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For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with ColorWare to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a custom Apple Pencil 2 that's been painted to look like an actual number 2 pencil.

colorware-apple-2-pencil-1.jpg

ColorWare is a company that makes custom-painted Apple products and accessories, and ordering from ColorWare is essentially the only way to get a non-standard color for AirPods, the Apple Pencil, the Magic Mouse, and AirTags.

colorware-apple-2-pencil-2.jpg

Occasionally, ColorWare comes out with super fun special edition products, such as the new ColorWare Apple Number 2 Pencil. This is an Apple Pencil 2 that has a black tip, yellow body, painted-on eraser, and other detailing for a faithful rendering of a number 2 pencil.

colorware-apple-2-pencil-3.jpg

ColorWare is making a limited number of the Apple Number 2 Pencils, and they're priced at $215. That's an $86 premium over the $129 price tag, but the extra cost is worth it for a unique design that will make your iPad stand out. To get the pencil-like effect, ColorWare has combined matte, metallic, and glossy paints for the pencil, and it comes in a special edition box.

ColorWare has been designing and selling custom-painted devices for more than two decades, and it has perfected the steps needed for a gorgeous, durable finish. ColorWare uses a multi-step coating process that includes a primer, the application of a proprietary color formula, and an X2 liquid plastic coating that protects the color. All ColorWare products are warrantied for 12 months.

colorware-apple-2-pencil-4.jpg

The Apple Number 2 Pencil is set to ship out from ColorWare in March, and two lucky MacRumors readers will be among the first to get them. To enter to win our giveaway, use the widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner(s) and send the prize(s). You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, following us on Instagram, following us on Threads, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older, UK residents who are 18 years or older, and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. All federal, state, provincial, and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

The contest will run from today (February 9) at 09:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 09:00 a.m. Pacific Time on February 16. The winners will be picked randomly on or shortly after February 16 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Custom Apple Pencil 2 From ColorWare
 
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Fuzzball84

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funny how Apple (and everyone else basically) went through lengths to do away with skeuomorphism and yet every now and then something like this pops up and everyone's like "oh the nostalgia, gimme gimme" :D


well, it does look nice however.
I like to be able to choose… i actually really disliked the look of ios when it got to version 6… i felt the skkeuomorphism was just too much…

When i look back… i just think it looks terrible, even worse than i knew

I dont mind a little bit of it, and to be able to choose when its present etc.. so to be able to turn it on, off… or have a balance is nice.

On products like this pencil, its ok… its good to have the options but i really do prefer the very clean look apple goes for… i only wish it was available in matt black :)
 
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aries81

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On products like this pencil, its ok… its good to have the options but i really do prefer the very clean look apple goes for… i only wish it was available in matt black :)


I'd imagine there isn't a matte black option as it wouldn't stand out enough if you dropped it in a somewhat darker environment.
 

nsklaus

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too bad it cannot be used to write notes comfortably, because using it will consume more power than triple A gaming, puncturing holes in your battery charge.
2h of total use in best scenario. 10% battery every 15minutes. write notes yes but only for a short time. for watching videos or browsing, no problem you have time, battery charge will hold for many hours. but writing notes with pencil and your ipad battery will be drained so fast you'll be shocked. as far as i'm concerned until this bug is fixed, using pencil is the shortest way to kill your battery. maybe apple should be busy fixing the truckload of bugs accumulated over the years instead of getting concerned by apparences. having a nice looking pencil is one thing, but what good is it if each time you put it to use you destroy ipad autonomy ?
i mean think about it, that thing will gulps 10% of ipad battery every 15 minutes.

(tested with ipad pro 11" m1 and apple pencil2)
 

skottichan

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too bad it cannot be used to write notes comfortably, because using it will consume more power than triple A gaming, puncturing holes in your battery charge.
2h of total use in best scenario. 10% battery every 15minutes. write notes yes but only for a short time. for watching videos or browsing, no problem you have time, battery charge will hold for many hours. but writing notes with pencil and your ipad battery will be drained so fast you'll be shocked. as far as i'm concerned until this bug is fixed, using pencil is the shortest way to kill your battery. maybe apple should be busy fixing the truckload of bugs accumulated over the years instead of getting concerned by apparences. having a nice looking pencil is one thing, but what good is it if each time you put it to use you destroy ipad autonomy ?
i mean think about it, that thing will gulps 10% of ipad battery every 15 minutes.

(tested with ipad pro 11" m1 and apple pencil2)
Ummm, you may need to get your stuff checked, those kinds of numbers are very unrealistically low.

I mean, my wife has a 4th gen 11" iPad Air and AP2 and she can draw for hours for several days before needing to charge the iPad. Same goes for my 4th gen 13" Pro.
 

neuropsychguy

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Ummm, you may need to get your stuff checked, those kinds of numbers are very unrealistically low.

I mean, my wife has a 4th gen 11" iPad Air and AP2 and she can draw for hours for several days before needing to charge the iPad. Same goes for my 4th gen 13" Pro.
Different commenter. My iPad Air (M1) battery drops quickly when using the Apple Pencil 2 in Notes. What the other commenter said is largely accurate about battery life in my experience. I can maybe get a couple hours of use before needing to charge the iPad. In some drawing apps I've tested though, the battery lasts much longer.
 
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For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with ColorWare to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a custom Apple Pencil 2 that's been painted to look like an actual number 2 pencil.

colorware-apple-2-pencil-1.jpg

ColorWare is a company that makes custom-painted Apple products and accessories, and ordering from ColorWare is essentially the only way to get a non-standard color for AirPods, the Apple Pencil, the Magic Mouse, and AirTags.

colorware-apple-2-pencil-2.jpg

Occasionally, ColorWare comes out with super fun special edition products, such as the new ColorWare Apple Number 2 Pencil. This is an Apple Pencil 2 that has a black tip, yellow body, painted-on eraser, and other detailing for a faithful rendering of a number 2 pencil.

colorware-apple-2-pencil-3.jpg

ColorWare is making a limited number of the Apple Number 2 Pencils, and they're priced at $215. That's an $86 premium over the $129 price tag, but the extra cost is worth it for a unique design that will make your iPad stand out. To get the pencil-like effect, ColorWare has combined matte, metallic, and glossy paints for the pencil, and it comes in a special edition box.

ColorWare has been designing and selling custom-painted devices for more than two decades, and it has perfected the steps needed for a gorgeous, durable finish. ColorWare uses a multi-step coating process that includes a primer, the application of a proprietary color formula, and an X2 liquid plastic coating that protects the color. All ColorWare products are warrantied for 12 months.

colorware-apple-2-pencil-4.jpg

The Apple Number 2 Pencil is set to ship out from ColorWare in March, and two lucky MacRumors readers will be among the first to get them. To enter to win our giveaway, use the widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner(s) and send the prize(s). You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, following us on Instagram, following us on Threads, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older, UK residents who are 18 years or older, and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. All federal, state, provincial, and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

The contest will run from today (February 9) at 09:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 09:00 a.m. Pacific Time on February 16. The winners will be picked randomly on or shortly after February 16 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Custom Apple Pencil 2 From ColorWare
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