Pencil: a new take on the iPad stylus

20131114-PENCIL-STYLUS-055edit-660x440I’m already a big fan of Paper, the note/sketch app from FiftyThree.  Now they’ve introduced their own ideal stylus to go with their app, and at first glance I’m impressed.  It’s double ended…flip it over to erase, for example…and that feature is what caught my eye the most.  Construction is either aluminum or walnut, a nice touch.  It’s not a passive stylus like most…there are switches embedded inside to assist with this functionality.  I really want to test it out for myself so I’ve ordered one.  Once it arrives (2-3 weeks, per their website), I’ll post a full review here with a comparison to your typical passive or ‘dumb’ stylus.  I’ll also be posting reviews of some other products I’ve been using the past few months (or more) that I think would make good Christmas gifts for the geek on your list.  Or for yourself!

Read more at Wired, or preorder from FiftyThree ($50 for aluminum, $60 for wood).