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Apple’s Pencil-Alternatives: Four pins in the comparison

There are many viable Alternatives to the Apple Pencil such as Adonit Pixel

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In contrast to most of the products from Apple you can’t use the iPad only with the in-house Pencil. We introduce you to four cheaper Alternatives.

The Apple Pencil has been created specifically for on the iPad Pro, create notes, or to create digital works of art. And this has its price: Just under 100 euros, the Tablet pen costs and can not still be used on all iPad and iPhone models. Fortunately, there are a variety of equivalent Alternatives that are not only cost less, but also with other Apple devices (besides the iPad Pro) compatible. Four of them are presented in the Following.

1. Alternative: Wacom Bamboo Finline

ThisApple-Pencil Alternative can be used for all touch screen devices with iOS. Via the Bluetooth connection, the stylus and the iPad or the iPhone are connected to each other is turned on by a rotation of the lower half. Even if the Wacom Bamboo Stylus Finline only one programmable button, with which you can undo every move (or Erasure), the pen’s pressure levels to share with all of you compatible Apps. As a result, he writes and draws as one would expect, however, this Alternative also has a hook: The pen does not detect the angles of inclination, so that any hatches are possible.

Charge

Micro-USB

Function

active/Bluetooth

Compatible

Apple iOS Touchscreen devices

Operating

15 hours

2. Alternative: Moko Active Stylus

The Moko Active Stylus with just under 27 euros, much cheaper than other Tablet pens. Nevertheless, he is able to keep up with its predecessors, and quite Charged, this Apple-Pencil keeps going Alternative up to eight hours at a stretch, he also has a special metal tip (1.5 mm thick) – so the pen generates a magnetic field on the Display when it is touched in order. The advantage of this is that a human Finger is simulated, and the Writing or Drawing should be on the screen very realistically. Furthermore, the Moko Active Stylus has a soft rubber tip on the other end, which can also operate without power to the touch screen.

The Only Fly In The Ointment: The Tablet pen has no pressure and tilt recognition.

Charge

Micro-USB-cable

Function

active/passive

Compatible

iPhone 8/7/7 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus, iPad Pro, iPad 1/2/3/4, iPad mini 1/2/3/4, iPad Air / Air 4, Huawei, HTC, Google, LG

Operating

up to 8 hours

3. Alternative: MPIO Stylus Pen

Another effective model, in comparison to some of the other Apple-Pencil-Alternative – is the MPIO Stylus Pen. Due to its slim Design, it looks apparently like an ordinary pen, but was provided with a 1.5 mm wide pressure tip. Thus, it can be used not only on various iPad and iPhone models to Draw and Write, but also on other Tablets. In contrast to other models, the MPIO Stylus Pen no hand detection, but for just under 30 euros, a real bargain – including Apple-pen case.

Charge

microUSB Port

Function

active

Compatible

iPad Pro 11 ”(1./2. Generation), iPad Pro 12.9” (3./4. Generation), iPad (7. Generation), iPad (6. Generation), iPad Air (3. Generation), iPad Mini (5. Generation)

Operating

20 hours

4. Alternative: Adonit Pixel

The most Important thing first: The Adonit Pixel with the iPhone (5 and newer), iPad Mini (1 to 4), iPad Air (1 and 2) and the iPad Pro (12.9) compatible. In contrast to the Apple Pencil of the alternative Tablet pen has two programmable Shortcut buttons and you can set the pin so that the executed activities are undone (i.e., deleted) or repeated, can be. Through the built-in grip sensor, the Adonit Pixel is activated as soon as you move it by Hand. You connect it via Bluetooth with an iPad, the pen pressure (with up to 2048 levels of sensitivity on the Display). The advantage of this is that you can draw to the angle of inclination, different thickness of line.

Plus point: The pen is also available with different Apps (including good notes, Procreate, and AstroPad) compatible.

Charge

Mini Dock with USB

Function

active/Bluetooth

Compatible

4s, 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE, 4, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro (12.9)

Operating

15 hours

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