The Nomad Compose paints a pretty picture
At a Glance
NomadBrush Nomad Compose
Best stylus for painting and drawing.
The Nomad Brush was the first capacitative paintbrush to market in 2010, and it continues to dominate as it iterates. Don Lee's latest creation, the Nomad Compose ($39), has two brushes on either end: One is the typical Nomad brush; the other, a slanted buzz-cut brush option that resembles the foam nibs of early stylus experimentation—except made up entirely of bristles. The result cures most of the gripes I had with the original Nomad Brush—while the longer bristles still make navigation and writing next to impossible, the slanted buzz-cut brush is more than capable in both these areas. Painting, however, is just as spectacular an experience as with the original.