I’ve been using an Apple Pencil for a couple of years now, and I have never been anything but happy with it. It is incredibly accurate, tracks fast across the screen, feels good in the hand, and the battery life is just fine considering how well it performs. Lately, my wife and kids have also discovered how good the Apple Pencil, as they keep borrowing mine and pairing it up with the other iPad Pro in the house.
I know what that means- soon I’ll be out another $60-$99 (depending on whether I can find a refurb model, or not). However, if a recent Kickstarter delivers on its promise, then maybe that price will soon be a little lower.
I used to be somewhat of a stylus aficionado before the arrival of the Apple Pencil along with the iPad Pro. I hated the old “Kindergarten Crayon” capacitive styli that used to litter Amazon, eBay, and electronic retailer’s shelves early on in the life of the iPad. I was always on the lookout for something better.
I love my iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, but let’s face it, neither is exactly inexpensive, and not everyone needs or wants this setup. For those with a different model of iPad or an iPhone who would still like to take advantage of a stylus, the Adonit Switch is a superb choice. It is versatile, inexpensive, and far more precise than most standard capacitive styli.
You know the kind I’m talking about. The plastic or metal stick with a kindergarten crayon tip on the end that’s absolutely useless. The Switch’s Precision Disk creates an exact contact point, giving you the same level of precision as a Bluetooth or Active Capactitive Stylus, without the much higher price tag.