This affordable Apple Pencil alternative features a 1.2mm fine tip for easy sketching and note-taking

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Tablets like the iPad are designed with highly-responsive touch screens to make tapping, swapping, and navigating between pages and apps a breeze for users. You can accomplish tasks with just a few taps of your finger, but it's another story if you wish to draw or jot down notes. Having a stylus in tow is ideal for illustrating and note-taking, but most quality pens like the Apple Pencil cost an arm and a leg.

Fortunately, there are tons of alternatives that are considerably cheaper yet work just a great — if not, better. The Digi Pen for iPad & Tablets is one of them, and it's developed with pixel precision in mind to help you sketch and paint with ease. It's on sale for 59% for a limited time.

Ideal for artists and designers, the Digi Pen boasts a 1.2mm fine tip for pixel-perfect sketches and precise drawings. It's highly sensitive and to the touch, giving off the feeling that you're writing or illustrating on actual paper. It also features palm rejection technology and a magnetic design, allowing you to use it without having to wear any gloves.

The pen also promises no lags, skips, and scratches, and packs a tilt function to let you draw strokes of varying thicknesses and depths. Whether you're drawing a detailed portrait, putting on finishing touches on a project, or simply writing down next week's grocery list, the pen delivers accurate lines for your desired output.

Thanks to its aluminum alloy material, it's not too heavy nor too light, and it's sleek and comfortable to the touch even after hours of continuous use. There are three power indicator lights that notify you of its power status at any time, but its impressive battery won't require you to refuel often. A single 1-hour charge can last up to 20 hours.

The Digi Pen for iPad & Tablets typically retails for $99, but you can grab it on sale for $39.99 for a limited time.

Prices subject to change.