I've written about Nomad's artistic brushes
before but their newest line, the Flex series
, adds a nice twist. As with all of their styluses, they use capacitive hairlike synthetic threads as a paintbrush would, but thanks to their conductivity, you can use painting apps, like ArtRage, with greater control. With the Flex line, you can add a second tip and flip the stylus around and have a thicker or thinner brush tip, depending on your needs.
I'm not as artistic as most of their users, judging by the gallery on their website, but it is a pleasure to draw with.
I've even found the Nomad brush
useful for browsing the web, as a gentle swipe can scroll up or down. This leads to less fingerprints on your screen and is easier on the fingers and hands.
I think the Nomad brushes
can also help with gaming, as instead of your hand obstructing the view, you can see most of the screen when using the thin, stylish Nomad stylus
. With the smaller iPad mini, this will be even more valuable. And since it works with any tablet, including Windows 8 devices, unlike other iPad accessories, this is a universal gift that just about anyone can appreciate.