The best iPad accessory is now even better thanks to a $44 discount

Apple Pencil Gen 2 is the go-to stylus for the iPad

Apple Pencil Gen 2
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If you've got one of the best iPads, particularly the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with its lovely big screen, then you really should treat yourself to an Apple Pencil Gen 2. The official Apple stylus is a joy to use whether you just want to take notes by hand or turn your tablet into a tool that's perfect for creatives, especially with Final Cut Pro now available.

The Apple Pencil Gen 2 is now $85 on Amazon, down from $129. The second generation of the stylus has all the finesse of the original model with added tap controls. Simply tap the flat edge to use an assigned control of your choosing. Similarly, the upgraded stylus also adds wireless charging and if you're a forgetful sort then you'll be pleased to know that it now magnetically attaches to your iPad

Apple Pencil Gen 2:was $129now $85 at

Apple Pencil Gen 2: was $129, now $85 at
Using Apple's stylus makes using your iPad a joy, with increased precision and expression. This updated version adds wireless charging, magnetic storage and a programmable action button. With Final Cut Pro now available on iPad, the Apple Pencil is the best editing tool available. 

You might think that unless you're a graphic designer you don't need a stylus for your iPad, but that's really not the case. If you've ever tried to draw or write with your finger on a tablet, it really doesn't feel or look good. The Apple Pencil Gen2 is as close as you'll find to the feel of using a real pen/pencil on your iPad, without making a mess. 

If you love a doodle, journalling or just writing down ideas as they come to you then you need an Apple Pencil. At this price, you may as well grab the best one available. 

Andy Sansom
Staff Writer

Andy is T3's Tech Staff Writer, covering all things technology, including his biggest passions such as gaming, AI, phones, and basically anything cool and expensive he can get his hands on. If he had to save one possession from a fire it would be his PlayStation 5. He previously worked for Tom’s Guide - where he got paid to play with ChatGPT every day. When it comes to streaming, Andy will have his headphones glued in whilst watching something that will make him laugh. He studied Creative Writing at university, but also enjoys supporting his favourite football team (Liverpool), watching F1, teaching himself guitar, and spending time with his dog.