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Apple - Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)

Model: MU8F2AM/ASKU: 6252354

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1887 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Improvement from First Generation

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    krrr
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    First of all, why am I buying this pencil from best buy? Here comes a little tip: make sure that you pay attention to you apple pencil once in a while because I lost my original Pencil II several days after purchase. The pencil, overall, is a great improvement from the first generation and it is far better from the first generation imo from all kinds of perspectives. Charging it up is really easy, and it looks far better than first generation. However, considering the cost of the pencil and the ipad pro combined, it's fairly expensive to buy a new combo like this..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High priced..but..

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    DeadNamja
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    A bit high priced for a “pencil”, but considering it’s close enough to realism drawing on your iPad Pro, i grabbed it. Definitely an improvement on the first gen one as I wasn’t too pleased with the charging process, cap cover, and an extra accessory to find a pocket for. The 2nd gen is a pleasure to snap store against the iPad Pro and toss in a sling bag. The fact that is also how it charges, simple genius killing two birds with one stone. Haven’t had to fully use this, but I’m sure it’ll be a required necessity when adobe releases its software for the iPad Pro next year.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the new pencil

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    Redline485
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    I really like the new pencil. My favorite “feature” is how the pencil chargers. I like the fact it does not have to be plugged, and charges by connecting with the iPad via a magnetic. However, the only reason I took 1 star off is because of the magnetic. The magnetic is strong and the pencil will mount securely under most circumstances. In some cases thorough it’s easy to knock the pencil off. Not a big issue, but something I feel I constantly have to watch. Otherwise, very easy to use and set up. Enhances the iPad user experience and greatly improves workflows.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pencil 2.0

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    Geophizx
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    The pencil is really good. The writing is almost seamless and not much difference to writing with a pen or pencil and paper. The pencil i bought did have some connectivity issues after a week of use. I contacted apple and got a replacement under warranty. I’ve had no issues with my writing, but my wife is left handed and she had some issues writing with it because of the way she grips the pencil. It’s probably worth a test-drive before you buy to make sure you understand if it will work well for you.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Revolutionary

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    Criss
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    The Apple pen has been On my wish list for a while now, however, I could not validate spending so much money on such a frivolous product... so I thought. I recently started back to school and decided to change the way I take notes so that I can stay more engaged with my classes. I purchased an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil generation 2. My academic life has completely changed! The ability to take notes, mark up books and documents AND follow along in class is just amazing to me! This is a purchase that I’m completely happy with! Worth every penny! BELIEVE THE HYPE!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Has to be good right? It’s apple !! Duh

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    Digler
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    Haven’t had a chance to use the ole Apple Pencil , yet ... I plan to use it for something at some point , but honestly i’m Just not sure what ... I’m sure it’s a “must have” for the iPad , has to be right ? I mean I bought it just bc I am sure I’m way cooler with it. Even if I don’t use it , it def makes me look cool bc it magnetically sticks to the iPad. I can walk around holding my pad while flossing that i- pen knowing that ... I’m that guy!! And that guy is awesome!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Way better!

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    Great
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    The gen 2 Pencil is leaps and bounds better than the gen one! All you need to do is let it attach to the side of the iPad Pro with its magnet and it automatically connects as well as charges, only work with the iPad Pro 11 and 12 inch, double tap the front of the pencil to easily switch to the eraser, the ease of connection and charger definitely makes this worth the extra money, and the matte finish is way better than the glossy finish of the gen 1 pencil

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Skips periodically... Had to be replaced

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    Dave
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    I was a little disappointed when the pencil stopped working the day after it arrived. Turns out the nib was loose, and simply tightening it fixed the problem. When using the pencil in drawing applications, something in the mix (iPad, pencil, software, etc.) causes it to skip while drawing, resulting in broken lines and uneven shading. Thankfully Apple has great support. They replaced the pencil when I went into the Apple store and demonstrated the issue. The new pencil works better, skips less.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Punch you

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    Funbuns
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    If you have a new iPad Pro and are on the fence about buying the pencil, do me a favor and punch yourself! Your blowing it bad! This thing is amazing. I’m blown away by it. It makes note taking, drawing and other things extremely easy. It’s easy to charge and I have nothing bad to say about it! So please spend the money and buy it, you will not be disappointed. I have owned other iPads and let’s just say with the pro and the pencil it is a completely new experience!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First experience with Apple Pencil

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    Tell357
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    This is my first experience using an Apple Pencil and I must say that it is a well made product. The charging feature is pretty awesome that I see a lot of other companies incorporate in there products in the near future. The price on the other hand could be a little cheaper than what apple is asking for it. I guess that’s where they get the consumer at because if you want the must out of the iPad than you have to buy some extra accessories. Of course this was bought to go with the 3rd gen iPad Pro that will be reviewed separately.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nifty little thing

