iPad Pro Apple Pencil grip

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by bendrumin, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. bendrumin macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2009
    Has anyone found anything to make the apple pencil less....slippery? Would those old school pencil grips work?
  2. ToastErickson macrumors member

    Sep 8, 2008
    I honestly don't feel like it is as slippery as people are reporting. I haven't had it slip out of my fingers at all.
  3. yicaiweng macrumors member


    Apr 25, 2015
  4. Macalway, Nov 20, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2015

    Macalway macrumors 68020

    Aug 7, 2013
    Very slippery, but good. It's personal preference, and very easy to mod.

    gaffers tape, regular masking tape, or other non-residue tape (or any tape, but gunk gets tricky). Just wrap a small amount for thumb grip.

    note: there are various mods to pens to change the grip. Many of them are really good. Also, gaffers tape is useful for a lot of things. Should be in everyones toolbox (just really high quality, non-reside, duct tape-sort of. They use it for performance productions to hold down cables/wires, etc, so it can't leave gunk as it may be pulled up after a few hours)
  5. Sylon macrumors 68020


    Feb 26, 2012
    Michigan/Ohio, USA
  6. Onno macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2013
    My Pencil arrived yesterday and I'm thinking about returning it, the surface is way too slippery for me too!
  7. ke-iron macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2014
    Yes the pencil is slippery, but it is so light that you do not loose grip and it slips out of your hand. How slippery the pencil is, is not an issue since it does not affect the way or your ability to use it effectively.
  8. ara-mia macrumors member


    Oct 23, 2015
    I can see how the Pencil is probably perfectly balanced for most average-sized people, but as a 93-pound woman with incredibly small hands, the slickness combined with its weight most definitely is an issue for me! At least there are a handful of us in this thread assuring me that I'm not the only one :p

    I'm going to see if I can pick up a kids' pencil grip (or perhaps a couple of different ones) like the one linked above, though I do worry that some of the nice gel ones might be sized strictly for standard pencils and won't have enough stretch to accommodate the :apple: Pencil. I'll definitely report back if I should have any success with a particular configuration!
  9. 3goldens macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
  10. JTravers macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2010
  11. Absrnd macrumors 6502


    Apr 15, 2010
    I'm still waiting for my Pencil, but I find it too slippery, I will just use some 220grid sandpaper, to give it a more wood texture and grip :)
  12. xraydoc macrumors 604


    Oct 9, 2005
    I will. It will arrive next week but I'll be out of town, so it'll be another week yet after that before I can try it out.
  13. Contradict macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2014
    Love my pencil...

    I have really sweaty hands and i still don't think its any more slippery than any other pen i've used.

    I'm quite sure people just moan for the hell of it.
  14. Mr. Underhill macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2010
    Did you ever wind up picking up one of those grips we use to use in elementary school? Thinking of doing the same.
  15. JayMysterio, Aug 5, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2017

    JayMysterio macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2010
    Rock Ridge
    Why not do what most of us do, and take the quick & inexpensive route?
    Just grab a pen that has a pen grip, slide off the grip, slide onto Apple Pencil. If you use the pencil regularly, especially if you draw, it is a comfort. If you are using a case that holds the pen it obviously won't work, but comfort holding the pen was paramount to me.
  16. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    Yup. I had a used up G2 pen and took off the grip. Fits very well onto my Apple Pencil. No regrets and FREE!

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