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Best Stylus Pens for Your iPad or Other Touchscreen Device

Whether you're an artist or just looking for a stylus upgrade, these are the top ten best stylus pens for your iPad or other touchscreen device on the market.

By Stephen ClearyPublished 6 years ago 4 min read

Finding the best stylus for your touchscreen device might not seem like an arduous task. However, once you discover all of the different types of pens on the market, you might just second-guess your check plastic pointer. We have complied the 10 best stylus pens for your iPad, or really any other touchscreen device.

If you're in the market for a new stylus for your iPad, Kindle, Amazon Fire, Galaxy Tab, or any other tablet, you're in the right place. Depending on your needs, the type of stylus you choose is important. From the basic Apple Pencil to its top competitors, we've got your covered.

First, among the best stylus pens for your iPad, is this pressure sensitive stylus by Adonit. Created with the iPad specifically in mind, the 3/18mm Pixelpoint stylus tip provides both accuracy and precision with each use. This is perfect for artists, allowing the levels of pressure sensitivity to draw like you're used to on real paper.

Putting the creator in complete control, the stylus has over 2,000 levels of sensitivity. Plus, this is the first Adobe Creative Cloud connected stylus, so you can access any of your files or work efficiently. And finally, the shortcut buttons are easy to use and put the most used features right at your fingertips, literally.

A Bamboo stylus is one of the leaders among the best stylus pens for your iPad. This brand is known for its brushed aluminum stylus that makes intricate drawing easy.

As a perfect stylus for an artist, or just someone who likes to draw in their spare time, the Bamboo stylus is durable and fits comfortably in the hand. Providing the most practical weight and balance, the stylus always performs comfortably and easily. Use this to highlight sentences, draw cards, and take notes in class.

We couldn't forget to mention the legendary Apple Pencil. And though Apple products can get a bit pricey, they always perform, and work best with other Apple products.

Described as "opening up new creative possibilities," the Apple pencil is compatible will all iPads. It is also sensitive to both pressure and tilt, so you can easily vary line weight, shading, and artistic effects. This is the perfect everyday stylus that can also transition into an artist's favorite tool, pairing perfectly with the best iPad Pro apps for artists. It feels just the using a normal pencil but with a whole new world of possibilities.

What makes this stylus different from the rest of our stylus pens for your iPad is the size. This is a wide-grip stylus that is created for all capacitive touch screen tablets. Fitting comfortably in the hand, the stylus is about the size of an Expo marker.

With a rounded tip, the stylus makes for easy touching and simple writing, just like a pencil. It works in any app, and it's great for sketching and doodling as well. With durable and high quality construction, this will last you for years, and is great for people of all ages.

We love this stylus not only for its unique shape and design, but for its performance. Shaped like an authentic pencil, the stylus stands out among its competitors.

You can also easily erase with its built-in eraser that you can access by simply flipping the pen around. Blend using your finger to smooth around any rough edges, and rest your hand on the screen to write from any angle using its palm rejection feature, no calibration needed.

Next, among the best stylus pens for your iPad, is MEKO's universal stylus, perfect for any touchscreen device. With a clear disc, you can see exactly where your mark is made.

Take notes and draw effortlessly with this tool. Plus, this features a replaceable tip which will automatically extend the lifetime of the stylus. The stylus is made of stainless steel and aluminum. It's got great reviews on Amazon, so you know customers are satisfied with this pen.

We love this stylus for its incredible price. As one of the most affordable touchscreen styluses, it is just as high quality as a pricey one on the market. Though you can't get as intricate and detailed as an $80 stylus, many people in the market for a pencil do not need all of the fancy features.

It is constructed for touchscreen devices and with high-quality aluminum. This means that it will remain durable through each use. It also easily attached to luggage, books, and pockets with its built-in pocket clip for easy storage. It pairs well with the top iPad keyboards as well, so your iPad can instantly transform from just a tablet to something more professional looking.

Adobe's stylus pens for your iPad are some of the most impressive on the market. And with a reasonable price, we had to recommend it to you. If you're looking for a stylus that feels great in the hand and allows you to express your creativity with ease, this is it.

With a precise Pixel point tip, and pressure-sensitive lines and strokes, creatives will love this tool. Add your color with personalizing ink, since there are over 100 LED color options. Plus, it's compatible with all iOS 7 and iOS 8 devices. Just make sure you have the best portable chargers for your iPad so you don't lose all the beautiful work you've just done!

With a name like the "digital artist brush," Sensu means business. If you are looking for an alternative for your creative work for creative design or sketching, this is the best option for you and other creatives.

This has two useful tools in one. The first, is the digital brush, the second is the stylus. Switch between tools to match your needs with ease. All you'll need to do is insert the rubber stylus into the cap to transform it into the brush. The only catch is that you can't get it wet, like a real paintbrush.

To conclude the best stylus pens for your iPad, we had to narrow it down to something specifically for the painters. This is a perfect tool to take your creative work into the technology world.

This is a paint brush stylus made specifically for artists. All you'll need to do is open your digital canvas, and the opportunities are endless. This brush stylus is soft and flexible. It also provides superior feedback and encourages artists to grow.

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