In this video review we try to demonstrate the difference between the 3 currently available pressure sensitive stylus. HEX3 JaJa vs Pogo Connect vs Jot Touch.
We often get asked why the JaJa stylus is the best, so we thought a video might help people make an informed buying decision – hopefully you can see that we have tried to be impartial. We get told by Artists why they think the JaJa stylus is best – so we have used their feedback to illustrate these things in our review video.
We draw 4 lines of varying thickness, attempting to keep the line even from start to finish, we then draw a gradually thickening line from fine to heavy, we try to make this an even transition.
Why is the JaJa so good? Read on…
1. HEX3 JaJa uses a force sensor, so it truly measures pressure, this works from low pressure of 4 grams up to over a kilogram – this is user configurable. The JaJa has true 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity which it communicates to the App without Bluetooth. There is zero movement in this force sensor. The JaJa uses a Teflon coated metal tip which also has zero movement or deflection – these two things combined deliver superior precision and with the fine design of the Teflon tip it is easy to see the artwork you are creating. The JaJa uses high frequency sound rather than Bluetooth, so there is no syncing. Other stylus use Bluetooth which we found to be frustrating – maybe because we kept switching between stylus, I don’t know.
2. Prototype HEX3 JaJa Rubber Tip – we use a firm silicon with a smaller diameter than the Pogo connect – this gives far greater precision and a lot less deflection is required. The new JaJa “Rubber” tip is a cap that fits over the standard stylus and is intended for use where the Precision Teflon Tip might not be suitable. NOTE – the JaJa Rubber tip is NOT available yet, but is in early prototype – it’s due for release in September. It will fit on any JaJa stylus and will be available separately.
3. The Pogo connect uses a fat rubber tip that needs to deform quite a bit before a line is drawn. For a stylus to simulate a finger tip it needs to form a pad of around 6-8 mm in diameter. As you can see in the side on view, the Pogo tip distorts markedly, unfortunately this leads to imprecise lines. It also means that the point where the stylus starts drawing is not always the same, there is a cushion between you and your work which seems to cause uncontrolled variation in line thickness.
4. The Jot Touch uses a movement sensor where it tries to determine pressure of the stroke by how far the tip moves, the deflection is approximately 1mm – so a very slight variation in movement delivers quite unpredictable results. Reports of plastic tips wearing out are fairly widespread, which is why we switched to our patented Teflon design. We are not sure what caused the blobs and breaks in the lines with the Jot Touch – but we had 6 attempts at getting a good presentation, in the end we gave up and used the best set of lines we had.
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