The stylus for the MAX 3 has completely undergone a radical new design. This one is fatter and it is made of a high grade plastic with a layer of matte. This results in it being easier to grip. The nib is a little bit different too, when you press on the screen, it will retract slightly, responding to different levels of pressure. There is an eraser at the top, that can click down and make a little noise, like a real pen. You can also use it to delete elements on the screen, either when editing a PDF/EBOOK or with the note taking app.