Edit: There have been developments on a new active stylus design which gives you a fine-tipped stylus with built in palm rejection. Its called the Cregle iPen.
For those of you who have ready my previous post about the BestStylus, you know that I have done a lot of research on different styli for the iPad 2. I ended up just buying the Targus stylus from Best Buy. While it is a rather good stylus, it isn’t necessarily the best for note taking. The problem I have with the stylus is the very wide, rounded tip. Also, the tip is not firm; when writing, the tip flattens out because of the pressure applied.
There is a new stylus, however that looks very promising. The Jot Pro by Adonit allows you to write with a small ball point that is surrounded by a clear round disk. If I understand correctly, the clear disk provides the iPad (or any capacitative screen) with the wide impact area while the ballpoint is placed at the very center. This provides the user with pinpoint accuracy.
In addition to the increased accuracy of this stylus over other styli currently on the market, there are many other features that make the Jot Pro look like a very well designed stylus.
- It comes with a protective cap to prevent the user from losing/breaking the disk.
- The disk is very durable and requires some effort to remove. This prevents you from breaking or losing the disk.
- The pen is made of a durable, heavy metal.
- The stylus includes a rubber grip for comfort while writing.
- The Jot Pro includes a magnet, which allows you to attach the stylus to your iPad 2’s built in magnet for the smart cover.