Pencil point protector: The 7 Best Pencil Caps to Protect Pencil Points

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The 7 Best Pencil Caps to Protect Pencil Points

I always like to have a nice sharp point on my pencil, but this causes problems when carrying it around. So how do you protect the point of the pencil and stop it from breaking when it is in your pocket, a pencil case, rucksack, or even at your desk and not in use?

Fortunately, to protect the point of a pencil there is a really handy little gadget called a pencil cap. They are widely used in Asia but are not as popular in the U.S which is why you find that better-quality pencil caps are usually made by Japanese companies.

Pencil caps are not to be confused with pencil cap erasers they are usually just an eraser that sits on the other end of the pencil and does not protect the tip. There is always an exception to the rule as the Faber-Castell Grip 2001 can be used as both a pencil cap and a pencil cap eraser.

If you are not protecting the points of your pencils then you really should check out our post on why do wooden pencil lead breaks so easily for more information, pencil caps are relatively inexpensive and the following are some of the best pencil caps there is available to buy:

You may also be interested in checking out The Ultimate Guide to Kum Pencil Sharpeners if you want to know more about the best pencil sharpeners in the world.

1. Blackwing Point Guard

Price $18.99

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Blackwing pencils have now become synonymous with quality and have plenty of celebrity endorsements. Made from high-quality cedar wood they are a premium brand and retail for around the $25.00 mark. Naturally, you want to protect the points of these pencils and Blackwing have their own solution the Blackwing Point Guard.

The Blackwing Point Guard is a high-quality pencil point protector made from lightweight aluminum. It is designed to slip over the points of Blackwing pencils keeping them nice and safe. It is the most expensive pencil cap featured here but if you are using the most expensive pencils are you really going to make your own pencil cap fashioned from the cap of a Bic pen.

Blackwing Point Guard pencil protectors are usually available in matte black, bright gold, bright silver, or a mixed set of 3

2. Faber-Castell Grip 2001 Eraser Cap/Pencil Cap

Price $12.95

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Faber-Castell is renowned for the quality of their writing instruments and The Faber-Castell Grip 2001 Eraser Cap is tremendously popular in Europe. Not only is it a superb PVC free eraser that cleanly erases without leaving a mark. It is also doubled up as a very good pencil point protector.

The Grip 2001 fits snugly and firmly on most standard-sized pencils giving the convenience of not having to carry an extra eraser around with you.

It is also a very good pencil protector the snug fit means that it stays firmly in place ensuring that the point of your pencil does not break or snag in your pocket or pencil case. This eraser cap from Faber-Castell may be simple in its design but it is one of those things that once you have one you will wonder how you ever managed without it.

3. Faber-Castell Perfect Pencil Cap with Built-in Pencil Sharpener and Extender

Price $10.58

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This Faber-Castell Multifunction pencil cap is the Swiss army knife of pencil caps. Not only does it protect the point of your pencil. It is a pencil extender that allows you to hold the pencil comfortably when it gets too small to use. As well as having a built-in pencil sharpener what more could you possibly need.

It is sold with a Faber-Castell #2 9000 pencil which is a pretty good pencil but you can use it on most standard size pencils so you are not tied to having to buy just Faber-Castel Pencil Sharpeners

4. Generals Sav-a-Point Pencil Caps

Price $4.98

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The Generals Sav a Point Pencil Caps are a simple durable plastic pencil cap that will fit most pencils. If you are a fan of long point sharpeners then these pencil caps may not be for you as some people have found that the point of the pencil can stick through the end of the cap.

If you are using ordinary pencil sharpeners then these should be perfectly fine.

5. Hide & Drink, Leather Pencil Caps

Price $14.98

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Hide and Drink handmade leather pencil caps are another quality product backed up by their 101-year guarantee. I get that they are confident in the quality of the product and it is a good marketing point but I cant imagine anyone being around long enough to able to make a warranty claim.

That aside they are handmade and finely hand-stitched from soft full-grain leather and look to be a quality item which could be ideal as a gift if you are looking for something a little different.

6. Kutsuwa High Line Pencil Caps

Price $4.70

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I have to confess I am a bit of a Japanese stationery junky they always make good quality products that are a little different from the everyday western stationery brands.

The Kutsuwa High Line Pencil Caps are right up my street they are made from durable lightweight aluminum. The caps are slotted for flexibility with a long taper to protect the points. They are supplied as a pack of 6 brightly colored caps and measure 9.5mm diameter with an internal diameter of 7.8mm and are 55mm in length.

They are one of the best sellers on Amazon with people finding them to be a good fit for their pencils.

7. Ogrmar Plastic Pencil Caps

Price $6.99

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The Orgmar plastic pencil caps are a functional brightly colored pencil protector that is the value choice. They are supplied as a pack of 30 and fit standard sized pencils. If you have a lot of pencils then these could be ideal.

