I wanted a stylus for those rare moments when I need it, but found the pencil wrapped with tin foil to be too flimsy. so I came up with another idea: -get a medium carabiner cip, the kind for keys not for climbing -cut it off on the long side right before it starts curving towards the hinge. it must be that side, or else the arm will be in the way -use sandpper to smooth the cut and make it very slightly curved. -ow use the sandpaper again to make the edges rounded as to not scratch your ipod -OPTIONAL- I used the sandpaper and sanded away all of the paint within a centimeter of the tip of my stylus, so paint flakeswouldnt get on my ipod and in my case. tip: every so often while sanding test your tylus. I found mine works best if I hold it with the bend right outside my thumb, so experiment with diferent grips and sanded ends (sorry for all the typos - my computer broke so not only do I not have firefox's awesome spellcheck, on my mom's laptop that I'm using the keyboard sucks) EDIT: attached is a diagram.