If there's one word to describe the AluPen stylus, it's solid. Carved from a hunk of aluminum in the shape and size of a chunky pencil, it's not the smallest, lightest, or most artistic stylus we're reviewed recently — but there's something about it that makes you want to hold it in your hand, or even just display it on your desk. The word that comes to mind is totemic (yes, in the INCEPTION spinning-top sense of the word): it's got style, substance, and serious heft. (Except for the tip, which is your traditional touchscreen-friendly soft rubber.)
All that substance, however, comes with a hefty price tag: while the AluPen itself retails for US$24.95 (including a deluxe carrying case), if you don't reside in JustMobile's home country of Germany and order it from their website, be prepared to be hit with hefty VAT fees and DHL shipping charges that can double its total cost.
Check out our hands-on review below: