QUOTE(speculatrix @ Nov 25 2008, 04:19 PM)
You can also pull the non-pointy end off to reveal a pen, but I rarely remember.
the sl5500 does not have a pen inside either end, at least my stylus doesn't.
tightly wound tape won't hold forever, but I found it works quite well. It just gets wobbly after a while, so then I know I have to yank of the heavy duty tape and replace it. I put the tape on like you would put a BandAid on your finger and wrap around and around about 3 times, looks like a 1 inch wide piece straddling the plastic and metal.
i keep it as a backup for those times when the main stylus gets misplaced.