Five Of The Best Stylus Pens, For Under Fifty-Bucks.
Want a fancy new stylus for your iPad or iPhone, without having to justify spending one-hundred bucks? Here are Five of the best stylus pens, for under fifty-bucks:
The Joy Factory Monet Stylus ($24.95)
Let’s start off, with the Joy Monet Stylus. When it comes to styli, with the iPad or iPhone, it’s one of the simplest, yet best feeling stylus pens on the market. This is due to it’s slender, balanced and precise form-factor. The Monet is weighted in the front, which gives you more precise control while drawing. The rubber tip covers a great range of angles to draw at, so the metal never hits your screen. This is always my go-to stylus, cause it’s so minimal, I can leave it laying around anywhere, without worrying about any parts being broken. Only down-side is it doesn’t have replaceable tips, but mines been holding-up strong for about a year.
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The Joy Factory Monet Stylus On Amazon
Adonit Jot Pro Fine Point Precision Stylus ($26.99)
Adonit Jot Pro Fine Point Precision Stylus, is a mouthful, but the name does explain exactly what this stylus is about: PRECISION. The stylus emulates the kind of sensation you get from using a ball-point pen, with the same form-factor. On the tip of this stylus, is a transparent disc to widen the surface area, which helps provide you better control on your slippery-screen. One nice feature, is the clip to attach to your iPad’s cover, so you don’t have to worry about misplacing it. The Jot Pro is so precise, that if you have jittery hands, it can create a bit of a challenge to get straight lines. One downside is the tips loose their capacitive-touch after a few months, causing your screen to not respond to it (LAME). Luckily, there are replacement tips, though still annoying.
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Adonit Jot Pro Fine Point Precision Stylus On Amazon
Sensu Artist Brush & Stylus ($39.99)
Here’s a multi-function stylus, which includes not only the accuracy of a stylus pen, but also the natural flow of a paint-brush. The Sensu Artist Brush & Stylus is a double-sided stylus, which has one half a capacitive-touch paint brush and the other a standard rubber-tipped stylus. The brush provides a realistic feeling to painting with apps, which have realistic paint-brushes like: Procreate, but it works just the same as any other stylus. You can then change sides to the regular stylus by pulling it out of its metal body and switching it. The biggest downfall with this stylus is apparently the capacitive-touch of the brush looses it’s responsiveness after a while, though I have yet to have any problems with it.
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Sensu Stylus Brush On Amazon
Pencil by FiftyThree ($49.99)
Not only the most stylish stylus pens on the list, but also the most unique. The Pencil by FiftyThree is a stylus that combines minimal design, with high function. The Pencil on the exterior has an awesome wood-grain brushed aluminum, available in three colors (Walnut, Graphite (Dark Grey) or Gold). On the inside is a Bluetooth driver that connects to apps such as: Procreate, Sketchbook, Paper by FiftyThree and other Bluetooth enabled apps. Pencil’s Bluetooth allows the internal sensor to make small strokes with the very tip, wide strokes with the tip’s sides and enables palm rejection. There is an internal battery within pencil that charges via USB, which takes about 90 mins to fully charge, but lasts up to a month on a single charge! My favorite feature of this stylus is the eraser on the back-side of Pencil. This saves you from having to toggle through your tools to switch to eraser and has it’s own smooth rubber-tip. I enjoyed drawing with the Pencil, due to the smooth rubber-tips and form-factor of the body feels natural in your hand. My only gripe is the Bluetooth Stylus’s are always annoying to connect to your iPad, which sometimes leaves me keeping it off.
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Pencil by FiftyThree Digital Stylus On Amazon
Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus ($21.99)
Wacom always kills it when it comes to digital tablets and pens. The Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus is no exception. This Bluetooth enabled has 2,048 levels of pressure-sensitivity, palm-rejection and programmable buttons on the side for it’s compatible apps (Bamboo Paper, Adobe Ideas, Autodesk SketchBook Pro for iPad, ArtRage, and Procreate). This is great for apps like: Procreate, cause you can program the side buttons to undo and redo, which is brilliant. The tips are smaller than your average stylus pen, but I prefer this due to better accuracy. It comes with a case to store the stylus, as well as all your extra tips(Yes, replaceable tips). Overall, this stylus packs features found on the pricier styli and it only costs $21.99! I consider it to be the BEST stylus for iPad and iPhone, not only for under $50, but for ANY price-range.
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Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus On Amazon
What’s your favorite stylus for under $50? Leave a comment below!