Our favorite pressure-sensitive pens
Of course our favorite stylus is the awesome Apple Pencil. If you have an iPad Pro, that’s really what you want. But if you have an older iPad, you have options aplenty.
Intuos Creative Stylus 2
After the Apple Pencil, this is our favorite pen. Wacom’s original Creative Stylus was nice but like all of the first-generation pens, it suffered from a big bulbous rubber tip that made it hard to see what you were drawing. CS2 addresses that. We like the extra protection of the cap on Wacom’s Bamboo Fineline, but its plastic clip feels fragile.
We like Wacom. They’ve led the pressure-sensitive stylus business since the days of the RS-422 serial port, which tickles our nerd nostalgia nerves, and besides, they are located in Vancouver Washington, just across the river from Avatron Software.