Smartphone Accessories: Stylus Butte MT

A stylus is a handy accessory that can be used to input information on any device (PDAs, smartphones, etc.) that has a pressure-sensitive screen. Read through the following articles to learn more about styluses and find local companies and providers who can help you find what you’re looking for.

Tc Pro Audio
(406) 457-5618
314 N Last Chance Gulch St
Helena, MT
 
Spectrum Computers & Security
(406) 262-9500
607 1st St
Havre, MT
 
Digital Video Systems Incorporated
(406) 256-7853
404 N 31st St Ste 127
Billings, MT
 
Downer's Television Sales
(406) 259-3038
630 Logan Ln
Billings, MT
 
Hi-Tech Electronics
(406) 721-5160
2307 S Grant St
Missoula, MT
 
Starwest Satellite
(406) 541-8655
2825 Stockyard Rd Ste D1
Missoula, MT
 
All Services-West
(406) 646-9009
19 N Hayden St
West Yellowstone, MT
 
Inphaze Systems Incorporated
(406) 829-1555
1633 South Ave W
Missoula, MT
 
Studio Av Incorporated
(406) 586-5593
706 N 7th Ave
Bozeman, MT
 
Buzzard Wireless & Satellite
(406) 453-2899
801 River Dr S
Great Falls, MT
 

Styra: The Secret Agent's Stylus Replacement

Styra: The secret agent's stylus replacement.

I have a terrible habit of losing the stylus on my "everyday use" devices. Although I'm very responsible with test devices that we review for our magazine, it's inevitable that I will misplace the stylus that goes with whatever device I regularly carry. For example, with my T-mobile MDA (which ships with two styluses), I’ve already lost the both OEM styluses. For the past few weeks I’ve been carrying a full-sized replacement . However, it isn’t always convenient to use a full-sized stylus and it pains me to look at the empty stylus silo on the side of the device. So this week, I found a killer replacement for the original stylus.

Boxwave Corporation makes a three-in-one product called the Styra. This stylus is designed to fit in the silo on your device, effectively replacing the original stylus that came with your unit. The stylus works normally, and has all the functionality of the stylus you used to carry. For example, with my MDA, the stylus “telescopes” (extends) when I pull it out of the silo and retracts when I push it back into the device.

However, the Styra also has some additional the features that make it suitable to be carried by a secret agent. When you unscrew the plastic tip of the stylus, there’s a tool to reset your device (helpful for devices where the stylus doesn’t fit into the soft reset hole). Unscrew the other side of the stylus and you’ll find a ballpoint pen. One final touch is that the Styra tips are "tuxedo black" molded plastic, which looks much better than the ugly grey color that originally came with my MDA and helps to boost my secret agent persona.

The Styra Stylus
Figure 1: The Styra is a replacement stylus that features a ballpoint pen and a device reset tool.

The Styra is available for a vast number of Windows Mobile devices and costs approximately $11.95 (prices vary depending on your device). You can learn more by visiti...

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