I’ve now spent a couple of weeks with the Jot Pro stylus and like it a lot – enough to get rid of the other styli I’ve collected over the past year and a half or so since the iPad first came out. It offers more precision than the other rounded-rubber-thing tipped styli currently on the market. And it has an ingenious hidden feature: a magnet that lets you attach it temporarily to your iPad 2 to prevent it from rolling way if you need to take a break from writing for a few moments.
The Jot Pro’s tip is metal with a clear plastic disc over it. You can see where you’re writing more easily and it writes very smoothly, feeling almost like you’re using a pen on paper.
My detailed review is now up on YouTube – it’s embedded here after the break.
- BoxWave Capacitive Stylus – a small, plain stylus with a removable tether that can be inserted into the iPad’s microphone jack
- Hard Candy Cases iPad stylus – a pen/stylus combo that looks slick but isn’t great (when you take off one cap, it won’t snap onto the other side for temporary storage and the damn thing will roll away from you faster than you can spit.)
- Just Mobile’s AluPen – a fat and therefore easy-to-grip stylus that’s cute in a grown-up crayon kind of way.
As I mentioned in the video, I plan to sell these (with the exception of the Hard Candy stylus, which I like to keep in my purse) since the Jot Pro beats them all.
I’m using an SGP Ultra Optics anti-glare screen protector on my iPad 2 which works great with all the styli I’ve used, including the Jot Pro. The iPad app shown is Note Taker HD, one of my favorite apps for taking handwritten notes.
Pros for the Jot Pro stylus
- Offers more precision than other styli on the market
- Feels almost like using a ballpoint pen on paper
- Hidden magnet is a great addition
Well, the price may put off casual users but it’s a good deal for students and/or businesspeople who take a lot of notes.