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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on May 5, 2012
Color Name: Gun metalProduct Packaging: Standard PackagingVerified Purchase
I use Notability and neu.Notes as well as other writing/drawing apps on iPad. Use them a lot. I like writing in digital ink for work and personal use... for me, just like using paper, and when it auto-syncs as pdfs to Dropbox, we have a winner method. So, the stylus is important to me and one or more are always with me.

My first stylus was Bamboo Wacom, liked it, but the rubber tip tore within 10 days, and low and behold, Wacom hasn't had any replacement tips available for a long time and only stall you when you call and ask. Fail. For $30 you expect more, and replacement tips.

So, tried several other rubber tipped styli (hollow bulb types, 8mm and 6mm), and they tore in short order -- all price ranges. Ok, so if you put your rubber tipped stylus in your pants pocket, it will tear. Fact. Also a fact, few brands provide a real cap to cover up the rubber tip for such situations. They must think people just sit at desks with their styli. Fail.

BTW, one thing I learned about the hollow rubber tipped styli -- with few exceptions they are the same whether you pay $30 or $3 for them... yes you can get *excellent* rubber tipped styli for about $3 each (or less!) on Amazon and other online suppliers. I now have a significant supply of them.

The brush-style tips won't work for regular writing... I take written notes, and don't do digital painting much. But one day I'll try one just for grins.

Finally, I decided to try the counter-intuitive (in my mind) Adonit Jot Pro and the Dagi styluses --- the ones with the little clear plastic disc on the tips instead of a rubber tip or brush. Tried the Dagi first, it's tip is spring-loaded... LOVED IT... such smooth and precise action. But, their so-called "protective cap" sucks hugely and doesn't seat firmly on the back-end of the too-short stylus while using it, so the cap is easily lost or dropped while writing. And now that I've been through 2 of the Dagi's I've discovered they include in the packaging the *wrong* replacement tip... too big and doesn't work. And, after about 2 weeks of use the spring breaks due to wear. To boot, Dagi is based in Taiwan and don't have a U.S. presence to help w/ problems. Fail. Still, I have found Dagi has the best feel of all styli, in terms of smooth action... despite its other shortcomings.

Frustrated with Dagi's so-close yet so-far solution, I turned to Adonit and their Jot Pro which uses the same clear plastic disc tip concept as Dagi, but doesn't have the spring loaded feature. Low and behold -- a winner, mostly! It has the same smooth gliding action as the Dagi -- though you do notice the lack of the spring shock absorber at first, but adjust to. And the stylus is the proper length... like a regular pen would be... fits in the hand much better than all the shorties that everyone else produces. And the protective cap screws onto the tip area and to the back area... won't get lost or fall off.

I am happy now. At last. After dozens of brands and models of styli. My only gripe is that the Jot Pro needs a pocket clip, not so much for clipping to your pocket, but to give you some additional support for the rather slick and slippery smooth metal casing AND to keep it from rolling off your desk, which it will, guaranteed. What I've learned is that if you drop a Jot Pro with the tip exposed, you'll likely crack the little clear disc and have to replace it.

I'm sure other styli will come out, eventually one that nails it every department. Until then, and only for this brief moment, I am convinced that the Adonit Jot Pro is the best for me.
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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on October 28, 2011
Color Name: SilverProduct Packaging: Standard PackagingVerified Purchase
I purchased this on the advise of another review website.
They must've not used it too much. The couple of days I have had it,
It has done nothing but leave hairline scratches all over my iPad 2s screen.

I was really a bit Leary of the disc that is used on this stylus.
I would not recommend this to anyone and advise anyone who asks me about it to stay clear.
I would rate it a zero if I could.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on August 23, 2012
Color Name: SilverProduct Packaging: Standard PackagingVerified Purchase
Brought stylus to law school, made it through exactly 1class and minimal writing....
Says discs are replaceable....yeah for 6 dollars!!!!! Sooooo upset!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on June 28, 2012
Color Name: TurquoiseProduct Packaging: Standard PackagingVerified Purchase
This stylus has non-functioning issue due to imperfect contact between the metal part inside the disk and the ball tip of the pen.

If try by applying some thermal grease ( ~$6 a piece) between the joint, then
the stylus *may* work perfectly, but this fix is NOT permanent.

