• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best stylus I've seen

    Works as advertised. I loved my 53 Pencil until I got my Apple Pencil. The Apple Pencil along with the iPad Pro have set new high bars for styli and tablets. Unless your desk is at a slant, it won't roll off. Due to the arrangement of internal components, the center of gravity is offset from the axis of the shaft. If you give it a shove, it will roll a ways and wobble to a stop. A round shaft is not uncommon. I began my career as an architect in the pre-CAD days, and I had pens and pencils with round shafts. A round shaft actually feels more comfortable to me, but that, of course, is a personal preference. The Apple Pencil has a nice weight to it, and it's perfectly balanced. It feels good in the hand.

    Yes, pencils are dropped, but your Apple Pencil is not just another pencil. It's a precision instrument and deserves extra care. The Apple Pencil will attach magnetically to a Smart Cover just like the 53 Pencil does, although I don't recommend carrying either one that way. They will both fall off easily. I bought an inexpensive Case Star pencil case. It has room for my Apple Pencil plus my 53 Pencil and Sensa fountain and ballpoint pens. It's small enough to slip in my pocket.

    Think about this: if you had an expensive fountain pen and you accidentally dropped it and it hit point on, it would surely sustain damage. You would take care to protect your fine instrument. Do the same with your Apple Pencil. It's worth a little TLC.

    126 of 148 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing for what it is...!

    Overall I'm really impressed with the Pencil when paired with the right software such as Procreate. I've been using Wacom Cintiqs professionally for the better part of a decade and I'm really blown away how much more natural the Pencil feels compared to Wacom's offerings. The tracking and accuracy is excellent, and there's little to no parallax effect - where you put the stylus down is where the line goes - unlike Cintiqs which because of the gap between the surface and the LCD.

    The Pencil is a bit slippery at first (especially compared to a Wacom pen) but it soon becomes a non issue and it feels a lot more like an actual pen or pencil than a digital tool. At first I thought the lack of a dedicated eraser tip would be a big deal, and also the lack of physical side buttons, but after a while you realize that those things aren't needed. It works and feels like a real drawing implement, totally intuitive and natural.

    My original intention for getting the Pencil (along with the iPad Pro) was to have a mobile sketch station - generate sketches while away from my office or home and then bring the back to a "real" computer to finish them. I've used other similar products in the past, from a Surface Pro to a Modbook, but this is by far the best setup I've come across. Even though I don't intend to use the iPad Pro and Pencil to generate fully fleshed out illustrations, it certainly feels like a powerful enough setup that you could. I don't plan on it replacing my Cintiq anytime soon - but as a portable art station - I've never come across anything better.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth it!

    If you enjoy sketching or drawing on any level you'll love the Apple Pencil! I've wanted a stylus for an iPad forever and it finally came out. I've tried a ton of tablets with styli and the pencil feels the most natural.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool pencil but 15 sec charge is 1-2 min not 30.

    Constantly charging this pencil. It is neat and writes well. Love the smooth drawing better than standard rubber tips on other pencils. However I can't seem to have the battery last longer than a few minutes. I leave it plugged in for a minute and get about 3-5 min use out of it. 15 second charge lasts less than 2 min. Way too slippery and is always rolling or sliding off surfaces or pockets. Needs a little lanyard and facets

    18 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I got this pencil for a Christmas present and I didn't really no what to think of it but the minute I got my hands on I fell in love with it. When you are drawing there is virtually no lag and is very responsive and has a nice feel and weight to it also there are lots of apps to choose from which support the pencil

    157 of 191 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product!

    I bought this pencil to replace my Wacom tablet for my graphic designing needs. I work for a company that makes 3D shooter games and having excellent graphics is important. Touching the image is a major plus, and the lag is virtually nothing.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just amazing

    The battlery life on this device is plenty to last you all day. This is a must if you are a business person. I use it mainly to take notes and it's way more responsive then everything else I have tried.

    On the side I have done some cartoon drawings and its just like writing on paper. Being able to shade different colors without picking up another pencil to change colors. Is just amazing.

    I have also made this my primary use for photography editing and using the pencil just works amazing for "healing" the photo.

    My only issue is I wish it had an eraser on the top.

    35 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    You have to use it to appreciate it.

    Probably the most fun I have had with any Apple product. You really have to pick it up and use it to appreciate it. Beware though, once you do you will fall in love. I picked it up and found my self leaving the Apple Store later with an IPad Pro, Smart keyboard case and 2 Apple pencils. They are so easy to use, just plug in to pair to the ipad, and they last forever. Haven't needed to charge mine yet! Love the keyboard to. These 2 products are in my opinion the most intuitive products Apple has ever produced!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's sketchy...but don't DARE drop it.

    I love the way the pencil works as a drawing tool and it's as good if not better than any Wacom product (5 stars for that). When you bear down it can get confused and flash it's edge shading tool. I got mine in 3 weeks. The cylindrical industrial design promotes breakage as every other #2 pencil in the world is faceted so as not to roll off a desk. No eraser as on Wacom and 53. Lots of changing tools. Mine fell from my pants pocket to the ground (3 feet) and the tip bent and it would not draw properly. I changed the tip and now it works better, but still has sensing issues. Dropping a computer is a rarity, but dropping a pencil is pretty commonplace. Seems too precious for long term everyday use. How can you reinvent a 99 cent pencil into a $99. pencil and have it be this fragile? (2 star deduction.) It falls nose down with all the electronics inside so I was toast. It's also about an inch longer than the average pen so it seems awkward in a shirt pocket, thus flipping out of my side pant pocket. Be careful not to lose the chicklet sized adapter that allows it it be charged by cord. No means of attaching it to the case. Samsung buried theirs in the device. When it works I love it and the software can only get better. Great pencil, just don't drop it..

    1332 of 1456 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Awesome

    The Apple Pencil is near perfect in my humble opinion.

    I've been using it for many hours with Procreate and it's become somewhat of an addiction! I'm not an artist but have always wanted to learn to draw so have been watching and studying online tutorials.

    Using Apple Pencil is a pleasure and now I've had plenty of time with it I can appreciate that a huge amount of work must have gone into its design. When you use it, it never feels like a piece of technology but rather it feels perfectly weighted just like a real pencil, in fact much of the time I forget it's not a normal pencil because it works so well.

    I also never notice any lag, whatever I sketch or write is immediate. Quite honestly the Apple Pencil and iPad Pro are an amazing pairing and has completely changed the way I use my iPad.

    15 of 18 people found this useful