The Apple Pencil is quickly becoming a necessary companion for iPad Pro users, but an often-lost one. Between its slim cylindrical white body and the removable magnetic cap, it's not hard to lose one or the other to couch cushions or forgetful minds. On the bright side, there are dozens of great Apple Pencil accessories to help keep your Pencil (and cap) safe, secure and ready to sketch. Here are a few of our favorites!
- Apple Pencil Case
- TechMatte Apple Pencil Charging Adapter
- Use a Micron or Bullet Pen Clip
- Pad and Quill Pencil Case
- Kaweco pen sleeve GRIP for Apple Pencil
- Atelier iPad Pencil Case
- Moxiware Apple Pencil Magnet
- Stylus Sling
- Thankscase Apple Pencil Charging Dock Station
- Lost caps and adapters
Nothing fits more perfect with your Apple Pencil than a case designed by Apple. It's made from durable leather and fits the Pencil perfectly. It looks like a cradle with a protective lip at the top so your Apple Pencil doesn't slip out accidentally while it's in your bag. It comes in a variety of colors like Electric Blue, Soft Pink, Saddle Brown, and the charity-driven (Product)RED. At only $29, you might as well get one for every day of the week.
Your Apple Pencil is designed to plug right into your iPad Pro for fast and convenient charging, but not all users are fans of this feature. The most common complaint is that the Pencil sticks out from the Pro at an inconvenient angle. TechMatte has created a $10 alternative charging method that allows your Pencil to lay flat beside your Pro instead. Two versions are available, but we like the shorter connector. It gives you that little bit of extra flexibility without adding another long cable to the mix.
The clip on the Micron fits snugly over the Pencil's aluminum logo and gives you a great way to attach your digital drawing tool to shirts, pants, and even iPad cases. (And as a bonus: You get a great physical drawing pen, too.)
Note: These clips are a fairly tight fit around your Apple Pencil. When first applying one to your pen, I suggest sliding it on starting at the pen tip, rather than trying to force it over the rear cap (or rear charging port).
You can also skip the pen and go straight for the clip with Bullet Pen's Chrome Clip for around $5.
Pad & Quill's Apple Pencil Case is a magnetic leather sleeve for your Apple Pencil that holds both your cap and Pencil securely in place on your iPad Pro via the power of magnets. The removable sleeve is a nice option for carrying and storing your Pencil without losing it, and the cap storage is especially appreciated while drawing. It comes in Whiskey, Chestnut, and Galloper Black for $35.
This full-body Apple Pencil sleeve is one of the pricier items on our list, but it comes highly-recommended by all-around pen snob Myke Hurley: The €34.50 (approximately $45 U.S.) Kaweco GRIP sleeve turns your cylindrical Apple Pencil into a full-length hexogonal pen grip, offering a stylish — and functional — way to improve your drawing and writing experience.
The Apple Pencil slides firmly into the Waterfield Leather Case, and its leather strap offers extra protection from accidentally sliding out or otherwise disappearing. And best of all, the case comes with an integrated clip to allow you to clasp it onto pants pockets, jackets, bags, or your iPad itself.
If you'd prefer something a little less like it's from the 1980s, there's also the $49 iPad Pro Gear Case, which allows you to store the Pencil and a few charging cables.
This thin rubber Moxiware Apple Pencil sleeve comes in a variety of colors (including white, if you like your Pencil's normally-pristine look), and adds a series of magnets to the side of the Pencil. When you're finished using it, you can simply snap to the side of the iPad (where you'd normally attach one of Apple's Smart Covers). The rubber sleeve also gives users a bit more of a texture to grip while drawing with, as well.
First and foremost, the Style Sling is available for both the 9.7 inch and 12.9 inch Pro so size doesn't matter. The pocket for the Pencil allows you to grab onto the body of the Pencil when you're removing it, not just the cap, which could get lost or go flying. Finally, a tiny, snug pocket is built into the sling especially for holding its USB adapter. The sling won't take up extra space and secures nicely around the Pro and any optional case you may attach.
If you're in the habit of charging your Pencil with the USB adapter and Lightning Cable, this sturdy $20 aluminum dock is a perfect addition to your workspace. It holds your pencil vertically and fits around your charging cable nicely. It stops your cord from tangling up and keeps the Pencil in sight. A small notch holds the cap while the Pencil charges, so it won't disappear on you. You can also use the dock as a stand when you pause your workflow so you don't set the pencil down and let it roll away. An added bonus? The dock is available in silver, black, gold, and rose gold.
Apple doesn't currently offer replacement caps or adapters online or in stores, but if you find yourself in need of either one (or both), Apple advises that users call AppleCare. A number of Pencil users have, for a nominal fee, been sent replacement caps or adapters in exchange for the Pencil's serial number.
If you're instead looking for replacement Pencil tips, you can pick up a four-pack for $19 from Apple directly or any Apple Store.
Have you found a must-have Apple Pencil accessory that's not on our list? Tell us about it and why you covet it in the comments!
Updated August 2018: Removed the Pencil Cozy and added Apple's Leather Pencil Case.
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