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Stylus / S-Pen confusion

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9th March 2014, 02:00 PM   |  #1  
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I'm looking for a full sized stylus without any offset issue and have been following the other thread with interest but no-one yet seems to have found something which ticks all the boxes. I'm also a little confused about a couple of things and would appreciate some help. My Q's are:
  • Is the S-Pen powered and therefore charged by the tablet? I've got both the original and 2014 Note 10.1's and the stylus from the original works on the 2014 no problem and without offset. The thing is the battery is completely flat on the original as it's not been used for some time yet the stylus still works and I'm pretty sure it can't have any charge left in it so how is it then working?

    The driver behind this is that I was looking to get a stylus holder for the 2014 stylus but can't find one so thought I'd get an original stylus/holder to use with the 2014 but the issue being I wouldn't be able to keep it charged as the original note is about to be sold.


  • I've read that the Surface Pro stylus works on the 2014 without much, if any offset. Looking around I found this stylus...
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/2XNo1accesso...surface+stylus ...and wondered is anyone had any experience of using one or know whether it would work with the 2014.
Any help guys, very much appreciated.

Edit: I've now found an old wide metal pen which both the original and 2014 styluss fits into, funny thing is when either stylus is placed inside the old pen they don't work on the 2014 screen but when they're taken out they both work fine. Weird, is this because the holder has a metal body?
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9th March 2014, 02:42 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by GrandMasterPlank

I'm looking for a full sized stylus without any offset issue and have been following the other thread with interest but no-one yet seems to have found something which ticks all the boxes. I'm also a little confused about a couple of things and would appreciate some help. My Q's are:

  • Is the S-Pen powered and therefore charged by the tablet? I've got both the original and 2014 Note 10.1's and the stylus from the original works on the 2014 no problem and without offset. The thing is the battery is completely flat on the original as it's not been used for some time yet the stylus still works and I'm pretty sure it can't have any charge left in it so how is it then working?

    The driver behind this is that I was looking to get a stylus holder for the 2014 stylus but can't find one so thought I'd get an original stylus/holder to use with the 2014 but the issue being I wouldn't be able to keep it charged as the original note is about to be sold.


  • I've read that the Surface Pro stylus works on the 2014 without much, if any offset. Looking around I found this stylus...
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/2XNo1accesso...surface+stylus ...and wondered is anyone had any experience of using one or know whether it would work with the 2014.
Any help guys, very much appreciated.

Edit: I've now found an old wide metal pen which both the original and 2014 styluss fits into, funny thing is when either stylus is placed inside the old pen they don't work on the 2014 screen but when they're taken out they both work fine. Weird, is this because the holder has a metal body?

The stylus for the note series phones and tables do have or need batteries. There are two videos on YouTube that can explain it to you.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Thod_N0fnj4
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=beQq6-wr4i8

Wacom makes the Bamboo Feel that works well with the note tablets. https://store.wacom.com/us/en/product/CS300UK2?
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9th March 2014, 02:59 PM   |  #3  
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The stylus for the note series phones and tables do have or need batteries. There are two videos on YouTube that can explain it to you.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Thod_N0fnj4
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=beQq6-wr4i8

Wacom makes the Bamboo Feel that works well with the note tablets. https://store.wacom.com/us/en/product/CS300UK2?

Wow, very clever stuff. Now it all makes sense! Thanks for the help.
9th March 2014, 03:49 PM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by GrandMasterPlank

I'm looking for a full sized stylus without any offset issue.

If a pen you're using has no offset issue on another Samsung Note device but does on your N10.1-14 then something's wrong with your N10.1-14. If the pen included with your N10.1-14 has an offset issue it should have it on all Samsung Note devices. I got a S Pen wet once and it developed an offset issue and I had to replace it so they can be damaged or defective. As for a full-size stylus my favorite is the HM-5100 which is also a BT headset. It's pricey though. It's the one on the bottom.

9th March 2014, 06:42 PM   |  #5  
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If a pen you're using has no offset issue on another Samsung Note device but does on your N10.1-14 then something's wrong with your N10.1-14. If the pen included with your N10.1-14 has an offset issue it should have it on all Samsung Note devices. I got a S Pen wet once and it developed an offset issue and I had to replace it so they can be damaged or defective. As for a full-size stylus my favorite is the HM-5100 which is also a BT headset. It's pricey though. It's the one on the bottom.

My current S-Pens don't have any offset, I'm looking for an additional full size stylus that doesn't have any offset issues but it appears most do. Your picture won't enlarge for some reason. Is the third one down one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-ET...item485ec2b59b ...if it is I'd be interested in knowing if you've noticed any offset issues with it? It uses the original 10.1 stylus right? It's also less than half the cost of the Bluetooth stylus, which is just too expensive.
9th March 2014, 07:17 PM   |  #6  
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My current S-Pens don't have any offset, I'm looking for an additional full size stylus that doesn't have any offset issues but it appears most do. Your picture won't enlarge for some reason. Is the third one down one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-ET...item485ec2b59b ...if it is I'd be interested in knowing if you've noticed any offset issues with it? It uses the original 10.1 stylus right? It's also less than half the cost of the Bluetooth stylus, which is just too expensive.

It's not a holder - it's a stand-alone stylus. I use it for voice commands and quick phone calls as its a true BT headset. It's great as a stylus because it's weighty and feels good against the glass panel. The button's also well placed so it's easier and more natural to use.

Here's a link...

http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/m...BHM5100UWEGXEU
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It's not a holder - it's a stand-alone stylus. I use it for voice commands and quick phone calls as its a true BT headset. It's great as a stylus because it's weighty and feels good against the glass panel. The button's also well placed so it's easier and more natural to use.

Here's a link...

http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/m...BHM5100UWEGXEU

What he said.
The feel of the HM5100 is superb compared to the standard Spen. If it's charged then it doubles as a BT mic/speaker. If it's not charged then it's still the best feeling stylus that I've come across

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