Unofficial Surface Pen any users?

Has anyone had any hands in experience with any of the Unofficial Surface pens. Am looking at a few on amazon and there going for less than half the price of an official surface pen £30 vs £70.

There is a few says there not Bluetooth, Is the official pen Bluetooth just for the button?

Conversation 2 comments

  • sandervanhuizen

    26 July, 2020 - 12:25 pm

    <p>Hi there,</p><p>I had an HP Pen for my old Surface Go (1st gen). It was nice, but the official just works a bit better. Cleaner lines etc. The Bluetooth in the official Surface Pen is just for the back button. </p><p><br></p><p>The pairing of an pen is done by using it for the first time on a screen that supports N-Trig. </p><p> Edit: with the HP pen you can't attach it at the side, because it isn't magnetic. </p><p>- Sander</p>

  • andrew_graham

    01 August, 2020 - 12:44 pm

    <p>Beware of active capacitive pens. They are only as good as your finger and the capacitive sensor layer has much less resolution than the N-Trig layer and tends to draw wavy lines. You need an N-Trig compatible pen to make the purchase worthwhile.</p>

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