The Apple Pencil can open up a whole new dimension for creativity on your iPad. But does your creativity really cost $129? An Apple Pencil alternative can offer many of the same features, allowing you to sketch on your iPad — or any other tablet — without breaking the bank.
For example, the Digi Pen comes highly recommended by users. And it’s on sale right now for $39.99, more than half off its regular price.
Pixel-precise sketching that’s like writing on paper
This stylus’s ultra-fine 1.2mm tip is ideal for precise drawing and sketching with pixel precision. According to Digi, you should experience zero lag or skipping (both common, frustrating traits of inferior styluses). Simply tilt the Digi Pen at various angles to create different size strokes and thicknesses on the screen for realistic, penlike writing.
Compatible with iPads, and with tablets in general, the Digi Pen can turn into your ultimate creative and notetaking gadget.
If you plan on replacing your physical notebooks with your iPad, one feature you may appreciate is this pen’s smart Palm Rejection technology. That means you can write on your tablet just as you would on paper, without worrying about your hand interfering with your work while resting on the touchscreen. It makes writing with the pen feel natural and intuitive. You may wonder how you used your tablet without it.
You can expect around 20 hours of battery life with a single, one-hour charge via USB-C. That should be plenty for a day’s work, or a week full of meetings. And if you’re worried, you can check the stylus’s power level at any time. Simply touch the pen on and off, and the simple power indicator lights will illustrate how much juice you have left.
The Digi Pen comes highly rated, with a perfect five-star score from users. “The weight of the device is light enough to write easily,” verified customer Steven L. wrote. “The image is very readable and is compatible with Notable on my iPad. It compares well with the Apple Pencil.”
Save on the Digi Pen for iPad and other tablets
Looking for an affordable replacement for your Apple Pencil, or a stylus that works with tablets other than iPads? Grab a Digi Pen on sale for $39.99 (regularly $99).
Prices subject to change.