As technology continues to evolve, so do our ways of interacting with devices. With the rise of tablets and touchscreen devices, stylus pens have become a popular accessory. They allow for greater precision and control when navigating and creating content on the screen. The iPad, in particular, has become a popular choice for professionals and creatives alike, making it crucial to have the best stylus pen for iPad. With so many options on the market, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one. In this article, we will review and compare the features of the best stylus pens for iPad available, to help you make an informed decision on which one to purchase.
1. Write, Draw, and Edit with Pinpoint Accuracy: The Apple Pencil (2nd Gen)
The Apple Pencil (2nd generation) enhances the creative process by providing impeccable precision, tilt and pressure sensitivity, and imperceptible lag, allowing it to function as a paintbrush, pencil, or charcoal. It elevates painting, sketching, doodling, and note-taking experiences to new heights, making them better than ever before.
One of the significant advantages of the Apple Pencil (2nd generation) is that it magnetically attaches to compatible iPads, charges wirelessly, and allows users to switch tools with a simple double-tap, enhancing convenience and ease of use.
However, it’s important to note that the Apple Pencil (2nd generation) is only compatible with specific iPad models, including iPad mini (6th generation), iPad Air (5th and 4th generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th generations), and iPad Pro 11-inch (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th generations). This limitation could be considered a disadvantage for those who own older iPad models that are not compatible with the Apple Pencil (2nd generation).
- WHY APPLE PENCIL — With pixel-perfect precision, tilt and pressure sensitivity, and imperceptible lag, Apple Pencil (2nd generation) makes painting, sketching, doodling, and note-taking better than ever. Attaches magnetically for wireless pairing and charging.
- COMPATIBILITY — Apple Pencil (2nd generation) works with iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th generation); iPad Pro 11-inch (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation); iPad Air (4th and 5th generation); and iPad mini (6th generation).
- EASY AND NATURAL — Featuring a flat edge that attaches magnetically, Apple Pencil (2nd generation) allows you to change tools with just a tap from your finger.
- TRANSFORMS IPAD INTO A CANVAS — Draw, sketch, color, take notes, and mark up documents. Apple Pencil does it all with pixel-perfect precision, tilt and pressure sensitivity, and imperceptible lag. Apple Pencil attaches, charges, and pairs magnetically.
2. JAMJAKE’s Stylus Pen: The Must-Have Accessory for Your Apple iPad
Our iPad pencil is compatible with iPad models from 2018 and later, including iPad 6th to 10th Gen, iPad Pro 3rd to 6th Gen (11-inch and 12.9-inch), iPad Air 3rd to 5th Gen, and iPad mini 5th to 6th Gen. However, please note that this stylus pen is not applicable to pre-2018 versions of the iPad series, such as iPad 1st to 5th Gen, iPad mini 1st to 4th Gen, iPad Air 1st to 2nd Gen, and iPad Pro 1st to 2nd Gen (9.7/10.5-inch and 12.9-inch). Therefore, please confirm the compatibility of your device before placing an order as the other models are not valid.
Our JAMJAKE apple pen is equipped with palm rejection technology, allowing you to comfortably place your hand on the screen when drawing or writing without the need for gloves, making it more convenient for you. Additionally, the magnetic design (only for iPad Pro 3rd Gen) prevents it from rolling or getting lost when resting, making it more convenient for carrying and organizing.
The iPad pen can be tilted at various angles, allowing you to draw strokes of different thicknesses and depths, making it perfect for drawing. With precise point control, you can write without scratching the screen, and there is no lag, offset or break. Compared to other pencils for iPad, our pencil is more sensitive, has no resistance, and is more comfortable to hold.
There is no need for Bluetooth or APP connection to use this active stylus pen, simply touch the cap button to turn it on. After charging for 15-20 minutes, it can support work for 8-10 hours. However, please turn off the “Only draw with Apple Pencil” option before using it.
