If you own an iPad, then you know the convenience and versatility that comes with it. Whether it’s for work or leisure, the iPad has become an essential device for many people. One of the best features of the iPad is its ability to be used with a stylus pen, which can make writing, drawing, and navigating on the screen much easier and more precise. However, with so many stylus pens available on the market, it can be difficult to determine which one is the best for your needs. In this article, we will review and compare the features of the best stylus pens for iPad, 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) is a powerful tool that brings creativity to life. With its seamless performance, exceptional precision, and sensitivity to pressure and tilt, it allows artists to create digital masterpieces with ease. The pencil can be transformed into a paintbrush, charcoal or pencil, becoming the artist’s favorite creative instrument. The Apple Pencil (2nd generation) enhances the experience of painting, sketching, doodling, and even note-taking, providing unprecedented levels of precision and ease of use. The pencil is magnetically attached to the iPad, allowing for easy and secure storage. Additionally, the pencil charges wirelessly, eliminating the need for cables and power adapters. Finally, the Apple Pencil (2nd generation) allows users to change tools quickly with a simple double-tap. It is compatible with a variety of iPads, 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).
Advantages: The Apple Pencil (2nd generation) offers exceptional precision and sensitivity, making it easy for artists to create digital masterpieces. The pencil can be transformed into a variety of creative instruments, enhancing the experience of painting, sketching, doodling, and note-taking. Additionally, the pencil is easy to store, charge, and change tools quickly, making it a convenient and versatile tool for artists.
Disadvantages: The Apple Pencil (2nd generation) is only compatible with a limited range of iPad models, which may be a drawback for users who own other devices. Additionally, the pencil is a relatively expensive accessory, which may be a barrier for some users who are on a budget. Finally, the pencil may require a learning curve for some users who are not familiar with digital drawing tools, which could hinder their experience.
- 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 Ultimate Tool for Digital Artists and Writers
Our iPad stylus pen is designed to be compatible with iPad models from 2018 onwards, including iPad 10th/9th/8th/7th/6th Gen, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) 3rd/4th/5th/6th Gen, iPad Pro (11-inch) 1st/2nd/3rd/4th Gen, iPad Air 3rd/4th/5th Gen, and iPad mini 5/6th Gen. However, please note that it is not applicable to earlier versions of the iPad series, 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). Therefore, it is important to confirm your device compatibility before placing an order.
One of the advantages of our JAMJAKE apple pen is its palm rejection feature, allowing you to rest your hand on the screen comfortably while writing or drawing without the need for gloves. Additionally, the stylus pen has a magnetic design (compatible with iPad Pro 3rd Gen only) that prevents rolling and losing, making it more convenient to carry and organize.
The iPad pen also has a tilt function that allows you to draw different strokes of varying thickness and depth, making it perfect for drawing. Its precise point control ensures that there are no scratches on the screen, and there is no lag, offset, or break. Compared to other stylus pens, our pen is more comfortable to hold due to its higher sensitivity and lack of resistance.
To turn on the stylus pen, simply touch the cap button as it does not require Bluetooth or app connection. The pen can be charged for 15-20 minutes and can support work for 8-10 hours. However, before using it, make sure to turn off the “Only draw with Apple Pencil” option.
- 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. Precision at Your Fingertips: The JAMJAKE Stylus Pen for iPad
The iPad Pencil is a professional sketching pen designed for touch screen iPads. It is only compatible with Apple iPads released from 2018 onwards, including the 10th to 6th generation, the iPad mini 6th and 5th generation, the iPad Air 5th to 3rd generation, and the iPad Pro 12.9-inch (6th to 3rd generation) and iPad Pro 11-inch (4th to 1st generation). It is not compatible with older iPads, including the iPad 1st to 5th generation, iPad mini 1st to 4th generation, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st and 2nd generation), and iPad Pro 10.5-inch (2017).
The pen features a tilt sensitivity sensor, which allows for stroke size changes depending on the tilt angle when writing or drawing on the iPad. This feature is perfect for sketching, drawing, and marking, as it allows for easy adjustment of line thickness. The pen offers no lag, no skip, smooth lines, and no noise. It comes with four replacement nibs to prevent wear and tear on the screen.
The iPad Pencil also features palm rejection and magnetic attachment. The palm rejection function allows users to rest their hands on the screen without causing unwanted strokes, making it more convenient for drawing and note-taking. The magnetic attachment function allows the pen to be snapped onto iPads when not in use, making it anti-lost and more convenient to carry around.
The pen has a built-in 130mAh rechargeable battery, which can be fully charged in about 5-10 minutes. LED indicators show the battery level and charging progress. With a 5-minute charging time, the pen offers 20 hours of working time, 5 minutes of auto sleep, and 365 days of standby time.
The iPad Pencil also features a smart touch shortcut switch, which is the same as the original Apple Pencil. Users can power the pen on and off with a long tap, return to the desktop home page with a single tap, and pop up the recently used multitasking window with a double tap. The upgraded nib for the iPad is more durable and offers pixel-perfect precision with no lag, making it ideal for drawing, sketching, coloring, playing games, annotating, PDF markup, and more.
• Tilt sensitivity sensor allows for easy adjustment of line thickness
• Palm rejection function allows users to rest their hands on the screen without causing unwanted strokes
• Magnetic attachment function makes the pen anti-lost and more convenient to carry around
• Fast charging time of 5-10 minutes and long battery life of 20 hours
• Only compatible with newer iPads released from 2018 onwards
• May not be suitable for those who prefer a traditional pen and paper for sketching and drawing.
