Pencil by FiftyThree Stories December 13, 2015

Amazon is once again offering the Pencil by FiftyThree at its all-time lowest prices today. You can grab the iOS-friendly smart stylus for $29.99 in Graphite and $39.99 shipped in Gold or Walnut. The Graphite model will ship free for Prime members or in orders of $35 or more. This is matching both the deal we posted on Black Friday and the lowest they have ever been offered for.

With Pencil by FiftyThree you to draw or sketch ideas and art on your iPhone or iPad via the Paper iOS companion app. Features include Bluetooth connectivity, palm rejection, pressure sensitivity, USB recharging, and more. Rated 4.1/5 stars from over 1,450 Amazon customers. expand full story

Pencil by FiftyThree Stories November 26, 2015

expiredPencil by FiftyThree smart iPad stylus hits its lowest price yet from $30 Prime shipped (Orig. $50), more

Amazon is offering the Pencil by FiftyThree at all-time low prices today. The smart stylus for iPad, iPad Pro and iPhone is now available for $29.99 in Graphite and $39.99 shipped in Gold and Walnut. As usual, the Graphite model will ship free for Prime members or in orders of $35 or more. This is $10 below the lowest price we have ever seen (including Black Friday last year) and the current best price around. This same deal is also available at Best Buy.

Pencil by Fifty-three allows you to draw or sketch ideas and art on iOS devices via the Paper iOS app. They feature Bluetooth connectivity, palm rejection tech, a pressure sensitive tip, USB rechargeable battery, and more. Rated 4.1/5 stars from over 1,450 Amazon customers.

While it may not be as highly rated as the Pencil option, the Livescribe 3 Smartpen for Android & iOS Tablets and Smartphones is also on sale for $99 shipped at Amazon and Best Buy. That’s about $50 under the going rate and the best price we have ever tracked. While reviews are split on Amazon, Best Buy customers give it a 4.1/5 stars.

Pencil by FiftyThree Stories June 8, 2015

expiredPencil by FiftyThree Stylus up to 20% off: Graphite $40 (Reg. $50), Gold/Walnut $50 (Reg. $60)

Amazon is taking up to 20% off FiftyThree’s Pencil Digital Stylus for iPad, starting with the Graphite model dropping to $39.95 shipped, which regularly goes for $50. Additionally, the new Gold or Walnut versions can be had for $49.95 shipped, down $10 from its regular price, as well.

If you aren’t familiar with the Pencil by FiftyThree, it enables users to draw and sketch ideas or artwork with the accompanying Paper iOS app. We’ve covered their story more in-depth before, which details how this unique input device was designed. It connects over Bluetooth and has palm rejection technology, as well as a pressure sensitive tip that adjusts as you create content. The Pencil ships with a USB rechargeable battery, Extra Tip and Extra Eraser.

Rated 4.2/5 stars by over 1,100 Amazon customers. Matched at Best Buy.

Pencil by FiftyThree Stories January 17, 2015

Update (1/24 9:00am): @ericmata75 is our winner, thank you to everyone for entering our giveaway!

The story goes, as told by co-founder Andrew Allen, that Paper by FiftyThree started out of a love for analog products. That four Microsoft colleagues turned friends with the resources of a Fortune 500 company found a greater passion in a pencil, scissors…and paper. Often Andew, Georg Petschnigg, Jonathan Harris and Julian Walker would sit down and discuss their ideas, talking about possibilities that bounced around in their heads. These brainstorming sessions would always be recorded on a scrap, or coffee filter, napkin or Moleskin, notably they weren’t writing in Word or the like – they were writing everything out.

