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Touch Screen Stylus Pen

A Stylus Pen – The #1 Accessory EVERY Senior Needs For Their Touch Screen Device

What is a Stylus Pen for Touch Screen Devices?

stylus-pen-for-touch-screenI could give you the technical definition of a stylus pen but I think it’s best if I put it in my own words. A Stylus Pen works by touch or pressure, rather than actual ink and is an instrument that allows me to precisely tap on my screen to make my tablet or smart phone complete a task I want it to do. For instance, if I wanted to select my Facebook app the stylus pen allows me to do so without accidentally opening another app by touching on it. It also gives me the ability to write or draw on my touchscreen using apps that will turn your iPad into a really cool drawing tablet.

Stylus Pen’s work on all sorts of devices like the iPad, iPhone, Android and Samsung and will work on e-Readers like the Kindle and Nook.

Your Need for a Stylus is Greater Than You Think

If you suffer from:

  • Eye-hand coordination that isn’t what it use to be
  • Arthritis
  • Fat fingers
  • Neuropathy
  • Decreased dexterity
  • The effects of a Stroke or anything else that may hinder you from using your fingertips to touch the screen.

Then you definitely need a stylus pen so that your time on your tablet or phone will be more enjoyable. A Stylus pen will give you a better level of use and functionality because they are more accurate than your fingertips. Plus they are super simple to use and allow you to effortlessly scroll through web pages and accurately choose tasks you want to perform.

Not all Stylus Pens are the Same

Stylus Pens come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors and are used for many different purposes. I mean, you have those that work great for drawing – those that have small nibs and large nibs – those with thin and wide grips – those that have tips/nibs that are replaceable and those that dual between the stylus pen and an ink pen.

With so many different stylus pens out there how is one suppose to choose what is right for them?
Read the description, the questions and the reviews of the pen before you purchase it.  When choosing my pen I read the reviews for each pen and was able to determine which one would work with my iPad Air 2, iPad Mini and my iPhone 6S Plus along with my Samsung Tablet. This is what you’ll want to do also because some pens I found were not compatible with all four of these touch screen devices.

For the sake of this article I only wanted to focus on Stylus pens that would benefit those aging adults that may be having trouble using their fingertips to choose things on their touch screen tablet or phone.  There are stylus pens that are specific to those that are looking to draw, sketch or design concepts on their iPad like these fine point pens here.

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4 Top Rated Stylus Pens for Seniors

(Remember to Read the Reviews before you purchase anything – this will help you to choose the pen that is right for you)

1. Cosmonaut – Wide-Grip Stylus for Capacitive Touch Screen Tablets

With its wide grip and durability, the Cosmonaut Stylus is the perfect shape, weight, and length for the elderly who owns a tablet, smart phone or e-Reader. Not only does it have precision touch but many have said that it is the best on the market.

4.2 out of 5 stars

Known to work with: iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPhone, Surface, Kindle Fire
Tips/Nibs Replaceable: Yes
Size: 5 x 0.9 x 0.6 inches
Weight: 1.4 ounces

What others are saying about this keyboard:

  • Great for Stroke Survivors
  • Best on the market
  • Bought this for my 72-year-old mother – she doesn’t have arthritis but had problems using a regular stylus as of late and this did the trick.

Read the Full Reviews of the Cosmonaut – Wide-Grip Stylus – Click Here

2. elago® Stylus

This stylus pen is great for note taking, drawing and is a lot like writing with a real pencil but with a much more comfortable feel to it. The tip on it allows you to write at whatever angle you hold it at, the contact is great and it’s precision is on point.

4.4 out of 5 stars
Elago Stylus Grip Pen

Known to work with: iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPhone, Android Devices, Surface, Kindle Fire
Tips/Nibs Replaceable: Yes
Size: 5.8 x 4 x 0.3 inches
Weight: 0.6 ounces

What others are saying about this keyboard:

  • The Best Stylus Ever
  • Great contact and writing on iPad
  • This stylus is WONDERFUL. It’s thicker and more solid than those tiny/thin stylus you see in the store

Read the Full Reviews of the elago® Stylus – Click Here


3. Kensington GummyGrip Stylus for Kids

Don’t let the name fool ya! This Stylus pen may be designed for kids but many grown adults are using it also with a lot of rave reviews. It’s durable with an ergonomic shape for those that may have a hard time holding a smaller pen. The other great feature this pen has is the lanyard loop so that you won’t misplace your pen.

4.6 out of 5 stars
Kensington GummyGrip Stylus Pen


Known to work with:  iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire
Tips/Nibs Replaceable: No
Size: 7 x 1 x 3 inches
Weight: 0.8 ounces
Any special software required: No

What others are saying about this keyboard:

  • Also great for grown-ups!
  • I know these are for kids, but they also work for arthritis
  • Love it. I have carpal tunnel and my hand hurts when I use my phone… Now it doesn’t!!

Read the Full Reviews of the Kensington GummyGrip Stylus – Click Here



4. GRIPPY Thin-Tip High Precision Universal Capacitive Stylus Pens 5.5″ + Extra 3 Replaceable Tips + 2 X 15″ Detachable Elastic Lanyards + Cleaning Cloth (Red/Black with Grip)

Did you just read that title for this pen? I mean look at all the EXTRAS you get with this 2 pack bundle. 3 extra tips, a lanyard plus a cleaning cloth. These pens were specifically designed for kids, the elderly and those that may have trouble writing. It’s got an ergonomic soft, squishy grip to make it easier for you to us.

4.6 out of 5 stars
Grippy Capacitive Stylus Pens


Known to work with:  iPod, iPad, iPhone, Samsung Galaxy phones and tables and Kindle Fire
Tips/Nibs Replaceable: Yes
Size: 7.8 x 3 x 0.5 inches
Weight: 1.6 ounces
Any special software required: No

What others are saying about this keyboard:

  • Perfect “weight” for my preference. Tethered, so no more lost styluses in my couch!
  • Vibrant colors with options to customize the tips to your liking!
  • I love them! I like the fact that there is the cord that i can attach to things so I don’t lose them!

Read the Full Reviews of the GRIPPY Thin-Tip High Precision Universal Capacitive Stylus Pens – Click Here

As I mentioned before there are so many different styles to choose from. Remember to read the questions people ask on each of these listings as well as the reviews before you purchase. The above stylus pens are recommended by those seniors or loved ones who bought these for their loved ones and have had wonderful testimonies of using them.

Do you have a Stylus Pen that you use that wasn’t listed? If so, let me know in the comments below what you’re using and I can add it to this list.

Remember, we’re all learning together!

Ya’ll Be Blessed,



Audrey Ostoyic
Audrey Ostoyic
What can I say...I love to teach and watch the light bulbs go off when people finally "get it!" I enjoy reading, relaxing at the beach and spending time with my family and grand babies.

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