Jot Script brings back the natural experience of note taking on stylus – Jot Script Review

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The Adonit Jot Touch 4 that I reviewed before was a great stylus and featured a unique precision disc, compared to a traditional stylus tip. In fact, Adonit has always been using this same precision disk in their whole Jot Stylus Family (original Jot Touch, Jot Flip, and the Jot Pro). To some, it feels a bit awkward and takes some time to get used to.

Their latest Jot Script stylus for iOS devices, however, offers a new 1.9mm tip with Pixelpoint technology. It’s much smaller than the usual huge tip that a traditional stylus has and most importantly, feels like a real pen. As such, the Jot Script has a great feel to it for writing notes or sketching some ideas. The material and how the signal is transferred on the touch screen are some of the Pixelpoint technology features that make the Script unique.

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With a combination of aluminium and steel, the Jot Script is a result of excellent craftsmanship. It has an overall look of a professional, high-end pen. Thanks to the ribbed design on the grip area where your 2 fingers meet, the Jot Script feels comfortable and quite solid to grip. It still feels a bit slippery because of the material but I never lose a grip when my fingers are on it.

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The Jot Script is powered by an AAA battery instead of having its own charging solution like their previous models. I’m not too sure which one I prefer more, but both have their own benefits and drawbacks. In this case, it works because you can simply chuck in a new battery (or your own rechargeable AAA battery) rather than having to carry the USB charger around with you. It also keeps the price down so more consumers (such as students) can get their hands on the Script.

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The Jot Script will go to sleep when you stop using it for a period of time to save battery (about a couple of minutes or so). Turning it back pretty much requires little effort but can take some time while you twist the stylus around to find for that semi-hidden power button.

Why would a stylus need a power? It is to power Bluetooth 4 features such as Palm Rejection. With the Jot Script’s Palm Rejection feature, you can comfortably rest your palm on the screen while you draw or write with the stylus like you normally would with a pen.

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Bluetooth 4 is only available to most recent iOS devices such as iPad 3 or newer, iPad mini or newer, and iPhone 4S or newer. The apps will also need to support the Script features – here are all the Jot Ready Apps. Paper app (the one I used to draw the polar bear above; don’t ask why I drew a polar bear in a forest) does not support Script’s Bluetooth features yet, but you can still use the stylus as long as it’s turned on.

The palm rejection (or wrist protection) does not work all the time, either on Penultimate or Noteshelf. When it works, it works well. However, sometimes there are still accidental strokes made by your wrist that cannot be caught by the software. Or sometimes you cannot make a stroke because the software thinks that it is an accidental one made by your palm/wrist. I guess we might need to wait for a few more updates to get this perfected.

Also, try not to use Penultimate. I found a few issues with it when I tested the Jot Script out (especially with my strokes getting cut off frequently while I write).

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Jot Script Review Conclusion

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Overall, I’m quite happy with the Jot Script. The smaller, round, tip makes it easier to see, write, and draw on my iPad Air. The stylus itself looks quite elegant and premium, though feels kind of slippery. In practice, however, the stylus has a nice grip to it. Having the AAA battery inside makes the Script feel heavier (or at least a bit unbalanced) compared to their other products, but it keeps the cost down and makes it easy to keep the stylus powered.

It’s fun to write and draw with the Jot Script, assuming your wrist is not on screen. The palm rejection (or wrist protection) feature is currently a hit and miss and the experience varies on different apps (I tested with Penultimate, Noteshelf, and Paper). When it works, it’s a blast. When it’s not, it can be a nuisance. If you don’t rely on this much, you’ll be set.

Disclosure: Review sample was sponsored for the review. All opinions are 100% mine


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Owner of, Michael is a tech enthusiast who blends a love for gadgets with a passion for gaming. With insightful articles and professional reviews, he navigates the digital landscape, offering expertise on consumer electronics and gaming trends.

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