A stylus for every need. In an effort to address all special needs comfort levels when working with capacitive touch screen devices, we listen carefully to client needs and adapt them in our extensive styli portfolio. All styli use our in-house engineered Stylus Socks concept; a tip made from highly conductive fabric that is wrapped around a plug on the stylus stick. Compared with rubber or foam alternatives, they have no drag, there's no pressure required and they don't break. Smooth operations is guaranteed on all modern capacitive tablets and smartphones, like the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch iOS devices from Apple, the Android based Galaxy range from Samsung, the Nexus range from Google and Asus, the Xperia range from Sony, etc.
Worldwide service and logistics. We offer our services and ship our products around the world, using a flat rate product and shipping fee for everybody. Fulfillment locations in Europe and US take care of fast and economical shipping; we'll pick the best spot depending on your location.
The product. The Steady Stylus works for people who have difficulties holding an object like a pen, but who are able to firmly grasp something with their hand. This jr version is based on the original Chewy Tubes made in the USA to develop biting and chewing skills. But with our conductive sock wrapped around its stick and a felt tweaked tip, it becomes a cool tablet and smartphone stylus for the youngsters among us with additional support needs. The idea to use the Chewy Tubes came from a mother of a special needs son. She saw the T-shaped styli items in our shop and was wondering if we could apply our conductive fabric sock concept on her son's Chewy Tubes. And although the Chewy Tubes are small and flexible, the tests turned out great. We contacted Chewy Tubes HQ and they responded with enthusiasm on using their product as the basis for a stylus.
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Cheers, Team ShapeDad
*** History ***
It all started when the wife of a quad / quadriplegic patient ordered a regular Stylus Socks stylus from our Etsy shop. She found out about our conductive socks concept while she was visiting a local Apple store and one of the employees started Googling for a proper solution. Their first approach was to put the conductive sock around the tip of their existing plastic mouth stick. But as you may know, a capacitive touch screen requires some ground (body) contact to make it work. And with a plastic mouth stick, this means that a wire needs to be wrapped around the stick and into the mouth, which is not very convenient.
Then we made a custom solution for them based on two approaches. One with a fully conductive aluminum mouth stick gaining enough electrical ground by itself, and one that uses the iPad body's as an electrical ground so you can use it with an existing mouth stick of any material (even plastic). We shipped it and got positive feedback on both approaches. We tweeted about it and got in contact with people around the globe dealing with ALS or MS and started supporting them. A few weeks later, several of these packages got shipped to the US and AUS. And people using a head pointer got triggered as well, so that's how we started offering the conductive plugs. Just put these around your head pointer's tip and you're ready to go.