The TruGlide Apex stylus is the second iPad stylus I have tried that features a fine point tip. The other was the Jot Script by Adonit. Unlike most fat-tipped tablet styluses you'll find on the market, the TruGlide stylus has a tiny 2.3 mm tip that makes it feel more like a regular pen.
The technology that makes this possible is a powered electrical signal that detects the pen tip on the iPad screen. That means the pen needs a battery, and you have to turn it on for it to work. For the most part, the TruGlide worked well, but there were a few bugs. Read on for the full review!
The Jot Script is the first major iPad stylus to feature a fine point tip. No squishy rubber. No awkward plastic disks. No kidding.
I honestly didn't think it was possible with current iPad technology to create a stylus with a true pen-like drawing tip. The Jot Script has proven me wrong. The stylus comes from Adonit, known for their Jot Pro and Jot Touch styluses. Those models feature a ballpoint pen-like tip with a plastic disk attached to the end, which made them pretty accurate compared to their competition. The Jot Script takes the innovation even further, ridding of the disk altogether. It uses an electronic signal instead of plastic to communicate the "finger" touch on the iPad screen. But is it too good to be true? Does it perform as advertised?
The Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus is a pressure-sensitive iPad stylus from arguably THE foremost maker of digital styluses and drawing tablets. They had previously released the Bamboo iPad Stylus to good reviews, but the CS is the first iPad tool from Wacom to feature pro features, design, and connectivity. It was not the first pressure-sensitive stylus to be released to the market, but with the company's reputation for great art pens, this stylus was highly anticipated.
I personally don't think the CS produced anything groundbreaking or new compared to the few other pressure-sensitive styluses that have been produced so far, but it is solid and performs well. It stands its ground against its competition and is one of the best styluses you'll find in the market so far.
Adonit's Jot styluses are consistently among my favorite pens for the iPad. The great design, solid construction, and innovative pen tips make them a pleasure to use.
The Jot Touch 4 is their current high-end model with all the latest tricks (pressure sensitivity, palm rejection, Bluetooth 4). It is my current favorite on the market and here's why.
Adonit launched their Jot styluses on Kickstarter in 2011, and I have one of the first-generation Jot Pros from backing the project. The company has since gone on to improve the design and create other models, such as the pressure sensitive Jot Touch.
The Jot Pro, though it lacks the bluetooth capabilities of its higher end counterpart, is still a wonderful stylus in its own right. If you're looking for a stylus alternative that doesn't cost you $80+, you might want to give this one a go. The ballpoint pen-like tip with the plastic disk is truly unique among the major stylus competitors and offers better accuracy and experience than the typical rubber nibs out there.