Adonit Neo Pro Stylus Mimics Apple Pencil Features for $44.99

Stylus-maker Adonit has introduced the Neo Pro, the first iPad stylus that can be magnetically stored and wirelessly charged on the side of an ‌iPad‌, just like the second-generation Apple Pencil.

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Few existing third-party styluses are able to be magnetically attached to the side of an ‌iPad‌, and the Adonit Neo Pro appears to be the first to also wirelessly charge on the side of an ‌iPad‌ like the ‌Apple Pencil‌. Most powered third-party stylyses for the ‌iPad‌ have to be charged via a USB-C port.

The Neo Pro costs $44.99, considerably less than the $129 ‌Apple Pencil‌. While it has similar functionality to the ‌Apple Pencil‌ with features like tilt sensitivity and palm rejection, it does not have pressure sensitivity.

When connected via Bluetooth, the Neo Pro can display its battery status in Apple's iPadOS battery widget. The stylus features a replaceable spiral tip, a click-to-turn-on button on the top, and up to nine hours of battery life.

The Adonit Neo Pro is compatible with the 11-inch iPad Pro, the third-generation 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ or newer, the fourth-generation iPad Air or newer, and the sixth-generation iPad mini. The stylus is now available to pre-order in Space Gray and Matte Silver.

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Top Rated Comments

tweaknmod Avatar
23 months ago

The price is right, but a lack of pressure sensitivity makes it pretty useless for creating art. It makes me wonder who the target demographic is ?
Likely people like me, who just want to be able to take notes, sketch ideas, and annotate PDFs.

If I didn’t already have an Apple Pencil, I’d grab one of these for sure.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ilikewhey Avatar
23 months ago

The price is right, but a lack of pressure sensitivity makes it pretty useless for creating art. It makes me wonder who the target demographic is ?
me, i don't need pressure sensitivity to take notes
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Eric_WVGG Avatar
23 months ago
I honestly think some antitrust pressure should be put against Apple over some of these accessories.

There are no security reasons for the APIs that control stylus pressure sensitivity to remain proprietary. Really nothing makes sense except making sure that it is impossible for other products to remain competitive.

This goes for AirPods as well… everyone knows that pairing bluetooth buds with the iPhone is a miserable experience compared to AirPods. If Apple doesn't want to sell the H1 chips to competitors, they should at least be opening up the protocols.

Monopoly laws are set up to make sure that a dominant force in one market cannot use that to leverage control in another market. It's fishy, because Apple doesn't have a monopoly on smartphones; but they do have a monopoly on iPhones. Regardless, this situation sucks for consumers.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rick3000 Avatar
23 months ago
The Logitech Crayon is the same thing, a non-pressure sensitive Apple Pencil. Mine works great for note taking and annotation.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
erikkfi Avatar
23 months ago
I'm sticking with my first-gen Pencil because I love the timeless Jony Ive design of a giant Apple Pencil sticking out of my iPad's lightning port to charge.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
1557750 Avatar
23 months ago
I’ll stick with Apple Pencil. The precision is just too nice to gamble with another brand.

If I had little ones that needed it for doodling, I’d go cheaper.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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