• Compatible with a wide range of iPad models from 2018 and later
• Palm rejection technology and magnetic design make it more convenient for writing and carrying
• Tilt function allows for drawing of different strokes with precision and ease
• Highly sensitive and comfortable to use
• No need for Bluetooth or APP connection, simple touch switch
• Fast charging time
• Not compatible with pre-2018 versions of the iPad series
• Magnetic design only supports iPad Pro 3rd Gen
• Short battery life compared to traditional pencils
- Compatible Models: Our iPad pencil is compatible with iPad 2018 and later versions, including iPad 10th/9th/8th/7th/6th Gen, iPad Pro (12.9Inch) 3rd/4th/5th/6th Gen, iPad Pro (11Inch) 1st/2nd/3rd/4th Gen, iPad Air 3rd/4th/5th Gen, and iPad mini 5/6th Gen.
- Not Applicable Models: Please note that this stylus pen for iPad does not applicable to pre-2018 versions of the iPad series, including iPad 1 to 5 Gen, iPad mini 1 to 4 Gen, iPad Air 1st/ 2nd Gen, and iPad Pro (12.9-inch) 1st/ 2nd Gen and iPad Pro (9.7/10.5-inch). Please confirm your devices before you place an order, the other model is invalid.
- Palm Rejection and Magnetic Design: JAMJAKE apple pen with palm rejection you can put your hand comfortably on the screen when drawing or writing, no need to wear gloves for more convenient writing or drawing. Magnetic design (only support iPad pro 3rd ), no rolling and losing when resting, more convenient to carry and organize.
- Tilt Function and Highly Sensitive: The iPad pen can be tilted at different angles to draw different strokes of thickness and depth, perfect for drawing. Precise point control writing, no scratches on the screen, no lag/offset/break! Higher sensitivity, no resistance, and more comfortable in your hand compared to the other pencil for iPad.
- Touch Switch and Fast Charging： No need for Bluetooth or APP connection, turn on this stylus pen by simply touching the cap button. This active stylus pencil charging for 15-20 minutes can support the work for 8-10 hours. Turn off the " Only draw with Apple Pencil " option before using it.
3. Perfect for Note-taking and Sketching: The JAMJAKE Stylus Pen for iPad
【iPad Pencil for iPad Series 2018-2023 or Later Version】- This stylus is ONLY compatible with certain Apple iPad models, including the 10th-6th generation, the iPad mini 6th-5th generation, the iPad Air 5th-3rd generation, and the iPad Pro 12.9-inch 6th-3rd generation and the iPad Pro 11-inch 4th-1st generation. However, it is not compatible with older iPad models, such as the iPad 1st-5th generation, the iPad mini 1st-4th generation, the iPad Pro 12.9-inch 1st-2nd generation, and the iPad Pro 10.5-inch (2017).
• Tilt Sensitivity Sensor: This professional sketching stylus is designed with tilt sensitivity, allowing for stroke size changes based on tip inclination. This feature is perfect for sketching, drawing, and marking.
• Palm Rejection & Magnetic Attachment: This stylus supports palm rejection, allowing users to rest their hand on the screen without causing unwanted strokes. It also has a magnetic attachment function, making it anti-lost and easier to organize.
• 5-Minute Fast Charge & Long Last Use: This stylus has a quick charge time of 5-10 minutes and a long battery life of up to 20 hours of working time and 365 days of standby time.
• Smart Touch Shortcut Switch & Multipurpose Stylus: This stylus has a smart touch shortcut switch for easier use and an upgraded nib for more durability and pixel-perfect precision. It can be used for drawing, sketching, coloring, playing games, annotating, PDF markup, and more.
• Limited Compatibility: This stylus is only compatible with certain newer iPad models and is not compatible with older iPad models.
• Price: This stylus may be more expensive than other stylus options on the market.
- 【ipad Pencil for iPad Series 2018-2023 or Later Version】- ONLY compatible with Apple iPad (10th,9th,8th,7th,6th generation); iPad mini (6th,5th generation); iPad Air (5th,4th,3rd generation); iPad Pro 12.9-inch (6th,5th,4th,3rd generation); iPad Pro 11-inch (4th,3rd, 2nd, 1st generation). Imcompatible with iPad (2010-2017): iPad (1st,2nd, 3rd,4th,5th generation); iPad mini (1st,2nd, 3rd,4th generation); iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st,2nd generation); iPad Pro 10.5-inch (2017).
