iPad-Based Art And Design Gets Real With Adonit Jot Touch 4 Stylus

New Smart Stylus Adds Revolutionary Palm Rejection and Pressure Sensitivity

May 01, 2013, 16:17 ET from Adonit

AUSTIN, Texas, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Art on the iPad just became more realistic and natural with the Adonit Jot Touch 4 stylus. Taking full advantage of Bluetooth 4.0, the Jot Touch 4 combines palm rejection, pressure sensitivity, along with the Jot's patented precision tip. The Jot Touch will retail for $89.99 and is available starting today on Amazon and Adonit's website (http://adonit.net/jot/touch/).

Said Kris Perpich, CXO at Adonit, "We set out to create a natural and intuitive drawing experience for the iPad. Art is about expressive freedom, and artists shouldn't feel restricted by their tools. The new Jot Touch stylus gives artists that freedom."

According to Perpich, the biggest challenge that artists and designers encounter while drawing on the iPad is the tablet's sensitivity to any accidental touch made by their hands. To avoid errant marks and smudges, artists had to hover their hand  in an awkward position. The Jot Touch 4's palm rejection technology enables drawing in a natural position, with the hand actually resting on the tablet. The iPad will only record the Jot's actions.

Compatible with over a dozen drawing and note-taking apps, the Jot Touch 4 is also the first iPad stylus with 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity, giving artists easy, natural control over line width. Combined with Jot's ballpoint tip, drawing on the iPad now rivals digital art displays and traditional paper. Two shortcut buttons allow users to get to tools like undo and color changes quickly. With Bluetooth 4.0, Jot Touch lasts up to a month on a single charge with normal use.

"Most of the Adonit team consists of artists and other creative professionals, and we all crave the freedom to create anytime and anywhere," said Perpich. "We think the Jot Touch 4 is the closest thing to a pen and paper so far, not just for professional designers, but for anyone with a creative urge."

Based in Austin, Texas, Adonit (http://adonit.net) creates digital tools for on-the-go creatives. Growing from the initial Kickstarter project that funded its Writer iPad keyboard, Adonit has expanded to a full range of Jot styli to meet a diverse array of creative needs.