10 Best Apple Pencil Accessories to Buy [1st and 2nd (Gen)]
The Apple Pencil is the best accessory you can buy for your iPad. It lets you sketch your ideas, take handwritten notes, do precise editing, and much more. Once you start using Apple Pencil with your iPad, you cannot go back. Similarly, if you have an Apple Pencil, there are some must-have accessories you should buy to enhance your experience. These accessories will help you charge your Apple Pencil, store it in a safe and accessible manner, and carry it with you wherever you go. Here are the 10 best Apple Pencil accessories you can buy for your 1st (Gen) or 2nd (Gen) Apple Pencil.
Best Apple Pencil accessories to buy
In a previous article, we explained how to charge your Apple Pencil and check its battery status. You should read it to learn more about the battery inside your Apple Pencil.
- Best accessories for 1st (Gen) Apple Pencil
- 1. TechMatte charging adapter for Apple Pencil 1st (Gen)
- 2. TechMatte charging cable for 1st generation Apple Pencil
- 3. MoKo Charging Stand for 1st (Gen) Apple Pencil
- 4. elago Classic Apple Pencil case for 1st generation Pencil
- 5. Grip case for 1st (Gen) Apple Pencil
- 6. CaseBot carrying case for Apple Pencil
- 7. Belkin Apple Pencil case and stand
- Best accessories for Apple Pencil 2nd (Gen)
Best accessories for 1st (Gen) Apple Pencil
1. TechMatte charging adapter for Apple Pencil 1st (Gen)
While you can charge your first-generation Apple Pencil by sticking it in the lightning port of your iPad, it’s not an ideal solution and should only be used in times of dire need. For regular use, we recommend using a lightning charging adapter. The TechMatte charging adapter we are featuring here is a female-to-female charging connector. You can plug the Apple Pencil into one end and the lighting cable into the other end to start charging. It’s a handy accessory and only costs $9.99.
2. TechMatte charging cable for 1st generation Apple Pencil
While the charging connector is an awesome accessory, it’s not for people prone to losing things. If you constantly lose your flash drive and pens, you might want to stay away from them. Instead, you should buy this TechMatte charging cable. It’s a 5-foot-long flexible charging cable with a USB-A port on one side and a female lightning port on the other. You can use this cable to charge your Apple Pencil via an adapter or a power bank.
3. MoKo Charging Stand for 1st (Gen) Apple Pencil
While the 2nd (Gen) Apple Pencil sticks to the iPad, there’s no place to store your 1st (Gen) Apple Pencil. We recommend using the MoKo charging stand. It’s a perfect Apple Pencil accessory for desk setups. It gives you a handy place to store your Apple Pencil and charge it at the same time. There’s even a useful battery indicator on the stand that shows the status of your Apple Pencil Battery charge.
4. elago Classic Apple Pencil case for 1st generation Pencil
We have dropped our Apple Pencil a few times, and till now, it has survived the minor drops. However, we didn’t want to push our luck any further, so we looked for Apple Pencil cases, and the elago classic Apple Pencil 1st (Gen) case won our hearts. What makes this case stand out is its exceptional design and finish. Made using silicon material, the elago case perfectly fits the 1st generation Apple Pencil and turns it into a classic pencil. And thanks to the square sides, the Apple Pencil doesn’t roll and remains stable on your desk. It might be a bit costly, but it’s worth the price.
5. Grip case for 1st (Gen) Apple Pencil
If you want something more affordable, we recommend this popular grip case. The grip case features a corkscrew design that adds enough friction to keep the Apple Pencil stable, both on the desk and in your hands. It’s comfortable to hold and doesn’t hurt your fingers. The case is available in several color options, including black, blue, green, pink, teal, and white.
Another affordable Apple Pencil case is the Delidigi gradient color case. As the name suggests, the case features gradient colors and is aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. We love that the company went with pastel colors. It’s made from soft silicone material, allowing you to use the Pencil for a long time, without hurting your fingers. You can find this case in several colors, including blue, green, grey, lavender, pink and yellow.
6. CaseBot carrying case for Apple Pencil
The CaseBot carrying case for Apple Pencil is an affordable carrying case that lets you carry Apple Pencil along with its lightning charging adapter, some extra Apple Pencil tips, and some pencil caps. It is made of scratch-resistant ABS materials and uses soft silicon padding to ensure that your Apple Pencil is not only protected but also secure inside the case. At only $7.99, this is an excellent case that every Apple Pencil owner should buy. The case supports both 1st and 2nd-generation Apple Pencils.
7. Belkin Apple Pencil case and stand
The Belkin Apple Pencil case also doubles as a desk stand for your Apple Pencil. The storage compartments can safely house your Apple Pencil, its cap, an extra tip, and the lighting charging adapter. There’s an opening at the one side of the case that allows it to work as a stand. It has a high gloss polymer exterior that protects the Pencil against drops and falls, while an inner fabric lining prevents scratches. You can use the Belkin case with both Apple Pencil 1st and 2nd Gen.
Best accessories for Apple Pencil 2nd (Gen)
8. elago classic Apple Pencil 2nd generation Case
There’s not much to say about this case that we have not already said before. If you own the 2nd generation Apple Pencil and want to give it a classing pencil look, this is the case to do it. We like that the case features an opening at the front, allowing you to use the double-tap sensor without any hindrance. The case is available in several color options, including black, blue, yellow, and lavender, among others.
9. Ergonomic grip for Apple Pencil 2nd generation
If you don’t like the hard-plastic feel of the Apple Pencil, you should consider buying an ergonomic grip for it. The grip uses anti-sweat and non-slippery materials and is comfortable to hold for a long time. The grip is specially designed for the 2nd generation Apple Pencil and supports the double-tap and charging functionally of the Apple Pencil. At only $8.99, the grip comes in a pack of four, making it quite affordable.
10. TechMatte charging case for Apple Pencil 2nd (Gen)
If you travel a lot, this might be the perfect Apple Pencil accessory for you. It allows you to safely carry the Apple Pencil along with two extra pencil tips. It also has a built-in battery that charges the Apple Pencil, so it’s ready to use when you take it out of the box. You can buy it from Amazon for $29.99.
Bonus: Extra Apple Pencil tips and covers
If you use your Apple Pencil regularly, you will wear out the tip. The tip also bends easily, if you drop the pencil. That’s why we recommend buying a set of extra Apple Pencil tips, so the work never stops.
Also, if you don’t like the hard feel of the Apple Pencil tips, you can buy silicon tip caps which improve the friction to give you a better writing experience. You do miss a bit on precision, so we recommend taking the cover off when you are sketching.
Best accessories for Apple Pencil to buy
We hope that this guide was able to help you find the best accessories for your Apple Pencil. Let us know which accessory you bought for your Apple Pencil by reaching us on Twitter.