Like the Pixelbook Pen for the Google Pixelbook, the Apple Pencil for the iPad Pro is a handy but expensive accessory. Protecting it while it is not in use is key and there are a lot of options to do just that on the market. But when it comes to style and functionality of cases and protection for gear, few will match Noreve. The St. Tropez, France company has been making couture cases for phones, laptop and tables for years and their first take on a case for the Apple Pencil is no exception. It looks and feels couture in every way.
Noreve recently sent me their slim case for the Apple Pencil to review and like so many other Noreve products, it is impressive in every way and is a fitting case for an impressive device.
I should first clarify, as I did with Noreve, that I do not have an Apple Pencil. While I do have an iPad, is the 2017 standard model, not the Pro version. But I agreed to do the review because in reality, the Apple Pencil case from Noreve is more of a universal case (this was the same scenario when I reviewed the Noreve Laptop Sleeve for my Pixelbook). It works brilliantly with the Google Pen for the Pixelbook as well as with the Huawei MatePen. All three of these high end styli are roughly the same size so don’t let the name on the Noreve site distract you. In the photos for this review, you will see that I have the MatePen from Huawei that I use on my Pixelbook (because it has a button that works with Assistant).
Construction of the case is both simple yet stylish and functional. It is essentially an open ended tube in which you slide your stylus into for storage. The back of the tube has a slightly longer flap which you can peel down to get a firmer grip of your stylus. The case itself is made from a single piece of leather that is stitched on one side to form the tube which holds your Apple Pencil or Pixelbook Pen.
That stitching, as you would expect if you have ever had a Noreve product, is tight and uniform. It is a true indicator of the hand constructed attention to detail that the company and their craftspeople put into all their products. Inside the upper flap on the inside of the case you will also find the classic Noreve name stamped into the leather, something that always do on the interior of their cases.
The bottom line is that even though this is a very simple design, you will not be disappointed. Noreve paid a lot of attention to detail on this case but further, it shows that the company is relentlessly focused on those details, even on the smallest of their products.
The Noreve Apple Pencil Case is $34.34 and usually ships within 3-6 days of your order (remember, these are hand constructed so they don’t keep a lot lying about). It is a great and stylish way to protect your high end stylus for your devices.