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The best iPad stylus is now for sale in Europe

The best iPad stylus is now for sale in Europe


FiftyThree's Pencil stylus for iPad comes to France, Germany, and the UK

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Paper's creator FiftyThree is bringing its Bluetooth stylus for iPads to Europe. As of today, customers can order Pencil from Amazon in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The product is available in two models: the £49.99 / €76 (roughly $94) aluminum-bodied Graphite and the £64.99 / €87 (about $114) Walnut, which uses the eponymous hardwood.

The sleek Bluetooth stylus can be used for about a month before its battery needs to be recharged. Its most attractive features are palm rejection and something FiftyThree calls blending. So long as Pencil is active, FiftyThree's drawing app will not register any accidental contact with human flesh. Blend, on the other hand, allows users to manipulate digital ink the way they might use a slab of charcoal in the real world. Additionally, the Pencil ships with access to Paper's entire suite of brushes and in-app purchases. A new feature called Surface Pressure is slated to release with iOS 8 later this year, bringing greater accuracy and the ability to shade with the Pencil's tip.