HP - Active Stylus - Silver

Inspire creativity with this HP Active Pen. Compatible with select HP laptops and tablets, this stylus has 255 pressure levels, ensuring higher stroke sensitivity for a natural drawing and writing experience. The automatic shutoff feature of this HP Active Pen conserves battery life, and a magnetic clip lets you keep it close at hand.
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Overview

What's Included


  • HP Active Stylus
  • One AAAA battery
  • Owner's manual
  • Warranty card

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
65% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (125 out of 193)

Features


Compatible with most touch-screen devices with Synaptic touch controller

For wide-ranging use.

Thin tip

Lets you draw, write and navigate features with pinpoint accuracy and offers comfortable, pen-like control.

Magnetic snap design

Conveniently portable and easily attaches to the metal frame or cover.

Automatic sleep mode

Helps conserve battery life.

Control button

Allows you to program the stylus.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 3.4 out of 5 stars with 193 reviews

65%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work as well as other styluses

    Posted
    tab101
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought for use with the HP Spectre x360. HP has done an excellent job on the design and functionality of that laptop -- I am really pleased with it. :) Anyway, despite initially reading some negative reviews about the HP active stylus, I bought anyway since it was the HP brand. However, as other reviews mention, I had the same experience of requiring excessive pressure in order to write on the screen. As eluded by some other reviews, the Dell Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (750-AAGN - rev 03) worked much better on the x360. I bought one of these as well to compare, and the sensitivity was significantly better, and never cut-out like the HP stylus would. I ended up returning the HP active stylus (for store credit -- thanks Best Buy allowing past the 14 day return policy), and I am much happier with the Dell stylus -- model 750-AAGN. Palm rejection and variable pressure sensitivity all work really well on the HP Spectre x360 digitizer touch screen.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well with HP Spectre x360

    Posted
    paschott
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this for my wife's laptop, the HP Spectre x360. After getting the batteries in place and getting it set to use, it worked well with no modifications. HP doesn't advertise this too heavily as working with their Spectre x360 line, though they should. The pressure sensitivity and erasing worked well as did tapping on screen for basic interaction. Once MS Office apps noted the stylus, the "Draw" menu became available. Writing and tapping using those options worked well and I can see this being useful for jotting notes/pics as needed. I did realize that if the batteries and/or stylus get too hot before using (such as when sitting in a car), you can have serious overheating problems. After cooling off, this didn't affect the way the stylus worked, but it was a bit worrisome at first. Overall, it's a bit pricey, but if you have an HP Spectre x360 and want a stylus to go with it like some other PCs in this price range, it's worth considering.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A stylus THIS BAD in 2016? Seriously?

    Posted
    wingfeathers
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I had an active stylus on a tablet way back in 2003, and that was a great experience. Fast forward to today... I am extremely disappointed. In HP's defense, it does work. But you should know that it doesn't work as you would expect. You have to press REALLY hard on the screen to activate the "ink", and it makes an audible click at that point. I feel like this pressure will some day break the screen. Also, there is a button near where you hold the pen - that is the eraser button! So about half the time you're accidentally erasing those precious lines you just drew! Perhaps this would be a novel item for first time stylus users? But for graphics pros or seasoned stylus users... it's a huge disappointment. Returning this one ASAP for the Dell pen which gets better reviews online.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It works and is easy to set up if need be

    Posted
    OurGalSal

    It is a pleasure to draw or write with directly on my HP Spectre X360 laptop touchscreen. I use this pen in the following programs without any trouble: CorelDRAW, Corel PhotoPaint, Xara Designer Pro, ArtRage, AutoDesk SketchBook,OneNote, Adobe Illustrator. It does also work in Photoshop but it lags, but my Wacom Intuos also has lag in it. It is the Creative Cloud edition and my not be like having Photoshop installed from a disc. If you need to set it up the pen which I did for CorelDRAW, and PhotoPaint, you draw with it first, then go to your Tools/Options and look for pen under Global settings, choose Real-Time Stylus. ArtRage: you look up how to recognize Real-Time Stylus. It works as well as my Intuos tablet and it was $200, this is much more affordable, now I regret buying the Wacom tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Expected the worst, but works GREAT!

    Posted
    jhc4canadian
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I read a LOT of negative reviews about this stylus and still decided to order it. I'm trying to go all digital as a student, and a stylus is vital since I take a lot of math/chemistry/engineering courses. I'm using this stylus in conjunction with a HP Spectre X360 and I have not had a single problem with it. It tracks very well, and never misses any strokes. I make notes almost exclusively in OneNote, and the palm detection is excellent. I've had some problems with palm detection in powerpoint (making notes right on slides) though. That is a problem with the program however, and not this stylus. I don't use it for art, but it is perfect for students who need to make notes that aren't all text.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not recommended

    Posted
    CHound57
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    To make this work with a Spectre x360 15.6", you need to download the driver for it. Then it works, but it doesn't work well. Requires too much pressure to make it register, and then it doesn't register immediately--laggy and jagged pen strokes. Not acceptable if you aim to write notes on your computer screen and even worse if you want to do any sort of artwork. I returned it. No comparison to the stylus on the Microsoft Surface book, which truly writes like a pen on paper. Thinking about trying the Dell stylus, which is purported to work much better with the HP machine, but hoping that HP gets the message and comes out with a product that performs better. I'm disappointed in this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Abysmal

    Posted
    jordankreationz
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I should preface this with the fact that the first capacitive pen I ever used is the one for the Microsoft Surface 3 which is fantastic. I gave the Surface to my daughter for college and I bought an HP Spectre 360 but I like journaling, drawing, doodling and the like. This pen won't work for basically anything except maybe the Fresh Paint app in the app store. For writing, it skips, lags, and makes it look like I have Parkinson's (no offense# when I write. I know nothing is perfect but legible is preferable. I'm not a doctor! #just a nurse....lol) Anyway, after doing further research I've heard the dell pen is better. I'm returning this one as I can do better with my finger than this atrocity.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    HP Stylus Review

    Posted
    LilHellion
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    I bought this somewhat on impulse at checkout when purchasing my new HP Spectre x360 because I just HAD to have it to use with my new touchscreen device. I'm not sure how much the compatibility of getting an HP stylus to use with your HP device actually influences the performance. A generic brand stylus would probably work just as well, buy I haven't tried any other one besides this one. I only returned it because I started to realize that I wouldn't be using the stylus as much as I thought. Any touchscreen features that I use frequently work best just using my fingers. Basically, I had buyer's remorse for spending the extra $60 when I couldn't really afford to.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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