Adonit shows off the new Jot Touch stylus at Macworld|iWorld 2013

Adonit was one of the first to launch a pressure sensitive Bluetooth stylus for the iPad back in July of last year. That original Jot Touch had quite a lot to like about it, including Adonit's trademark mechanical pencil-style construction and clear capacitive disk, but the new one takes it to the next level. Raphael Gomez of Adonit gave us the story at Macworld|iWorld 2013.

Gomex explained that the updated Jot Touch now includes palm rejection made possible by direct communication between the stylus and the app being used. Adonit has also bumped up the pressure sensitivity from 256 to 2048 levels, allowing for smoother, more natural transitions between thin and think points on lines and curves.

Now it's still not a digitizer like the the Wacom or the Galaxy Note, as the technology remains in the pen and not in the screen, but the different approach is starting to get similar results.

And thanks to Bluetooth 4.0, it's ultra-low power, and ultra-fast connecting.

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