fiftythree introduces pencil, a wooden stylus for the iPad fiftythree introduces pencil, a wooden stylus for the iPad
nov 19, 2013

fiftythree introduces pencil, a wooden stylus for the iPad

fiftythree introduces pencil, a wooden stylus for the iPad
all images courtesy of fiftythree

 

 

 

fiftythree, the company behind the ‘paper’ app, has translated their digital creativity platforms as tangible pieces of hardware with the release of ‘pencil’, a wooden stylus suited for iPad models. its form and material is crafted from sustainably harvested wood, influenced by the traditional carpenter pencil, but harbors a technological core. pencil’s battery charges with a USB port in under 90 minutes, powering for up to one month on a single charge. by connecting via bluetooth — without the responsibility of pairing with a settings menu — users are able to easily and quickly create. adaptive palm rejection instantly recognizes whether a hand or pencil is touching the page, carefully tuned for optimal interface awareness. the two new models are available in walnut and graphite brushed aluminum, and retail for USD 59.95 and 49.95, respectively.

 

 


pencil / think with your hands
video courtesy of fiftythree

 

 


‘pencil’ in walnut

 

 


the device comes with a rubber tip eraser and tip

 

 


walnut stylus comes with a magnetic snap that hooks onto an iPad

 

 


the device is as thin as a real pencil

 

 


the seamless brushed aluminum body of the ‘graphite’ model

 

 


‘pencil’ pairs with fiftythree’s ‘paper’ app

 

 


pencil’s durable tip has been carefully friction-tuned for optimal pressure on screen

 

 


pencil’s eraser is only a flip away

 

  • Simply, beautiful.

    Muschio says:
  • Wonderful idea.
    However, I couldn’t watch the video after the screen started moving back and forth.
    It literally made me ill. I really like the thought of being able to get my hands on one of these though. (forgive me for that)
    But – stop the motion stuff. Not clever and definitely and in the literal sense sickening.
    Thats in to-the-stomach!!!

    Ron Smith says:
  • Now that is an annoying video, shaking all about gave me a headache.

    David Mackintosh says:
  • i would be really curious to see this in a showroom somewhere in central europe and try it out for myself. so far it looks incredibly attractive, however 60$ is a lot for a pig in a poke.

    eidam says:

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