Some folks may remember a time when Faraday Stylus was known as iFaraday. To this day we still have packaging with the old logo laying around the storeroom. Originally Faraday Stylus was created to be compatible with products such as iPad and iPhone as it was much more difficult back in the mid to late 2000s to find good quality styluses at a reasonable price. (Yes, we have been around that long!) I still remember every time a new generation of iProduct came out, my officemate and I would go down to the Apple store with a few tester styluses just to make sure they would still work.
Spoiler alert: They always did.
This is because of how these types of touchscreens known as capacitive touchscreens work. You can read more about the details here (https://scienceline.org/2012/01/okay-but-how-do-touch-screens-actually-work/) but the long and short of it is that it’s all based on electricity. The human body functions via electric impulses. It’s what flows through our bodies when we think, move, breathe, and sleep. It’s also how capacitive touchscreens register when they are being touched.
Because of this we use a special silver infused fabric to cover our rubber tips to provide optimal conductivity from your hand to the screen. Silver is one of the most conductive metals on the planet, which makes it the perfect medium to help carry the electric signals from our bodies, down the aluminum body of your stylus, and into the fabric tip, replicating the touch of a finger.
We decided to change the name because Faraday Styluses work with pretty much all modern touchscreen devices whether they are iOS, Android, Google, etc. The only products they don’t work with are products with proprietary styluses such as Wacom tablets, and other products that are not capacitive touchscreens.
So that’s the story. Faraday Stylus is for more than just Apple, so we changed the name to reflect that.
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