iPad 2

Jot Touch Stylus

Posted on:  August 10, 2012

I’m really liking the new JOT TOUCH stylus from ADONIT which delivers pressure sensitive capabilities to the iPad 2 and 3.

Those of you who follow me on Twitter may have read the series of tweets I posted on August 3rd detailing my initial impressions on this new stylus.  Overall it delivers on it’s promise of  pressure sensitivity and accuracy for artists and others who rely on their iPads for work and entertainment.

Don’t expect Cintiq quality in terms of the sensitivity, but it’s made drawing on the iPad truly fun. The Jot Touch works on a whole array of art and drawing apps including Procreate, Penultimate and Sketchbook Pro.  At $99.00 it’s a bit pricey but I have to say it’s truly worth it.  It’s a major upgrade from conventional styluses especially in the accuracy department and specifically when it comes to hand writing notes. You can definitely generate thick to thin lines based on pen pressure but I find it less accurate when I do texture work like fast stippling and dotting.

The Jot Touch comes with a USB 2.0 charger equipped with a magnetic receptacle similar to the mag safe charger on Apple notebooks.  I sketched the image above on Procreate in an HD canvas using an HB pencil and Gensinski Ink brush for tones.


I see something..

Posted on:  December 30, 2011

Quick sketch done on the iPad 2 using the PROCREATE app.  He looks like he’s seeing the light…

100 Impressions 74-75

Posted on:  September 2, 2011



Been digging this new app I downloaded for the iPad called PENULTIMATE.  It’s meant to be a note taking app but the line quality of the pen is quite nice.  If I can just find an app that would finish all my projects for me…


iPad 2 Stylus Round Up

Posted on:  June 6, 2011

As I’ve been promising on Twitter, here’s a series of three videos with an overview of the iPad stylus products I’ve been testing lately.  It’s shot with my iPhone 4 so if it’s shaky and ill-framed, that’s why. (I was going for the docu feel on this one)  Also if I sound clunky it’s because all of this was done extemporaneously plus, I’m getting over a head cold.  Bottom line with any tool is you’ll never know until you try it yourself so in as much as I try to be descriptive here, it’s not definitive. (Video available in HD)