Things I like this week, volume 21.

Leuchtturm1917 Pen Loop

I caught wind of this little thing from my friend Myke Hurley, who is a bona fide writing implement enthusiast, but who took this and applied a serious hashtag life hack, and adopted it as a holster for the Apple Pencil with the iPad Pro.

I carry the Pencil with me in my bag every day, but I often don’t use it because I have to go get it (heaven forbid) and get it out. Mostly I just forget about it, but I’d like to use it more, because it’s totally awesome, and I think having it easily available at all times will definitely make me reach for it.

I’ve mounted mine on the center of the part of the back of the Smart Keyboard that folds and remains exposed while the keyboard is deployed in position. I thought about mounting it to the iPad itself, but I like separating it occasionally and using it on its own, and I didn’t want anything hanging off of it. The back of the Smart Keyboard feels like a reasonable place to apply it, and it doesn’t look too bad. It’s there when I want it (if the cover is closed) and hidden away in the back if I’m typing–but always around.

It’s a very nice, not-too-expensive add-on to my setup that continues to make the iPad Pro the ultimate notebook/computer for me right now.

Leuchtturm1917 Pen Loop

Author: Seth Clifford

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