Best ipad stylus
Martyn Casserly looks at your best options
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If you have an ipad Pro or the new 2018 edition of the 9.7in ipad, then there’s one obvious choice, and that’s the Apple Pencil (pictured above). It’s a solid hunk of white plastic that fits neatly in the hand and oozes quality. Apple built it, so it offers features other stylus makers can’t match, such as a screen response rate that doubles when you bring the stylus close to the display (making the ink appear to flow from the nib). Another unique feature is the
nib, which you can use on its side to shade, like you would with a pencil. It’s also easier to set up than other styluses: plug the Lightning connector into your ipad and the wireless connection will be established automatically and instantly. It’s not cheap, but this is an essential accessory for ipad Pro owners. The Apple Pencil doesn’t work with any other model of ipad (or iphone), so if you own a pre-2018 ipad, Air or mini you’ll need to read on for your stylus needs.
Adonit Jot Pro
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The Apple Pencil can only be used with the ipad Pro, so if you have a different ipad, Adonit Jot Pro is a great alternative. The build quality is great, and it has a nice textured grip making it feel solid in the hand. The cushioned tip is interesting, and it has a see-through plastic circle on the nib, which enables you to see exactly where you’re drawing. It’s great for graphic designers, although those looking for a handwriting tool may prefer something chunkier. The fact you can use it on most ipads, as well as iphone 4s and later with the free app makes it good value for money.