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Adonit Jot Flip precision tablet stylus

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Geek Treat of the Week "If you see a stylus, they blew it," Steve Jobs famously said. He was referring to the fact that the iPad’s multi-touch display and UI is designed to be used with fingers rather than an input device and that, in his view, a stylus is superfluous.

That may be true for the bulk of tablet apps, but there’s no doubt that for those which involve drawing, painting or handwriting, a good stylus is mighty handy. And the Adonit Jot Flip is one of the best I’ve seen.

Adonit Jot Flip stylus

While other manufacturers, such as Just Mobile with its excellent AluPen and Wacom with the Bamboo stylus, have settled on a soft, fat stubby tip to allow them to work with tablet’s multi-touch screens, Adonit has come up with an innovative alternative.

It has retained the feel of writing with a fine-tipped pen by using a small clear plastic disc on the end. The disc is attached by a ball and socket joint so you can write at different angles, and has a metal cross embedded to allow it to work with the capacitive screen on a tablet.

Adonit Jot Flip stylus

It works brilliantly, although it's definitely more successful for writing than drawing or painting, where a thick tip can be helpful. No reason why you can't use several stylii, though, is there?

The Flip, unlike its sibling, the Jot Pro, also has a real pen on the other end. It too has a fine tip and writes well, and its ink comes in a replaceable cartridge.

Adonit Jot Flip stylus
RH Recommended Medal

The whole package is excellent, from the screw-on cap, to the metal and rubber chassis and even the weight and balance in the hand. It’s comfortable and a joy to use, whether on paper or a tablet screen. ®

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Adonit Jot Flip stylus

Adonit Jot Flip precision tablet stylus

A novel nib makes this a fine stylus for precision tapping and drawing on any tablet's screen.
Price: £35 RRP

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