Samsung has introduced a super cheap conductive stylus for its Galaxy tablet duo, the Tab and the Tab 10.1; the accessory will be available for only $19.99 and should be compatible with other tablets as well.
The one that comes with the HTC Flyer costs $79.99 but is also a more capable one. Samsung says that the tablet stylus is designed to look like a "premium writing instrument", i.e. a posh pen.
The conductive tip of the stylus simulates a finger touch, tap or swipe "to provide a full touch screen environment without leaving a single fingerprint behind."
It doesn't say however how precise the touch feature is and whether for example varying the pressure on the stylus would alter the thickness of a paint stroke in a painting app.
Although the manufacturer hasn't disclosed the exact specifications of the phone, it is likely that it is complex enough to carry a $19.99 price tag.
Samsung (opens in new tab) has yet to confirm whether the the conductive stylus will be available in the UK and, if so, at what cost.