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Alternative S-Pen Replacement

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lotus49, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. lotus49

    lotus49 Android Expert
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    The fact that the S-Pen is small makes sense when stowed in the Note itself but it is much smaller and thinner than any pen I have ever been comfortable with.

    Since it's a Wacom digitiser on the Note, would I be correct in thinking Wacom tablet pens would work with the Note? Would any others work?

    I would be interested to know whether anyone has tried an alternative pen and if so, what their experience was.

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  2. Rockets

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  3. lotus49

    lotus49 Android Expert
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    Can you still press the button?

    That does look more comfortable to hold than the standard S-Pen.
  4. Rockets

    Rockets Newbie

    I wondered the same thing and took the chance, Yes, The button can be pressed, the old style pen (it comes with a new one so you don't give up the one in your note) only goes in one way, no alignment or any issues at all, the button works fine.
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  5. darkmav

    darkmav Member

    Does the Jot Script work on the Note 10.1 2014?
  6. NeoGrandizer

    NeoGrandizer Android Expert

    I would only suggest the S Pens dedicated for the Notes. From my experience, there are calibration issues if using anything other than the S Pen. Even with the Bamboo Feel, you need to purchase the proper one (there is the regular Feel with calibration issues and the Feel for Galaxy Note series).
  7. lotus49

    lotus49 Android Expert
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    It looks like I shall be sticking with an S Pen then.

    From what I can gather, the S Pen with eraser has the benefit of being larger and having an eraser but it's still very light and feels like a cheap biro rather than a nice fountain pen.

    The S Pen holder is more comfortable to hold and feels less flimsy but doesn't have an eraser.

    The BT S Pen looks quite promising (and entertaining in a somewhat silly way) but is far more expensive and also doesn't have an eraser.

    I've just bought an S Pen with eraser for the grand sum of
  8. NeoGrandizer

    NeoGrandizer Android Expert

    Also, the S Pen with eraser will include a nib removal tool and 5 replacement nibs. Keep these in a safe place and don't lose them as they are not sold separately. Not even Wacom makes replacement nibs for it.

    The difference between the nibs is the feel it gives the user. For me the flex nib (black with white rubber core) gives a more natural feel of pen on paper. The white plastic nib is too slippery and doesn't feel right or natural to me.

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