As more people turn to iPads for work, school, and creativity, the demand for a precise and responsive stylus has increased. The Apple Pencil is the go-to option for many iPad users, but it can be costly and may not be the best fit for everyone. Luckily, there are several other great alternatives on the market. In this article, we will be exploring the best iPad pencils available, their features, and what to consider before making a purchase. Whether you’re a student taking notes, an artist creating digital art, or a professional using your iPad for work, there is an iPad pencil out there that can meet your needs.
1. Precision and Performance: Apple Pencil (2nd Generation) for iPad Pro.
The Apple Pencil (2nd generation) enhances your creative work with its exceptional performance. It offers unparalleled accuracy, responsiveness, and sensitivity to tilt and pressure, making it feel like a real paintbrush, charcoal, or pencil. Whether you are painting, sketching, doodling, or note-taking, it elevates your experience to a new level of precision and fluidity. One of its advantages is its seamless integration with the iPad, as it magnetically attaches to it and charges wirelessly, allowing you to focus on your work without interruptions. Additionally, the Apple Pencil (2nd generation) enables you to switch between tools quickly by simply double-tapping it. Its compatibility with a wide range of iPad models, including the 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), makes it a versatile tool for different users. However, its main drawback is its relatively high cost, which may not be affordable for all users. Nonetheless, its advanced features and ease of use make it a worthwhile investment for professionals and enthusiasts seeking top-quality creative tools.
- 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. Make Digital Drawing and Writing Effortless with JAMJAKE’s iPad Pencil
Our iPad pencil is designed to work seamlessly with iPad models from 2018 and later, 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. However, it should be noted that this stylus pen is not compatible with earlier iPad models such as 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 ensure that your device is compatible before placing an order.
Our JAMJAKE apple pen is equipped with palm rejection technology, allowing you to rest your hand comfortably on the screen while drawing or writing without the need for gloves, providing greater convenience. The magnetic design of this pen (only compatible with iPad Pro 3rd) prevents it from rolling or getting lost when not in use, making it easier to carry and organize.
The iPad pen also features tilt functionality, allowing you to vary the thickness and depth of your strokes by adjusting the angle of the pen, making it perfect for drawing. It provides precise point control and ensures that there are no scratches on the screen, and is highly sensitive, with no lag, offset, or breaks, offering greater comfort compared to other pencils for iPad.
Our stylus pen uses a touch switch and can be turned on by simply touching the cap button, without the need for Bluetooth or any other app connection. It can work continuously for 8-10 hours with just a 15-20 minute charge. Before using it, please ensure that the “Only draw with Apple Pencil” option is turned off.
• Compatible with iPad models from 2018 and later.
• Palm rejection technology and magnetic design provide greater convenience.
• Tilt functionality allows for varying thickness and depth of strokes, making it perfect for drawing.
• Precise point control and highly sensitive, with no lag, offset, or breaks.
• Can work continuously for 8-10 hours with just a 15-20 minute charge.
• Not compatible with earlier iPad models such as 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).
- 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: A Precision Tool for Your Creative Endeavors
Please refer to the compatibility sheet to confirm if your device is compatible with Metapen A11 before making a purchase. This stylus pen is specialized for 2018-2023 iPad models including 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 device’s model name, go to Settings > General > About > Model name [iPad XX (X generation)].
Metapen A11 is equipped with a smarter chip that offers advanced algorithms and a quality modular tip, enabling precise and fluid inking without latency on your iPad. With a price that is only 1/5 of other brands, you can get 200% better quality.
Designed with a larger diameter of 0.35 inches, which is 0.08 inches larger than most pencils, Metapen A11 offers a more comfortable grip and less fatigue based on research on hand sizes and pencil-using habits.
Metapen A11 has a fast charging feature and a long battery life, allowing it to be fully charged within 30 minutes for 8 hours of battery life. Charge it for only 4 minutes, and you can work for 100 minutes. This is faster than most brands on amazon.com.