If you would like to know more about which are the best wooden pencils then check our Ultimate Guide to Pencil Brands.

If you are considering using a mechanical pencil instead of a wooden pencil then take a look at Wooden Pencils Vs Mechanical Pencils for more information. 

Review: Blackwing Point Guard – The Well-Appointed Desk

I received my Blackwing Point Guard in the mail last week. As a subscriber to the Blackwing Editions, I only had to pay shipping to receive it so I was willing to try it out, even though I had already heard through the blog phone tree that it wasn’t worth it. Curiosity killed the cat and cost me $3 in shipping and a trip to the PO Box.

The first thing I noticed is that its heavier than any other pencil cap I own. Not like brass-heavy just more substantial, and larger than any of the other pencil caps. Since Blackwing pencils are already exponentially larger than pens and other pencils, sticking a Point Guard on one makes it almost impossible to get it to fit into any pencil or pen case. Euphamistically, its friggin’ huge.

It also does not fit onto the pencil very far. In the photo above, I aligned the cap with the marks on the pencil to show exactly how far the cap fit onto the pencil. I know some people can get a pretty long point on their pencil but that still leaves an awful lot of clearance at the end.

Shown above, the Point Guard appears with a Sun-Star plastic pencil cap, a generic aluminum pencil cap and a Kutsuwa Stad Aluminum Pencil Cap. I also chose a selection of pencils to test all the pencil caps to see which worked with the most pencils.

I chose common favorites beyond the Palomino Blackwings like the Prospector, Tombow, Mitsubishi, CDT, General’s Cedar Pointe, Natajar, Faber-Castell Grip 2001 (for its triangular shape), and the Mitsubishi Colour Pencil (its a round barrel and slightly wider) to get a range.

My experience with the Point Guard mirrored many other’s. I found it very difficult to actually get it on to a Blackwing Pearl. I practically had to wrench it on. It sort of broke my heart a little to do it knowing I was marring the paint to do it. I really like Pearls.  But for you, I did it. And here’s the proof. Yep. It marked it up. And I had to wrench the Point Guard off again. I mean I looked ridiculous trying to pull the cap off. I can’t imagine trying to pull that cap off in a  meeting. I looked like I was wrestling a candy cane out of the mouth a rigor moritised-earthworm. It was not pretty. In a public place, I would have inevitably lost purchase on one or the other and let them fly across the room.  Hence, the need to bring in the other pencil caps for comparison. Were they all this difficult to use? Or did they all fall off?

So I started testing the other pencil caps like the transparent plastic Sun-Star and the aluminum caps.Between the plastic Sun-Star caps and the aluminum caps, I was able to cap and shake test all of the pencils shown above and easily remove the caps without endangering those around me. They fit snugly but not TOO snugly. Mostly, these caps keep the points of your pencils from poking you or your carrying case or from the lead breaking in transit. Some of the caps fit better than others with some pencils but clearly the price points are drastically better so its easier to have an assortment of Sun-Star and Kutsuwa Pencil Caps on hand than it is to have more than one Point Guard.

The aluminum caps have slits up the side to make it possible for them to fit wider hex and round barrel pencils more easily. Of course, this means its also possible to stretch the aluminum out so that they no longer fit snugly around a standard hex pencil and wouldn’t pass Blackwing’s rigorous “3-shake test”.  But you can find two 8-packs of aluminum Kutsuwa Stad Pencil Caps on Amazon for under $9 so you can outfit an entire dozen of pencils and then some for the cost of ONE Point Guard.

The bottomline: Don’t waste your hard earned pencil funds on the Point Guard. Buy an assortment of these other pencil caps instead or do a search on JetPens for Pencil Caps or ask at your favorite shop or web site for other pencil cap recommendations. I appreciate that Blackwing tried to innovate the pencil cap but in this instance, it just didn’t work.

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Rise and Fall of the Pocket Protector

At a meeting of the National Academy of Engineering some years ago, I was handed at the registration desk a copy of the program, a handsome portfolio to put it in, and a white plastic pocket protector. The protector was emblazoned with the abbreviation NAE in large capital letters, set next to a logo showing a stylized viaduct in silhouette inside a blue circle. The bridge is symbolic of the Academy’s mission “to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession”—in other words, to span the potential gap between the interests of the profession and those of the nation. To further emphasize this connection, the quarterly magazine of the Academy is named

The Bridge

and its motto is “linking engineering and society. ” But does an NAE pocket protector help or hinder the achievement of this objective?

