If you're not on the market for an iPad Pro and Apple's $99 Pencil stylus, Pencil by FiftyThree is a popular alternative that works with most iPad models. Today Microsoft gave the FiftyThree stylus some love by updating its note taking app with Pencil support. So far OneNote is the only Office app that supports the stylus.
The creators of the popular Paper drawing app for the iPad have released a Pencil stylus for Apple's tablet. The stylus utilizes Bluetooth 4.0 and the Paper app to allow users the ability to easily sketch, write and create on their iPad. Fifty-Three's software is able to decipher your hand from the Pencil so you can write from any angle just like you would on paper. Even cooler, you can flip the stylus upside down to erase your mistakes just like a real pencil.
The Pencil charges off any USB port and the battery can last for up to a month on a single charge. The pencil tip and eraser sensors are plated in 14kt gold, and the body is crafted from a "solid piece of premium-grade walnut," according to Fifty-Three's website. The solid black brushed aluminum model is $50, and the Walnut model is $60.