With the increasing popularity of the iPad and other tablet devices, stylus pens have become an essential accessory for those who enjoy drawing, note-taking, or using their device for creative purposes. A good stylus pen should offer precise control, accuracy, and a comfortable grip, making it an excellent alternative to traditional drawing and writing tools. However, with so many options available on the market, it can be challenging to choose the best stylus pen for iPad. In this article, we will review and compare the features of the best stylus pens available, to help you find the perfect match for your iPad and creative needs.
1. Rechargeable and Ready to Create: Apple Pencil (2nd Generation) for iPad Pro
The Apple Pencil (2nd generation) enhances your creative work with its exceptional features. With its virtually no lag time, precise accuracy, and sensitivity to pressure and tilt, it is capable of transforming into your preferred artistic tool such as a paintbrush, charcoal, or pencil. It elevates the experience of painting, sketching, doodling, and even note-taking to new heights.
The Apple Pencil (2nd generation) magnetically attaches to an iPad, charges wirelessly, and allows for a seamless tool-switching experience with a simple double tap. It is compatible with various models 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).
• Exceptional precision and sensitivity to pressure and tilt
• Virtually no lag time
• Can transform into different artistic tools
• Enhances the experience of painting, sketching, doodling, and note-taking
• Magnetically attaches to the iPad and charges wirelessly
• Allows for easy tool-switching with a simple double tap
• Only compatible with certain iPad models
• Requires a separate purchase in addition to the iPad
- 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 for iPad: Perfect for Note-Taking and Sketching
Our iPad pencil is compatible with iPad models released in 2018 and later, including iPad 6th to 10th generation, iPad Pro 3rd to 6th generation (12.9-inch and 11-inch), iPad Air 3rd to 5th generation, and iPad mini 5th and 6th generation. However, it is not compatible with older iPad models such as iPad 1st to 5th generation, iPad mini 1st to 4th generation, iPad Air 1st and 2nd generation, and iPad Pro 1st and 2nd generation (9.7/10.5-inch and 12.9-inch). Please ensure that your device is compatible before placing an order.
Our JAMJAKE apple pen has palm rejection technology that allows you to rest your hand on the screen while drawing or writing without any interference, making it more convenient to use. It also features a magnetic design (only compatible with iPad Pro 3rd generation), preventing it from rolling off and getting lost while not in use.
The iPad pen has a tilt function that enables you to create strokes of varying thickness and depth by adjusting the angle of the pen, making it perfect for drawing. It also has a highly sensitive point that offers precise control without any lag or offset, ensuring that it does not scratch the screen. Compared to other pencils for iPad, it is more comfortable to hold and has no resistance.
Our stylus pen does not require Bluetooth or an app connection; you can turn it on by simply touching the cap button. It charges quickly, taking only 15-20 minutes to fully charge, and can last for 8-10 hours of use. Before using it, make sure to turn off the “Only draw with Apple Pencil” option.
• Compatible with newer iPad models
• Palm rejection technology
• Magnetic design for easier storage and organization
• Tilt function for creating varying strokes
• Highly sensitive point for precise control
• Fast charging and long-lasting battery life
• Not compatible with older iPad models
• Magnetic design only works with iPad Pro 3rd generation
• Only lasts for 8-10 hours of use
- 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. Get More Done in Less Time with the JAMJAKE iPad Pencil Compatible with Multiple iPad Generations
The iPad Pencil for iPad Series 2018-2023 or later versions is 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), and iPad Pro 11-inch (4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st generation). It is incompatible with iPad (2010-2017), including iPad (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th generation), iPad mini (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st, 2nd generation), and iPad Pro 10.5-inch (2017).
The professional sketching iPad Pen for touch screens features a tilt sensitivity sensor. The stroke size changes with the tip inclination, depending on the tilt angle when writing or drawing on the iPad. This feature is perfect for sketching, drawing, and marking. There is no lag, skip, noise, and artificial creation of a smooth iPad Stylus Pen tip to avoid damage to the screen. It comes with four replacement nibs, so wear and tear are not an issue.
The iPad Pen supports palm rejection function, so users can rest their hands on the screen without causing unwanted strokes. It is also designed with magnetic adsorption function to snap it to the iPads when not in use, making it anti-lost, no rolling, and more convenient to organize. It is also easy to carry around.
The iPad Pencil 2nd Generation comes with a 130mAh rechargeable battery that can be fully charged in about 5-10 minutes. The LED indicators show how much battery is left and how much it has been charged while charging. It comes with a Type-C charging cable that can be charged with a computer, tablet, adapter, or power bank. With 5 minutes charging time, it can work up to 20 hours and has a 5 minutes auto sleep mode and 365 days standby time.