The pocket protector has long been associated with engineers, but to society at large it does not necessarily evoke a positive image. According to Jeanette Madea, whose brief history of the pocket protector appears on the IEEE Global History Network website (
http://www.ieeeghn.org), the plastic pocket insert “conjures up images of a guy in a short sleeve white shirt, glasses taped together and ‘high-water’ pants.” Those reference points date the characterization to the 1950s and 1960s, when engineers did indeed favor white short-sleeve shirts, eyeglasses that were prone to break across their plastic bridge, and pants hitched up to reveal a lot of sock, often white to match the shirt. Today, we call the professional descendants of the earlier stereotypes nerds or geeks, terms that at least can include gals as well as guys.

Madea credits the “original pocket protector” to inventor Hurley Smith, who was born in 1908 in Bellaire, Michigan. Smith had no formal schooling but completed high school by correspondence course. After working and saving money, he matriculated at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. He studied electrical engineering at Queens, earning his bachelor’s degree in 1933, in the midst of the Great Depression, and upon graduation had to take a job marketing Popsicles around the province. He finally found a position as an engineer with a transformer design company in Buffalo, New York, but lost this job when he refused to misrepresent the company’s rewound transformers as new products.

While working in Buffalo Smith came up with the idea for his pocket protector, which he patented in 1947. The time was ripe for such an invention because the ubiquitous fountain pen was notorious for leaking ink, as was the ballpoint pen then being introduced in America. According to Smith’s patent, it was not only the pocket proper that his invention protected from being “marked, disfigured or soiled by pencils or other more or less analogous articles or the fingers of the user in placing such articles in and removing them”; it also protected the material of the shirt directly above the pocket. Smith did not associate the device solely with engineers, whose fingers might be expected to be fairly clean, but also with “workers in factories,” the hands of which “may become soiled or greasy.”

As described in the patent, the manufacture of Smith’s pocket shield began with an elongated and relatively thin rectangular piece of “transparent or translucent Cellophane, Celluloid or analogous sheet material” just a bit narrower than a typical shirt pocket. The sheet was given two transverse folds. The first fold was made about equidistant from the ends, and the second—a reverse fold—about a quarter of the way from one end to produce a flap. This produced a pocket insert whose longest portion projected above the top of the pocket and whose shortest hung outside the front of the pocket. Pens or pencils clipped over the flap compressed the shirt pocket material between the flap and part of the shield inside the pocket, holding the protector and its contents securely in place. As Smith pointed out, the lightweight but stiff shield would incidentally prevent a pocket from “bagging or sagging out of shape and detracting from the neat appearance of the shirt or garment. ” By clipping writing utensils over the flap, the protector also prevented wear and tear on the edge of the pocket.

Smith never claimed to have invented the pocket protector, describing his creation instead as “an improved pocket shield, guard or protector.” He emphasized instead that his version of the device was, among other things, “of novel, but exceedingly simple and inexpensive construction” and “the simplest, lightest and least expensive form of the shield.” He recognized that the open sides of the shield might be seen as a flaw in the design, for the points of pencils and pens leaning sideways could soil or poke through the shirt pocket. He answered this potential objection by illustrating an alternate embodiment, in which the shield starts out as a rectangle with wings that, after the principal folds were made, could themselves be folded around the sides and secured to the back. This additional step formed a closed pocket-within-a-pocket that was essentially what has come to be recognized as a typical pocket protector.

The reason Smith called his invention an “improvement” rather than a new idea is documented in the five prior patents he cited. The oldest one was issued to Allison M. Roscoe, of DuBois, Pennsylvania, in 1887 for an improvement in a “pencil-pocket” intended not to protect but to hold pencils and other objects securely in place. The device was formed in one piece of “rubber or similar elastic material.” It did have a back that projected above the top opening to form “a guide to direct the pencil, &c., into the holder when thrust quickly therein.” It also had a front flap, “to clamp the edge of the pocket and hold the device in position.” Based on the patent drawings, the Roscoe pocket appears to have been a rather bulky item. Its sides were closed, but its bottom was open, allowing longer pencils or pens to project downward. This might not be desirable if the device were to be inserted in a shallow shirt pocket, but the pencil pocket was not necessarily meant to be worn that way. As Roscoe pointed out, it could incorporate a button hole whereby it could be attached to the button of a garment such as a pair of overalls.

The second oldest patent referenced by Smith was issued in 1901 to Frank John Atkins, of Fort Madison, Iowa, for a “pencil-holder.” Like Roscoe’s pencil-pocket, the main purpose of Atkins’s holder was as an improved device to “effectively hold pencils or other articles in place in a pocket without liability of falling from the latter.” Also like Roscoe’s, Atkins’s device had a front flap. Since pencils generally were not fitted with clips, Atkins’s holder incorporated a spring sewn inside the fabric of which the insert was made. Looking like an elaborate paper clip, the spring not only clamped the insert against the garment pocket but also clamped “pencils, pens, tooth-brushes, or other articles inserted in the device” to be held securely. The rear part of the device that projected above the pocket was intended “to serve as a guard or shield to protect and prevent breakage of pencil-points. ” Keeping the garment clean was not mentioned. In anticipation of later commercial applications for pocket protectors, Atkins pointed out that the covering of the spring “may have suitable advertising matter applied” to the flap or shield.

