for a last minute gift for a tablet-obsessed friend, the packaging alone makes the Cosmonaut an excellent choice. We tested it on every conceivable tablet and it glides, for serious.
Why We Love It
Studio Neat raised 3x their Kickstarter goal to fund the Cosmonaut, and their backers are a bunch of very happy scribblers. Designed in Brooklyn and manufactured in America, the Cosmonaut is a hometown favorite here at Grand St. We’re always toting our tablets to meetings and brainstorming sessions, and we’d be lying if we said we weren’t just looking for excuses to use this amazing stylus.
We’re also suckers for great packaging, and Studio Neat’s Cosmonaut enclosure is a one-way trip to our heart. Wrapped in a matte black cylinder that separates at the middle to reveal the Cosmonaut, it almost feels like a fuselage of the model rockets we all built as kids. Even better, the packaging clearly uses paper sparingly, cutting back on both waste and unnecessary shipping bulk.