Adonit NEO PRO Magnetically Chargeable Stylus Pen For IPad 2022 REVIEW — MacSources

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6 min readSep 1, 2022

Upgrade your iPad Pro Experience with an adonit Stylus

Even though I was a late adopter of the Apple iPhone, I quickly joined the iPad party. I navigated through various Android phones, tablets, and even had a Blackberry and Palm Pilot for a while. I grew accustomed to bulky styluses and was often saddened when I lost the one that fit into my device.

I liked the ability to quickly jot down an idea, draw, make a graph/annotate notes. It was thus funny to hear that Steve Jobs abhorred styluses in his famous quote: Who wants a stylus? You have to get ’em, put ’em away, you lose ’em. Yuck! Nobody wants a stylus. So let’s not use a stylus.”

When I purchased the Apple Pencil generation 1, I quickly realized the device’s limitations. Even though I could take notes and edit slide presentations in my graduate school classes, I struggled with a few features. I was not too fond of the tail-end charging feature and the inability to carry the device with my iPad. Since the device did not attach directly, I regularly found an uncharged device or that I completely lacked a pencil to take notes or doodle.

The second-generation pencil solved the above issues with magnetic attachment and charging. I rarely leave home without a pencil for my iPad Pro 12.9″ generation 5. If you are not interested in spending $129 on yet another Apple dongle-thingy, consider checking out the adonit NEO PRO stylus, which provides many of the features at under half the price.

UNBOXING

The Adonit NEO PRO arrived in a 2 1/8 inches wide by 7 3/4 inches tall by 5/8 inches thick hanging-style package. The Adonit name and triangle base pyramid logo were displayed along the panel’s top within a matte black square. The black box contrasted beautifully against the clean white background, allowing the name/logo to shine through the negative space. I liked the white/grey/dark black gradient, the angular design, the bold-white “NEO PRO” name against the dark black base, and the silver pen against the white/black background. The right side panel provided the company/product name within the upper black section, and a multilingual “for iPad/iPad Pro” along the lower white…

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