Although not cited by Smith, a patent issued in 1903 to Himan C. Dexter, of New York City, for a “pocket-protector” is closely associated with the evolution of the modern pocket protector. Dexter’s invention also incorporates a spring “to prevent escape of articles contained in a purse, pocket-case, or like receptacle.” A patent drawing shows the device holding a pencil in a jacket pocket, which could still be soiled by the pencil point because of the absence of an upward projecting back portion. The pocket-protecting feature of the invention was the way the ends of the wire spring were formed into tight eyes so that the purse, pocket-case, or garment pocket into which they were placed did not suffer wear from sharp wire ends of the insert. Hence Dexter’s invention was not the kind of benign pocket protector we have come to associate with the term.

The bare-bones item evolved into a variety of forms. White was joined by custom colors and a “stealth” model.

Smith did reference a 1914 patent for a “pocket” issued to Loren Z. Coolidge of Aberdeen, Washington. The device was primarily intended to secure items in the “overalls of carpenters, bridge builders, and various other mechanics.” Once again, Coolidge relied on metal springs to hold it on the pocket and to hold rulers and other small tools in place while enabling “a mechanic to work in any position without danger of the rule falling out of the pocket.” At the same time, the device was readily removable when it was time to wash the garment. Another, 1917 patent referenced by Smith was for a pocket lining for carrying cigarettes, matches, and like items without them getting “intermixed and badly damaged.” It was to be made of “sheet metal, pressboard or other material possessing sufficient rigidity” and so anticipated Smith’s emphasis on the stiffness of his pocket protector.

Smith’s final citation was a 1927 patent by Peter Burtchaell of San Rafael, California, for a “garment attachment” that might be described as a partial pocket protector. His attachment was designed to make “temporarily stiff” the top edge of a pocket so that pens with clips could be more easily inserted into the pocket. Another purpose of the attachment was to grip the pocket so as not to become accidentally disengaged, and it was in this aspect that Burtchaell’s invention was novel. The back part of the attachment, made of “stiff and flexible material,” had “upstruck portions” that in the patent drawing look like triangular teeth. These were designed to “penetrate the material” of the shirt pocket and “prevent accidental disengagement of the shield.” Something that poked holes in the shirt hardly sounds like a pocket protector, but inventors are often so focused on the pros of their invention that they ignore the cons.

Hurley Smith made prototypes of his pocket protector by heating the plastic—using his wife’s iron, which he modified for the task—so that the material could be bent without cracking and would hold its folded shape after cooling. When it looked like he could make a living manufacturing the plastic items, Smith quit his engineering job in Buffalo and moved his family first to New Hampshire and then in 1949 to Lansing, Michigan, where he established a plastics business dealing mainly in pocket protectors. The base material had been changed to vinyl, and the edges where the front and back parts met were heat sealed. White was the standard color, which Smith could imprint with a logo, slogan, or motto covered over with clear vinyl.

Although Smith had patented his basic idea, it does not appear that he patented his improvements. Soon there were competing manufacturers of pocket shields. One was Gerson Strassberg, an electrical engineer by training who in 1952 was working in Brooklyn as a development engineer. As Strassberg recalled, one day a phone call interrupted his work on a bankbook cover. He was using a low-heat welding technique that employed both compression and high-frequency radio waves to fuse sheets of vinyl to make the cover. In answering the telephone, he stuck the unfinished product into his shirt pocket, where part of it flopped over the outside front of the pocket. During the phone conversation he instinctively stuck a pen in his pocket, which according to Strassberg gave him the idea for “one of the first known pocket protectors.”

By Strassberg’s own dating of events, his “accidental discovery” occurred five years after Smith’s patent was issued. Nevertheless, the invention of the pocket protector was credited to Strassberg in a 2003 article in the Orlando, Florida,

Sentinel
, highlighting the likelihood that a reporter writing a human-interest story involving a seemingly trivial item of commerce might not pursue the facts beyond what she was told by the subject. Whether or not Strassberg knew of Smith’s patent, he did not patent his own version of the pocket protector. Patenting anything is a basic business decision, in which the not insignificant cost of securing a patent must be weighed against the potential revenue from the sale of the item. According to Strassberg, he patented only 3 of the 200 or so products his company made, believing that “the best patent in the world is to go make a million of them and sell them quickly.”