- 【Tilt Sensitivity Sensor】Professional Sketching ipad Pen penfor touch screen. Design with tilt sensitivity. Depending on how the tilt angle is placed when writing or drawing on the iPad, Stroke size changes with tip inclination. Just tilt to adjust line thickness, perfect for sketching, drawing and marking. No Lag, No Skip, Smooth Line, No Noise. Artificially create a smooth ipad Stylus Pen tip to avoid damage to the screen, comes with 4 replacement nibs, don't worry about wear and tear.
- 【Palm Rejection & Magnetic Attachment】compatible with Apple Pen for ipad supports palm rejection function,so you can rest your hand on the screen without causing unwanted strokes. No need to wear gloves while drawing, taking notes. Don't be bothered by accidental touches anymore. Designed With magnetic adsorption function , you can snap it to your ipads if you don't need to use the Stylus Pen. It is anti-lost, no rolling, more convenient, easier to organize. Easy to carry.
- 【5-Minute Fast Charge & Long Last Use】compatible with Apple Pencil 2nd Generation builts in 130mAh rechargeable battery, which can be quickly fully charged in about 5-10 minutes. The LED indicators show you how much battery is left and how much it has been charged while charging. Come with the Type-C charging cable can be charged with computer, tablet, Adapter or Power bank to charge. 5 Minutes Charging Time, 20 Hours Working Time, 5 Minutes Auto Sleep, 365 Days Standby Time.
- 【Smart Touch Shortcut Switch & Multipurpose Stylus】iPad Stylus Pen designs with smart touch shortcut switch, same as the original, Easier to use. Long Tap the touch switch for Power on and off; Single Tap for returning to desktop home page; Twice Tap for Popping up the recently used multitasking window. With the upgraded nib for iPad, it is more durable and offers pixel-perfect precision and no lag, great deal for drawing, sketching, coloring, playing game, annotating, PDF markup and more.
4. Metapen iPad Pencil A11: The Ultimate Stylus for Your iPad Pro
Please refer to the compatibility sheet before purchasing to confirm if your device is compatible. The Metapen A11 is specialized for use with iPad models released between 2018 and 2023. It is compatible with the iPad 10th/9th/8th/7th/6th generation, iPad Pro 12.9″ 6th/5th/4th/3rd generation, iPad Pro 11″ 4th/3rd/2nd/1st Gen, iPad Air 5th/3rd/4th Gen, and iPad Mini 6th/5th Gen. To check your iPad model, go to Settings, tap General, then tap About, and look for the model name (e.g., iPad XX (X generation)).
The Metapen A11 is equipped with a smarter chip that uses advanced algorithms and a quality modular tip to provide fluid and precise inking without latency on your iPad. Despite being priced at one-fifth of the cost of other brands, it provides 200% quality. Its larger diameter of 0.35 inches, 0.08 inches larger than most pencils, is designed based on research on hand sizes and pencil-using habits to provide a more comfortable grip with less fatigue.
The Metapen A11 features leading fast charge technology and a long battery life. It only takes 30 minutes to fully charge and provides 8 hours of battery life. Charging for just 4 minutes provides 100 minutes of use. It is compatible with iPad Bluetooth and provides hotkey shortcuts on Goodnotes, Notability & Camera, and an instant battery percentage indicator. This feature is beneficial for students in lectures, business professionals, and digital art creators who frequently take notes and need to improve efficiency and stay focused on their work or study.
The Metapen A11 has double magnets and palm rejection to prevent wrist fatigue when using two hands on the screen to jot down ideas or take notes. The two stronger built-in magnets firmly attach the pen to your iPad at any time. However, note that there is no magnet attachment for the iPad Air 3rd Gen, iPad 6th/7th/8th/9th Gen, and iPad mini 5th.
• The Metapen A11 is compatible with various iPad models.
• It features a smarter chip that provides fluid and precise inking without latency.
• Its larger diameter provides a more comfortable grip with less fatigue.
• It has a faster charge time and longer battery life compared to most brands.
• It is compatible with iPad Bluetooth and provides hotkey shortcuts, an instant battery percentage indicator, and palm rejection.
• The Metapen A11 is only compatible with specific iPad models.
• It does not have magnet attachment for some iPad models.
• It may not provide the same quality and features as more expensive brands.
