Channel Your Inner Picasso with iPad and iPhone Paintbrushes
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Channel Your Inner Picasso with iPad and iPhone Paintbrushes

It's seems that the tech world is officially over limiting touch capability on our iPads and iPhones to just our fingers. While we appreciate and marvel at this technology, time spent on these devices has become increasingly creative and the search for the perfect stylus is just getting started. 

At Brit & Co., we're always scheming to figure out different ways to creatively use our various touchscreen products. Whether we're creating simple DIY touchscreen gloves that allow you to use your smartphone in the cold winter months, or hacking together a DIY stylus ideal for mastering the craft of DrawSomething, the hunt for the next best iThing is constantly on our minds.

That's why when we found out about the Nomad Brush we fell instantly in love. The idea of being able to create gestural strokes on an iPad, just as you would on a canvas, is something we've been dreaming about. 

Even if you don't consider yourself "artsy," the Nomad Brush seems like a great way to play and get in touch with more analog formats of communication… on your iPad. Seems like kind of an oxymoron, we know. 

Made from a blend of natural and synthetic fibers, the soft bristles on the Nomad are a breeze to use on the iPad's responsive screen. Use apps like Paper to choose the style of stroke you're looking for, and inform that stroke further by painting lightly to achieve feathery lines, or pressing hard to lay it on thick, just as you would with a real paintbrush. 

While we're swooning hard over the iPad brush ($39), Nomad also has a couple more petite brushes with your smartphone in mind.

The Nomad Mini ($20) really is just a mini version of the iPad brush, and is great even just for navigation. 

The Nomad Play ($18) is designed with kids in mind, and like all of the brushes, works on any touchscreen device. And you can rest assured that even when your child is painting his or her little heart out on your iPad, nothing will get scratched and nothing will get messy!

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