Jot Mini stylus
stylish stylus Is this mini marvel the best smartphone stylus yet?
Why this mini marvel could just be the best smartphone stylus for digital artists yet.
rating When it comes to styluses we often fixate on degrees of pressure sensitivity and levels of accuracy to judge their worth. The new Adonit Jot Mini may not have the bells and whistles of its siblings, but it also has none of the problems of Bluetooth pairing or app compatibility.
It’s super accurate, thanks to its pressure disc tip, and most importantly it’s great fun to use. At less that 10cm long and a mere 13 grams, it feels more like using a piece of charcoal than a stylus. Its brushed aluminium casing is tough too, but our favourite feature is the cap you can remove then screw on to the end so you don’t lose it – simple but smart!
Although it will happily work on any tablet, the Mini’s natural home is on smartphones – especially larger screened models like the iPhone 6 Plus, for which it’s perfect. The Mini’s reduced size makes it feel much more comfortable to use on a smaller screen as you can draw with the detail you would on a tablet and aren’t restricted by a cumbersome pen.
Using this small stylus on a smartphone is akin to the difference between drawing with a fineliner and a felt-tip.
The pressure disc tip enhances the stylus’ accuracy.