FiftyThree seems to have it clear, in the absence of a stylus to convince them they have decided to make their own. This is how Pencil was born, a stylus with low consumption bluetooth connectivity that will allow a better user experience.
As you know, FiftyThree is the company in charge of the development of Paper, a great application with which we can make sketches, take notes and more. With Pencil they are looking to improve the experience that their app users will have. With two models available: one in walnut wood and another in graphite aluminum.
Looking at the video we see how the stylus has two parts. On the one hand the tip that will serve us to draw or write and if we turn it we will have a rubber to erase. When connected via bluetooth we can rest our hand on the iPad screen and will not give errors or make false traces.
If the battery runs out, the stylus will work as a capacitive stylus
As you’ve guessed, when you wear bluetooth connectivity you must include a battery. Thanks to the low consumption connection they ensure that we will be able to stay for months without the need to charge it with normal use. When necessary we can then remove the battery that incorporates a male USB connector that we can insert into the USB ports of our Mac or the iPad charger itself.
It is interesting this current trend where numerous companies launch stylus with bluetooth connectivity. We have the option of Evernote along with Adonit, Pogo Connect and now Pencil which, by the way, will have a price of 59 and 49 dollars for the walnut and aluminum model respectively. Unfortunately for now they only ship to the USA and Canada.