VER­DICT “It’s com­fort­able to use on the iPad but I missed the touch of us­ing pen on pa­per.”

hand­writ­ten all your idea of hav­ing this sty­lus If you like the in a dig­i­tal note­book, notes and sketches may be for you.

Simply Her (Singapore) - - Smart Shopper New - BY MELISSA CHANG – Melissa Chang, in­tern

WHAT IT IS The Adonit Jot Script Ever­note Edi­tion Sty­lus is like a pen for Ap­ple de­vices. Pow­ered by an AAA bat­tery, it can be used to jot down notes at meet­ings, put to­gether your gro­cery list, or sketch on note-tak­ing and draw­ing ap­pli­ca­tions like Penul­ti­mate (free), Memo (free), Pa­per by Fiftythree (free), Noteshelf ($6.98), and Zoom­notes ($6.98). These notes and draw­ings can then be saved and edited via the apps. How­ever, it doesn’t al­low you to write text mes­sages and e-mails on your de­vice.

Although it’s com­pat­i­ble with all iOS de­vices, don’t bother us­ing it with the iPhone – the screen is too small to ac­com­mo­date hand­writ­ten notes, un­less it’s for your kids to prac­tise writ­ing Chi­nese char­ac­ters. It paired eas­ily to my iPad via Blue­tooth – I only needed to press the power but­ton on the sty­lus for two sec­onds to sync them.

WRIT­ING WITH IT Writ­ing was smooth, and the sty­lus was es­pe­cially good at record­ing cur­sive hand­writ­ing. Be­cause the nib was rather thick, it helped that I could choose the pen-width mode in the apps to write more neatly. But some strokes oc­ca­sion­ally didn’t reg­is­ter, and there was a lag on the tablet in record­ing my hand­writ­ing.

I could eas­ily grip the ribbed edges around the alu­minium bar­rel, and as the sty­lus was light, I was able to take notes with it com­fort­ably for a half-hour meet­ing. Apps like Penul­ti­mate and Noteshelf let me write with the side of my hand rest­ing on the tablet, with­out leav­ing an on-screen trail.

With my notes and draw­ings all digitised in an app, I didn’t have to worry about mul­ti­ple note­books or los­ing that scrap of pa­per I’d scrib­bled on. But I wish it came in a pocket that could be at­tached to the tablet to make it more con­ve­nient to tote around.

Adonit Jot Script Ever­note Edi­tion Sty­lus, $119, from Epi­cen­tre, Innite, iS­tu­dio, Mul­ti­me­dia In­te­grated and Nubox

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