Despite the

Sentinel
’s claim, Strassberg was a relative latecomer to the pocket protector business. In 1947, the year that Hurley Smith’s patent was issued, Erich Klein had started up a factory on the North Side of Chicago—now the Internet-based Erell Manufacturing—that has been described in the

New York Times

as “one of the first manufacturers to make plastic pocket protectors,” which it still makes. Around the same time firms on the West Coast also began getting into the business. Smith soon became aware that manufacturers were infringing on his patent, but he evidently chose not to pursue legal action because of the high potential cost of suing the numerous, geographically dispersed infringers.

Strassberg was also late in getting out of the business as most manufacturing moved overseas. In 2000, according to

Esquire

magazine, he believed his company was the “last pocket-protector manufacturer in America.” Along the way, the classic bare-bones item evolved into a variety of forms. Basic white was joined by custom colors, as well as clear plastic so that the color and pattern of the underlying garment can show through. There is a “stealth” model that has a clear flap and no backboard, so that it maintains a low profile in the pocket. There are also protectors with large front flaps that have sleeves into which can be inserted identification and security badges.

Wherever there has developed a large variety of any one thing, there develop also followers and collectors of the genre. The pocket protector is no exception. There is a Pocket Protector Preservation Society. There is also a Webseum of Pocket Protectors, curated by John Pojman, a professor of chemistry at Louisiana State University. This online collection contains pages of neatly arranged photos of pocket protectors displaying a variety of colors and imprintings. When I most recently visited the site I found about 1,500 unique specimens (but no NAE pocket protector among them).

Judging by the large number of pocket protectors in the Webseum that are imprinted with the names of companies, products, institutions, and organizations, the protector was widely appreciated in its heyday for its undeniable utility. There is a subset of the virtual museum’s specimens that are that and more. They are imprinted not with a commercial message but with a declaration of independence from the stigma of stereotypes. One proudly displays the Caltech seal, period. Another reads, “MIT Nerd Pride,” another simply “Nerd Pride,” and another, “Nurture Your Inner Geek.” To some observers the pocket protector may be the symbol of a stereotype, but to engineers it is an immensely practical accesory. Not only does it do what its name implies, but it can also serve as a badge of honor.

On the occasion of introducing the National Academy of Engineering’s list of Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century in February 2000, astronaut Neil Armstrong said of himself, “I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer. ” He may not have been wearing his pocket protector when he stepped off the Lunar Module

Eagle

and became the first human to set foot on the Moon, but he gave engineers wearing theirs back on Earth a sense of professional pride in all that they had done. Not unlike the way the pocket protector itself was conceived, designed, and developed, they do their job quietly, efficiently, and often anonymously.

©Henry Petroski

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Best iPad Case 2021: iPad Covers to Protect Your Tablet

One of the nicest things about the iPad is that as long as you don’t break it, it’ll probably last for quite some time—they don’t start to feel old nearly as quickly as an iPhone or Android phone. They’re well-built, and can still feel snappy for many years.

Fortunately, the iPad’s immense popularity also means that there are myriad ways to protect it. Unfortunately, that also means that it can be difficult to choose a case that fits your needs. That’s where we come in. From rugged cases to elegant, leather-clad covers, we’ve gathered up the best cases for the 10.2-inch iPad from Apple. Even though Apple has a new 10.2-inch iPad, the design has remained mostly unchanged, so you’ll still be able to use previous-generation cases if you get the new iPad or use new cases on your older iPad.

TL;DR – These are the Best iPad Cases:

1. JETech Case

Best iPad Case

For a simple case that’s going to get the job done at an affordable price, the JETech case is a champ. It offers complete protection for your iPad not only by wrapping around the sides and back but also by including a display cover to protect your screen when you’re not using your iPad. The case combines a hard polycarbonate with soft polyurethane for protection that can hold up over time while also absorbing shock.

And, that front cover doubles as an automatic toggle for your display to go to sleep when it’s closed and wake up when it’s open. That effectively checks all the boxes of what a case should do and then goes a little further, and it costs well below $20.

2. TiMOVO Case

Best Clear iPad Case

You don’t have to lose the satisfaction of your iPad’s stylish design when you get a case. A clear case will let the original colors and style shine through while still providing an effective layer of protection for your device. The TiMOVO case is built to do that and more. It features a translucent back, so your iPad still gets to show off, and it also includes a functional front cover.

The cover comes in a variety of colors, so you can choose one that matches the color of your iPad or go for something that complements it. The folio cover not only protects the display of your iPad but also provides more ways to use the device. The cover has a segmented design that can fold up into a stable triangle. This lets it double as a stand, so you can set your iPad in a low position for convenient typing or at a raised angle for comfortable viewing.

3. Casemade Real Leather Case

Best iPad Case for Business

A lot of iPad cases can get the job done, but far fewer of them do it while using premium materials that will add some serious style points to your gear. By contrast, Casemade’s real leather case will wrap your iPad up in black or tan Italian cowhide leather, so it’ll look as classy at work as a new suit.

