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Jot Touch 4 brings pressure sensitive drawing to iPads

Friday, May 3rd, 2013 | Posted by Jim Thacker

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Adonit has released the Jot Touch 4, the latest addition to its range of iPad styluses – and the first one to offer pressure sensitivity.

Like Wacom’s professional graphics tablets, the Jot Touch 4 features 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity, and supports palm rejection, meaning you can rest your hand on the screen as you draw.

There are even a couple of shortcut buttons near the tip of the stylus, enabling users to undo or switch colours, and the unit comes with a compact USB-powered charging stand.

All in all, it’s probably the closest you can get to the experience of using a Cintiq while working on an iPad.

Pros, cons and competitors
At $89.99, the Jot Touch 4 is going to set you back a bit, but the combined cost with an iPad is still less than a decent graphics tablet, and previous Adonis styluses have performed well in group tests.

Software might be more of an issue: compatible apps currently include SketchBook Pro with support for Adobe Ideas and ArtRage in the works, but there’s no mention of Photoshop.

If you want to shop around, Ten One Design’s Pogo Connect also offers pressure-sensitivity, as will Cregle’s iPen 2, but neither offers quite the same professional feature set.

Read more about the Jot Touch 4 on the Adonit website

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