Pairing Metapen A11 with iPad Bluetooth allows you to access hotkey shortcuts on Goodnotes, Notability & Camera and 🔋 Instant Battery % Indicator. This feature is great for doers and creators who frequently take notes, and it improves efficiency and focus on your work or study. It is perfect for students in lectures, business professionals, and digital art creators.
Metapen A11 is equipped with double magnets and palm rejection, allowing it to firmly attach to your iPad at any time without causing fatigue on the wrist. However, note that there is no magnet attach feature for iPad Air 3rd Gen, iPad 6th/7th/8th/9th Gen, and iPad mini 5th.
• Metapen A11 is compatible with a wide range of iPad models, making it versatile.
• Its smarter chip and modular tip offer precise and fluid inking without latency.
• Metapen A11 has a larger diameter that provides a comfortable grip and less fatigue.
• It has a fast charging feature and a long battery life that is faster than most brands.
• Pairing it with iPad Bluetooth allows access to hotkey shortcuts, improving efficiency and focus.
• Double magnets and palm rejection feature allow firm attachment to the iPad without causing wrist fatigue.
• The magnet attach feature is not available for certain iPad models.
- ❤【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. Get the Most Out of Your iPad with the Stylus Pen for iPad with Palm Rejection
The iPad Pencil is a stylus pen designed specifically for Apple iPad models released between 2018 and 2022. It is compatible with a wide range of iPad models, including the 10th, 9th, 8th, 7th, and 6th generation iPads, as well as the iPad Mini 6th and 5th generation, iPad Air 3rd, 4th, and 5th generation, iPad Pro 11 Inch 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation, and iPad Pro 12.9 Inch 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th generation. However, it is not compatible with iPad Pro 12.9” 1st and 2nd generation, any other models, iPhone, Android, or Microsoft devices.
This Apple Pencil for iPad Pro is designed with palm rejection and magnetic adsorption technologies, allowing users to rest their hand comfortably on the iPad screen without the need for a glove. It provides a natural and comfortable experience for writing and drawing, just like using a traditional pencil on paper. The magnetic design makes it easy to attach to the side of the iPad, preventing it from rolling or getting lost.
The iPad Pencil uses a 1.5mm wear-resistant tip made of aluminum alloy, providing precision and smoothness. It executes finer instructions with no lagging, offset, or breaking lines and is ergonomically designed for daily work or study.
The pencil tip is made of high-quality silicone, making it responsive, with no skips, lagging, or noise. The latest tilt-sensing technology enables freedom for writing and drawing, and the thickness of the line can be adjusted according to the angle of the stylus.
The stylus pen is straightforward to use and doesn’t require any Bluetooth or app connection. Just touch the top of the iPad pen for about 2 seconds to turn it on, and once the indicator light turns on, it is active and ready to use. Two taps on the top turn it off, and it automatically enters “Sleep Mode” after idle for 5 minutes to save power. It provides 8-10 hours of continuous working time and 365 days of standby time for every 80-120 minutes of charging.
The iPad Pencil is an excellent gift for children who are learning, drawing, writing, and taking notes. The package includes 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, and their professional after-sales team responds promptly within 24hrs.
• Compatible with a wide range of iPad models.
• Palm rejection and magnetic adsorption technologies make it comfortable and easy to use.
• Precise and smooth, with high-quality silicone tip and wear-resistant aluminum alloy body.
• Tilt function and high precision.
• Easy to use and low power mode.
• Comes with a 12-month after-sales service and lifetime technical support.
• Not compatible with iPad Pro 12.9” 1st and 2nd generation, 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, the Apple Pencil has become an essential accessory for iPad users, particularly those who use their device for creative and professional purposes. With its precise and responsive stylus, the Apple Pencil offers a natural and immersive drawing and writing experience that rivals traditional pen and paper. There are many options available in the market, but the top products stand out for their advanced features, such as pressure sensitivity, tilt detection, and palm rejection, which enhance the user experience and enable more intricate and nuanced creations. Whether you are an artist, designer, student, or business professional, investing in an Apple Pencil can improve your productivity, creativity, and overall iPad experience. With these top-rated products, you can unleash your creativity and unlock the full potential of your iPad.
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.