If you have a grueling train commute or work long hours without breaks, the Ciscle Active is your best bet. It can keep up with your demanding schedule for up to 12 hours per charge, and comes with a micro USB cable for when the battery does get low.
- Recharges in just one hour
- Colored led status light
- Not as durable as some other options
The Liberrway 10-Pack is a steal if fancy features are not at the top of your list. This rainbow-colored set is good for classrooms or tech camps, as the durable aluminum bodies can stand up to daily use. They come with a one-year warranty for added peace of mind.
- Ideal for kids with greasy fingers
- Handy pocket clips
- Don't glide super smoothly
Letech+ Slim Pro
The Letech+ Slim Pro is built with a 1.9-mm fine point tip that allows for precise results when writing or sketching. It includes a stylish carrying pouch with an elastic strap that wraps around your device for safekeeping.
- Sensitivity level is adjustable
- Comes with usb charger
- Battery life could be better
Meko 2nd Gen
The Meko 2nd Gen feels like a regular pen in your hand, and looks like one, too. Its elegant curved design features a nonslip grip for comfort and control, and the mini size makes it extremely portable for when you’re on the go.
- Thin disc tip for precision work
- Cap has a convenient steel clip
- Needs better instructions
4-in-1 by The Friendly Swede
This 4-in-1 by The Friendly Swede is worth considering because of its simple design, affordable price, and range of included tips. Among these you’ll find a ballpoint ink pen for putting your thoughts down on regular paper, as well as a brush for digital painting.
- Packaged for gift giving
- Lifetime warranty
- Tip changes can be fiddly
Studio Neat Cosmonaut
Anyone who finds holding a slim writing instrument a little tricky might appreciate the Studio Neat Cosmonaut , a wide, chunky option that can even be wielded when wearing gloves. It’s designed to feel like a dry erase marker, albeit one with a rubberized exterior.
- Strong aluminum core
- Great price for the quality
- Requires some force
The Mixoo Universal works with any Apple tablet or phone, as well as other touchscreen devices. You can choose to work with either the soft fiber tip or the 2-mm rubber point, depending on your needs, while the protective cap covers the end that is not in use.
- Available in several colors
- Ergonomic grooved grip
- Comes in a two-pack
If your budget is a little tight, you can still enjoy Apple Pencil features with the Logitech Crayon , a wallet-friendly alternative to brand-name models. It has everything you need for a smooth experience, including palm rejection technology for a natural feel.
- Won't roll away
- Dynamic line weight adjustment
- Four-foot drop protection
Apple Pencil 2nd Generation
The Apple Pencil 2nd Generation is, of course, designed to work seamlessly with the company’s offerings. Use it to write or draw and, when you’re finished, it snaps onto the side of the tablet for charging and to ensure you don’t lose it.
- Works with the pro 3rd generation
- Lightweight at less than an ounce
- Comfortable and well balanced