Today we’re going to look at three of the best iPad stylus, including a great budget option, Apple’s best official choice and our all-around favourite. Whether you’re looking for the best iPad stylus for taking notes, drawing or sketching, we’re sure you’ll find a good option here. Let’s get right into our recommendations!
3. Olixar HexStyli 6-in-1 Stylus Pen
The HexStyli is probably the best value stylus that you’ll be able to find. It’s normally £15, but it’s been discounted to just £3 at the time of writing this. It has a standard rubberised stylus on one hand, built into a metal frame that feels sturdy and comfortable to use. The HexStyli comes with five other functions as well: a pen, two screwdrivers, a spirit level and a ruler. Awesome!
2. Apple Pencil
The Apple Pencil is pricey and doesn’t work outside of the iPad Pro line, but it is a nice option for those that have gone for one of Apple’s premium iPads. The Pencil is precise, charges quickly from your iPad’s Lightning port, and uses both pressure and angle sensors to support shading and lines of different thicknesses. At £99 the Pencil is far from an impulse buy, though.
1. Adonit Pixel Precision Stylus
The Pixel is a clever iPad stylus with a 1.9mm fine point tip, allowing you to write clear notes and draw fine details that simply aren’t possible with other styluses. The ‘clever’ part comes courtesy of a Bluetooth connection to your iPad, which allows the stylus to include buttons for common tasks like activating the eraser, undo and redo. It also allows for advanced palm rejection, allowing you to rest your hand on the screen while drawing and writing without introducing random smudges. Finally, the Pixel supports 1024 levels of pressure, allowing you to draw lines of all thicknesses so you can paint, write or draw exactly how you want. Awesome!
Best of all, the Pixel works with all iPads and iPhones, rather than just the four iPad Pro devices on the market — so you won’t be left out if you haven’t upgraded to Apple’s most expensive tablets!
For a cheaper stylus alternative that retains the 1.9mm fine point tip, check out the Adonit Dash 2!
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