Adonit Note+ does nearly as much as Apple Pencil but costs far less


Adonit Note+ iPad stylus
The Adonit Note+ iPad stylus is designed for artists and note takers.
Photo: Adonit

Adonit’s second-generation iPad stylus offers many features not in the original, including including tilt detection and pressure sensitivity. The Note+ also adds shortcut buttons for quick access to erase, redo, or other functions.

It has nearly the same feature set as the Apple Pencil while costing significantly less.

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“The Adonit Note+ ensures that everyone from the productive businessperson to the detail-oriented artist has the proper stylus in their hands that provides them with an experience that emulates pen to paper both aesthetically and functionally, along with the latest technology for added convenience,” said Andre Bradford, Adonit Sales Director of the Americas.

The company created a video to demonstrate the changes in its updated stylus. Watch it now:

What’s new in Adonit Note+

This active stylus is compatible with most recent iPad and iPad Pro models (see below). However, not all drawing applications support all of the new features. Adonit has a list on its website showing that palm rejection, pressure sensitivity, tilt support and the shortcut buttons work in ArtStudio Pro, Colored Pencil and others. Support for the popular Procreate app is coming soon.

Another welcome change in Note+ is a USB-C port, allowing it to power up its internal battery with the same charger as an iPad Pro.

For comparison, the original Apple Pencil for iPad ($99) offers palm rejection, pressure sensitivity, and tilt support. The updated version just for iPad Pro ($129) adds a button for switching between functions.

Pricing and compatibility

The Adonit Note+ launched today for a suggested retail price of $69.99.

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Replacement tips will be available soon for $15.

The accessory is compatible with the third-gen iPad Pro (11- and 12.9-inch), the third-gen or newer iPad Air, the fifth-gen iPad mini, as a well as the sixth-generation iPad or newer. It requires iOS 12.2 and above.

The original Adonit Note is still available for $49.99.


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