iPad Stylus Review Roundup: The Best Pen for Your Tablet

There’s a reason why the stylus is one of the most popular iPad accessories. Available in all shapes, colors and sizes, these capacitive pens offer more precise control than your finger, and also work well with drawing and note-taking apps. And for those of us not yet done with paper, the styli reviewed here all have ballpoint-pen action. Yes, they cost more than a basic stick, but for the multitaskers out there, one of these might just be the perfect accessory. 

Anna Attkisson
Anna Attkisson
A lover of lists and deadlines, Anna Attkisson covers apps, social networking, tablets, chromebooks and accessories. She loves each of her devices equally, including the phablet, three tablets, three laptops and desktop. She joined the Laptop Mag staff in 2007, after working at Time Inc. Content Solutions where she created custom publications for companies from American Express to National Parks Foundation.
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  1. Herb Says:

    Disappointing review. I expected to see some others styluses here, such as Adonit (especially with their new Bluetooth model) and some interesting ones from Kickstarter in the Cosmonaut and the new HAND.

  2. Tani W. Says:

    I was looking for a stylus with dual function. My only problem is that I have tried stylus with rubber tips and very simply, they’re not for me. They’re too noisy, you need to apply too much pressure and their life is very short.
    I kept researching and I found a stylus called The Writers Dream from Stylus-R-Us. Even better than I was expecting. It’s a pen and the stylus part, telescopes. This was a great function for me because I can use it with my iPad as well as with my touch screen computer. The best, the tip is not rubber and you do not need to use any pressure at all.

  3. MJ Says:

    Like Tani W., I’m also not a big fan of rubber-tipped styluses. I really like the TruGlide stylus from LYNKtec! The tip on that stylus is made from microfiber instead of the usual rubber. It works very well and really does just “glide” across the screen. Great stylus!

  4. Manus Says:

    It’s nonsense for me to buy a stylus for drawing on ipad. I choose to draw on galaxy note or others to complete my job. This’s not cost effectiveness to start with ipad to draw!

  5. katie Says:

    i got a stylus and i love it because in the classroom i use it with doceri when i did not have a stylus my fingers got blisters

  6. Jeff Says:

    I never use stylus on tablet before, for taking-note I use Beesy, I take my notes quickly, I share them easier. I don’t know how it is with handy, can be better?

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