It’s taken a while, but finally the pressure-sensitive iPad styluses are starting to ship after a long, long time in development. Now Adonit, the company behind the hot, hot Writer jeyboard case for the iPad, has launched its Jot Touch.
Yes, that’s “launched” as in, “you can buy it right now,” as in “$99 and ships in 1-2 days.”
The Jot Touch uses Bluetooth 2 to communicate with the iPad (models 2 or 3) and tell it the level of pressure you’re applying. There are also two buttons on the barrel for custom shortcuts, depending on which app you’re using (more on that in a second) and the tip uses the odd-looking but great-in-practice disk style of tip. This provides a big enough area for the iPad’s capacitive screen to actually detect, while also showing you exactly where you are pointing.
And those apps? Adonit has rounded up an impressive set of apps for its launch: Autodesk’s Sketchbook apps, Procreate, Notes Plus and even Smile’s PDF Pen are in an ever-growing list.
There is a review unit winging its way to the Cult of Mac test lab complex as we speak, so we’ll be able to offer a review soon.