The best iPad Pencil alternatives

Although the Apple Pencil pairs perfectly with an iPad, and has a sleek design, its hefty price tag (£89 – £119) is enough to put some of us off purchasing one. With many other brands of stylus on the market, Apple is not your only option so we’ve decided to research alternative options to the Apple Pencil.

Wacom Bamboo Stylus 

The Wacom Bamboo stylus is one of the most affordable options.

  • Pen-like feel
  • Easy to use
  • Comfortable
  • Smart and professional appearance
  • Easily replaceable nib


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Hahakee Stylus Pen

  • Simply power on and go
  • High precision fine tip
  • Efficient battery (40 hours)
  • Aluminium body
  • Great grip


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Heiyo Stylus

  • Excellent sensitivity
  • Power saving (auto power off after 120 seconds)
  • Reasonable price
  • Perfect for drawing or writing


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Use your finger

If you don’t need a stylus for frequent use, you could always just resort to using your own finger. Plus this option won’t hurt your pocket as it’s completely free!

The advantages are – no need to charge up, guaranteed to work and touch will be as accurate as it can be.


Apple Pencil

If you don’t mind the large price tag, you could just take the plunge and get the Apple Pencil!


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There are a wide range of stylus pencils available at different prices. One of the key advantages of using a stylus is that it helps keep the screen on your tablet clean, no more fingerprint marks!

If you’re undecided on which stylus to get, our best advice would be to visit a store so that you can visually look at them. If possible, see if the store will let you test one out before committing yourself to buying, that way you know exactly what you’re getting and are less likely to be disappointed after purchasing.

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