- ❤【Compatibility Check for 2018-2022 iPad】Plz confirm your iPad's compatibility before purchase! Metapen Penclil A11 specialized for iPad (10th. 9th, 8th, 7th, 6th generation); iPad Air (5th, 3rd, 4th Gen); iPad Pro 12.9" (6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd Gen); iPad Pro 11" (4th, 3rd, 2nd & 1st Gen); iPad mini (6th and 5th Gen). Method: Settings > Tap General > Tap About > Model name [iPad XX (X generation)].
- 🎨【Smarter Chip, Superior Experience】Featuring advanced algorithms and a quality modular tip, Metapen Pencil A11 offers a fluid and precise inking experience without any latency on your iPad. A11 stylus pen for iPad gives you access to a world of colors and tools for iPad drawing, sketching, and note-taking. Save 80% and get 200% quality!
- 👨🎓👩⚕️👨💼【Efficient Shortcuts for Students and Professionals】Connect A11 to your iPad via Bluetooth and use hotkey shortcuts on popular apps GoodNotes, Notability, and Camera. With an 🔋instant battery % indicator, you can focus on your work or studies without worrying about running low on battery. Boost your productivity!
- 🚀【2X Faster Charge, No Panic】Metapen's leading fast charge, and longer battery life is not a blast. With just 30 minutes of charging, you get 8 hours of battery life. Charge 4 mins = work 100 mins. This triumphs over most brands on amazon.com.
- 🧲【Double Strong Magnets & Palm Rejection】Writing on your iPad has never been easier with Pencil A11. With palm rejection, you can write or draw without worrying about accidentally touching the screen with your hand. Plus, the strong magnets on the pen firmly attach to your iPad, making it easy to store and carry around with you.🚫NOTE: NO Magnet Attach on iPad Air 3rd Gen, iPad 6th/7th/8th/9th/10th Gen, iPad mini 5th.
5. Compatible with Various iPad Models: Stylus Pen for iPad You Can Count On
The iPad Pencil is compatible with Apple iPad models released between 2018 and 2022, including the iPad 10th/9th/8th/7th/6th gen, iPad mini 6th/5th gen, iPad Air 3rd/4th/5th, iPad Pro 11 Inch 1st/2nd/3rd/4th Gen, and iPad Pro 12.9 Inch 3rd/4th/5th/6th Gen. However, it is not compatible with iPad Pro 12.9” 1/2 Gen, any other models, iPhone, Android, or Microsoft devices.
The Apple Pencil for iPad Pro Stylus pen features palm rejection technology, allowing you to rest your hand comfortably on the iPad screen without a glove, making it more natural to write and draw like on paper. Its magnetic design allows it to attach to the side of the iPad, making it more convenient to use and organize, without rolling or losing it.
The active stylus pen for iPad is made of aluminum alloy, very precise and smooth. Its 1.5mm wear-resistant nip can replace your finger to execute finer instructions without lagging, offsetting or breaking lines, and most importantly, without scratching your screen. The ergonomic design of the iPad stylus makes it an essential tool for daily work or study.
The pencil tip is made of high-quality silicone, making it as natural as a traditional pencil, high responsive, with no skips, no lagging, and no noise. The latest tilt-sensing technology allows freedom for writing and drawing, with the thickness of the line changing according to the stylus’ different angles.
The Stylus Pen for iPad is easy to use and has a low power mode. There is no need to connect Bluetooth or an app; just touch the top of the iPad pen for about 2 seconds to turn it on. Once the indicator light turns on, the iPad pencil is active, and you can use it with your iPad without a connection. Just 2 taps on the top will turn it off. The iPad Pen for Apple automatically turns into “Sleep Mode” after being idle for 5 minutes to save power. It offers 8-10 hours of continuous working and 365 days of standby time for about 80-120 minutes per charging.
The Apple pen is a perfect gift for children at home learning, drawing, writing, and taking notes. It comes with 1 x Active Stylus Pen, 5 x Replaceable nibs, 1 X Type-C Cable, and 1 x Product Manual. The seller offers 12-Month After-Sales Service and Lifetime Technical Support, with a professional After-Sales Team that will promptly respond within 24 hours.
