iChic Gear Phantomus full review
Available in boy-friendly blue or girl-friendly pink, iChic Gear’s Phantomus comes with a one-eyed, smiley ghost head, which is detachable and can be used to protect the soft rubberised nib when not in use. iChic claims it has the weight, shape and feel of a typical felt-tip pen, so will be familiar to any child new to using an iPad and stylus.
The Phantomus has a smooth, straight barrel, which is quite comfortable to use despite the lack of a padded grip. The nib, while a touch too soft for our tastes, has a nice bounce and responds pretty well – it’s a good choice for digital drawing and painting. The Phantomus also works fine as a gaming stylus. The slimline design doesn’t distract from or obscure gameplay.
Build is okay: the rubberised tip is secure and the slimline body fairly solid, which is important when you consider how easily children’s toys can be broken when your back turns.