Sensu: The Paintbrush Stylus

2013-02-14 17_02_49-Sensu Brush - Portable Artist Brush & Stylus for Touchscreen Devices

I don’t know too many iOS artists, but there’s no doubt that they exist; some have produced some very high quality work. But what stylus (if any) do they use to create such magnificent artwork? I wouldn’t be able to tell you, but the Sensu brush would be a pretty good option.

I’ve never been a big stylus fan, but when I received the Sensu brush stylus in the mail, I found myself dumbfounded at its originality. It only makes sense that artists who want to “paint” on iOS use a stylus that might as well be a paintbrush. I don’t find myself very often interested in such artistic endeavors, but that doesn’t take away from the product itself.

The Sensu brush isn’t any ordinary stylus; it takes a traditional capacitive nub and a traditional paint brush to make a unique iOS pen that has yet been seen elsewhere. Upon opening the product, you will find it in its shortened position, but a quick switcheroo will unveil the innovative paintbrush tip.

2013-02-14 17_13_36-Buy Now - Sensu Brush and Stylus for Touchscreen devicesUsing the brush tip is interesting; the smooth metal build of the product gives a feel that is not unlike an actual paintbrush. I have no doubt that this is what Sensu was going for with this little pen, and they have done a great job.

The capacitive nub that you will find when you switch the end around is very similar to that of most other capacitive styli. It is, however, a small bit larger than I prefer when it comes to capacitive styli, and it also is somewhat more firm (that can be good or bad, depending on your preference).

The only gripe that I have with this stylus is that I currently don’t own an iPad — I wasn’t able to use it to its potential on the (relatively) small iPhone 5 screen. That said, both ends of the stylus performed exactly as you would expect, and it still amazes me that my device can recognize the (what seems to be a) paintbrush tip.

The Sensu brush is available on the Sensu website for $39.99. Looking for apps that will natively work with the Sensu brush? Check out their website.

Thanks Jennifer for the product sample!

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