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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 44fred, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. 44fred

    44fred Member
    Thread Starter

    Am I the only one?
    I haven't pulled out my s pen in two months plus.
    I knew this fantastic phone was overkill for me. That said, I'm still very pleased with my purchase. The big screen was more important for me than the s pen capabilities.
     


  2. ksnake

    ksnake Lurker

    I'll trade you for my s4
     
  3. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    You're not the only one that doesn't use their S-pen, which is understandable because many people don't have a "need" for it. I'm constantly using my S-pen. I even have multiple S-pen's, to the point that I don't actually pull the integrated S-pen out of the phone, unless I'm away from my office and forgot to carry my bigger s-pen (either my s-pen holder, s-pen with eraser, or Bamboo stylus).

    I've always had a propensity to write down everything I need to remember, so having the s-pen is an absolute must have for me nowadays. It has also given me the comfort of being a little more "green" in not using physical paper as much as I used to...especially when it comes to writing notes.

    Beyond taking notes, I've found more and more reasons to use the S-pen, once I had it and is a big reason why I hope Samsung doesn't retire the Note series and also sticks with Android OS, vs. starting to use their own "in house" OS.
     
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  4. dynomot

    dynomot Android Expert

    Now that made me smile ksnake, you got in quick there!

    I have to say once you actually make a concious effort to use it you'll wonder after a while how you did with out it.

    It does take some practice and almost seems counter intuitive at first, but like the Swype keyboard, once it gets you, it really is like "How the heck did I do without it!
     
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  5. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :)

    I went nuts using it at first, the novelty of it and learning what it was capable of. Pretty good learning curve with this phone.

    Then I went a while where I didn't use it as much, just to see that i actually could.

    I am now sort of blending my usage and trying to use the phone efficiently.

    Be nice to know about these extra s pens. Where'd you get them, features, benefits, etc.
     
  6. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    S-pen with eraser is available on Samsung shop website. Same with S-pen extension kit.

    Bamboo is a company that designs Wacom digitizers. They made one specifically for Samsung note devices.

    The other one I was considering is the Samsung hm5100, but waiting for cost to drop more
     
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  7. 44fred

    44fred Member
    Thread Starter

    I don't write notes very often. That said, I'll begin to use the s pen to jot down things before I forget. Pretty sweet the notepad opens up while my phone is locked.
    Who knows, this may lead to something great (a little teary-eyed).
     
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  8. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    scrapbook has come in pretty handy as well, especially with all the deals going on and needing to take pictures with annotated notes on what to potentially get people for Christmas
     
  9. Caker188

    Caker188 Member

    I'm just happy not having my fingerprints all over the screen. Keeps it kinda clean.
     
  10. dynomot

    dynomot Android Expert


    drexappeal, does the S-pen with eraser work how I hope it does; like a rubber tipped pencil, turn it round to rub it?

    I've got to get one of those of it does! :)
     
  11. Methos1979

    Methos1979 Android Enthusiast

    While I don't use a lot, I do use it more than I thought I would. Mostly for jotting down quick notes than anything. I'm still glad I went with the Note 3. It's such an awesome phone.
     
  12. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Yup. Exactly. Only thing I wish they did was make it slightly longer.
     
  13. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Another very underrated use is pen window. that is great for apps not compatible with multi-window
     
  14. dynomot

    dynomot Android Expert

    Orded this one, it'll take a while from the US, but it is not exactly expensive.

    Samsung Galaxy Note S Pen w/ Eraser - $9.95
     
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  15. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Nice! Didn't even realize all4cellular had it! That's a great deal. I paid 1/2 price on what it sells for on Samsung's website.

    For those looking for a slightly bigger s-pen that's easier to write with, this is an extremely good deal and choice.
     
  16. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    All4Cellular is out of stock, but they had the S-pen Holder Kit as well
    Samsung Galaxy Note S Pen Holder Kit (Bulk) - $19.95

    Unfortunately, the only S-pen that fits in the holder kit is the S-pen from the original Note, but still works fine with any of the Note series.

    Here is the Bamboo Stylus made for the Samsung Note series (my favorite to use at work):
    Wacom Bamboo Stylus feel for Most Samsung Galaxy Note and PenEnabled Tablets CS300UK - Best Buy

    And Here is the HM5100 BT S-pen
    Amazon.com: Original Samsung HM5100 Bluetooth 3.0 BT S Pen S-Pen Headset (BHM5100KWKG) for Galaxy Note 10.1: Computers & Accessories
     
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  17. jptsr1

    jptsr1 Member

    i used it a couple times when I first got it to make sure it worked and haven touched it since.
     
  18. phillyundead

    phillyundead Well-Known Member

    I use it for certain things. I like taking notes with it a lot!
     
  19. NeoGrandizer

    NeoGrandizer Android Expert

    You won't regret it. I use this a lot on both Note 2 and Note 10.1. Love it when I can draw and erase naturally without having to think or interrupt what I'm doing to press a button or icon. I paid retail pricing (including S&H) for mine. But it was a pain to find since Canada doesn't carry it and need to import it.

    Here's some comparison shots:
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  20. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
    VIP Member

    I use mine for screen shots mostly. So I use it maybe once a week.
     
  21. Sonnydigs

    Sonnydigs Member

    Screen shots I use it all the time..
    The one thing it is very useful for is during a phone call..
    Set the call to speakerphone and use it for note taking during the phone call.. Very helpful..
     
  22. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    It's awesome doing that with a bt headset connected. That way, call stays private, but I can take notes at the same time.
     
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  23. psionandy

    psionandy Extreme Android User

    I use mine for quick notes (where I would have previously used the back of an envelope) and screenshots... I just love being able to use it like the snippling tool in windows and paste the contents into an email for use later.
     
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  24. Sonnydigs

    Sonnydigs Member

    Excellent..............
     
  25. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Yep....I still got the box! :cool: (HM5100)
    These were $125 when I got mine- what are they going for now?


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