Pencil by FiftyThree

Pencil is a digital stylus by FiftyThree for the company’s popular drawing app Paper. Pencil connects to iPad via Bluetooth Low Energy and features palm rejection, erase, and blend. The first two are common place for Bluetooth LE digital styli, but blend is intriguing: Use pencil to draw and your finger to smooth rough edges and blend colors. This is just the way I’d want to work on a real canvas, drawing tools, and my fingers. The design is simple, to-the-point, and gorgeous.

Pencil is available in walnut (pictured above, US$59.95) and graphite ($49.95). The walnut version has magnets for sticking on your iPad Smart Cover. If you enjoy using Paper, but have not yet found the perfect stylus, Pencil is it.