This case offers all-around protection, as it wraps around the front, back, and sides of the iPad while still providing access to all of the device’s buttons and ports as well as a cutout for the camera. The softer leather can provide some extra cushion in case of a fall, while the hard polycarbonate inside holds your iPad in place The case adds some extra functions as well, as the folio cover can fold back to serve as a stand, holding the iPad up at one of two different angles for more convenient typing or easier viewing. The cover also includes magnets so your iPad display automatically knows when to wake up or go to sleep.

4. ProCase iPad 10.2 Case

Best Thin iPad Case

Your iPad is plenty thin, so why make it thick and bulky with a case? If you just want some basic protection, you can stay lean with the ProCase iPad 10.2 Case. This case will give you a hard shell around the chassis of your iPad and a slim folio cover that can protect your screen when you’re on the move. At just five ounces, you’re not going to be adding much weight to your iPad either. It’s just a bonus that the ProCase folio cover can also double as a stand for your iPad. Plus, this case is available in a ton of different colors, so you can find one that suits you.

5. OtterBox Defender Series iPad Case

Best Rugged iPad Case

If you’re always on the move with your iPad, it’s going to end up in harm’s way a lot more often. So, you may want a case that’s going to withstand a bit more abuse without letting your iPad get hurt. For that, there’s the OtterBox Defender Series. This is the same family of cases that has protected phones and tablets alike for years, and it’s still going strong. Your iPad will get housed in a combination of hard polycarbonate and soft, shock-absorbing rubber. This case even includes a screen cover that can double as a stand and hold onto an Apple Pencil.

6. Logitech Folio Touch

Best Keyboard iPad Case

A case can just protect your iPad or it can protect and enhance your iPad at the same time. The Logitech Folio Touch case for the iPad not only covers the tablet but also effectively turns the tablet into a laptop. This case slaps on both a backlit QWERTY keyboard cover so you can type with ease while holding the tablet in an upright, easy-to-view position, and a trackpad for easier text selection – no more hand getting in the way of you seeing what you’re selecting.

The Logitech Folio Touch case will cover your iPad on all sides, and its kickstand will let your hands take a break when you just want to watch something. The case can also fold over into a more tent-like mode if space is tight (think airplane tray tablet) or sit low for easy stylus use. In fact, there’s even a special slot you can slide your Apple Pencil into to keep it close and let it charge.

7. Zagg Orlando

Best iPad Case for Kids

Zagg is behind some of the best cases you can find for smartphones and tablets, and with the Zagg Orlando, the company has taken a stab at a kid-ready case for the iPad. The Zagg Orlando puts your 10.2-inch iPad into a tank-like case that’s thick, soft, and lightweight. The weight is important as you don’t want to make the tablet heavier for your child and increase their likelihood of dropping it. Of course, the built-in handles will help them keep a firm hold on the case, and it’s built to hold up against drops even if they do have the occasional slipup.

The Zagg Orlando’s special foam is geared to protect the tablet from falls up to 6.5 feet. Unless you’ve got a second-floor landing, your child will probably have a hard time finding a way to drop your iPad from that height. Despite the thick design, the Zagg Orlando still provides access to the iPad’s ports and buttons, lets audio come through from all the speakers, and has a hole for the camera. The case’s adjustable arms don’t just serve as grips but can also work as a stand to hold the tablet up in a hands-free mode or attach to a car seat headrest.

8. Griffin Survivor Air Strap 360

Best Handheld iPad Case

Do you use a Popsocket on your iPhone? If so, maybe it’s been bumming you out that you can quite use the same small grip on the much larger and heavier iPad. Luckily, the Griffin Survivor Air Strap 360 has you covered. This case does the whole ‘protecting your iPad by putting it in a slim shell’ thing that most other iPad cases will do, but it adds a strap onto the back of the case. You just slide your hand through that strap, and you can easily hold your iPad up – no more weary gripping muscles or sore pinky fingers. The strap can spin 360 degrees, so you can hold your iPad in whatever orientation you want. It’s not just easier to hold, but also harder to drop thanks to the strap.

9. Catalyst Waterproof Case

Best Underwater iPad Case

OK, if you want to have your iPad protected and basically never have to worry about it, then the Catalyst Waterproof Case is probably for you. While no case can make your iPad truly impervious, this one goes a long way toward that goal. You get a thick case to protect all sides of your device. This case is designed to stand up to drops from four feet, and it boasts IP68 protection that can hold up to dunks in water up to 6.6 feet deep. The case also has multiple lanyard attachment points you can take advantage of, and it includes an adjustable stand for hands-free viewing. Best of all, you don’t have to fuss with removing the case every time you want to charge your iPad, as there’s a handy charging port you can easily open and close as needed.

