The issue with many capacitive styluses designed for use with tablets and smartphones is that they often do not allow for the sort of precision required by those most keen to use them. Adonit has found a way to solve this problem, and it’s a pretty good stroke of ingenuity.
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First Look: Adonit Jot Touch and Jot Script styluses

The issue with many capacitive styluses designed for use with tablets and smartphones is that they often do not allow for the sort of precision required by those most keen to use them: artists, writers, students, and the like. Due to the technology, the tip of the stylus is often thick and clunky. Adonit has found a way to solve this problem, and it’s a pretty good stroke of ingenuity.

Adonit was not able to completely rid their Jot Touch and Jot Script styluses of this central issue, but they have done their best to tackle it. The Jot Script offers a traditional stylus point at a much finer weight than others, while the Touch simulates the fine point of a pen or pencil behind a larger, see-through base, allowing the user to see exactly where their line or stroke is orienting from without sacrificing performance. We imagine this makes the adjustment from a traditional writing tool to the Jot series of styluses all the easier.

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The Touch is geared towards artists while the Script is designed as a note-takers best friend. Buttons on the styluses can recall functions such as undo and redo (developers can, using an API, program the exact function on a per app basis). The Jot Touch also features pressure sensitivity to further simulate real-world drawing and writing, varying stroke weight based on how the user applies weight to the stylus.

Both the Jot Script and Jot Touch are available for order now for $74.99 and $89.99 respectively. Adonit also offers several other stylus options at varying price points.

 

 

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  • Robert Wilkinson

    I purchased the adonit jot script when it first debuted and tried using it with the Penultimate app on a new iPad Air. The stylus didn’t work at all. It won’t pair for more than a few seconds and drops off. It is impossible to write on the iPad screen with it I have been struggling with it for months. Don’t waste your money on the stylus. I paid $80.00 for the styuls and it is presently worthless. The technology isn’t there yet.

    • cat

      I’ve been looking at reviews for the pen, it’s not the stylus but the penultimate app, you may want to switch to good notes 🙂

  • It seems like it’s the same with S-pen of Samsung’s, but I’ll give it to adonit jot script this time. This one’s better! 🙂