I contacted adjonit pro online for support,
only to find that the 1 year warranty is only for "authorized sellers" such as Ian Kung and Adjonit USA.
i.e. if you buy it from amazon then you do NOT have the 1 year limited warranty.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on November 7, 2011
Color Name: SilverProduct Packaging: Standard PackagingVerified Purchase
This stylus is as good as it gets for iPad, you do have to use a protective screen or else you are CRAZY, of course anything sliding across your screen daily will scratch your screen. That said, it is easy to write with it and your writing in the iPad with this stylus does not look like you doodled with your toe as it does with other stylus I've tried. I don't give it the 5 stars because when you try to write tooo fast it lags a bit, but this is just writing too fast, at normal speed it is ok, and you have to press moderately, not that much to be honest. Overall it is a fine tool if you want to use your iPad for something more than playing around with your fingers.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on April 21, 2012
Color Name: Gun metalProduct Packaging: Standard Packaging
horrible product. don't buy. very upset about scratching my new ipad :( Owner of company claims it doesn't scratch, yet many people have said otherwise.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2011
Color Name: Gun metalProduct Packaging: Standard PackagingVerified Purchase
This looked perfect, in theory. I did a lot of research, dug through forums, and was worried about screen scratching...but Adonit posted that there had just been a "bad batch" of discs that had caused scratching initially, and that the issue had been resolved, so I ordered it. I assumed that any scratches must have been the results of that bad batch, or from sand or dirt getting in between the Jot and the iPad screen.

I clean my iPad screen and use a screen protector. I wiped the Jot disc with a soft cloth before use. It STILL left scratch marks all over the screen. If I didn't have a screen protector, I would need a new iPad altogether.

After trying several alternatives, including the Pogo, the Wacom Bamboo Stylus, and so on, I found that (a) the Jot Pro design offers no increased precision over soft-tipped competitors, regardless of which app is used--I tried PenUltimate, PhatPad, 7NotesHD, Asketch, SketchPad Pro, and so on--and (b) even with a screen protector, the scratching and marring of the screen makes this product simply unusable.

The claims they make about this product border on fraud, and it's a shame, because I really was excited about having pen-like precision on the iPad. But the truth is the iPad wasn't really meant to be used with a stylus, so no option is going to work like a pen. If you need a stylus, they're pretty much all the same, although the Wacom model is slightly more comfortable to hold.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on April 12, 2012
Color Name: Gun metalProduct Packaging: Standard PackagingVerified Purchase
Do not use without a screen protector. It left hairline scratches on my new iPad screen. Then again, would this really work with a screen protector?
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on November 29, 2011
Color Name: Gun metalProduct Packaging: Standard PackagingVerified Purchase
I am returning mine! It is impossible to use with a screen protector! It sticks and jumps and just plane doesn't work. Determined to like it, I kept trying. Even went through the hassle of removing the Zagg screen protector! On the glass it does work BUT, I compared my handwriting (which is really bad in its own right ) and I saw little difference between my .99 cent stylus and the Jot. Certainly not $29 difference. Plus I am hesitant to remove the screen protector AND the clickety clack of the Jot just won't do for me. I like to record lectures as I take notes. With the Jot the clickety clack would make the recording very annoying.

I like the size and weight. The magnet is a fantastic idea but not strong enough to be useful.

Who would have thought that finding a stylus would be so difficult.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on December 31, 2011
Color Name: TurquoiseProduct Packaging: Standard PackagingVerified Purchase
Build quality of this stylus is superb, once of the best I've seen. I wish I could say I still use this, but I don't.

The big issue for me is that I must write more 'slanted' than most users. What I mean by this is that the angle at which I write is very steep. Unfortunately, the Jot only allows a certain steepness when writing with. If your writing style is steeper than the pen allows, you'll get skipping and inconsistent marks with then pen.

I've used this on an iPad 2 with many different apps and the results are all the same. I've even received replacement discs for the stylus (for free from the makers of the Jot!) to see if I just happened to have a bad disc. I realized that it was the angle I was writing at that was causing the skipping and not a bad disc which is a limitation of the design of the pen. For 90% of people this probably won't be an issue, but for me it was. I'm not going to change my writing style to use a pen, so I defaulted back to using my Boxwave stylus that, while not as cool looking or as well built, has no issues with a steeper writing style.

Hope this helps!
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