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. Seamless Integration with Your iPad: Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)
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 designed to be compatible with iPad models released from 2018 onwards, including the iPad 10th, 9th, 8th, 7th, and 6th generations, iPad Pro (12.9Inch) 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th generations, iPad Pro (11Inch) 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generations, iPad Air 3rd, 4th, and 5th generations, and iPad mini 5th and 6th generations. However, it is not applicable to older models such as iPad 1 to 5th generations, iPad mini 1 to 4th generations, iPad Air 1st and 2nd generations, and iPad Pro (12.9-inch) 1st and 2nd generations and iPad Pro (9.7/10.5-inch). Please ensure your device is compatible before placing an order as the other models are not supported.
Our JAMJAKE apple pen is equipped with palm rejection technology, allowing you to rest your hand comfortably on the screen while writing or drawing without the need for gloves. It also features a magnetic design (only supported on iPad Pro 3rd generation), preventing it from rolling and getting lost when not in use, making it easy to carry and organize.
The tilt function of the iPad pen allows for drawing of varying thicknesses and depths, making it perfect for drawing. The pen also features highly sensitive and precise point control writing, resulting in no scratches on the screen and no lag or offset. Compared to other iPad pencils, our stylus pen has higher sensitivity, minimal resistance, and a comfortable grip.
The stylus pen features a touch switch and fast charging capabilities, with no need for Bluetooth or APP connection. You can turn it on by simply touching the cap button. A 15-20 minute charge can support the work for 8-10 hours. Please turn off the “Only draw with Apple Pencil” option before using it.
• Compatible with a wide range of iPad models released from 2018 onwards
• Palm rejection technology for comfortable writing and drawing without gloves
• Magnetic design prevents the pen from rolling and getting lost
• Tilt function and highly sensitive point control for precise drawing
• Touch switch and fast charging capabilities
• Not compatible with older iPad models released before 2018
• Magnetic design only supported on iPad Pro 3rd generation
- 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. Work Smarter, Not Harder: The JAMJAKE Stylus Pen for iPad with Palm Rejection
The iPad Pencil for iPad Series 2018-2023 or Later Version is exclusively compatible with several Apple iPad models, including the 10th, 9th, 8th, 7th, and 6th generations; iPad mini 6th and 5th generations; iPad Air 5th, 4th, and 3rd generations; iPad Pro 12.9-inch 6th, 5th, 4th, and 3rd generations; and iPad Pro 11-inch 4th, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st generations. However, it is not compatible with older iPad models, such as the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th generations; iPad mini 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generations; iPad Pro 12.9-inch 1st and 2nd generations; and iPad Pro 10.5-inch 2017.
This professional sketching iPad pen features a tilt sensitivity sensor that changes the stroke size based on the tilt angle when writing or drawing on the iPad. The pen can adjust line thickness and is perfect for sketching, drawing, and marking. Additionally, the pen offers no lag, no skip, smooth lines, and no noise, and it features a smooth iPad stylus pen tip to avoid damaging the screen. It comes with four replacement nibs, ensuring longevity.
The iPad Pencil also supports palm rejection function, allowing users to rest their hand on the screen without causing unwanted strokes. The magnetic adsorption function allows users to snap the pen to their iPads when not in use, making it anti-lost and easier to organize. The pen is also easy to carry, making it a convenient tool for drawing and taking notes.
With a 130mAh rechargeable battery, the iPad Pencil can be quickly fully charged in about 5-10 minutes and can last up to 20 hours. LED indicators show the remaining battery and charging progress. The pen also comes with a Type-C charging cable, allowing it to be charged with a computer, tablet, adapter, or power bank. It also features a smart touch shortcut switch, allowing for easy power on and off, returning to the desktop home page, and popping up the recently used multitasking window. With the upgraded nib for iPad, the pen offers pixel-perfect precision and no lag, making it ideal for drawing, sketching, coloring, playing games, annotating, PDF markup, and more.
• Compatible with several Apple iPad models
• Tilt sensitivity sensor for adjustable line thickness
• Palm rejection function and magnetic attachment for convenience and organization
• 5-minute fast charge and long-lasting use
• Smart touch shortcut switch for easy navigation
• Upgraded nib for pixel-perfect precision and no lag
• Only compatible with specific Apple iPad models and not older versions
- 【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. Take Your Art and Note-Taking to the Next Level with Metapen iPad Pencil A11
Please refer to the compatibility sheet before purchasing to confirm whether your device is compatible with Metapen A11, which is specialized for 2018-2023 iPad models. The pen is only compatible with 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, tap About, and find the model name [iPad XX (X generation)].
Metapen A11 boasts a smarter chip that allows you to unleash your creativity on your iPad. With advanced algorithms and a quality modular tip, the pen always inks fluidly and precisely without latency, and it costs only one-fifth of the price of other pens while providing 200% quality.
The pen’s larger diameter of 0.35 inches, which is 0.08 inches larger than most pencils, is based on research on hand sizes and pencil-using habits to provide a more comfortable grip and reduce fatigue.
Metapen A11 charges 2x faster than other pens on Amazon.com and has a long battery life. It only takes 30 minutes to be fully charged and can last up to 8 hours. Charge it for 4 minutes, and you can work for 100 minutes without any worries.
The pen comes with efficient shortcuts that are great for doers and creators. When paired with your iPad’s Bluetooth, you can access hotkey shortcuts on Goodnotes, Notability, and Camera, as well as an instant battery percentage indicator, to improve efficiency and stay focused on your work or studies. It is perfect for students, business professionals, and digital art creators who frequently take notes.
