iPad Pro Apple Pencil and Moxiware sleeve - quick review and Sugru hack

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  1. marmiteturkey macrumors 6502

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    I bought the Moxiware magnetic pencil sleeve, which, though an inexpensive way to magnetically attach the pencil to the smartcover, has quickly stretched and deformed to the point that it slips and slides off the pencil with normal use, and makes it much harder to use. I've given up and ordered a Sugru magnets kit and will try a more homemade hack instead. Anyone else tried this already?
     
  2. artfossil macrumors 6502

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    That's too bad, as my Moxiware sleeve is snug. If anything, it's on the side of too snug. Have you contacted them?
     
  3. marmiteturkey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No; to be honest, I don't really mind as it was cheap and they shipped it internationally for almost nothing. INteresting that yours was snug though. I'm expecting more, better solutions to this problem over time, so not going to lose sleep over it.
     
  4. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    I have one coming and hope it isn't loose.

    I will give it a whirl and see how it fits and then definitely be contacting them if there is an issue. For $18 with shipping it isn't cheap but it definitely provides a big function I am looking for.
     
  5. masotime macrumors 68000

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    Frankly I think Apple has barely begun with the Pencil. I'd like to see a MagSafe-type attachment for it, a button (buttons?) for quick shortcuts (cycle through brush types or pen colors quickly) and / or the ability to erase by flipping over the pencil.

    Apple takes forever to get their hardware game up, but it's usually amazingly good when it finally comes.

    Now if only they could fix their software game... iTunes, iCloud, iOS... Not terribly inspiring so far.
     
  6. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    Got mine today. It is rather off white more than white and is pretty cheap feeling for the material. I get concerned the white color will get pretty dingy very fast and should have gotten a black.

    Other than that it feels great in the hand and adds some grip and works perfectly magnetically on the Pro so it does what is supposed to do.

    Time will tell on the wear and how the white holds up.
     
  7. Farrellcollie macrumors regular

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    I received mine last week. It is quite snug but I had not realized it was going to have a rather large rectangular lump along one side. It makes fitting into the pencil holder challenging to impossible.
     
  8. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    My Moxiware sleeve is fine and I've had it on a few months now.
     
  9. Jal217 macrumors regular

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    It'll go bad, my pencil basically falls out just by tipping the iPad now. The material just stretched out. I don't know what to do short of taping it to the pencil.
     
  10. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    Why is that a given? Mine is plenty snug still.

    Out of curiousity what color did you order. I know that in my company we use different coloring agents for polyethylene and even though they go into the same product sometimes one color imparts other changes to the polyethylene. I'm curious as maybe it is the same with their polymer.

    Anyone who's had it "stretch" have you contacted them about it? Isn't there a warranty?
     
  11. artfossil macrumors 6502

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    My Moxiware (white) is super snug. There is no possible way it's going to "stretch."
     
  12. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    Mine is too. I worry more about the white getting super dirty as it is an absorbent type material versus a more plastic, non absorbent.
     
  13. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    OK, mine is yellow and I see no change in it.
     
  14. Farrellcollie macrumors regular

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    The one I got was lightish blue. I have had it about a week and it still looks fine.
     
  15. marmiteturkey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Mine was white and it was practically baggy after less than a month. Glad others are having more luck; reassured also that it's not just me!
     
  16. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    My sleeve will slide up and down on the pencil when I push the pencil in to charge on the lightning port. I have to squeeze hard on the sleeve to try to prevent this.

    I wouldn't say it is loose, but I also wouldn't say it is tight enough to be acceptable.
     
  17. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

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    I use my white sleeve/pencil daily for note taking. It is as snug as when I first got it.
     
  18. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    FYI... I emailed their sales team, and got a response. I can confirm that it works. It appears that the material used is basically the same heatshrink used with wires.

    "Hi,

    You can heat it up with a hair dryer and this will tighten it up.

    Thank you,
    Martin
    www.moxiware.com"

    I used my heatgun with the sleeve in the place I wanted it. I took the tip off, just to make sure that wouldn't melt. I got it hot enough that it was uncomfortable to the touch, but not hot enough to burn my skin. It is very tight now...

    Hope this helps others.
     
  19. mhoepfin macrumors regular

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    I just got my Moxiware sleeve (a nice red one) and honestly think it is ingenious. Not only does it work great against the Ipad itself but also right in the middle of the ASK cover.
     
  20. batristain macrumors 6502

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    Greetings,
    I just received my Moxiware sleeve (blue) and it works as advertised. I love it and it fits securingly to the ASK or on the back of my ESR back shell.

    CHeers,
    Bobbie
     
  21. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    If the sleeve slides at all, take a hair dryer to it for a bit while it is in the desired position. After I did that, I don't even think I can take the sleeve off without cutting it off...
     

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