I had the Adonit Jot Mini for quite some time. Drawing is definitely not my forte but I felt the need to have a stylus because there are times that I would want to draw on the screen in order to make a point. It would be nice to have a stylus ready whenever I need one.
Adonit is a famous brand for stylus which started as a kickstarter campaign. Apart from successfully making the project a reality, the product did prove that it works! The Jot Mini is one of my most prized iPad accessory that I bring with me every single day. It’s useful and a must-have for iPad users.
Adonit Jot Mini is a pure stylus. I realized I might want to get another stylus model of Adonit as I want to bring only one pen with me. A stylus that will also double as a real pen. But of course, some people would want to prefer it separate.
The Adonit Jot Mini is a good buy with a price point of Php 950. It’s a premium product and you will definitely feel that the Jot Mini is high quality when you get to hold and use it.
The Size, Make & Look
As the name says, the Jot Mini is pretty tiny with only 4-inches in length. The stylus is compact which is perfect for people who are always on the go. The Jot Mini is thin and fits perfectly on small bags or tiny pockets.
Adonit Jot Mini might not resemble the size of a real pen but I believe it’s as comfortable and as useful as the full-sized pen. It’s made of aluminium and comes in a variety of colors (red, green, purple, & turquoise). Of course, I had to choose red because (surprise!) it’s my favorite colour 🙂
The protective cap which screws on either end of the Jot Mini is pure genius! I tend to lose the cap of my pen especially after using it since I had to set it aside. With Jot Mini, I do not have to worry about losing the cap anymore.
It’s not just preventing misplacing the cap but protecting the stylus tip when not in use as well. Lastly, screwing the cap at the back of the Adonit Jot Mini gives extra length to the stylus which makes it easier for us to write or draw.
Men usually put their pens on their shirt while women put them on their lanyards. I, on the other hand, puts my pen inside the bag.
The Adonit Jot Mini has a curved cut at the back of the stylus. The cut serves as a clip where you can put the stylus on your shirt pocket or on lanyards. I don’t use this feature much as I’m afraid that it might fall off but it’s a nice feature to have nevertheless.
I use it sometimes when I have to use the stylus for a long time so I clip it on my pocket temporarily.
The iPad is a touchscreen device. We use our finger to navigate through the screen.
Adonit had to create a stylus that would simulate a finger. At the same time, the stylus had to work as a pen. In result, Adonit styluses like the Jot Mini has clear plastic disc at its tip. The disc is thick enough to register a touch on the screen. At the middle of the disc is a metal pointed tip which serves as the pen. Since the disc is transparent, we’ll be able to see how we use the stylus (pen stokes). That means using the Jot Mini on the iPad is similar to how we use pen and paper. It’s not exactly the same experience but definitely close.
I appreciate the accuracy and precision of Adonit Jot Mini. Just look at the image below. That’s a drawing made by a colleague during a wedding of a common friend.
Care & Maintenance
Since I got myself a screen protector already, I didn’t have to worry anymore about scratching my iPad screen. The Jot Mini is not dust-proof. One has to give much care for the accessory as dust will definitely pile up with constant use. If you don’t want to see scratches on your iPad screen due to dirt/dust, then it’s best to clean the Jot Mini often especial the tip.
The clear disc is snapped onto a ball tip at the end of the stylus so it is very easy to take it off and clean thoroughly. If ever an unfortunate accident happen and you ended up with a damaged disc, you can buy a replacement from Adonit ($6).
The Jot Mini is available at your favorite Apple reseller shops in Manila.