I’ve had quite a few thoughts about Fiftythree’s Pencil. Mostly coveting thoughts. Coveting’s been high on the list… But aside from the fact that it’s beautiful, and that I’ll probably buy it as soon as it is available here, there are also some sneaky second thoughts.
I don’t put my hand on the screen while I draw or write.
Flip to erase is a neat trick, but I’d rather rewind. And it’s not majorly inconvenient to select the erase tool.
Losing pressure sensitivity sucks. It’s the only reason I like the Pogo.
Blend. Coveting, oh the coveting. It’s been highest on my Paper wish list since the beginning. Sneaky second thoughts: Why can’t we have the blend function with the Pogo? (To be fair, the new iPads don’t support the Pogo, so I understand why this hasn’t been a priority. But it’s still a bit of a sore point for me.)
All these things, coupled with the fact that I already own a passive stylus that I love and adore, leaves me a little miffed. Because, let’s face it, 60$ for a blend tool (in my case) is a steep price.
Still going to buy it though. I mean, have you seen it? Yowzah.