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Get a magnetic iPad stylus for about half Apple Pencil 2’s price

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Palm sensitivity lets you rest your palm as you write or draw without messing anything up.
Palm sensitivity lets you rest your palm as you write or draw without messing anything up.
Photo: SwitchEasy

Buying an iPad doesn’t usually mean just buying an iPad. Many people want useful accessories, like a stylus that lets them write and draw more precisely than they can with their fingers. But Apple Pencil 2 usually goes for a fairly steep $129.

If you’d like to get an advanced stylus with most of Apple Pencil 2’s features for much less, you have options. A good one is the SwitchEasy EasyPencil Pro.

You can get the fourth-gen version of it in the Cult of Mac Store for just over half the cost of Apple Pencil 2, plus a supply of extra tips for different uses. Or you can nab the third-gen EasyPencil for a little less. See more information below.

SwitchEasy EasyPencil Collection

SwitchEasy EasyPencil Pro 4 Stylus Pencil

The newly upgraded EasyPencil Pro 4 with multi-purpose tips gives you a user experience that SwitchEasy said “surpasses the Apple Pencil 2.”

EasyPencil 4 features the same white pencil tip as Apple Pencil 2, providing the same smooth and precise writing on screen. The POM tip is pressure tested to withstand constant abrasion.

Also included are additional metal and nylon 66 tips, designed exclusively for different writing and drawing purposes. EasyPencil also features palm rejection, so your palm can rest comfortably on screen while you write.

Embedded magnets allow EasyPencil to attach to new iPads so it is easy to carry them together.

EasyPencil supports fast USB-C charging and plug-and-play convenience without the need for a Bluetooth connection or proprietary apps.

Features:

  • Palm rejection
  • Tilt sensitivity
  • No Bluetooth or proprietary apps required
  • Simple on-off touch switch
  • USB-C charging port (1 hour of charging for 10 hours of continuous use)
  • Ultra-fine POM tip
  • Lightweight, aviation-grade aluminum
  • Multi-purpose tips for general use, writing or drawing
  • Magnets stick the stylus to an iPad’s edge

Price: $69.99

Where to buy: Cult of Mac Store

You can easily change out the tips for different uses.
You can easily change out the tips for different uses.
Photo: SwitchEasy

SwitchEasy EasyPencil Pro 4 Tips

SwitchEasy EasyPencil Pro 4 Tips can be easily changed out for different uses.

General POM tip

  • Supports tilt and write sensitivity
  • Same feel as Apple Pencil tip

Writing metal tip

  • Durable and long lasting
  • Same feel as a ball-point pen
  • Tip won’t scratch the screen

Drawing transparent tip

  • Smooth and sensitive
  • Non-slipping and quiet
  • Lagless and responsive
  • Fitted for tempered glass screen protector or iPad screen

Price: $14.99

Where to buy: Cult of Mac Store

EasyPencil 3 and 4 both feature magnetic stylus attachment to an iPad (but charging requires USB-C).
EasyPencil 3 and 4 both feature magnetic stylus attachment to an iPad (but charging requires USB-C).
Photo: SwitchEasy

SwitchEasy EasyPencil Pro 3 Stylus Pencil

EasyPencil Pro 3 features a white pencil tip like Apple Pencil 2’s for smooth and precise writing. The palm rejection feature lets you rest your palm comfortably on the screen while you write or draw.

Tilt sensitivity allows you draw shades in varying thicknesses, like a real pencil.

Embedded magnets attach to the iPad Pro securely. Plug-and-play without a Bluetooth connection, and fast-charge with USB-C.

And it costs less than half the price of Apple Pencil 2.

Features:

  • Palm rejection/tilt sensitivity
  • No pairing, quick connection
  • USB-C charging port
  • 1 hour charging for 10 hours of continuous use
  • Ultra-fine POM tip
  • No Bluetooth; simple on-off touch switch
  • Lightweight, aviation-grade aluminum
  • Extra 1 pc replacement tip

Price: $59.99

Where to buy: Cult of Mac Store