Twelve South announces PencilSnap, a $30 Apple Pencil case w/ integrated magnets

This morning Twelve South has taken the wraps off its newest release, the PencilSnap for Apple Pencil. It is made of leather and designed to attach to just about any iPad case with the idea of securing Apple’s easy-to-lose input device. Not to long ago, Apple announced a similar product with the same $29 price tag. Twelve South’s new product takes the idea to another level with a few subtle features.

PencilSnap attaches to your iPad Pro case with a series of “strong” integrated magnets. Two leather versions are available, in camel or black, with detailed stitching and the Twelve South logo embossed.

There are a few key differences between Apple’s own case and the new one announced today by Twelve South. Most notably is the handy magnet.

Apple’s in-house version delivers a snug hold on Apple Pencil, but is still free to fall out of your bag or hand. Meanwhile, the Twelve South iteration secures to just about any iPad Pro cover, adding an extra layer of security.

  • Leather holster that keeps Apple Pencil with your iPad Pro
  • Uses hidden magnets to attach to any Apple Smart Cover, Smart Keyboard or Twelve South SurfacePad
  • Genuine leather holster can be used as a standalone case

Twelve South obviously doesn’t have the benefit of exclusive Apple colors like (Product)RED, but the basic brown and black combo is going to be suitable for most professional environments.

The new Twelve South PencilSnap is set to retail for $29.99, which is $1 more than Apple’s in-house alternative. It’s available to ship today in two colors.

If you’re in need of an alternative, there are plenty of other low-priced options on the market today. MoKo makes its own version for $6 that comes in a number of different colors. In fact, over 600 Amazon customers have left a combined 4.4/5 star rating, making this an a viable alternative.
Meet PencilSnap for Apple Pencil
A clever solution for keeping Pencil with iPad Pro

The best part of having an iPad Pro is that you can take your work with you wherever you go. However, having a bulky all-in-one case for iPad and Apple Pencil isn’t always ideal. With our new PencilSnap, powerful hidden magnets will keep your tool connected to your Apple Smart Cover, ready for wherever you take iPad Pro. Pair it with our beautiful leather SurfacePad for the perfect protective pair.

PencilSnap is a leather holster for Apple Pencil designed to perfectly complement any Apple Smart Cover, Apple Smart Keyboard or Twelve South SurfacePad. This beautiful sleeve keeps a snug grip on Pencil so it won’t slip out, while strong hidden magnets snap onto your Smart Cover, keeping your iPad Pro and Pencil together wherever you go. Use PencilSnap with your Smart Cover or as a stand alone protective case to keep your Apple Pencil clean and nick free. PencilSnap is available in Black or Camel.

PencilSnap features a series of strong hidden magnets that let you attach this handy holster to your Apple Smart Cover or Apple Smart Keyboard.

PencilSnap can also be used as a standalone protective sleeve to keep Pencil free from nicks and scratches. It’s designed to fit like a glove so you don’t have to worry about your favorite tool falling out.

PencilSnap is outfitted with a series of strong little hidden magnets that let you attach this handy holster to your Apple Smart Cover or Apple Smart Keyboard. When you head down the hall for a meeting or take your iPad Pro from the kitchen to the sofa, you’ll have everything you need in one spot. Say goodbye to the where’s my Pencil? conundrum!

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