Top critical review
3.0 out of 5 starsIt gets the job done: No more, no less.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 20, 2023
It appears that my $129 Apple Pencil has grown legs and ran off into the night. I couldn't justify spending the money on a new genuine pencil, as I'm still holding out hope that it will one day be found in one of the deepest crevices of my house, so I bought this in the meantime. For the purposes that I personally need a pencil (note taking), it's fine. It writes. It's not near as fluid as the actual Apple Pencil, and my handwriting isn't as nice. It also doesn't do force control, which is kind of annoying, but not a deal breaker. My biggest gripe is that it goes into "sleep" mode extremely quickly. If I set it down to pick up a glass of water, it will go to sleep. All you have to do is tap the bottom of the pencil to turn it back on, but it's still annoying to have to do that constantly. On a positive note, the battery on this thing is crazy good. I don't think I've had to charge the dang thing since I got it 2 months ago.
In short: It's acceptable, but if my Day 1 Apple Pencil decides to one day roll back into my life, I will chunk this piece of plastic in the trash in 0.5 seconds.