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1.0 out of 5 stars A good concept, but terribly executed., 11 Feb. 2014
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This review is from: Adonit Jot Pro Fine Point Stylus for iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPhone, & Kindle Fire - Gun Metal (Personal Computers)
Short version:

I bought mine with drawing in mind, on the iPad Air.

PROS: Revolutionary when operational - Excellent for tapping - Beautiful Design - Body feels sturdy, good grip - Brilliant Cap - Package makes for easy returning of product.

CONS: Unresponsive, slow and greatly suffering from line skipping - Requires extra money, time and tears to get to decent operating level - will inevitably scratch your screen - cheap, often defective discs sold for 14£, that need be bought for the single one they ship is bound to get lost one day.

The longer version:

I wanted to believe in this product, i did.

The flashy commercials, the beautiful metal body. A revolutionary tip. Yet there were so many negative reviews, of consumers finding themselfes adjusting to the situation of the pen, by trying to fix inexscusable problems that never should have existed from the start,

Well, I was a fool to think others had recieved defective models, and perhaps I would be in luck. Luckily, I had read the horrific tales of scrathces and defective discs, as such it did not have the time to touch my iPad before i rigorously tested it on other devices.

Their marketing is a blatant lie. Even with a disc with only small defects at the top (they do not include any spares, they are sold seperatly), it is a scratcher on EPIC scales, with all the horrors of skipping and glitching all so true. You bet all the concerns you have heard and read about will become true, and in the end you are left with a product, faulty from the core, which you must either return, or force yourself to adjust to.

Still considering buying it? Well, if scratching isn't of any concern (I.e a screen protector) you will be happy to know, not only does it scratch, but it fails to register on the screen 20% of the time.
20% Might not seem as much, but when using Swype keyboard or drawing, it will skip leaving gaps in the line.

A truly commendable feat, in my opinion, thinking it fails to perform at the one task it is marketed to excel. And before you think i'm exxagregating these claims, i do not judge baselessly, i tested it on a multiple of devices including:

IPAD AIR
HTC ONE X
SONY XPERIA st27i(go)

Every single one had the same phenomena, even after applying fixes that has been reccomended by both Adonit and other users. Microfiber cleaning cloths, ninjaring metal foil between the disc and the metal ball, conducting liquids...

All this, which YOU, the consumer never should have to do in the first place, combined with an ANAL level of angle control on the styli, and it still failed to register decently on the screen.

Also, you should know, as they have stated, Gorilla glass can't get scratched by this plastic disc even if defective disc.
But even the smallest speckle of dust, or a crumble of real Swedish wholewheat bread will turn your beautiful screen into a cutting board.

It is an outrage this product is sold without warning labels of the additional cost and time it will take to have a chance of gaining the benefits promised from the small tip, which i must say, is simply marvelous to use and tap with, and when it works, it does so elegantly.

If you like tinkering with your devices, and have money gathering dust in your pocket, i highly reccomend it, for truly, if you can make it work, or alternatively, had it worked as claimed, it would have been the one styli for the rest to follow.
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Initial post: 12 Feb 2015 23:15:13 GMT
R. Austin says:
So what pen would you recommend as an alternative?
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