Synapse

by Tom Bihn

Remove

Pencil

by FiftyThree

Remove

Intuos Creative Stylus

by Wacom

Remove
Price Best Price: $90.00
Pros
  • Pairs instantly with Paper app
  • Excellent palm rejection implementation
  • Great for accuracy and quick writing
Cons
  • Eraser nib occasionally triggers blend mode
  • Lack of pressure and size alteration for brushes is a poor omission
  • $50 aluminum model hurts to hold after long periods of time
At A Glance

Instead of a device-specific padded compartment, the Synapse offers a place to put your sleeve-encased iPad or 13-inch (or smaller) laptop, making it a versatile daypack-sized backpack. Throw in quality materials and construction, as well as a clever design, and you get a standout bag for those of us blessed with both an iPad and a laptop.

If Paper is your drawing app of choice, then you may want to consider the Pencil stylus, which unlocks palm rejection and Blend mode in the app. But for general use, you may want an alternative.