Unless you're the type who sharpens a pencil down to its metal crown, the DS Lite stylus just doesn't compare to the familiar weight, thickness, and balance of a pen or pencil. Hori's latest Touch Pen looks like a comfortable and convenient alternative to the stock stylus.
Users drop a standard stylus into the Touch Pen Attachment's casing just like with an ink refill. Including two replaceable styli with every purchase seems a bit unnecessary, but we're not going to argue with free stuff. The pen's wider and taller body will be able to rest on your hand, and the rubber grip makes sure that the stick won't slip out of your fingers during a hectic game of Elite Beat Agents.
The Touch Pen Attachment is as portable as any other writing utensil, but you can also latch it onto the back of your handheld with the two plastic bumps on the clip. From the product shots we've seen, the nubs fit right into the holes meant for the DS Lite's strap.
The pens come in White, Black, and Pink, retailing for about $6.00 each. Head past the post break for more photos of the Touch Pen Attachment DS Lite.
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
4-04-2007 @ 4:35PM
I'm going to start looking at importing. Is Play Asia good?
4-04-2007 @ 5:40PM
But is there a version available for us original DS users, or have we been officially shafted for not upgrading to the Lite?
4-04-2007 @ 5:57PM
I saw a couple of those at the local walmart. I'm sure you don't need to import unless you live in europe.
4-04-2007 @ 9:43PM
Eric Caoili said...
wildweasel: Hori has an attachable "touch pen" for the old DS too. it's a bit different, but still gets the job done.
4-05-2007 @ 6:52AM
the "metal crown at the end of a pencil" you were referring to is actually called a ferrule.