Adonit Dash 4 REVIEW | MacSources

5 min readDec 3, 2021

Enhanced iPad Productivity

This holiday season, as you look for that perfect stocking stuffer, think about the iPad users in your family. Even though Steve Jobs was anti-stylus, devices like those sold by Adonit become more than a simple means to move a cursor. Instead, students can annotate notes, they can draw, they can document, or they can take notes upon slide-show presentations. I wish that I was in college/graduate school with the current generation of students. When I went through my graduate and specialty science classes, I received large three-ringed binders with scores of pages of notes. I had to sort and remember the location and into which binder they were placed. Modern students do not know how lucky they are to have digital notes that can be quickly sorted, searched, and manipulated. So add on a pencil/writing device, improve your note-taking, and decrease your paper waste.

The Adonit Dash 4 device arrived in a clean, white 2 1/4 inches wide by 7 5/8 inches tall by 3/4 inches thick retail package. The ADONIT name with Pyramid Logo was present along the top of the cover panel within the negative space of a black square. I loved the play on the checkerboard theme and the contrast between the light and dark colors. Along the bottom of the panel, the company provided the bold product name “ADONIT DASH 4.” Toward my left, you will find a QR code linking to the ADONIT ONE APP and information that the pen was made for “All Touchscreens.” Capitalizing on the starkly contrasting dark upon light palette, the main showcase of the cover was the smooth, slightly raised photo-quality image of the Adonit Dash 4. The side panels provided the product name and again detailed that the pen was for all touchscreens. The rear panel provided three multilingual (English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Taiwanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Arabic) labeled icons: 1. Dual Mode Stylus. 2. Magnetic Charging. 3. Ready To Use. Beneath the icons, you will find small print along the bottom that detailed the 1-year warranty and copyright information. Lastly, the bottom panel provided an SKU barcode sticker and a few product manufacturing labels.

I cut the tape along the top panel and slid the internal tray out from the main packaging. I removed the small 1 7/8 inches square “REPLACEMENT NIBS” envelope, which…


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