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Which Stylus Should You Choose For Your iPad mini or iPad Air?

Now that the new 5th Generation iPad mini has Apple Pencil support, the question is: which stylus do I choose?

There are many options, but we are highlighting these 4 styluses: Apple Pencil, Logitech Crayon, Bamboo Solo/Duo, Adonit Pixel. 


Apple Pencil 1st Generation

iPad mini with Apple Pencil Apple Pencil 1st Generation is an awesome stylus for iPad The precision and benefits of Apple Pencil is great to work with

In our opinion, the Apple Pencil is the best stylus for any iPad. It set a new standard for stylus performance. Since the entire iPad family is compatible with the Apple Pencil (Generation 1 or 2) and it has pressure sensitivity, it's a clear winner. The pressure-sensitive tip has superior performance to create incredibly fine lines and allows for off-axis blending and creating wider strokes. Simply put, it's the most realistic drawing tool for a tablet. If you don't mind the price, go for it. 

The 2nd Generation Pencil doesn't work with the iPad mini or Air, but the main difference between 1st and 2nd Generation is the charging method. 2nd Gen uses the easier magnet charging, where 1st Generation has a USB adapter with Lightning charging cable.

To attach the Apple Pencil to your iPad mini, the Stylus Sling is sized perfectly for your Smart Cover. The Stylus Sling allows you to keep your Apple Pencil on your iPad mini/Air and also have the USB adapter with you. It's the best way to secure your expensive stylus to your device.

 Purchase on Amazon ~$99


Logitech Crayon

iPad mini with Logitech Crayon

The Logitech Crayon is another option with a lower price point. It has a super easy pairing method - just turn the Crayon on and tap it to the iPad screen. The Crayon doesn't have a pressure-sensitive tip, so it won't be the best option for serious illustrations, but for quick sketching and idea creation, it works nicely. Also, if you want one for note taking, the Crayon works well. It's wider than most styluses, but that can help you keep your grip on the stylus. The Stylus Sling Wide is a great holder for this wide stylus.

 Purchase on Amazon ~$70


Bamboo Solo/Duo

Stylus Sling Standard works great for the Bamboo Solo and Duo

This is a fine stylus for your quick, go-to note taking input device. It has a replaceable carbon fiber tip that allows for smooth writing on your iPad mini. Bamboo Solo's has increased its accuracy and with a smooth performance, allows you to have a natural and comfortable writing feel. The Duo version has a ballpoint pen on the other end-giving you quick access to a real pen when needed. With its lower cost, it makes the purchase an easy choice.

Purchase on Amazon ~$9Purchase on Amazon ~$12


Adonit Pixel

Adonit has a wide array of styluses that work with the iPad, but the Pixel is their best offering. The Pixel has a 1.9-millimeter, pressure-sensitive tip making for easy drawing and sketching. The stylus has improved its tip to increase performance to make it feel like you’re writing on paper. With programmable buttons, this allows you to customize your stylus to your working style. It's a great stylus option for your iPad mini or Air.

 Purchase on Amazon ~$63


With all the choices of styluses, you need to keep it handy and with your device.

Stylus Sling for Apple Pencil iPad mini in black and white Stylus Sling Wide for larger styluses such as Logitech Crayon Stylus Sling is available in sizes for the entire iPad family (iPad mini, iPad Air, iPad, iPad Pro)

To secure it to your iPad mini or Air, the Stylus Sling is your best option. There are different sizes and widths to accommodate your stylus choice. Also for the Apple Pencil, the Stylus Sling for Apple Pencil has a USB adapter pocket the keep that close to your device too. That makes it super handy when you need to recharge. 

 Purchase on stylussling.com ~$24.99

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