Adonit produces some of the very best capacitive styluses on the market. At the beginning of this year we found its Jot and Jot Mini to be just short of perfect, while Jot Touch unfortunately fell to a lower level of recommendation based mainly on the poor quality of third-party app support rather than the quality of the pen itself. Now the company is beginning to roll out an updated version of Jot Pro ($30), and although it’s more expensive than Jot or Jot Mini, it feels a whole lot nicer, with a level of quality that plenty of other styluses at that price point don’t come close to matching.
The 5” stylus has a nicely-weighted metal body and a 2” long soft rubber grip directly adjacent to the tip. It’s available in gun metal, silver, turquoise, and red variations, each of which has a metallic finish. A screw-on cap protects the writing end when not in use, and can be attached to the back so that it doesn’t get lost.
Jot Pro is packed with magnets that allow it to latch on to the bezel of second-, third-, and fourth-generation iPads, and with this edition Adonit has also added a sound dampening tip and made its signature plastic disc smaller. Altogether, it very much feels like a premium, professional accessory.
One of the things that’s really nice about this stylus is it feels like a pen, not a crayon, marker, or other obscure writing utensil. This makes writing and drawing feel natural.