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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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Improvement over Gen 1

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    MichaelNino
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    I had the original Apple Pencil but didn’t really use it a lot. Partially because I didn’t have an application I used often for it and because it was something I would need to remember to bring. With the new iPad Pro and the new Apple Pencil it is great that it charges wirelessly via magnets on the side. This allows me to take advantage of the Pencil. I do wish that I could allow the Pencil to be stuck on the top or bottom of the iPad though. When I’m reading in portrait mode the Pencil is in the way on the side of the device. I don’t want to put it down on the table as having it with the iPad is very handy. The responsiveness of the Pencil is as close as you can get to a real Pencil on any device today. I find myself using this to mark up PDFs and other documents for work which helps save on the amount of times I print. Price is a bit higher than I would have liked but so far it has been worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works wonderfully. Costs as much as a Kidney.

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    captainkanji
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    A must have for my 11” iPad Pro. Makes typing a breeze on the pop up keyboard. I use it for precision when using Lightroom CC Mobile. It attaches to the Pro with magnets and charges wirelessly. This is what the original pen should have been. I do not recommend storing/traveling the pen while it is attached to the side. It will pop off. I use a UAG case with a grip that secures the pen well. The pen feels well in the hand. It has a matte finish and is the size of a standard pencil. The pen is flat on one side which helps. I really enjoy using it, but paying for it felt liked getting kicked in the jimmy. If you can find a third party option, you’ll save lots.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty much the same

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    Allison
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    This is pretty similar to the first gen pencil. It’s a little lighter and shorter, so I prefer the older gen actually, I just can’t use it with my new gen iPad Pro. I wish they had made the old pencil compatible. I also am not a fan of how easily this knocks off the side of the iPad even when it’s locked in to its “sweet spot”. I suppose it’s a better charging system than the first gen pencil though. I lost the cap on the old one a ton and you don’t have to worry about that at all with this. I don’t recommend you travel with the pencil attached to the magnetic side charger. It gets knocked off super easy and then that’s $120 down the toilet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Many major improvements but still not perfect

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    ChaseAl
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    Having owned the original iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, I respect the changes that Apple has made to the original design. The new matte design of the pencil feels durable and comfortable enough that I don’t feel like using any additional grip with it. The battery holds a substantial charge and is easily docked next to the iPad thanks to its magnetic nature/charging method. The double tap feature allows the artist to switch between pen and eraser very easily. It doesn’t feel perfect yet. I’d prefer a thinner nib on the tool and sometimes the pencil seems to register wider strokes than I wanted, or thinner strokes. It’s a bit fickle that way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great update over the original

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    Tyler
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    I love the new design of the Apple Pencil 2 and the fact you no longer need to deal with charging via a Lightning Port. The Apple Pencil 2 charges magnetically along the side of the iPad Pro. It also pairs to the iPad through via the magnet making set up a breeze. Writing and drawing are all wonderful to do. Some downsides include the price/durability. The pencil itself is sturdy, but at some point I dropped the pencil and the tip became damaged/unusable. Apple sells replacement tips (4 for $19.99) and they're easy to replace, but when you're already spending $129 on a device you expect it to hold up a little longer and not have to spend an extra $20.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect

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    Dharu
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    The only reason I didn’t giver this a 5 star rating is: 1) It’s too expensive 2). I paid over a thousand dollars for an iPad Pro.... for that price, an Apple Pencil should be included in it. 3). It magnetically attaches to the iPad and this also charges it. Great feature but magnets seem week to me and I’m afraid I’m going to lose the Apple Pencil in the near future. Other than that, its great to hold in your hand. Extremely responsive, No cap that you have to remove with the potential of losing as the prior generation pencil. Great pencil but still too expensive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Upgrade, with some trade offs.

