- Uses WACOM AES technology, which is one of the best digital pen technologies.
- Very responsive.
- Paired to my Huawei Matebook E Windows 10 tablet no problem (this tablet has somewhat limited digital pen compatibility).
- Uses AAAA batteries for power, so no need to hook to a port in the top of the pen.
- All the Windows Ink functionality seems to work perfectly with default drivers installed by Windows.
- Much cheaper than the new Surface Pen, with most, if not all, the same functionality for writing and taking notes (don't ask me about the creative side, as I haven't done much other than doodle with it in the coloring apps).
- No eraser function like the new Surface Pen (it does erase but it's by pressing a button on the side instead of turning the top end to the display to erase).
- Does seem to have a magnet, but it's very weak and doesn't stick to my tablet very well. Definitely no where as good as the Surface Pen where it really sticks to the side of your tablet. Due to this it slips out of my pocket quite a bit, so I'm worried about losing it.
- The button on the top of the pen is really easy to push in, so sometimes the pen menu will come up inadvertently when I don't mean to bring it up which is kind of annoying.
- AAAA battery isn't a very common size sold in a lot of brick-and -mortar stores (although I'm happy to report Best Buy does sell their Insignia brand batteries in a 12 pack for a reasonable price, so if you need replacement batteries for this you can pick them up either online or in store).
To be honest, for the price and quality of the stylus and the "it just works" factor (although ensure to check Wacom's site for compatibility first), most of the cons are mostly really just naggles and it really is a good stylus overall, especially if you're mostly just looking to write and jot notes for meetings. It's even good for some doodling and drawing, but if you're doing serious creative work on your device you may want to spring for a more feature rich stylus (although it will most likely cost quite a bit more). I have done some coloring and doodling and can confirm it does support multiple levels of sensitivity (4,096 levels to be exact, according to my research online), as when I push down harder or lighter on the display the coloring shows up either lighter or darker in the adult coloring apps I used. Lines show up narrower or thicker, as well, in Paint when writing or jotting things down. When writing notes, it detected most, if not all, of my pen strokes. My wife had a couple issues but it could've been the angle she was writing at from the side. I'm unsure whether it supports tilt detection, so if you need that as a creative type professional you may want to look at the Surface Pro Pen or another pen that does support it. As far as compatibility goes, you need to check Wacom's site online for this model to ensure your device is supported, but I'm very happy to report that the Huawei Matebook E (2nd gen) Windows 10 tablet does work with this no problem with the default Windows 10 drivers with no need to download the Wacom Feel driver set from their site, although I'm understanding there's some more functionality with their driver software from what I read. I just need it for Windows Ink functionality and for that, this works with all functionality (pen menu pop up, write and erase, etc.), so if you are one of the few people who own this awesome Windows tablet 2-in-1 from Huawei and you're having a hard time finding the proprietary MatePen for it (no real domestic sellers other than importers from China), this one definitely works if you don't need a stylus with the laser pointer and slide presentation clicker buttons. I wanted to make sure to note that as there isn't a whole lot of information on other supported pens for the tablet, and some of the info I've seen here and on other sites and forums are inconsistent. If you own a different Windows Ink compatible device, check to see if you're tablet or 2-in-1 supports Wacom AES digitizer technology, as this is what this pen uses. I don't believe this model supports Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP) and definitely not N-Trig technology, so ensure you do your research as the Wacom site page for this model stylus doesn't list all the possible devices this pen supports and the information isn't completely up to date. For the price I paid for this and the functionality I get from the pen, overall I'm very happy with my purchase!