Metapen A11 features double magnets and palm rejection, which allows you to write comfortably with two hands on the screen without experiencing wrist fatigue. The pen is always ready to firmly attach to your iPad at any time with two stronger built-in magnets, but note that there is no magnet attachment for iPad Air 3rd Gen, iPad 6th/7th/8th/9th Gen, and iPad mini 5th.
• Specialized for 2018-2023 iPad models
• Provides high-quality ink without latency
• Cost-effective, with only one-fifth of the price of other pens and 200% quality
• Larger diameter design for a comfortable grip and reduced fatigue
• Fast charge and long battery life, lasting up to 8 hours
• Efficient shortcuts for improved efficiency and focus
• Double magnets and palm rejection for comfortable writing
• Only compatible with certain iPad models (see compatibility sheet)
• No magnet attachment for iPad Air 3rd Gen, iPad 6th/7th/8th/9th Gen, and iPad mini 5th
- ❤【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. Elevate Your Artistic Experience with the Tilt Sensitive Stylus Pen for iPad
The iPad Pencil is a stylus pen designed for use with Apple iPad models released between 2018 and 2022. It is compatible with various iPad models, including the iPad 10th/9th/8th/7th/6th gen, iPad mini 6th/5th gen, iPad Air 3rd/4th/5th gen, 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 the iPad Pro 12.9” 1/2 Gen or any other models, iPhone, Android, or Microsoft devices.
One of the notable features of this Apple Pencil for iPad Pro is the palm rejection technology that allows users to rest their hands comfortably on the iPad screen while writing or drawing, without the need for a glove. The magnetic design of the stylus pen allows it to be attached to the side of the iPad, making it convenient to use and organize.
The active stylus pen is made of aluminum alloy, which provides a precise and smooth writing experience. It uses a 1.5mm wear-resistant nip that can execute finer instructions without any lagging, offset, or breaking lines. The pencil also has an ergonomic design, making it an essential tool for daily work or study.
Additionally, the pencil tip is made of high-quality silicone, providing a natural writing and drawing experience. The latest tilt-sensing technology allows users to change the thickness of the line according to the stylus’s different angles.
Using the stylus pen is easy, as it does not require any Bluetooth or APP connections. Users only 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 users can start using it with their iPad without any connection. To turn it off, users only need to tap the top of the pencil twice. The iPad Pen for Apple will automatically turn into “Sleep Mode” after idle for 5 minutes to save power. The pencil offers 8-10 hours of continuous working time and 365 days standby time for about 80-120 minutes of charging.
The iPad Pencil is an excellent gift for children learning at home, drawing, writing, and taking notes. It comes with 1 Active Stylus Pen, 5 Replaceable nibs, 1 X Type-C Cable, and 1 Product Manual. The product also comes with 12-Month After-Sales Service and Lifetime Technical Support, with a professional after-sales team that responds promptly within 24hrs.
• Compatible with various iPad models
• Palm rejection technology and magnetic adsorption
• Precise and smooth writing experience
• Tilt function and high precision
• Easy to use and low power mode
• Offers 8-10 hours of continuous working time and 365 days standby time
• Comes with replaceable nibs, a Type-C cable, and a product manual
• Offers 12-Month After-Sales Service and Lifetime Technical Support
• Not compatible with some older iPad models or other 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 stylus pen for iPad is an essential accessory for anyone who uses their device for work or creativity. The top brands in the market offer a range of options that cater to different needs, preferences, and budgets. Apple Pencil, Logitech Crayon, Adonit Pro 4, and Wacom Bamboo Sketch are some of the most reputable brands that consistently deliver quality, precision, and responsiveness. When selecting a stylus pen for iPad, it is important to consider factors such as compatibility, sensitivity, battery life, ease of use, and additional features like palm rejection and pressure sensitivity. Ultimately, investing in a high-quality stylus pen can enhance the overall user experience, improve productivity, and unlock new creative possibilities, making it a wise investment for anyone looking to take their iPad usage to the next level.
Question: What are some popular pencils for iPad?
Answer: Some popular pencils for iPad include the Apple Pencil (2nd generation), Apple Pencil (1st generation), Logitech Crayon, Adonit Note+, and Wacom Bamboo Sketch.
Question: What are the main features to consider when choosing the best pencil for iPad?
Answer: The main features to consider when choosing the best pencil for iPad are compatibility with your specific iPad model, pressure sensitivity, tilt recognition, battery life, ease of use, and overall performance.
Question: Are there any specific pencils that are designed for certain iPad models?
Answer: Yes, the Apple Pencil (2nd generation) is designed specifically for iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd and 4th generation) and iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd and 4th generation) models, while the Apple Pencil (1st generation) is designed for iPad Pro (1st and 2nd generation), iPad (6th, 7th, and 8th generation), and iPad mini (5th generation).
Question: What are some reputable brands known for their quality pencils for iPad?
Answer: Some reputable brands known for their quality pencils for iPad include Apple, Logitech, Adonit, and Wacom.
Question: What is the price range for pencils for iPad?
Answer: The price range for pencils for iPad can vary depending on the brand, features, and compatibility. Apple Pencils tend to be more expensive, with the Apple Pencil (2nd generation) priced around $129 and the Apple Pencil (1st generation) priced around $99. Other brands may offer more affordable options, with prices ranging from $20 to $100. It’s important to consider your budget and specific needs when selecting the best pencil for your iPad.