Astropad Debuts Screen Protector and Apple Pencil Tip for a Realistic Paper Feel on iPad

Astropad, the company behind the Luna Display and Astropad Studio app, today announced the launch of Rock Paper Pencil, a new screen protector and Apple Pencil tip kit that are designed to mimic the feel of writing with a pen on paper.

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According to Astropad, Rock Paper Pencil is meant to have "unmatched realism" thanks to the combination of the custom ‌Apple Pencil‌ tip and screen protector engineered to match. Unlike most screen protectors available, the Rock Paper Pencil screen protector is magnetic, removable, and reusable. It snaps onto an iPad and can be removed when not needed for writing purposes.

The screen protector has "nano-texture technology" that mimics the texture of paper and also cuts down on glare, while the ‌Apple Pencil‌ tip is made from metal and similar in design to a ballpoint pen tip. Astropad says that it is more precise than the ‌Apple Pencil‌, and it is able to screw right on to the ‌Apple Pencil‌ 2.

Astropad is selling the Rock Paper Pencil in two sizes, including 12.9-inch to fit third-generation and newer iPad Pro models and 11-inch to fit the 11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ and the iPad Air.

The Rock Paper Pencil kit can be purchased from the Astropad website for $31.99 at the current time, as there is a 20 percent launch discount available.

Top Rated Comments

vegetassj4 Avatar
5 weeks ago
Shouldn’t it feel like writing with a pencil :/
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WilliApple Avatar
5 weeks ago
Was interested since I need a new screen protector for my mini, but they have no Mini 6 option...

I hope to see reviews of this for those who have the Air and the Pro. Hoping for a mini 6 option soon because the mini 6 is the best iPad.

Also really like the name, Rock, Paper, Pencil!
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
madmin Avatar
5 weeks ago
The removability and pen like tip appeals to me. Ordered and said I heard about it from MacRumors

(shipping, tax, duties and exchange made it 53 euros for the 11")
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ahostmadsen Avatar
5 weeks ago
Ordered. I tried some other paper-like screen protectors, but they degraded the viewing experience without making the writing much more paperlike, so I removed them. I like that you can remove this one whenever you want, and the idea that you need to match tip and screen sounds theoretically appealing. So, I'm taking the chance with launch discount.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hoodafoo Avatar
5 weeks ago
maybe apple has gaslit me for so long but $40 sounds ultra cheap for this
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rnd-chars Avatar
5 weeks ago
I haven’t enjoyed taking notes on my iPad Pro so far, but this is affordable and flexible enough that I decided to give it a shot.

If folks are interested, you can take another 10% off using coupon code UK10.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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