Capacitive Brush Styluses Get A Modern Twist With The Nomad Flex

The Nomad Brush Flex is the latest in Nomad’s line of capacitive touchscreen brushes. That’s right — brushes. When you’re painting into an app like Brushes or Procreate on the iPad, then you really do want to use a stylus os some kind. And if you’re going to go to the trouble of using a stylus, why not make it a brush?

When I first used one of Nomad’s brushes, I was surprised at just how good it felt, and how well they work. As a long-time oil painter, I recognized the feel immediately. No, the iPad’s glass screen won’t give like a stretched canvas, but a brush is way better than a pen for painting, as you’d expect.

The new Flex series opts for machined aluminum tubing for the shaft (which might be a little like using aluminum bats instead of wooden ones to play rounders, or “baseball” as you might call it). You can opt for single or dual tipped versions, and these can be had in long and short bristled models, totaling four models in all.

The price is $29 whichever you choose.

If you are looking for a plain stylus, then avoid these. But if you’re looking for a brush, and wondering whether these work, or if they’re well built, then go ahead and order one. I have a few Nomads at home and they’re great. Best of all, they never need cleaning.

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