There are plenty of iPad styli, and also lots of iPhone ones. The just-launched Zagg Pro Stylus 2 is both. The colorful accessory also stands out from the crowd (and the original version) with wireless charging.
It works with a wide variety of iPad models, and launched Tuesday at a price well below Apple Pencil.
Zagg Pro Stylus 2 is a full-featured accessory
Many iPad users can benefit from an active stylus, not just artists. One can be used to take notes, sign documents or even enter text in any application with Scribble.
Zagg Pro Stylus 2 can handle all of that. On one end is an active tip for writing and drawing. Unlike an Apple Pencil, it doesn’t offer pressure sensitivity. But it does have tilt detection. It is compatible with apps that support Apple’s stylus.
On the opposite end of the Zagg Pro Stylus 2 is a capacitive tip that supports iPhone touchscreens. It can be used for swiping around or even signing documents.
To activate the iPad stylus, press on the capacitive end. When not in use, Zagg Pro Stylus 2 magnetically clings to the side of recent iPad Pro models, ans Apple Pencil 2 does.
The accessory requires an internal battery that’s recharged by placing the stylus on a wireless charging pad. One is included, but any Qi pad will work. Zagg says the battery is good for six hours of use.
“The Zagg Pro Stylus 2 is the perfect accessory for professionals, artists, students, and anyone looking to elevate their iPad experience,” said the accessory-maker. “It combines functionality, precision, and ease-of-use into one sleek and powerful device.”
The Zagg Pro Stylus 2 launched Tuesday for $79.99. That’s well below the list price of the Apple Pencil 2, which is $129.99.
Another way the new Zagg model sets itself apart from all-white Apple Pencil is with color. The third-party stylus comes in either blue, grey, pink, white or yellow.
Don’t miss the Cult of Mac review of the original Zagg Pro Stylus, which is still available for $39.98.