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    Dylan
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    The way the pencil charges magnetically is infinitely better than the previous way. However, the flat edge put on the pencil does make it a little awkward to hold. Although this may feel more comfortable after some time. Everything about the accuracy and feel of the old pencil is here making it an amazing drawing tool. The first time I bought the old Apple Pencil it hurt to spend $100, now they’re charging $130 which is just adding insult to injury. Despite its pitfalls if you’re an artist who uses the IPad every day this is a must have.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Looks better

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    Anthony
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    Upgraded to the newer iPad models. The new Pencil looks and feels better in the hand. It now charges when it magnetically attaches to the new iPad. It’s nice but it also feels less durable than the previous model. It will not survive a drop from a table onto a hard floor. Also the double tap gesture takes time to get use to because it can accidentally be triggered. It means you have to be aware of how your holdiing it and that’s annoying. Not sure why it costs 30 bucks more than last model. It works great but so did the last one. Would I recommend this to a friend? Yeah because it’s your only choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Update - Wish it was backwards compatibl

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    TransGoJobot
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    The new Apple pencil is a nice improvement. The wireless charging is awesome, but we noticed it doesn't work well with cases that cover that side of the iPad, so if the new Apple Pencil is important to you, make sure you get a case with the side that charges the Apple Pencil is exposed. The tap feature is something I really wish the first Apple Pencil had. There is no way to charge the Apple pencil on its own, as it does not have a lightning connector. Therefore, it really isn't backwards compatible that I can see. I'm docking it 1 star for this reason. Otherwise it works and feels great, better than the first one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Still looking for a purpose

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    OldSkool7Four
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    I purchased the 2nd generation Apple Pencil to compliment my new iPad Pro. Connecting it to the tablet is as simple as placing it on the magnetic edge, which also keeps your pencil charged. I've used the pencil occasionally and it works great and is perfectly accurate when you touch the screen. I don't do any drawing or writing on my iPad (yet) so I'm struggling to justify the expense, but I'm hoping to get more use out of it in the future because it really is a great accessory and I can tell it could be very useful.

    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: 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: 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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty cool stuff

    Posted
    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well, no eraser, double tap stop

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    Mattmo91
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    Pencil is great. Feels nice in the hand but a little slippery, not a big deal. They have rubber covers you can buy. It responds well on the surface and is accurate. I wish it had an eraser but that's my preference. And the double tap feature gets annoying on the Prcoreate app. I'm sure I could disable it but I havent tried, so that's on me but it is very sensitive. Overall that's why I give it 4 stars. Just my opinion so take it with a grain of salt. Take care.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Thoughtful design

    Posted
    Jason
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    I love the design of this. It feels more like a normal pencil, and as a newcomer to digital drawing I appreciate how that feels. I did end up getting a matte protector (no need for something specifically marketed as "paper-like") and it feels so natural to draw. I'm not sure how much of the experience is the digitizer vs the stylus, but it's very precise. The magnetic charging is just very convenient.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than the last

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    Nic15
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    The pencil response is so much faster and the feel is much nicer than the last pencil. I like that you can charge it on the iPad but it can get in the way and there is no spot for it on most cases without making it extremely bulky. I like the double click response for switching between pen and eraser, however, it switches on it’s own sometimes which is extremely annoying. All in all, it’s a good product and I definitely recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Should have come with the Ipad Pro

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    EddieManfreddie
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    Aside from the price, the Apple Pencil 2 is a great accesory for the Ipad Pro. Note taking is a breeze with no perceivable lag. The pencil definately makes the whole experience with the Ipad Pro much more enjoyable for me. One complaint I have is not being able to go to Home screeen or seeing all open apps using the pencil when in an app. You probably can get away with a cheaper stylus if you arent using it for drawing and artwork.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A must!

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    HonestHarry
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    The Apple Pencil is wonderful and a must have with the larger display iPads. Accurate and responses to the screen just as if it were pen and paper. Downside though it came with only the one tip unlike the Pen. With two. Also easy to loose or miss place if not very hard to see and feel when looking for it. Loose pens and pencils often be prepared to go broke or a product replacement warranty.

    I would recommend this to a friend