• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great iPad Tool But Has Design Flaw

    • Written by Michael R from Scottsdale

    Having purchased the iPad Pro, I decided to also order the Apple Pencil to go with it so that I can handwrite information during times when I can not type.

    The overall design and concept are great, but Apple made a serious design flaw with regards to the charging system on the pencil.

    Instead of a male Lightening connector hidden under the cap, it should have had a female connector so that charging cords could be plugged directly in instead of relying on a small female to female connector which is very easy to lose and Apple does not appear to sell a replacement (which would probably be $10~$15!!).

    Overall I love the device but the charging system leaves something to be desired especially for business travelers such as myself.

    37 of 41 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Please give me a place to store it!

    • Written by Scott S from Newton

    I love writing and drawing with the Apple pencil. I carry my iPad Pro, with a keyboard cover and the Apple Pencil with me to most of my meetings, every day. It's the first stylus I've ever been able to use successfully to take handwritten notes in a meeting.

    The problem is where to put it? There's no slot or loop in the iPad or keyboard cover for holding the pencil, so it naturally goes in my pocket between meetings. The problem? The pencil is slick, so it occasionally falls out (once in my car and once in a conference room, so far). When it doesn't fall out, I occasionally forget and leave it in my pocket. Ever wonder if an Apple Pencil will survive a trip through the washer and drier? It won't. last night, I pulled my Apple Pencil out of the drier for the second time in two months. Broken, again. I won't be buying another until I can figure out how to keep it from happening again.

    45 of 51 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing tool, but flawed

    • Written by Kevin L from Petawawa

    I got the pencil I must say that I love writing and drawing with it. It is by far the best stylus available on any device of any kind, but it always stays connected and if you don't use it all the time the pencil is dead because you forget to charge it and it does not turn off automatically.

    42 of 47 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pencil is too smooth

    • Written by David B from Etobicoke

    I purchased the pencil when i bought the Pro because I have found all other devices to be a poor substitute for the finger but writing or doodling with a finger is awkward. I like the new pencil except for the surface of the pencil. It is responsive and a nice weight but I find my fingers slipping down on the much too smooth surface. My solution was a piece of ¼" masking tape around the pen where I grasp it with my fingers. Works but too bad the Apple designers/engineers couldn't have thought of this in the design process. It is quite an over sight on their part. Should have asked for some advice from Pen makers like Parker, Mont Blanc etc.

    47 of 51 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Slippery feel of Apple Pencil

    • Written by Wai Kan Victor L from Toronto

    I would like to see two improvements to the Pencil:

    I would like to feel more friction between Apple Pencil and the screen. The current version is slippery. Doesn't feel like using a pencil on paper at all. Microsoft Surface Pen gives much more pleasant and realistic friction.

    Please make the pencil easy to carry together with the iPad.

    38 of 45 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No pencil tip replacements

    • Written by Nancy M from Rowley

    Very disappointed in Apple for releasing a product that you cant buy replacement tips for. Just got it less than a month ago and am using the spare replacement tip that was included in the box, the first one only lasted 2 weeks. Apple says they don't sell replacement tips at this time so my options are to purchase a new pencil. Who can afford to do this every couple months?

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by William S from Temecula

    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 32 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by Edward a S from Los Angeles

    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..

    4953 of 5387 people found this useful