When it comes to iPad styluses, thehas understandably gotten most of the press. But that digital pen only works with .
Adonit's new Pixel, which the company calls its most accurate and responsive stylus to date, with an improved 1.9 mm Pixelpoint tip, is compatible with several iPads -- nine to be exact -- not just the top-end ones. Its list price is $80, £80 or AU$129, or about $20 or AU$45 less than the Apple Pencil (they're the same price in the UK).
Like Adonit's two earlier styluses, the Jot Script and the Touch, the Pixel is Bluetooth-enabled and turns on automatically when pressed to the screen when using certain note-taking and sketch apps that have built-in Pixel support. It also ships with a magnetic charger/dock that plugs into the USB port on your computer.
According to Adonit, Pixel's highlights include:
- Bluetooth 4.0 enables 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity, shortcut buttons, palm rejection and offset correction
- More user-friendly setup process
- Improved offset correction allows for more accuracy and precision, providing a more natural pen-to-paper experience
- Enhanced tip drag ensures users have a natural writing and drawing experience
- Increased responsiveness improves lag time with predictive touch technology that places the point of the pen exactly where it's intended
- Grip Sensor turns the stylus off when not active, and turns it on when the user picks it up
- Compatible with: iPad Pro 12.9- and 9.7-inch, iPad Air and Air 2, iPad 4, and iPad Minis 1 to 4
- Compatible with more apps: Goodnotes, Concepts, Notes Plus, Astropad, Medibang Pain, Autodesk Sketchbook will have Pixel integration at launch with Adobe Sketch, Adobe Draw, and Procreate supported soon