Best USI pens for laptops, Chromebooks, and tablets in 2021
The Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) defines industry-wide standards for interoperable communication between an active stylus and touch-enabled devices, such as phones, tablets, and computing and entertainment platforms. Thus far, there are quite a few solid USI pens available on the market, but they’re a bit pricier than the old-school capacitive styli. Writing with a USI stylus is in general a much better experience than capacitive styli as well. In this article we’ll look at the best USI pens available for your laptop, Chromebook, or tablet.
- This is the best overall stylus to take advantage of the USI compatibility on your Chromebook. Solid overall build quality with a nice heft in-hand make this stylus easy to write with. It's a shame it requires a AAAA battery to run, but the usability is still impressive.
- This USI stylus from TiMOVO features unique palm rejection features that effectively avoid your palm from disturbing your creation. Comes with a replacement tip and a tool, you can use the tool to pull out the nib, which is very easy to replace. This pen is also frequently on sale, making it a good option for those on a budget.
Those are our picks for the best USI pens available today for your laptop, Chromebook, or tablet. Overall, USI pens are still fairly new, so we expect there will quite a few product releases in the coming months. We’ll keep this list updated as new products arrive. Let us know which USI pen you use in the comments below.