Mark Knapp is a regular contributor to IGN and an irregular Tweeter on Twitter @Techn0Mark

90,000 Pencil Protector For Great Handwriting

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 Discover the high quality   Pencil Protector Collection at Alibaba.com. These products are available in standard HB and various softness options.  protector pencil  of various diameters and shapes are available. 

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  • Tip – Bottom part of the probe Source: GOST 19912 81: Soils. Field test method by dynamic sensing original document … Dictionary-reference book of terms of normative and technical documentation

  • tip – nozzle, condom, hose, galvanocauter, shoe, opener, glove Dictionary of Russian synonyms.tip noun, number of synonyms: 18 • shoe (17) •… Dictionary of synonyms

  • TIP – TIP, tip, man A small, usually pointed-shaped object attached to the end of another or put on the end of another for various needs. Metal, rubber tip of the cane. The tip of a pencil (case). … … Ushakov’s Explanatory Dictionary

  • TIP – TIP, a, man. A small, usually pointed or capped object attached to or worn on the end of another object.N. arrows. N. fountain pen. N. projectile. Ozhegov’s Explanatory Dictionary. S.I. Ozhegov, N.Yu. Shvedova. 1949 1992 … Ozhegov Explanatory Dictionary

  • tip – TIP, a, m 1. Glove. 2. Condom. 1. Possibility from y … Dictionary of Russian argo

  • tip – tip. Pronunciation [nakoneshnik] is outdated … Dictionary of pronunciation and stress difficulties in modern Russian

  • tip – High frequency measuring instrument probe.See tool. [L.M. Nevdyaev. Telecommunication technologies. English Russian explanatory dictionary reference book. Edited by Yu.M. Gornostaeva. Moscow, 2002] Telecommunication topics, basic concepts EN tip … Technical translator’s guide

  • tip – n. Fast. ex .: common; inanimate .; conc .; m. p .; 2 sq. LZ A small, usually pointed object attached to the end of another object. Word-formation analysis, Morphemic analysis: To enlarge, click on the picture.ex.: unit. num .; They … Morphemic-word-formation dictionary

  • tip – antgalis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. terminal; tip; top vok. Endstück, n rus. tip, m pranc. cosse, f; embout, m; tête, f … Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Tip – m. A small, usually pointed object attached to the end of another object or worn on the end of such an object. Efremova’s Explanatory Dictionary. T.F. Efremova.2000 … Modern Explanatory Dictionary of the Russian Language Efremova

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  • TIP translation | Russian-Serbian dictionary

    Rubber tip . Gumeni završetak.
    Probably tip remained in the animal. Mora da je zabio svoju sekiru u životinju.
    – Folsom tip . Folsom Point.
    Looks like spearhead. Izgleda kao vrh koplja ili nešto slično.
    (douille – can be translated as “ handpiece ” (For a drill?), Or as “money”) Mudiæ, kao u… “putiæ”
    We direct handpiece . We direct tip . Gurnite šiljak!
    – Once I found Indian arrowhead . Mislim da sam jednom našao njihovu strelicu.
    Can try to connect ten chopsticks and attach rubber poke tip. Možda je pametnije da spojim 10 kineskih štapiæa i stavim gumicu na vrh, da ne klizi.
    – Okay, okay, I can almost see tip . Okeј. Okay, soon I can see the chapter.
    And then he pulled out his faucet and told her it was drill bit. Did you come here to say these abominations? -To si došao da mi kažeš?
    This is arrowhead . Šiljasta je.
    I still swallowed tip , a race car, oh, and a boot. Takoðer sam progutao naprstak, trkaæi auto i cipelu.
    We are arrowhead Pam. Mi smo sada oštra strana štapa, Pam.
    Boom head … to the side. Vrh strelice … u stranu je.
    Oh, I’m just tip from the spear. Ja sam samo vrh ledenog brega.

    HOW TO CHANGE THE TIP OF YOUR APPLE PENCIL – LEARNING AID

    If you have an Apple Pencil, you should know that it will be time to change the tip of the pencil.Obviously, this should be done more or less often, depending on how you use it and if you use it directly on the screen or if you use protector like Paperlike, which offers a certain roughness to offer to user much closer to I am writing this on paper. Here is how you can change the tip of your Apple Pencil , the process you can see is pretty simple.

    How to replace your Apple Pencil

    First of all, remember that if you have a first-generation Apple Pencil, the company has a part that includes a replacement nib in the box, a part that gets “forgotten” when prices go up.If you no longer have this replacement nib or have a second generation Apple Pencil, you can buy a box of four replacement nibs from Apple for € 19.

    However, here’s how you can change the tip of your Apple Pencil:

    1. Take your Apple Pencil and turn the tip of your pencil counterclockwise . After a few turns, the tip should pop out completely, revealing a kind of “anchor” hidden inside.Now take Place the new nib you want to install and turn clockwise ( clock ). Be careful! Do not overtighten, just make sure the tip is securely attached.

