PDA Panache DS Lite Pro Stylus

I have been using the standard DS Lite stylus that came with my portable console for over two years. I decided to get a new stylus, but not just any stylus — oh no! I bought the PDA Panache Pro Stylus upgrade for the Nintendo DS Lite (also available for the original DS).

The main thing that differentiates this stylus from common styli you see in stores is that it is made of metal — solid, chrome-plated brass, in fact. The tip of the stylus billed as an “advanced screen-safe” tip, so for people who don’t have screen protectors on their DS, this may be a selling point. The tip comes in either black or bright, EasyView, orange. As it’s made of brass, it is heavier than other styli, but this is the feature that makes PDA Panache stylus such a joy to use.

Here it is with my DS Lite:

PDA Panache Pro Stylus Upgrade - with DS Lite
 

A picture of the tip (I chose the black one):

PDA Panache Pro Stylus Upgrade - Tip
 

A picture of the end:

PDA Panache Pro Stylus Upgrade - End
 

It took me at least a play session or two to get used to its weight, but once I did, I didn’t want to go back to my old plastic stylus. It is slightly thinner than the standard DS stylus, but I quickly adjusted. Before I got used to the weight, I sometimes felt that I was overcompensating for its this, and I was paranoid I would inadvertently tap too hard and damage the touch screen. After a few sessions, I had no problems with the heavier weight.

The only drawback to the PDA Panache Pro Stylus is its price point. $15.95 plus shipping is not a small amount to pay for a stylus. You get two free styli with your DS, and a number of console accessories, such as carrying cases and screen protectors, come with extra styli. If you pre-order DS games, they will often give you a special stylus as a bonus. Low cost or free styli are not hard to find.

Despite the price, I’m quite happy and satisfied with this purchase.

  5 comments for “PDA Panache DS Lite Pro Stylus

  1. Olivia
    25 August 2008 at 22:29

    I am quite happy and satisfied with your purchase as well. :-)

    My only issue with this stylus is that it doesn`t snap into place in the DS styli slot as securely as the plastic ones do. It slides our pretty easily if it gets nudged at all, which makes me kind worried sometimes about losing it.

    It also kind of makes my whole stylus collection a waste cause this is the only one I use now (except for the guitar pick for On Tour).

  2. 25 August 2008 at 23:04

    Yeah, this stylus doesn’t click into place like the plastic ones do, though I haven’t had any problems with it slipping out accidentally.

    Oh but your stylus collection isn’t a waste! You can get a glass display case and lay your styli out as if they were museum artifacts. The clear feather stylus is my favourite piece in your collection. ;-)

  3. DarkDreemer
    16 April 2009 at 01:17

    Hi!
    Where can I get one, becouse PDA Panache does not ship to worldwide. Are there any other shop which sell this item? THNX!

  4. 16 April 2009 at 22:47

    Sorry, DarkDreemer, I don’t know where to get them outside of the Untied States. You might try contacting PDA Panache directly to see if they have any official distributors outside the US. Good luck.

  5. DarkDreemer
    20 April 2009 at 08:23

    Thanks for your answer.

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