Pencil by 53 is the perfect stylus accessory for artists and doodlers

Pencil by 53 is the perfect stylus accessory for artists and doodlers

Pencil is a new stylus by 53, who is also responsible for the wildly popular iPad sketching app, Paper. Don't be fooled though, as Pencil isn't your ordinary stylus. Made from harvested wood, not only is Pencil sturdy, its design is unlike any stylus you've ever seen.

The body of Pencil is made from harvested wood and is available in both graphite and maple. The other end of Pencil features an eraser tip.

Since Pencil is made to work with the Paper app, some features such as palm rejection, erase, and blend will only work inside it. You can, of course, use Pencil with other apps as a normal stylus.

Pencil is currently available for an introductory price of $49.95 and ships to US and Canada in about 2-3 weeks. You can hit the 53 website via the link below to order Pencil and to find out if all the features are compatible with your device.

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yashendra2797 says:

Looks cool. Expensive though. :(

sir17reeder says:

This thing looks really cool. It is extremely expensive for a stylus though.

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Becjr says:

This is right up my ally... Except for the price. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure 53 has done their homework and provided a comparable product at a reasonable price; I'm also sure that if I purchased this wonderful stylus I wouldn't lose any sleep over the cost... At the same time, this is an introductory price? I've been burned by $50 styli before - It's too bad there's not a retail store I could demo this at. I do so love the look and flat styling.

boovish says:

It looks nice, but I would much rather have a thinner tip. I like to see what I'm drawing on my iPad

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ascurtis says:

iPads can only recognize a certain size tip. The input has to have a diameter of ~5mm to be accepted as a fingertip rather than a mistaken touch. Adonit, the makers of the Jot series styli, have a stylus with a smaller tip that runs a current through it that the iPads screen thinks is 5mm, but it's not as accurate as the iPad has a harder time determining the boundaries of the input.

RobertsDP says:

This looks great but IMO it's expensive. But to an artist/illustrator it could've worthwhile. This could be a great product for my mom who was an illustrator years ago, now she just doodles here and there for fun... This can also bring her into the tech world because she is still in paper and pencil times.

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RealNeal says:

It looks awesome, but I'm not sure how you do fine work with a tip so bulky. Is there a way to swap tips? Otherwise, I love the natural wood, and the eraser feature is killer.

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zdn1042 says:

I'm with you about the thickness of the pencil and it's tip. I also wish they could've added a sharpener accessory (it can work as a keychain where you can attach the pencil when not in use).

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ascurtis says:

How the hell would you sharpen a rubber stylus nib? The point is it look and feels like a carpenters pencil, which has a rectangular tip. iPads have a minimum diameter (I think it's 5mm) for input devices so they are recognized as fingertips.

lee.michael.f92 says:

I love their app and I use it a lot. But my bamboo stylus duo does a great job already. I don't think my iPad parts with out it.

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DYLANHABKIRK says:

Looks cool enough, but the question is how comfortable it is to use for long periods of time. Carpenter pencils bug me due to the irregular shape.

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AdrianGabeChen says:

I love the paper app. This pen is amazing, I'm gonna get this

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dalyapp says:

Most stylus don't have much appeal to me but this one is very nice. I could see myself using it.

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asuperstarr says:

I never liked the fat pencil when I was young, not sure I would use now. But, it wasn't designed for me. Nice look!

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Eliasj28 says:

Love the idea. A little on the expensive side. 29.99 would probably better priced. But of course I would end up buying one.

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talldreams says:

I think I'll spend a little more and get the pressure sensitive stylus from Wacom.

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BeyondtheTech says:

I ordered the wood version for my new iPad. Love the app, this looks like a great supplement. Hope it also works outside their app. For a company named FiftyThree, they priced it off by $7.

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jbscoelho says:

Lol... Great on the price thing.

When you get it, Please lê tua know your opinion!

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jbscoelho says:

Hi guys, i would love, really really love if you could get One of This to give away..

I think a lot of us would do anything to get our hands on One of This !!

It seems Awsome !!!

Hope to see a full review about it soon!

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joshrocker says:

At that price this is aimed squarely at serious doodlers and professionals. I was thinking it would be cool to mess around with until I got down to the price. I'll stick with my current free stylus aka my finger.

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Jason49 says:

This is at the top of my Christmas list this year! I have published a picture book in iBooks that I drew for my niece and all the illustrations were done with Paper. I used a cheap stylus and it did the job, but connecting with Bluetooth for more precision is exciting. I can't wait to try this out. Does anyone know where it is available other than online?

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OxMuzzle says:

Wow. Their support forums kept giving inquiries about jot touch 4 support the cold shoulder. Now we all know why. One stylus to rule them all and if you want to use another brand pic a different app I guess.