The Ergo Stylus by The Pencil Grip Inc.- Review and Giveaway


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Pros…

Designed to encourage an ergonomic grip, large diameter, weighted stylus works well for children learning to write

Cons…

Broad tip not ideal for fine detail, large and heavy so not ideal  for use on the go.

Summary

If you are looking for a stylus for a child learning to write, or for someone with fine motor issues this is a great choice. The size, weight and built-in grip all help encourage a good hand position.

 

Our Rating

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The Pencil Grip Inc. are a company that specializes in ergonomic writing aids. I have been using their pencil grip with my daughter to help teach her to hold her pencil correctly, so I was very interested to hear that they are moving into the digital age and are now producing a stylus too.

As soon as you see this stylus it is obvious that it is not a standard iPad stylus. It is a chunky stylus, similar in size to a fat marker pen and with an ergonomic Pencil Grip built in. The Pencil Grip itself is a pear- shaped, flexible grip, which is triangular in cross-section. The Pencil Grip holds the fingers in a relaxed position by supporting the first knuckle of the thumb and index finger, encouraging the user to use a full hand and arm action when writing.   It works for both right and left-handed users.

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I tested this stylus out myself and with my six-year-old daughter who has fine motor issues. As well as having the grip built-in, this stylus is also bigger and heavier than your average iPad stylus. These are all good things for use with a young child learning to write, and for older children with fine motor issues. I found the stylus easy to write and draw with, and it worked well at a variety of angles, the grip naturally guides you to use it in an ergonomic way. My daughter really liked using the stylus her comment was “I love this pen, mum” and although she still doesn’t have a “perfect grip” when using it she does have her fingers in a much better, more ergonomic position than with any other stylus we have tried. The tip is very broad – so it is like writing or drawing with a broad-tipped marker – so not an ideal stylus for doing detailed work, and the stylus is big enough that it wouldn’t be my first choice to carry for use myself, but for use with my daughter it is exactly what I’m looking for in a stylus. It might also be a good choice for an older person who has problems gripping a narrow pen or stylus. Like most styluses it performs much better without a screen protector on the iPad. The stylus has a rubber tip that is not replaceable, so over time the stylus will need replacing, but as it currently sells for only $12.99 it is cheap enough to replace every few months.

Overall, if you are looking for a stylus for a child learning to write, or for someone with fine motor issues this is a great choice. The size, weight and built-in grip all help encourage a good hand position.

NOTE: A product was supplied by the company for review purposes, no other form of compensation was received, all opinions stated in the review are those of the author and have been offered honestly.

 

Giveaway

If you would like to win an Ergo Stylus we have THREE to give away, please enter via the widget below. Winners will be emailed and must contact The iMums within 48 hours to claim their prize. This giveaway is open to US AND CANADA ONLY and a valid mailing address is required to claim the prize. Please ensure you have read and understand our Terms & Conditions. Good luck!

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Mary

Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).

37 thoughts on “The Ergo Stylus by The Pencil Grip Inc.- Review and Giveaway”

  1. My sons would use this- they both have fine motor delays and this would be super to pair up with handwriting and occupational therapy apps! I also want to see how it works for my oldest with Predictable!

  2. I would use it in my preschool class….I have several students with fine motor issues. I’m in the US.

  3. I work with a little toddler who I think this would really help him to access the iPad. I am I Kansas, USA.

  4. My son would use this as he has hypotonia and a fine motor delay along with Apraxia — this would be great as he really dislikes paper and pencil tasks but could practice the skills with this tool and his iPad! We are in Canada.

  5. USA, I would give it to my mother who loves to pen letters, and a stylus on the iPad would be easier for her than use the keyboard, plus, her hearing is almost non existent, she is arthritic,etc. so this will make communication much less stressful for her.

  6. My Speech/Language students would use the stylus, and I’m sure my grandchildren would want to use it as well.

  7. It will be used by the various individuals I teacher, tutor, mentor, care for and/or just hang out with!

  8. My daughter would use it. She is working on pre printing and printing skills. I am in Canada. Thank you!

  9. my wife will use it because of her arthritis and bad grip! Perfect for her! I live in the USA. Thank you very much!

  10. I live in the US. I would use with with many of my students. I am a home based early childhood special education teacher and many of my students have fine motor delays.

  11. I’m in the US. I would love to have this for my son with fine motor difficulties and also for the toddlers I work with in Early Intervention.

  12. If I win, my 6yo with autism will use this. Writing is very difficult for him, but the ipad motivates him. I’d love to win this!

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