Adonit's inexpensive new iPad stylus offers on-tablet wireless charging

Adonit’s inexpensive new iPad stylus offers on-tablet wireless charging

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Adonit's inexpensive new iPad stylus offers on-tablet wireless charging
The Adonit Neo Pro gets power from the side of a compatible iPad, just as Apple Pencil does. But it costs much less.
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Place the Adonit Neo Pro on the side of an iPad and the stylus will start charging. The Apple Pencil 2 can do the same trick, but the Neo Pro costs less than half as much.

Adonit’s stylus can do most of what Apple’s can, as it offers tilt sensitivity and palm rejection. All it’s missing is pressure sensitivity.

Adonit Neo Pro mimics Apple Pencil charging

There are a wide range of third-party styli made for Apple tablets. Many of the ones made for iPad Pro, iPad Air and iPad mini can magnetically cling to the side of the computer. Earlier styli in the Adonit Neo line can do this, for example. But they have to get power through a USB-C port.

“While we’ve had tremendous feedback on our Neo lineup from tablet users, our team didn’t want to stop innovating our magnetic stylus line, which is why we added this beloved feature for even more convenience when it comes to Neo Pro,” said Jasper Li, CTO, and Co-founder of Adonit.

The result is the Adonit Neo Pro, which can wirelessly charge through the port built into many iPads designed to charge the Apple Pencil.

Full-featured iPad stylus

Write or draw on the iPad’s display without accidental marks thanks to native palm rejection.

And Adonit’s latest also provides tilt sensitivity, allowing the user to vary the width of their lines by adjusting the tilt of the stylus. Unlike Apple Pencil,, it does not have pressure sensitivity.

Neo Pro shows its battery status from the iPadOS widget when connected to the iPad via Bluetooth.

The stylus features a spiral tip that can be easily replaced when it’s worn down. It comes with two replacement nibs.

The Neo Pro is compatible with the 11-inch iPad Pro (1st/2nd/3rd Gen), the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd/4th/5th Gen),the iPad Air (4th/5th Gen), the iPad mini (6th Gen), and newer.

Adonit is taking pre-orders for the Neo Pro now on its website in either space grey or matte silver. The cost is $44.99.

For comparison, the Apple Pencil 2 is $129. Its primary advantage is support for pressure sensitivity.