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Apple - Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)

Model: MU8F2AM/ASKU: 6252354

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 2012 reviews

96%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    no cap to lose

    Posted
    JP229
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I like the fact that there's no cap to lose anymore. Dislike that I had to buy a new pencil because the new iPad isn't compatible with the first generation pencil.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good feeling stylus

    Posted
    Marsaries
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    Charging from side of IPad means that you don't have to worry about lost pencil caps. Works great even through screen protector.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I really like this new model

    Posted
    Mark45
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    It seems like it's way more sensitive, but that could be the iPad itself I guess. I really like the fact that you can tap it twice to change the drawing mode. @@@@@@@@ I make a lot of writing errors, LOL, and need the eraser frequently). I also like the shape better and that you don't have to worry about losing that stupid cap. What can I say, it's an Apple product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than  Pencil (1st Gen) in all facets!

    Posted
    JPosey08
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    I purchased the new iPad Pro 11" after doing very little research on it. Due to it having the upgraded A12X chip as well as including "Face ID", I was purchasing it regardless therefor I didnt realize I could not use my 1st gen ? Pencil on the new iPad Pro. I honestly was bummed out because after finally bitting the bullet and purchasing the 1st gen ? Pencil, I knew right then that I would never use a iPad again without it. Keep in mind that I am by no means a artist or remotely artistic in the least bit, and honestly cant even draw a decent stick man. I solely use the 1st gen ? pencil as a basic stylus and writing utensil for taking notes, but I LOVE it and cant go without using it now. Well with all of that being said, I immediately went back up to best buy and purchased the new 2nd gen ? pencil, and I honestly couldnt be happier with its improved performance, as well as the other substantial changes made to it as well. When I was using the 1st gen ? Pencil, I would only charge it with the iPad tucked away somewhere safe and when the condition(s) were guaranteed that no one would get near it because I was so afraid of the lightning charge port getting snapped off inside of the iPad. The reason I bring that up is because the addition of wireless charging in the 2nd gen ? Pencil is a game changer, and it made me fall in love with the Pencil even more than I thought I could, prior to owning this new one. Another small improvement I thoroughly enjoy is the new "Matte" look and feel, which considerably cuts down on the original ? Pencils "Slickness" feel. One last tiny thing I love with the new ? Pencil is not having the back cap that has to be kept up with and prob 90% or more people eventually lost. All in all, if your looking at purchasing the new ? Pencil stop hesitating, and just do it..... You wont be disappointed. -John Posey

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Feels like a real Pencil, works like one too. An a

    Posted
    prashant
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    The pencil can sense if you're holding it straight or at a slant and the strokes become thicker the more you slant it. It works fabulously in the Notes app and fairly well in other apps, I am sure the other apps will offer updates for iPad Pro soon. Procreate is one of the art apps that offers full support for the Apple pencil and it is amazing. It is however a complex app to use as it has mind-boggling features for advanced drawing and painting. Luckily, it comes with a full featured book to explain how it works. Some apps like Sketches are easier. See sample pic sketched in 10-12 min (Sketches App). This is an excellent input device for the Apple iPad Pro. It is not perfect in some ways but it is very good at drawing, writing and touch control of the tablet. Here are the pros and cons as I have seen them since my use of the pencil: Pros: . Excellent for drawing or writing . Excellent for reworking photos and doing graphic arts . When used as a touch control it is very precise when using the tip. I even like using it to read with and highlighting text in a book. . It comes with a spare tip that can be replaced. . It comes with a lightning adapter that lets you use a lighting cable to charge the pencil. . It charges quickly . You can vary the pressure or the slope of the pencil tip to adjust the darkness or the width of a stoke of a bush while coloring a drawing for example. . You can see the charge level of the pencil by pulling down on the daily window shade at the top of the screen and touching widgets. The charge level of your iPad and the pencil will be displayed. Cons: . There is no way to attach the pencil to the iPad Pro or to the Apple Smart Keyboard. A simple magnet or other mounting technique would have been greatly appreciated. . The cap covering the Lightning plug on the pencil is in no way attached to the pencil which makes it very easy to lose since you have to frequently remove the cap to charge the pencil. The cap does have a small built in magnet so that when it is installed on the pencil it remains in place, but once removed to charge the pencil its lifetime is limited to human error of losing it. . The charging connector supplied for the pencil is vey small and it also has no method of connecting it to a key ring or any other object. It is the size of a small medical pill and potentially easily lost. .

    I would recommend this to a friend