Don't-Miss Stories

The Week in iOS Accessories: Style edition

This week’s roundup of iOS accessories has a focus on style. Heck, even your dock-connector cables can be snazzy.

Weekly Wrap: iCloud woes, Mountain Lion tips, and more

This week, we covered Twitter's new crackdown, the intricacies of iCloud, and a slew of software and hardware news. Let's dive deep with another edition of the Weekly Wrap.

Review: Kowala iPad easel and lapboard

With all this talk lately of smaller and lighter iPads, you have to stop and wonder why someone would create a shell that makes the current iPad not only bigger, but heavier. Yet that's exactly what Documont has done with the Kowala, an iPad lapboard for artists and workers alike -- and it's surprisingly good, too.

Stylus Shoot-Out: Finding the best sketching stylus

Serenity Caldwell has tested a lot of styluses. (And we mean a lot.) Now she's pitting them head-to-head in a series of challenges. In the latest installment, she looks at which stylus is the best for sketching and drafting.

The Hand Glider is a perfect no-frills solution for palm rejection on the iPad

Perhaps no tool will make artists feel more at home on the iPad than the Hand Glider, a lightweight sleeve for your wrist and pinky that prevents your skin from triggering multitouch gestures or wayward marks while using a stylus. By outward appearance alone, the glove looks a little silly, but its function far outweighs its design quirks.

The Jot Flip stylus/pen combo gets the pen right

The latest addition to Adonit's family of disc styluses for iOS devices, the Jot Flip seeks to fill the stylus/pen niche treasured by those still chained to paper and pen. And while it shares a few stylus flaws with its Adonit siblings, it gets the pen right.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Mr. Roboto

This week’s roundup of new iOS accessories includes our first hint that iPhones will lead the forthcoming robot uprising.

The Hand Stylus is innovative, but not quite worthy of a high-five

The $30 Hand Stylus, which started out life as a Kickstarter project, gets points for innovation with its retractable 4mm nib, but it may displease those who like writing softly on their device.

Adonit's Jot Touch pressure-sensitive iPad stylus shows incredible promise

Adonit's Jot Touch may be the best iPad stylus yet, although the way the apps handle its pressure-sensitivity data could use some work.

Paper by FiftyThree for iPad

Paper, created by design studio Fiftythree, may be one of my favorite drawing apps ever to grace the iPad. But sadly the app as-is has a few major flaws that make it exceedingly frustrating to work with.