The feeling of analog products, the feel of cutting paper or dragging a pencil across paper. How do they bring that feeling to a digital world? It was at that point, they bunkered down in a 5th floor New York apartment and set out to re-imagine digital design. They set out to make Paper. expand full story

Pencil by FiftyThree Stories December 17, 2014

expiredPencil by FiftyThree smart digital stylus for iPad: Graphite $40, Walnut $50 shipped (orig. up to $75)

Amazon has the Pencil by FiftyThree smart digital stylus for iPad for $39.95 shipped in black graphite aluminum and $49.95 shipped in Walnut. This represents a savings of up to 20% off the regular price, and matches our Black Friday mention. The Pencil by FiftyThree is rated 4.1/5 stars by over 600 Amazon users and was also one of our top holiday picks for this season.

Supported by a number of apps and updated frequently, Pencil by FiftyThree allows artists, designers, or just anybody to sketch and take hand written notes directly on an iPad. Along with eraser functionality on the back end, it features surface pressure, blending modes, and adaptive palm rejection technology to allow users to rest their hand on the display comfortably.

I’ve been using the Pencil by FiftyThree for about a month now and have really enjoyed its functionality. When accompanied with the Paper app for iOS the opportunities to create, design and draw feel endless. The feel of the stylus in combination with the tools in the app offer a realistic experience, especially seeing the ink and pencil combine on screen. It’s a nice update to a stylus market that lacks imagination and excitement.

Pencil by FiftyThree Stories December 7, 2014

There are so many products out there on the market that are vying for your attention during the holiday season. My focus has always been on the ones that will make my life easier. The reality is, finding products that both look good and function well is not always the easiest. Below you’ll find some of my favorite gear that help my day go a little better but also have a great style about them:

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Pencil by FiftyThree Stories November 28, 2014

expiredPencil by FiftyThree smart digital stylus for iPad: Graphite $40, Walnut $50 w/ free shipping (orig. up to $75)

Amazon has the Pencil by FiftyThree smart digital stylus for iPad for $39.95 shipped in black graphite aluminum and $49.95 shipped in Walnut. Regular $50 for the black and $60 for the wood model, this is more than 20% in savings and beating the lowest we’ve seen on either model by $10 respectively.

Supported by a number of apps, Pencil by FiftyThree allows artists, designers, or just anybody to sketch and take hand written notes directly on iPad. Along with eraser functionality on the back end, it features surface pressure, blending modes, and adaptive palm rejection technology to allow users to rest their hand on the display comfortably.

Pencil by FiftyThree is compatible with a growing list of iPad apps including Paper by FiftyThree, Procreate, Sketchbook Mobile, Noteshelf, Mobile Mouse, and more. Head below for more details on the “artisanally crafted” smart writing devices:

Great tools inspire great ideas. Pencil by FiftyThree is the most natural and expressive way to create on iPad. Advanced technology meets beautiful design to keep you in the flow, without needing to switch tools.

Features:

  • Walnut model with Magnetic Snap (attaches to Apple iPad Smart Cases & Covers)
  • Digital stylus for iPad
  • What’s included: Pencil, Rechargeable battery, Extra tip, Extra eraser
  • Try all paid tools in Paper FREE when using Pencil
  • Works on iPad 3, 4, Air (all) & Mini (all). Connects via Bluetooth LE (Low Energy)
  • Connects to Paper by FiftyThree, Procreate, Sketchbook Mobile, Noteshelf, and others

It is currently the #2 Best Selling graphic tablet pens on Amazon and has received a 4.2/5 star rating from over 550 customers.

This sale is part of FiftyThree’s Black Friday discount, is available on both Amazon and the official site and will run through Cyber Monday.

Pencil by FiftyThree Stories November 20, 2014

Products like the Livescribe smartpens, Pencil by FiftyThree and other digital notebook products help artists and designers get their ideas from the real world into a virtual one. Moleskin, a company who has been dabbling in digital notebook technology for a while now, is introducing a new smart notebook system in collaboration with Adobe to help users digitize their ideas to the cloud.

While there are a few products already available in this space as mentioned, its direct integration with Adobe’s popular suite of design apps allows the new Moleskine Smart Notebook differentiate itself:

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