Treo Stylus | Palm Pen Stylus Review
As I’ve previously noted (see Saved By My Treo Pen Stylus) there are some occasions where the digital input capabilities of your Treo are not quite enough and you need to physically put pen to paper for a signature, to jot a note or hand someone your telephone number for example.
Although the form-factor of Treo 680 and 750 appear to be identical there are some very minor differences. In this particular instance the fitting of the stylus and therefore the end of the stylus itself (image on the right) are slightly different and Palm therefore includes both three Treo 680 and three Treo 750 styli bodies in this pack (see top image).
Each of the Pen Styli consist of three parts (above) with (from left to right) the black plastic stylus body, the actual pen in a stainless steel tip and finally the pen cap with the black plastic stylus nib. When presented as one piece there is virtually no difference in the look of the Pen Stylus and the original plain stylus that comes with the Treo 680/750.
My only complaint is that I find both the original Treo 680/750 stylus (no pen) and this new Pen Stylus to be just a little bit too light (weighing only 3 grams) compared to the heavier (6 grams) Solid Stylus for the Treo 650/700. Additionally, because the main body of the Pen Stylus is in plastic it inevitably bends a little when you are writing which begs me to ask why Palm did not 1) make the body a little heavier and 2) make the entire Pen Stylus in stainless steel instead of just the tips.
Leaving both of these small details aside there is no doubt that I am extremely impressed and pleased by the overall build quality of this new Pen Stylus and I have therefore ‘upgraded’ both my Treo 680 and Treo 750v with these.
Treonauts always pen with style…