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.
What We Like: Classic black-and-silver design with a textured exterior felt good in our hands. Nib is small, offering precision in writing or drawing. iPad's screen quickly responds to Stylus Duo’s touch. Easily exchangeable nib. Fine pen tip wrote smoothly without clumping. Replaceable ink cartridge. Pen cap fit on both ends for simple storage.
What We Don’t: Ink cartridge isn’t particularly big. At 0.9 ounces, slightly heavier than some other iPad pens.
Verdict: The nib size, fine print and classy design make the Bamboo Stylus Duo our favorite iPad stylus.