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    EdmondDantes
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    I prefer the design of the first Apple Pencil, but that’s just me. Regardless this thing is still pretty ergonomic, precise, and advanced. The oils from your fingers can accumulate rather quickly on an iPad pro display, so rather than having to burn through a ton of screen cleaner and microfiber cloths and Apple Pencil can greatly reduce the need for cleaning the screen. Plus the Pencil is insanely good at sketching and writing notes, buy this for the 3rd generation iPad Pro, it’s mandatory!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    different than other pens

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    Heaven
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    I am used to the bamboo pen for my laptop. The bamboo has a button, the apple second gen does not. It does, however, have a double tap feature, I am getting used to that (almost like the buttons). The pen battery life seems to last me all day, and charge fairly quickly as well. The new 2nd gen goes with the newest iPad pro and is magnetic to the side. writes great and feels comfortable. I would give it a 5, but I wish there was another button meant strictly for erasing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Soooooo much better than the first gen

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    Alfred
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    I had the first iPad Pro and I really didn’t like the pencil. It was really big where it didn’t feel very normal in the hand. It was glossy and so after a few minutes of taking notes it would get slippery. And charging it through the iPad was just bad. The new gen is much better! It’s a matte finish so a lot smoother and grippier in the hand. I believe it is a little smaller although I did not have the old pencil to compare it too... and charging the new pencil is genius!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The little details make the difference

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    Tenth
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    We have the 1st gen Apple Pencil. It works great but it was a pain to charge (having to stick it to the lightning port at the bottom of the iPad). Bought the newest iPad for gaming and drawing and I’ve heard great things about this newer pencil. It has a flat side like the old #2 pencils from school, so it doesn’t roll off a flat surface. The pencil charges directly to the side of the iPad. Heads up: If you plan on adding a screen protector to your iPad, the pencil will not work!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wish it came in black

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    JustDoIt
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    I am a traditional artist but when I decided to buy the iPad Pro 3rd Gen... this was a must. Using this pencil there is no drag one would feel if drawing with pencil on paper. You effortless glide across the smooth screen. After a few tries you start to get the hang of it and the double tap feature is genius. I would definitely recommend for novice to professional artist. Only downfall is the color. Apple every accessory doesn’t have to be white. I prefer things in black.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly sleek

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    Jenny
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    Disclaimer this is the only apple pencil I have owned and been in contact with... That being said I love it, the weight of it is just enough that it isn't flying away (or feels too flimsy). The feature of the magnetic charging is super easy and quick. THE DOUBLE TAP THOUGH! It makes taking notes a lot easier when you can just do the double tap and continue. It also charges relatively quickly and the battery lasts awhile- yes, we are talking DAYS, which is convenient if I forgot to charge it overnight.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great update to the iPad Pro

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    Soccerrick
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    This is the new Apple Pencil for the late 2018 iPad Pros. The surface on this one is more matte finish and less slippery than version 1. This one has a flat surface to keep it from rolling off the desk. It charges with inductive charging by magnetically attaching to the side of the iPad. Unfortunately it is more expert than version 1. Also, this version will not work on last years model and version 1 won’t work on the 2018 iPad Pros. Otherwise, this is a great update for the iPad pros.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty cool stuff

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    Mcolbim
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    I could not say no when offered this to pair with the IPad Pro 11”. It is amazing when trying to go as paperless as possible for college! You can use this to draw and make your notes more exciting to go over or study, I am also into photography and this little pen helps with what my chub fingers cannot. The only reason I am not giving a 5/5 is due to the rarity that the Bluetooth connection can sometimes lag, other than that, awesome!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple Sharpens Its Pencil

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    Mark
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    This version of the Apple Pencil brings some great improvements. The biggest change is that it magnetically snaps to the edge of the iPad for charging--so much better than awkwardly sticking it straight out of the Lightning port. It's a bit shorter and easier to hold. And the double-tap to switch drawing tools feature is cool, if maybe a little fiddly to make work at times. It does seem to lose its charge fairly quickly, but no worries...just snap it onto the side of the iPad to charge it back up!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great buy!

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    krazygreekguy
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    Really great accessory to the new iPad Pros. Not totally necessary if you aren’t an artist or designer, but if you’re considering an iPad Pro as a laptop replacement, it’s basically like a mouse in that sense and good for taking notes as well. It honestly depends on your preference and usage, but it works exactly as advertised and is a much better improvement in every aspect over the first generation Apple Pencil. Only real con is the price, unfortunately. Although, you do get what you pay for.

    I would recommend this to a friend