Remember all those slick styli for all those ancient PDAs and first smartphones? Well, some of the styli for the iPad are starting to get fancier, and at least one, Hard Candy's iPad Stylus, incorporates a real pen to "sign those important business contracts in luxurious style." No contracts to sign? No worries. It's also good for doodling during important business meetings.
If you're wondering why you need a stylus for the iPad, you probably haven't tried taking notes with your finger, and illustrators working with drawing apps prefer the added precision of a stylus. This one's got more heft to it than something like the Pogo Stylus or Pogo Sketch--and some stylus users will like that. It feels like you're holding a real pen in your hand because, well, you are.
It's also worth mentioning that despite its name, the Hard Candy iPad Stylus works with the iPhone and iPod Touch, as well as other touch-screen devices. It costs $34.95.