• Compatible with a range of Apple iPad models
• Palm rejection technology and magnetic adsorption for comfortable use and convenient storage
• High precision and smooth operation with tilt function
• Easy to use with no need for Bluetooth or an app
• Low power mode saves battery life
• Comes with replaceable nibs and a product manual
• Offers excellent customer service and technical support
• Not compatible with iPad Pro 12.9” 1/2 Gen, any other models, iPhone, Android, or Microsoft devices.
- 【Compatiblity of the iPad Pencil】- This stylus pen for iPad compatible with Apple iPad 2018 - 2022 released models, the iPad pen can work for iPad 10th/9th/8th/7th/6th gen, iPad mini 6th/5th gen, iPad Air 3rd/4th/5th, iPad Pro 11 Inch 1st/2nd/3rd/4th Gen and iPad Pro 12.9 Inch 3rd/4th/5th/6th Gen. 【Not Compatible with iPad Pro 12.9'' 1/2 Gen and any Other Models, iPhone, Android or Microsoft devices.】
- 【Palm Rejection & Magnetic Adsorption】- This Apple pencil for iPad Pro Stylus pen with palm rejection technology allows you to rest your hand comfortably on the iPad screen without glove, more naturally to write and draw just like on paper. Magnetic design makes it can attached to the side of iPad, so it won't rolling or losing when you need to rest, more convenient to use and organize.
- 【Precise & Smooth Apple Pencil for iPad】- The active stylus pen for iPad is made of aluminum alloy, very precise and smooth.The pencil for Apple iPad use a 1.5mm wear-resistant nip that can replace your finger to execute finer instructions, no lagging, offset or breaking lines, most importantly no scratches to your screen! Ergonomic design iPad stylus is an essential tool in daily work or study.
- 【Tilt Function & High Precision 】- The pencil tip made of high-quality silicone, all as natural as a traditional pencil, high responsive, no skips, no lagging, no noise. The latest tilt-sensing technology makes freedom for writing and drawing, the thickness of the line can be changed according to the stylus different angles.
- 【Easy To Use & Low Power Mode 】- This Stylus Pen for iPad no need to connect Bluetooth or APP, just touch the top of iPad pen about 2 seconds to turn it on, once the indicator light turns on, the iPad pencil is active, and you can use it with your iPad without connection, and just 2 taps the top to turn it off. The iPad Pen for Apple will automatically turns in "Sleep Mode" after idle for 5 minutes to save power. 8-10 hours continuous working and 365 days standby time for about 80-120 minutes per charging.
In conclusion, a pencil for iPad is an essential accessory for creative professionals, students, or anyone who enjoys digital drawing and note-taking. The top pencils for iPad offer a range of features, such as pressure sensitivity, tilt control, and palm rejection, which make them ideal for digital artistry and note-taking. Whether you’re a professional artist looking for a precise and responsive stylus or a student looking to take notes and annotate PDFs, there is an iPad pencil to suit your needs. It’s important to consider factors such as compatibility, battery life, and grip when selecting an iPad pencil. By investing in a high-quality iPad pencil, users can unleash their creativity, increase productivity, and take their digital note-taking and drawing skills to the next level.
What is an iPad pencil?
An iPad pencil is a stylus designed specifically for use with Apple’s iPad tablet. It allows you to draw, write, and interact with your iPad screen in a more natural and precise way.
What is the best iPad pencil?
The Apple Pencil (2nd generation) is widely considered the best iPad pencil on the market. It offers advanced features such as wireless charging, magnetic attachment, and tilt and pressure sensitivity. There are also third-party options such as the Logitech Crayon and Adonit Note+, which are more affordable but offer fewer features.
How do I choose the right iPad pencil for me?
When choosing an iPad pencil, you should consider factors such as compatibility with your iPad model, features such as pressure sensitivity and tilt support, and price. You should also consider your intended use, such as whether you plan to use the pencil for drawing, note-taking, or navigation.
What are the benefits of a good iPad pencil?
A good iPad pencil can provide many benefits, including improved precision and accuracy, enhanced creativity and productivity, and a more natural and intuitive user experience. It can also help reduce the need for paper and other physical materials.
How much does a good iPad pencil cost?
The cost of a good iPad pencil can vary depending on the brand and features. The Apple Pencil (2nd generation) is priced at $129, while the Logitech Crayon and Adonit Note+ are priced at $69 and $49, respectively.