- 【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. The Smarter Choice: Metapen iPad Pencil A11 with Shortcuts and Smooth Inking
Compatibility with your device is important when purchasing the Metapen A11. To ensure compatibility, refer to the compatibility sheet before making a purchase. The Metapen A11 is specialized for use with iPads made between 2018-2023. It is compatible with the iPad Pro 12.9″ 6th/5th/4th/3rd generation, iPad Pro 11″ 4th/3rd/2nd/1st Gen, iPad Air 5th/3rd/4th Gen, iPad Mini 6th/5th Gen, and iPad 10th/9th/8th/7th/6th generation. You can confirm the compatibility of your device by navigating to Settings > General > About > Model name [iPad XX (X generation)].
The Metapen A11 is equipped with advanced algorithms and a quality modular tip, allowing for fluid and precise ink with no latency on your iPad. With a price that is only 1/5 of some other brands, you can enjoy 200% quality. Additionally, the pen’s diameter is 0.35 inches, which is 0.08 inches larger than most pencils. This size is based on research on hand sizes and pencil-using habits, providing a more comfortable grip and less fatigue.
The pen is equipped with fast charging and long battery life, allowing you to charge it for only 30 minutes and have 8 hours of battery life. Compared to other brands on Amazon.com, this is a significant advantage. A charge of only 4 minutes allows you to work for 100 minutes, allowing you to work without fear of a low battery.
Pairing the pen with your iPad’s Bluetooth allows you to access hotkey shortcuts on Goodnotes, Notability & Camera, as well as the Instant Battery % Indicator. This feature is ideal for students in lectures, business professionals, and digital art creators who take notes frequently, making it easier to focus on work or study. Additionally, the pen is equipped with double magnets and palm rejection, allowing it to firmly attach to your iPad at any time without causing wrist fatigue. Please note that the pen does not magnetically attach to the iPad Air 3rd Gen, iPad 6th/7th/8th/9th Gen, or iPad mini 5th.
• Advanced algorithms and quality modular tip for precise ink with no latency
• Larger diameter design for a comfortable grip and less fatigue
• Fast charging and long battery life
• Hotkey shortcuts and Instant Battery % Indicator for increased efficiency
• Double magnets and palm rejection for easy attachment to your iPad
• Limited compatibility with iPads made between 2018-2023
• Does not magnetically attach to some 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. Experience the Precision of the Stylus Pen for iPad for Your Creative Work
The iPad Pencil is a stylus pen that is compatible with Apple iPad models released from 2018 to 2022. It works with various models, 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.
This Apple pencil for iPad Pro features palm rejection technology, allowing you to rest your hand comfortably on the iPad screen without the need for a glove. This makes it more natural to write and draw, just like on paper. Additionally, its magnetic design allows it to attach to the side of the iPad, making it more convenient to use and organize.
The active stylus pen for iPad is made of aluminum alloy, which makes it very precise and smooth. It uses a 1.5mm wear-resistant nip that can replace your finger to execute finer instructions, with no lagging, offset, or breaking lines. Moreover, it has an ergonomic design, making it an essential tool in daily work or study.
The pencil tip is made of high-quality silicone, which feels as natural as a traditional pencil, and the latest tilt-sensing technology makes it possible to write and draw freely. The thickness of the line can be changed according to the stylus’s different angles.
Using this stylus pen is straightforward as it doesn’t require Bluetooth or an app. You just need to 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 any connection. You only need to tap the top twice to turn it off. The iPad Pen for Apple will automatically turn to “Sleep Mode” after being idle for 5 minutes to save power. It has a continuous working time of 8-10 hours and a standby time of 365 days, with charging taking about 80-120 minutes.
The iPad Pencil is a perfect gift for children learning at home, 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 responds promptly within 24hrs.
• Compatible with a wide range of Apple iPad models
• Palm rejection technology for comfortable use without gloves
• Magnetic design for easy attachment to the side of the iPad
• High precision and smoothness, with an ergonomic design
• Tilt function for freedom in writing and drawing
• Easy to use, with no need for Bluetooth or an app
• Low power mode, with a long standby time
• Comes with a 12-month after-sales service and lifetime technical support
• Not compatible with iPad Pro 12.9” 1/2 Gen or other devices from different manufacturers
- 【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 stylus pen for iPad is an excellent tool for anyone who uses their iPad for drawing, writing, or note-taking. The top brands in the market offer a range of options that cater to different needs, preferences, and budgets. Apple Pencil, Logitech Crayon, and Adonit Note+ are some of the most reputable brands that consistently deliver quality, precision, and performance. When selecting a stylus pen for iPad, it is important to consider factors such as compatibility, pressure sensitivity, palm rejection, battery life, and ergonomics. Ultimately, investing in a high-quality stylus pen for iPad can help enhance your creativity, productivity, and overall iPad experience, making it a wise investment for artists, students, and professionals alike.
What is the best stylus pen for iPad on the market?
The Apple Pencil (2nd generation) is considered one of the best stylus pens for iPad due to its precision and functionality, as well as its compatibility with the latest iPad models.
Does the Apple Pencil work with all iPad models?
No, the Apple Pencil (2nd generation) only works with certain iPad models, including the iPad Pro (11-inch and 12.9-inch), iPad Air (4th generation), and iPad mini (5th generation).
What features should I look for in a stylus pen for iPad?
When looking for a stylus pen for iPad, it’s important to consider factors such as precision, pressure sensitivity, tilt recognition, and compatibility with your specific iPad model.
Can a stylus pen improve productivity and creativity on an iPad?
Yes, a stylus pen can improve productivity and creativity on an iPad by allowing for more precise and natural input when drawing or taking notes.
Are there any other good options for stylus pens for iPad?
Yes, there are several other good options for stylus pens for iPad, such as the Logitech Crayon or the Adonit Note+, which offer similar features and range in price from around $50 to $100.