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Adonit’s new iPad stylus doubles as a mouse


Adonit Note-M combines a mouse and a stylus into one.
Why carry just an iPad stylus when the Adonit Note-M is also a mouse?
Photo: Adonit

You can use a stylus with your iPad, or a mouse. Or you could try the newly unveiled Adonit Note-M, which is both.

One end of this accessory acts as a stylus on the iPad display. Flip it around, and a motion sensor on the other end lets the Note-M function as a mouse on almost any surface.

“We’ve developed the mouse sensor in Note-M to truly change how people think of using a stylus and we are excited for them to use it in new, creative ways they never thought possible,” said Andre Bradford, Adonit’s sales director for the Americas.

Adonit Note-M functions as a stylus…

Adonit already makes a line of iPad styli, so the Note-M benefits from long experience. This model offers basic functionality for taking notes or using Scribble in iPadOS 14. It offers native palm rejection, and full functionality without a Bluetooth connection. But this stylus doesn’t offer tools most artists would require, like tilt detection or pressure sensitivity.

Unlike any previous product from Adonit, the Note-M’s magnetic body attaches to any iPad or magnetic surface for easy portability. It charges through a USB-C port, with one hour of charging providing 10 hours of continuous use.

The stylus works with a range of recent Apple tablets, both regular iPad and iPad Pro models.

… and a mouse in one

Hold the Note-M the other way around and it becomes a mouse. There’s a multi-angle sensor and two shortcut buttons that act as left and right clicks. A small touch panel acts as a scroll wheel.

Apple added significantly to iPadOS’ mouse capabilities in recent versions. It’s an input device most people are accustomed to working with when they have a keyboard attached to their tablet.

The Adonit Note-M’s mouse functionality requires Bluetooth, but it works with more than just iPads. It also supports a range Bluetooth-enabled computers, such as phones, laptops and desktops.

Adonit is taking pre-orders now for the Note-M. The suggested retail price is $79.99.

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