When Apple introduced the iPhone, the era of the stylus ended abruptly. People started using the most natural tool to navigate – their fingers. But when the iPad came, it also handled a different area of usage – writing and painting. Today I’m reviewing a stylus called Maglus (€20, link) intended to address these areas.
Maglus is a simple, magnetic stylus with a softer rubber top that fits well in the palm of your hand and gives a good precision when using it in painting apps.
Look and feel
The stylus has got a straight-forward design, sturdy feel and as previously mentioned it has also got a soft rubber top which provides good precision to the stylus. Overall, the stylus gives a nice and professional feel when first picking it up.
For me, the iPad is supposed to be handled and used only with fingers, but ever since I bought Penultimate (review) I’ve been thinking about how well the app would work with a stylus. So with that said, how well is Maglus doing the job?
The Maglus stylus gives a great precision when using for painting or writing in an app like Penultimate and it does exactly what I would expect it to. Having that said, I am not comfortable with using a stylus when surfing the web, using the built-in keyboard or navigating in general. It just doesn’t feel natural.
The Maglus stylus definitely does the job. It is great for painting, making short notes and in general writing using apps that gives you a “digital paper”. But the areas of usage are few, and bringing the stylus just for the painting part could be a bit of a hassle. It’s all up to the user. But if you’re interested in buying a stylus for your iPad – don’t hesitate, Maglus is great (€20, link)!
- Great for painting
- Sturdy feel
- Areas of usage are few