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.