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Astropad’s Rock Paper Pencil is designed for digital artists who want drawing on an iPad to feel more like using a pen on paper. It achieves this effect with an unusual combination: a screen protector and an Apple Pencil tip.
Notetakers can also appreciate not having to use the slippery glass screen of an iPad.
Rock Paper Pencil seeks to improve drawing on iPad
An iPad and stylus is an outstanding tool for digital artists, allowing them to draw or paint directly on a touchscreen. And the tablet is equally good for taking handwritten notes, whether these stay in the user’s handwriting or are converted to text with Scribble.
But not everyone can get used to drawing or writing with a stylus on a glass screen. That’s where Astropad’s new product comes in.
“With Rock Paper Pencil, drawing on iPad feels like a ballpoint pen on paper, with smoother, more controlled strokes,” said the accessory-maker. “It’s meticulously designed for digital artists (and great for notetakers too!)”
There are other textured iPad screen protectors, but Astropad’s just-launched product stands out from the pack with its replacement Apple Pencil tip.
iPad screen protector and Apple Pencil tip
Rock Paper Pencil’s screen protector includes magnetic edges so it snaps into place for quick, easy installation. And it’s just as simple to remove then replace for when needed.
The Apple Pencil tip offers precise control, and it’s wear resistant for a long useful life. Two tips are included.
Astropad’s Rock Paper Pencil launched Thursday. It’s ordinarily $40, but a 20% launch discount brings the price down to $31.99
Buy it from: Astropad
There’s a version for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation and newer), and also one for the 11-inch iPad Pro and iPad Air.