That HTC is touting the stylus for its Flyer tablet as a wonderful feature is risible on its own – outside of those with very specific uses, nobody should ever need a stylus in 2011. But the price is insane.
The stylus won’t be included with the Flyer – instead, it’ll be an $US80 add-on. Eighty dollars. That’s almost a fifth of the cost of the entire tablet. And although the thing does have some multimedia features tucked in, it’s still, at its heart, a stick. A stick you use to draw on your screen – an interface element that I thought had been mummified long ago. But it’s back! And very overpriced. [HTC via Gadget Lab]