When you think of an iPad, you probably think of Apple Pencil, which can help you make the most of your iPad. While Apple does offer two variants of stylus for different models of iPads, the price can put many people off. Fortunately, there are variety of stylus models that are compatible with iPads, and even have many of the same technologies as the Apple Pencil, like palm rejection and tilt recognition. Here are some of the best alternatives to the Apple Pencil for your iPad.
The Logitech Crayon is the very best alternative to Apple’s own Pencil, with an interesting shape that’s comfortable to grip and great compatibility with a range of apps. It’s not the cheapest, but it’s one of the very best. In fact, it’s the only non-Apple stylus with Apple’s stamp of approval (and even sold on Apple’s website).
The Jamjake Stylus Pen is a more budget-friendly option compared with Logitech. With a 1.5mm pen tip, it is easy to draw accurately on your iPad without lags or slips. In addition, the palm rejection technology allows for a more natural handwriting feel, so your screen doesn’t pick up your hand.
The ZAGG Pro Stylus is known for its dual-tip design: the end tip is excellent for scrolling, while the active tip is built for drawing and writing. The tip is very precise with tilt sensitivity and palm rejection. The Stylus can last up to 8 hours on a single charge, and the LED indicator lets you know how much battery life you have left.
Though buying a third-party iPad stylus can save you some money, if you do a lot of notetaking or marking up documents, writing lists, drawing, or sketching with your iPad, an official Apple Pencil will be definitely worth it. After all, it offers the best pressure sensitivity and work best with iPad apps.
The original version of Apple Pencil (1st generation) charges via a male lightning connection that’s hidden under a cap at the bottom of the pencil. It only works with specific iPad models, so make sure if your iPad supports it before purchase. The newer version of Apple Pencil (2nd generation), on the other hand, attaches to the sides of compatible iPads and can charge wirelessly.