View Full Version : Second Stylus included with NZ90.
04-13-2003, 06:08 PM
Maybe this is common knowledge... Just in case I'll share.
I listen to alot of music with my NZ90. The tip of the wired remote functions as a stylus. If you hold your pointer finger over the curved part just right, It feels as natural as any stylus... or better.
04-13-2003, 08:15 PM
funny, was wondering just a few minutes ago why that tip is round... it's really too big for a stylys...
anyone know what it is for? seems a funny detail to add for no reason...
04-13-2003, 08:23 PM
It is, indeed, a stylus tip.
04-14-2003, 10:37 AM
Another example of why my motto is "you learn something new every day" :)
I didn't know that either.
04-14-2003, 11:41 AM
where did you get information it is a stylus tip? can you point to some link?
I submit it is not. Why? because the remote is useless without headphones attached. try wearing the headphones, and using the remote as a stylus. You can't! Why? Because the headphone cable is not long enough.
04-14-2003, 05:05 PM
I said it "functions as a stylus."
Without further suggestion... I believe it is meant to be used as one.
I submit that it is. Why? Because the distance I generally hold the Clie from my face when using any stylus is slightly less than the length of the supplied headphone cable. None-the-less, I use another set of headphones with a longer cable anyway.
It bothers me that as I humbly attempt to offer to others something I find to be useful... with the hope that someone else can benefit, I'm challanged to supply a source or a link.
Greg- The way you dismissed the idea with your first reply indicates a closed-minded approach to new ideas or something you didn't think of first. Your second reply brings to mind more intense choice words I'm sure would be edited by moderators. If it doesn't work for you as a stylus... fine. I guess your next reply will start with... "I called sony to prove you wrong and they said..."
04-14-2003, 10:28 PM
Please don't be bothered. Many people here in the forum would welcome your suggestions.
04-14-2003, 11:05 PM
You said FUNCTIONS as a stylus.... I said funny, but the tip is too big... what it was designed for...
Then you state it is INDEED a stylus.
While you could use it as a stylus, it is not... it is a different size, material, shape, and the tip is way too big..
When I questioned how you could make this definitive statement, your answer is effectively "because I said so"..
you are really missing the point...
I was curious why it was designed that way...
Since you can't use it on the screen unless you rip the headphones out of your ears, it's not reasonable to assume this is what it was designed for... just because you have headphones with a longer cord... this makes it reasonable?
no way... so you can use it for a stylus, but I maintain that the design is not a stylus... there is no supporting reasoning you have provided, or evidence from the manual, or any sony engineer, etc.
So go ahead and use it, I am happy for you. But I am still curious why it was designed with the little nub, and it isn't for yanking the headphones out so you can use it on the screen. That's all..
If you take this as negative, then I'm sorry...
04-15-2003, 12:47 AM
I read on the Sony site somewhere that it was definitley intended as a stylus that you could use if your other stylus is in the unit.
04-15-2003, 04:38 AM
The remote control has long been used by the Clie Community as a secondary stylus. Please see the links:
04-15-2003, 05:55 AM
well ....! i never thought of that. after all this time. how useful :-)
04-15-2003, 08:36 PM
I have owned many different models of Clie and it was in the previous manuals that came with the machine that it was intended as a stylus. put that to bed it was sonys idea.
04-15-2003, 09:31 PM
From the review of the N770:
Next to the Hold button there is a small jut: you can use this controller as a stylus pressing with the jut on the screen. Well, the solution looks curious.
I stand corrected... if you hold the clie about 9 inches from your face, you can hold the remote, and keep the headphones in..
The "solution" DOES look curious, but the tip isn't really as gargantuan as I remember... I guess an old farsighted guy can be wrong...
(now if I can just not change tunes every time I grafitti with it !!)
04-16-2003, 04:34 PM
looks like a solution to me.
nothing worse than messing about with the stylus on the metro!
04-23-2003, 08:01 AM
hey greg the controller also has a hold button so the songs wont change haha
04-23-2003, 08:45 AM
yes, but it is actually a good solution and well documented...
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