Adonit Jot Pro Stylus Review
Last week we reviewed the Dagi Precision stylus, today we have a similar, but very different precision stylus from Adonit.
The principle here is the same, a small capacitive area in contact with the screen, surrounded by a soft transparent disk to give ultimate precision, however this time the capacitive are is actually attached to a ball, like on a ball point pen.
This allows a much more natural range of motion when writing or drawing, giving you the ability to connect at almost any angle.
The pen itself has a really nice solid construction and comes with a lid for protection. Another nice feature is an in-built magnet so that it clings to your tablet without a clip.
You hold the mobile phone stylus by a nice rubber rip and the lid firmly fits over the tip by screwing into place. Overall it feels like really nice quality.
It also comes in a nice transparent plastic case, it look expensive, perfect gift material.
Using the stylus was a good experience. For precision pointing it’s great, a tiny tip with great visibility of where your clicking.
It does give the feel of metal against glass though, makes an audible tapping sound and can feel a bit scratchy. This is fine when clicking things on screen, but does make you slightly nervous when running the ball tip over the surface of your device. Make sure it’s scratch resistant.
Because the soft disk is fairly solid you dont have to push too hard to get your press registered, over time this does mean that you get more confident. For line drawings, sketches and painting it’s a really top class product.
Adonit have released an SDK (Software Developer Kit) so app developers can make their apps work better with the Jot Pro.
For example, the excellent drawing app, Procreate on the Apple iPhone and iPad, uses the Adonit SDK.
Procreate should work better with the Jot than another app, like Paper would. In practice we found this to be the case too.
For only £24.95 from Mobile Fun it’s a great buy, highly recommended.