Like many iPad owners I absolutely love the device but really wish I were able to take notes and draw on the screen like a notebook. There are quite literally hundreds of different stylus options out there but having wasted money on a large number of cheap low quality options I began to think writing on the iPad just wasn’t in the cards. I then came across the BoxWave capacitive stylus and after reading a few of the great review I decided to give it one more shot. I’m glad I did.
The BoxWave capacitive stylus for iPad is actually a combo pen and stylus perfect for carrying around in your pocket. After handling more than my fare share of cheap plastic feeling styluses I was pleasantly surprised to feel how solid the BoxWave feels in the hand. Unlike the cheaper styluses the BoxWave felt a bit heavier like a real pen and was much more comfortable to hold. Besides both looking and feeling great the really amazing thing about this stylus is how easily it glides across the screen. Unlike most stylus, you can very easily flick your wrist and still get a line in the direction you were hoping for, that makes this the only stylus I was able to draw with. When combined with an app likes autoing sketch or any other sketching or noting taking app it is almost as comfortable to write on as a standard notebook. If I had one complaint it would be that the included clip feel a bit flimsy so I’m reluctant to use.
Pros, Cons and Final Thoughts
Pros: This is by far the most accurate stylus I’ve used on iPad and makes putting apps like auto sketch to use a breeze. The material looks and feels great, and the tip glides across the screen.
Cons: Pricier compared to other styluses. Considering the cost it would be nice to see a better clip on the cap. Doesn’t play quite as nicely with rubber feeling screen protectors like Invisible Shield
Final Thoughts: Anyone looking to do any sort of sketching on note taking on their iPad really can’t go wrong with this stylus but Invisible Shield users may want to give it a second thought.
Guest Post Bio: Maria Rainier is a freelance writer and blogger for First in Education where she’s recently written on music director jobs along with a piece on market research analyst careers. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, traveling, and working with origami.
Link: Capacitive iPad Stylus