    And that’s all! Now, you just need to test your Apple Pencil on iPad and make sure it works correctly. Remember, the Pencil tip change method works the same with the 1st and 2nd Generation Apple Pencils .

    Pencil for removing scratches, New ton pencil, auto pencil, chipped pencil. How to use restoration pencils to repair scratches on a car. Advantages and disadvantages of restoration pencils. How to use.

    Each happy owner of a car considers his vehicle to be something special, spends quite substantial funds on caring for it, and perceives any scratch on the paintwork extremely painfully. To a large extent, this is due to the high cost of the new vehicle, as well as a significant decrease in its sales value, even with minimal defects on the body.

    Minor damage to the car body, why and how they appear

    Sooner or later, scratches appear on any car, and this does not depend on the make of your car, your driving experience or driving style. Small scratches can occur on a car even in the most innocuous situations: stones that fly out from under the wheels of other vehicles, branches that you can accidentally run into, hail and precipitation, sloppy parking neighbors, and so on.

    Small scratches to the body that threaten the car

    Scratches are not just a cosmetic defect. Water, dirt, chemical reagents penetrating through the damage entail the formation of centers of body corrosion, which is much more difficult to fight. Especially serious consequences have scratches, received in the winter, which is due to the constant ingress of water there with chemical reagents, which are sprinkled on the roads. Therefore, it is necessary to immediately eliminate scratches and chips in order to avoid negative consequences.

    What is the restoration pencil

    Restoration pencil is an alternative to other methods of fighting scratches on the vehicle body, allowing you to quickly remove scratches and, thus, restore a presentable appearance of the car, as well as prevent the appearance of corrosion.

    Advantages and disadvantages of restoration pencils

    Modern pencils for touching up scratches are distinguished not only by their efficiency, but also by their respect for intact paintwork.Unlike conventional products, such as polishes, which remove a certain layer of paint surrounding the scratch when applied, the pencil works only in the damaged area and does not affect entire areas. In addition, there are a number of other advantages that such a pencil is endowed with:

    • Affordable cost, which is incomparable with the cost of car service.
    • Cured composition resistant to mechanical stress and vibration.
    • Dries quickly in direct sunlight.
    • Easy to use.
    • Protects the body from corrosion.
    • The similarity between the paintwork and the pencil makes the scratch invisible.
    • Pencil work is safe for humans due to the absence of toxic substances.
    • Waterproof formula that is not afraid of constant ingress of salt, water and other chemically active substances.

    Types of restoration pencils

    There are two types of vehicle products, each of which is applied depending on the severity of the damage:

    • Wax pencils.They are used to remove shallow scratches from the car that have touched not only the varnish layer, but also the paint. The wax pigment fills in the scratch preventing the development of corrosion. Among the disadvantages of this tool, car owners note a quick flushing (after several washes). The wax will do its job perfectly if your vehicle is black, white, or some other standard color. But when it is applied to unusual colors (coral, turquoise, light green) or to the surface of the body with a metallic effect, the agent may show itself worse, not completely painting over the scratch.
    • Restoration touch-up marker. It is used when painting over scratches that have reached the primer or metal of the car. It is represented by a tube containing car paint and a paintbrush. You can choose the color of the paint by the code of the required shade. This tool is more versatile because it is suitable for scratches of any depth and size. Unlike wax products, it does not rinse off after a car wash, as it contains paint. The only difficulty in acquiring it is the selection of a shade.

    Restoration pencil New ton, pencil chipped – advantages and disadvantages of using

    The company produces markers for the restoration of the car body, which can be selected by stretching the color. Available in 50 metallic colors and 3 whites. The composition is sold in aluminum tubes of 12 milliliters. The NewTon pencil contains high quality acrylic paint, which ensures the durability of the coating. There is a real paint sample on the pencil lid.A thin brush makes it possible to accurately apply paint to any size area. Designed for multiple use.

    Precautions and safety when using restoration pencils

    • Store out of the reach of children.
    • In case of contact with skin, wash off with warm water.
    • In case of contact with eyes, rinse the affected mucous membrane for at least fifteen minutes, then consult a doctor.
    • Restore scratches outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.

    How to use the restoration pencil step by step

    1. Prepare the surface for painting: clean, degrease the surface with anti-silicone, solvent or other means. Remove traces of rust with a converter or emery cloth.
    2. Stir the contents of the vial before staining (shake for at least 2-3 minutes).
    3. Apply a thin layer of paint to the level of the old coating. The paint should completely fill the scratch.
    4. Polish the painted area no earlier than seven days after painting. This is the time it takes for the paint to dry completely.

    Pro Tips

    Most of the pencils on the market have a small volume, which is no coincidence. It is advisable to use the pencil as much as possible after the first opening, as the remaining product may simply dry out.

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