With the rise of digital art and note-taking, the demand for styluses and digital pens has increased significantly. The Apple Pencil has quickly become one of the most popular options, offering a seamless and natural drawing experience on the iPad. But with two generations of Apple Pencils available, it can be difficult to decide which one to choose. In this article, we will be exploring the best iPad pencils available, their features, and what to consider when making a purchase. Whether you’re an artist, student, or just someone who enjoys taking handwritten notes, this guide will help you find the perfect iPad pencil to suit your needs.
1. Make Your Mark with the Apple Pencil (2nd Gen): A Revolutionary Stylus
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 the 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, please note that it is not compatible with earlier 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 device’s compatibility before placing an order.
Our JAMJAKE apple pen features palm rejection technology, allowing you to rest your hand comfortably on the screen while drawing or writing without the need for gloves. The magnetic design, which is only compatible with iPad Pro 3rd, ensures the pen doesn’t roll or get lost when resting, making it more convenient to carry and organize.
The iPad pen’s tilt function enables you to draw strokes of varying thickness and depth by tilting it at different angles, making it perfect for drawing. The pen also has precise point control writing, with no scratches on the screen and no lag/offset/break. It is highly sensitive, with no resistance and a comfortable grip compared to other pencils for iPad.
With our stylus pen, there is no need for Bluetooth or app connection. You can turn on the pen by simply touching the cap button. It charges quickly, with just 15-20 minutes of charging providing 8-10 hours of usage. Before using the pen, please turn off the “Only draw with Apple Pencil” option.
• Compatible with most iPad models from 2018 and later, including iPad Pro and iPad Air.
• Palm rejection technology for comfortable writing or drawing without the need for gloves.
• Magnetic design (for iPad Pro 3rd) prevents rolling and getting lost, making it easy to carry and organize.
• Tilt function allows for drawing strokes of varying thickness and depth.
• Precise point control writing with no scratches on the screen and no lag/offset/break.
• Highly sensitive and comfortable grip.
• Not compatible with earlier versions of the iPad series.
• Magnetic design only works with iPad Pro 3rd.
- 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. Fast Charging, Long-lasting Battery: The JAMJAKE iPad Pencil for Efficient Work
The iPad Pencil is a professional sketching pen designed for touch screen use on compatible Apple iPads. It is only compatible with newer iPad models, including the 10th to 6th generation, iPad Mini 6th and 5th generation, iPad Air 5th to 3rd generation, and iPad Pro 12.9-inch 6th to 3rd generation and iPad Pro 11-inch 4th to 1st generation. The pencil is not compatible with older iPad models such as the 1st to 5th generation, iPad Mini 1st to 4th generation, iPad Pro 12.9-inch 1st to 2nd generation, and iPad Pro 10.5-inch (2017).
One of the advantages of the iPad Pencil is its tilt sensitivity sensor. This feature allows the stroke size to change depending on the tilt angle of the pen while writing or drawing on the iPad. It is perfect for sketching, drawing, and marking, and creates a smooth tip to avoid damage to the screen. Additionally, the pencil comes with four replacement nibs to prevent wear and tear.
Another advantage is the palm rejection and magnetic attachment features. The palm rejection function allows users to rest their hand on the screen without causing unwanted strokes. The magnetic attachment feature allows users to snap the pencil onto their iPad when not in use, preventing it from being lost or rolling away.
The pencil also has a fast charging feature that can fully charge the pencil in about 5-10 minutes, allowing it to be used for up to 20 hours. Additionally, the LED indicators show how much battery is left and how much has been charged while charging. It can be charged using a Type-C charging cable with a computer, tablet, adapter, or power bank.
The iPad Pencil also has a smart touch shortcut switch, making it easier to use. The touch switch is used for powering on and off, returning to the desktop home page, and popping up the recently used multitasking window. It is durable and offers pixel-perfect precision with no lag, making it great for drawing, sketching, coloring, playing games, annotating, PDF markup, and more.
One disadvantage of the iPad Pencil is that it is not compatible with older iPad models. Another disadvantage is that it requires a compatible iPad to be used, which may limit its usefulness to users who do not own a compatible iPad. Additionally, the pencil is relatively expensive compared to other styluses 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. Smooth, Accurate, and Easy to Use: Metapen iPad Pencil A11
Compatibility: The Metapen A11 is specialized for use with iPad models from 2018-2023. Please refer to the compatibility sheet to confirm if your device is compatible before making a purchase. The Metapen A11 is only compatible with specific iPad models including the iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad Mini. To check if your iPad is compatible, go to Settings > General > About > Model name [iPad XX (X generation)].
Smarter Chip: The Metapen A11 is equipped with advanced algorithms and a quality modular tip that ensures fluid and precise inking without latency on your iPad. With the Metapen A11, you can unleash your creativity and enjoy high-quality performance at 1/5 the price of other brands.
Comfort Grip: The Metapen A11 has a larger diameter of 0.35 inches, which is 0.08 inches larger than most pencils. This design is based on research on hand sizes and pencil-using habits, making it more comfortable to hold and reducing fatigue during use.
Fast Charge: The Metapen A11 has a 2x faster charge and longer battery life, taking only 30 minutes to fully charge for up to 8 hours of battery life. This feature is faster and more efficient than most brands on Amazon. Additionally, just 4 minutes of charging can provide 100 minutes of use.
Efficient Shortcuts: The Metapen A11 pairs with your iPad’s Bluetooth to offer hotkey shortcuts on Goodnotes, Notability, and Camera, as well as an instant battery percentage indicator. This feature is perfect for students, business professionals, and digital artists who frequently take notes or work on their iPads.
Double Magnets & Palm Rejection: The Metapen A11 features two stronger built-in magnets that firmly attach to your iPad at any time, reducing wrist fatigue and improving productivity. Note that the iPad Air 3rd Gen, iPad 6th/7th/8th/9th Gen, and iPad Mini 5th do not have magnet attachment capabilities.
• Specialized for specific iPad models from 2018-2023.
• Equipped with advanced algorithms and quality modular tip for fluid and precise inking.
• Larger diameter for a more comfortable grip and reduced fatigue.
• 2x faster charge and longer battery life than most brands on Amazon.
• Efficient shortcuts for improved productivity and battery management.
• Double magnets and palm rejection for reduced wrist fatigue.
• Limited compatibility with specific iPad models.
• No magnet attachment capabilities 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. Compatible with Various iPad Models: Stylus Pen for iPad You Can Count On
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 iPad Pencil has revolutionized the way we interact with tablets and has become an essential tool for professionals, artists, and casual users alike. With its sleek design, precise and responsive performance, and wide range of features and capabilities, the iPad Pencil offers a new level of creativity and productivity to iPad users. There are many options available in the market, but the top products stand out for their exceptional accuracy, comfort, and durability. Whether you are looking for a basic model for note-taking and drawing or a more advanced one for digital artwork and design, you can find the perfect product that suits your needs and budget. Investing in an iPad Pencil is a smart decision that can enhance your iPad experience and unleash your creative potential. With these top-rated products, you can explore new ways to express yourself and achieve your goals, no matter where you are.
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.