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Apr012012

Two iPad 2 stylus too cool!

Due to my disability and pain, it's taking awhile longer than I thought it might to write reviews for my new iPad styluses (thanks, Andrew from oStylus Due to my disability and pain, it's taking awhile longer than I thought it might to write reviews for my new iPad styluses (thanks, Andrew from oStylus & adonit!), but I thought I should mention them.

The photo shows an Adonit Jot Pro (red) and a one-of-a-kind oStylus made by Andrew Goss' company in Canada.

The oStylus is particularly cool because inherent in its design is the ability to see exactly where the iPad thinks you're pressing! This is great for drawing and handwriting apps.

The Adonit Jot Pro feels more accurate but it's also more solid (and heavier). It feels like a high quality metal pen, like a Cross, maybe (Montblanc doesn't have something with that kind of straight cylindrical body). The Jot Pro has magnets and a rubber grip that the standard Jot lacks. The magnets are brilliant. It secures well to the iPad 2 screen with or without smart cover, and can attach to the side of the iPad (where the smart cover attaches). The Jot Pro can be used to sleep/wake the iPad like the smart cover. I don't have a "the new iPad" cool because inherent in its design is the ability to see exactly where the iPad thinks you're pressing! This is great for drawing and handwriting apps.

The Adonit Jot Pro feels more accurate but it's also more solid (and heavier). It feels like a high quality metal pen, like a Cross, maybe (Montblanc doesn't have something with that kind of straight cylindrical body). The Jot Pro has magnets and a rubber grip that the standard Jot lacks. The magnets are brilliant. It secures well to the iPad 2 screen with or without smart cover, and can attach to the side of the iPad (where the smart cover attaches). The Jot Pro can be used to sleep/wake the iPad like the smart cover. I don't have a "the new iPad" so I can't comment on how it works with it.

The oStylus seems to make a softer contact with the iPad screen. The Jot feels like its poking the screen — I'm not comfortable typing with it.

I'll write up a detailed review of each when I'm feeling up to it. If you have a favorite stylus, let me know about it!

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Stylus is an important part of every touch screen device. This stylus is particularly cool because inherent in its design is the ability to see exactly where the iPad thinks you're pressing! It seems like a high quality pen with good grip.

May 29, 2012 at 1:54 AM | Unregistered CommenterTablet PC

Hi! Do you have a favorite stylus in particular? I've used quite a few, but certainly not all of them! I'm anxious to see the new pressure sensitive iPad styluses… Adonit is making one, and there are a few others like the jaja. I also want to try the YiFang Smart Pen.

As for these two, I like the Jot Pro because it has magnets in it — very clever — and the oStylus is a unique design. However, neither are as accurate as I like. The Jot sometimes misses due to its tip design (plastic) and the oStylus' center hole is too large for many apps — it is recognized as a two-finger touch.

My favorite stylus is the oStylus DOT — it is the most accurate stylus I've used, and really feels like a precision tool.

June 11, 2012 at 6:55 AM | Registered CommenterBradtastic

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