iPad is like a mini-computer and is a very productive device besides gaming and watching movies. For Art and design professionals or even for common office workers iPad with its stylus works wonders. Apple Stylus works as a pen, paintbrush, or marker and comes with the latest version of iPad models.
Apple Stylus Pencil (1st generation) works with these iPad models:
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st or 2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 10.5-inch
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- iPad (6th generation)
- iPad (7th generation)
Apple Stylus Pencil (2nd generation) works with these iPad models:
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch
Besides Apple pencil, there are other stylus too that work best for your iPad and are much cheaper than Apple stylus. Here are the Seven best styli for iPad, iPad Pro, and iPad mini to buy in 2020
Well, this is the first and recommended choice so if you have an iPad Pro or any other Pencil-supported iPad then the Apple Watch is the most obvious choice. It’s a solid 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. Second generation Apple stylus cost AU$199 and first generation cost A$145
Adonit Jot Pro
The Apple Pencil can only be used with the iPad Pro, 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. The fact you can use it on most iPads, and later with the free app makes it a good value for money. This stylus cost US$23.99. Click here to know more.
Bamboo Fineline 3
If you’re looking for a great iPad stylus for writing notes or general handwriting purposes, the Wacom Bamboo Stylus Fineline 3 is the one to get. It connects via Bluetooth and is supported by a range of apps, but the key advantage of the Stylus Fineline is its superior palm rejection. While it’s not as easy to set up as the Apple Pencil, it’s a great alternative if you’re looking to sketch, and take notes, on an iPad Air or iPad mini. This stylus is also available at Amazon and cost starts from A$70 and above according to colour and features.
Ciscle Disc Stylus
The Ciscle Disc Stylus is similar to the Adonit Jot Pro, but at a fraction of the cost. Like the Adonit, the Ciscle Disc has a clear, circular nib which is also replaceable. The body of the stylus is made of anodised aluminum, making it corrosion-resistant and strong, but not weighty. A useful feature of the pivoting tip is that the nib’s barrel slides well into and locks within the pen, protecting the nib from falling out. This stylus is compatible with any touchscreen device, and even comes with a storage bag. At amazon it costs A$20.94.
B&D Stylus Pen 2-in-1
The B&D stylus is made fully of aluminum and comes with twenty extra rubber tips at different sizes so you can adjust the accuracy of lines. It’s dual tipped too, so you can use a different size on either end. The B&D Stylus is compatible with the iPad (1st and 2nd gen), iPhone, iPad mini and iPad Air 1 to 4. This stylus cost $9.77 at Amazon.
Meko Universal Stylus
The Meko stylus can be used for note-taking, drawing, writing and, of course, basic selection and navigation – and like the B&D option, it is also made of aluminum without any plastic parts. At Amazon this stylus cost $16.99
Hahakee iPad Stylus
Hahakee’s rechargeable iPad stylus promises precision, smoothness, and 40 hours of use with a 4 hour charge. A removable cap at the back of the pen neatly covers the USB port and keeps it free from dust and grime. Conveniently, the stylus turns off on its own within 2 minutes when not in use, saving battery life.
With an aluminum body and pointed tip, this stylus looks like a real pen which only adds to the impression you’re using a traditional pen. It even has the clip! This stylus comes with 4 replaceable rubber tips. At Amazon, this stylus costs A$27.95
Now choose the stylus which you feel is best according to your budget or your type of usage.