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Palm Pen/Stylus replacement combo 3 pack For Treo 750 and Treo 680

Thu Dec 21, 2006 - 7:18 AM EST - By Douglas Morse


The Stylus Pen combo is a simple and effective tool. In the package you get three replacement stylus/pen combos for the Treo 750 and three extra uppers for use with the Treo 680.


The stylus pen combos match the design of the stylus included with the Treo 750: a plastic black upper body and a metallic lower third with a black plastic tip. However the replacements are more of a matt black than a glossy black, though you’d be hard pressed to tell the difference. The black plastic tip is exactly like the one it replaces. It’s smooth and easy to work with. In the Pilot 1000 days, the screens were prone to scratching and pitting. Palm replaced screens for free if they were still under warranty. At least that problem is far behind us. Still, you should always use a screen protector.


Unscrew the tip of the stylus to reveal a small pen tip. It’s just basic black ink, but it will get you out of a lot of jams. I’ve been a huge fan of the stylus replacement combo for a long, long time and I consider it an essential accessory to any touch screen device. I’m often caught without a pen and have used this in many a situation. Is it extremely handy, yes it is. Is it perfectly comfortable? Of course it’s not. Handling a pen the diameter of spaghetti is never the best option – it’s the best option if you don’t have another choice. The only other problem I’ve noticed is that it’s easy to lose track of the pen cap once unscrewed. With the older Palm/handspring models, the cap would snap onto the other end, however new styluses are designed differently.

The stylus also unscrews at the middle allowing you to swap out different sized tops and these work with the Treo 750 or 680. You’ll need to make sure the middle is tight enough so you don’t accidentally unscrew it.

If you’re shopping here at TreoCentral, throw a set of these in your basket. Jay Gross recently reviewed the multi-colored replacements, but the ones he reviewed are not multi-function. Also, he found the replacement did not fit flush with the Treos he had on hand. With the combo stylus, it is a perfect fit. I’d always recommend substance over style any day.

A final note. Only once have I ever run out of ink back in my Visor Deluxe days. You’ll certainly run through your device before you’ve either run out of ink or have lost all of these styli.

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