Samsung Staedler Noris Stylus

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  1. DRTigerlilly

    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    What a stupid move...
     
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    darkmagistric Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I've joined the Staedler Noris Stylus club too. I'm amazed just how much this thing resembles a real pencil.....right down to the smell and the faux shaving bits near the tip. One drawback to this I can see.....the pen certainly feels as snapable as a real pencil.....like when I'm holding, I can't help but feel it wouldn't take much effort at all to snap it in two too. (I will not be testing that theory.....not intentionally anyway)

    I do share a bit of wish that they retained the side switch......and/or put an eraser on it. I can understand the side switch ommision since function wise it has no real pencil equivalent (and honestly, on all Samsung devices the un-programmable side switch is useless). But an Eraser on the other hand......they really missed a cool opportunity. But I wouldn't want a typical Wacom eraser end....honestly the backend eraser Microsoft devised for the Pro 4 Pen would be perfect since that perfectly emulates the rubber look and feel of a real pencil eraser. If they could have copied that and made it pink, this pen would be even more impressive. But maybe they'll save that for V2.....should they put out another one.

    Such a shame though Best Buy doesn't seem to want to promote this pen. My Local Best Buy had it......but they only had 2 in stock and they weren't stocked on the shelves or anything. They were in a locked cabinet in the Samsung section and I had to ask the Samsung clerk. Given how....."Knowledgeable" (wink wink) most Best Buy employees are.....I can only imagine how difficult this pen may be to get.

    So between the Staedler Stylus, The Bamboo Smart, and the Stock S-pen that came with my Book 10.6........I still like the Smart Pen the most....I'd take the rollerball feeling over a resistancy pencil feeling any day......but the SNS is way better then the stock S-pen. I think that has more to do with the way the nib is a bit more recessed in the nib assemby.....as well as the pens overall size adding in to that as well. But overall I"m very happy with the Pen.
     
  3. stoneseeker

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    Is the "Bamboo Smart Pen" (assume your meaning this one):
    https://www.wacom.com/en/products/stylus/bamboo-smart-for-samsung-galaxy-note

    essentially the same as the "Bamboo Feel for Note Devices" I bought last year?
    http://www.wacom.com/en/products/stylus/bamboo-stylus-feel-for-samsung-galaxy-note

    Anyone know if they dropped "feel" for "smart", so just a new revision to the branding?? Or is there some sort of actual difference between these two pens for S-Pen devices?
     
  4. violajack

    violajack Scribbler - Standard Member

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    The feel has some offset on the newest devices. The smart is spot on.

    The noris is working well so far, but it's a little narrower than I'd like. Going on 6 hours of writing again today (with more to go) and my thumb is a little crampy. But I have to turn in my observations from today, so I need my writing to be legible. I may bring a surface and the bamboo ink tomorrow.[​IMG]

    Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
     
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    darkmagistric Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    The "Smart Pen" was essentially the new "Feel Pen". With the Note 4/5 gen Samsung modified the pen tip nib psychically and also adjusted how the pen puts down pressure and its IAF. While the older Feel Pen might still work with the current crop of S-Pen tech, the Smart Pen was more so designed for the newer products. And despite the Note7/Book Gen using super thin/toothpick nibs, the Smart Pens Nib is still fully compatible.
     
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  6. Tams

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    The sideswitch is not useless, even though Samsung limit it. Opening air command is useful, especially on Android devices, and it is used by some programs/apps as a selection tool.

    Bring back the damn two button with rubber on the end ones, I say though (and Samsung, make several like that yourselves, and have a second button supported on Android along with customisable buttons; you lazy buggers!)
     
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    As far as I know all samsung pens use Wacom EMR (aside from the Samsung Tablet PC before Galaxy ver) so should work with note 4. Mine does. however i have the EJ-PT820BBEGUJ ver. I think the model # is different for packaging reasons only.
     
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    Samsung wants to look like Apple, not MS. Sadly. Also I wonder if Wacom has a hand in the choice? Would be great to see more SND pen options with 2 side button and eraser.


    IMHO if Samsung were to offer a "boutique-limited-edition" pen with two side buttons and eraser, for some crazy price, I suspect they would sell them all (assuming < 1000 made)
     
  9. Tams

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    They already made one with one side button. Samsung own part of Wacom as well. Sadly, Wacom themselves only have one button and no rubber on their own stylii, and will likely not want anything to get too close to their own brand computers and graphics tablets. With some of their patents having run out, and tabletPC EMR already being almost as good as their specialist EMR; I doubt they'll remove one of the distinctive features they have (and one that isn't software locked to boot).
     
  10. jhoff80

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    Decided to get this on a whim, and I am just shocked at how good it feels in the hand. Like, the lightweight feel of it is something I didn't realize I missed as much as I do. The lack of an eraser and side-button, while usable with Android, is just horrible in Windows though. I realize that adding more functionality would probably have added more weight but it's frustrating that it's so close to perfect.

    A shame that my two favorite-feeling Wacom pens have both been missing just a little bit functionality to use full-time... this and the Carbon (Stylus Feel Carbon was it?) just feel excellent... but are hampered a little for me.
     
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