Although an early driving theme behind the iPad was that the most natural stylus is your finger, a lot of us have found that fingers aren’t necessarily the most accurate drawing and writing tool, nor even the most natural feeling after a lifetime of using pencils and pens. So it’s a little ironic that even in the pursuit of a more precise writing instrument for tablets, a lot of the options trade the end of your finger for something that kind of looks like a pencil eraser. Better… but still a ways from spot-on precision.
The Adonit Jot Pro addresses this issue by surrounding the writing tip with a small plastic disc they call a Precision Disc. The disc is clear and lets you see exactly where the tip of the stylus is and where your marks on screen will be. The disc is attached with a ball joint tip so you can roll the stylus in your hand as you write and the disc will remain flat against the screen. When not in use, the tip is protected by a cap that screws onto threads on the end of the stylus barrel, and can be attached to the back of the barrel on similar threads while you write.
The stylus has the feel of a quality pen, with a pocket clip cut into the upper part of the barrel. The lower part of the barrel features a textured grip. The Jot Pro is compatible with iOS, Android, Windows and most touchscreen devices. It’s a great option for bringing a natural and precise feel to any writing or drawing you do on a tablet that isn’t equipped with its own stylus.
One note – the stylus being reviewed is the second generation Jot Pro. When shopping, be aware the previous generation is still for sale, so be sure you’re ordering the one you want.
The Adonit Jot Pro stylus is available in black and silver, and and you can buy it now for $29.99.