Review: Adonit Note-UVC Stylus

I love when a product I've reviewed gets better. Case in point, the Adonit Note. I recently reviewed it, and I won't cover all of the details because much of those observations remain. Instead, I'll focus on what's new or different with the Adonit Note-UVC ($69.99) that Adonit sent me to try.

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First, the company has indeed taken away some features. The UVC version is only sold in black with gold accents instead of gold with black accents. Second, Adonit took away the pen clip that I have appreciated as it keeps the stylus in place, but there is a valid reason for removing the clip. In its place, the stylus now has an actual UV light to disinfect surfaces!

Lately, everyone is very conscientious about sanitizing their phones, tablets, and other surfaces—as they should be. While you could find, buy, and carry a dedicated device to do just that, the Adonit Note - UVC adds that function for just $20 more and it doesn't take any extra space in your gadget bag. With one device to charge, you get a nice stylus and a UV sanitizer.

Charging is done via a micro-USB port at the back of the stylus. A nice benefit of this is you can charge it while you use it. The UV sanitizer draws a lot of power ,so it only lasts for thirty minutes (thirty one-minute sessions is suggested) so this is not meant as something to sanitize a doctor's office. But it should be fine for your office or home work space. Another nice feature is a built-in gyroscope that senses when the UV light is facing up and turns it off to protect your eyes.


  • Nice stylus for half the price of Apple Pencil
  • Replaceable tip
  • Easy to charge even while in use
  • Palm rejection
  • Adds UV light with auto sensing for safety


  • UV light lasts for thirty minutes
  • Foregoes clip to make room for UV light
  • Uses micro-USB not USB-C or Lightning

Final Verdict

The Adonit Note - UVC is a nice, healthy upgrade that is still priced less than an Apple Pencil.

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Todd Bernhard

Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP,,, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.