Rodney wants to know if he can use a less expensive third party pencil for his iPad. Jason says that the Apple Pencil isn't cheap at $99, but it's very integrated into the Apple OS and it's got a lot of advanced features. He also thinks it's the best stylus for the iPad Pro.
The 53 pencil is half the price and was the go-to stylus before the Apple Pencil. There's cheaper ones down to $20, but the reality is, he'll get what he pays for, and he'll be sacrificing more features. In the long run, it's a false economy to try and use a third party stylus on the iPad.