The iPad Stylus Pen designs with smart touch shortcut switch, the same as the original, making it easier to use. Users can long tap the touch switch for power on and off, single tap for returning to desktop home page, and twice tap for popping up the recently used multitasking window. The upgraded nib for iPad is more durable and offers pixel-perfect precision and no lag. It is great for drawing, sketching, coloring, playing games, annotating, PDF markup, and more.
• Compatible with various Apple iPad models
• Tilt sensitivity sensor allows for stroke size changes
• Palm rejection and magnetic attachment features for convenience and ease of use
• Fast charging time and long-lasting battery life
• Smart touch shortcut switch and upgraded nib for pixel-perfect precision
• Only compatible with specific iPad models
• Requires charging and may not last long without a charge
- 【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 to confirm if your device is compatible before purchasing as Metapen A11 is specialized for the 2018-2023 iPad. It works only with specific 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 compatibility, go to Settings, tap General, tap About, and check the model name, which should read “iPad XX (X generation).”
Metapen A11 is equipped with a smarter chip that enables you to unleash your creativity without latency on your iPad. It features advanced algorithms and a quality modular tip, making it an excellent choice for precise and fluid inking. With only 1/5th the price, you can get 200% quality.
Metapen A11’s design features a 0.35-inch diameter, 0.08 inches larger than most pencils. Research on hand sizes and pencil-using habits inspired this small design, making it more comfortable to grip and reducing fatigue.
With Metapen’s leading fast charge and long battery life, Pencil A11 takes only 30 minutes to be fully charged for 8 hours of battery life, making it faster than most brands on Amazon.com. In just 4 minutes of charging, you can work for 100 minutes without any worries.
Pairing the Metapen A11 with iPad Bluetooth enables you to access hotkey shortcuts on Goodnotes, Notability & Camera, and the Instant Battery % Indicator. This feature improves efficiency and productivity, making it an ideal choice for students, business professionals, and digital art creators who frequently take notes.
Metapen A11 features double magnets that firmly attach to your iPad, ensuring there is no fatigue on your wrist, and you can quickly jot down ideas or take notes without worrying about losing the stylus. However, please note that there is no magnet attachment for iPad Air 3rd Gen, iPad 6th/7th/8th/9th Gen, and iPad mini 5th.
• Compatible with various iPad models
• Advanced algorithms and quality modular tip for precise and fluid inking
• Larger diameter, more comfortable grip, and less fatigue
• Faster charging and longer battery life than most brands on Amazon.com
• Hotkey shortcuts on Goodnotes, Notability & Camera, and the Instant Battery % Indicator improve productivity
• Double magnets firmly attach to your iPad, preventing loss of stylus
• Only compatible with a limited range of iPad models
• No magnet attachment for specific 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. Compatible with Various iPad Models: Stylus Pen for iPad You Can Count On
【Compatibility of the iPad Pencil】- This stylus pen is compatible with Apple iPad models released from 2018 to 2022, including the iPad 10th/9th/8th/7th/6th generation, iPad mini 6th/5th generation, iPad Air 3rd/4th/5th generation, iPad Pro 11 Inch 1st/2nd/3rd/4th generation, and iPad Pro 12.9 Inch 3rd/4th/5th/6th generation. It is not compatible with the iPad Pro 12.9” 1/2 Gen, any other models, iPhone, Android, or Microsoft devices.
• Palm rejection technology allows users to rest their hand comfortably on the iPad screen without the need for a glove, making writing and drawing more natural and similar to paper.
• Magnetic adsorption allows the pen to attach to the side of the iPad, preventing it from rolling or getting lost when not in use.
• The pen is made of high-quality aluminum alloy and features a 1.5mm wear-resistant nip that executes finer instructions than a finger, without lagging, offsetting, breaking lines, or scratching the screen.
• The pencil tip is made of high-quality silicone, providing a natural and responsive experience.
• The latest tilt-sensing technology allows users to change the thickness of the line by adjusting the angle of the stylus.
• The pen is easy to use, with no need to connect to Bluetooth or an app, and can be turned on or off with a simple touch. It also enters “Sleep Mode” after 5 minutes of idle time to save power.
• The pen offers 8-10 hours of continuous working time and 365 days of standby time, with a charging time of about 80-120 minutes.
• The pen comes with five replaceable nibs, a Type-C cable, and a product manual.
• The manufacturer offers 12-month after-sales service and lifetime technical support.
• The pen is not compatible with some older iPad models or devices other than Apple’s iPad.
• The tilt function may not be useful for all users.
• The pen’s charging time may be longer than other stylus pens on the market.
- 【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 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.