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Dell Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows)

B&H # DE55N1N MFR # 55N1N
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Product Highlights
  • For Dell Venue 11 Pro, 8 Pro, XPS 11
  • Compatible with Windows OS
  • 1mm Tip for Drawing Precise Lines
  • Pressure Sensing and Hover Sensing
  • Two Side Buttons
  • Runs on 1x AAAA Battery
  • Battery Lasts for up to 1 Year

The Dell Active Stylus for Dell Tablets is a stylus designed to be used with a Dell Venue 11 Pro, Venue 8 Pro, or Ultrabook XPS 11. It has an internal transmitter so that it can work with the same capacitive sensor stack used for touchscreens. It's ideal for quickly jotting down notes, marking up images, and drawing figures. The stylus has a very thin tip for precision. It has two side buttons that allow for easy access to the functions of the tablet. The stylus runs on a single battery, which lasts for up to a year.

Allows for Enhanced Productivity
Designed to work with a Dell Venue 11 Pro, 8 Pro, or Ultrabook XPS 11 tablet for higher precision and improved productivity. Whether you are taking notes or sketching pictures, the stylus gives you a natural and precise way to interact with your tablet. The pen has also been pre-calibrated to work with your tablet right out of the box
1mm Tip with Pressure-Sensing Technology
The fine 1mm tip lets you draw precise lines without jagged edges. Pressure-sensing technology allows the stylus to mimic a traditional pen by drawing a thicker or thinner line depending on the amount of pressure applied
Easy Access to Functions
The stylus has two built-in side buttons for access to functions including erasing, highlighting, and clicking. The stylus is detected as it nears the tablet screen, allowing the tablet to predict a landing point
Palm Rejection
An internal transmitter lets your tablet know when the stylus is in use, preventing accidental actions if your palm or wrist rests on your tablet while you write. This allows you to write on your tablet naturally, just as you would on a pad of paper
Hover Sensing
When the stylus is held near your tablet, the tablet automatically detects it. Your tablet even predicts and shows landing points for the stylus tip, so you don't accidentally write in the wrong spot
Long Battery Life
The stylus uses a AAAA battery that lasts up to one year of regular use
Compatibility Venue 11 Pro (5130)
Venue 11 Pro (7130)
Venue 8 Pro (5830)
Ultrabook XPS 11
Power Requirements 1 x AAAA battery
Dell Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows)
  • AAAA Battery
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    Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows)
     
    4.0

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (10)
    • Easy to set up (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Upgrade (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (7), Budget shopper (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Best Pen for the Venue 8 Pro

      The pen is very responsive. Just hover over the object without even touching the screen. Great for handwriting application. Gets you precisely where you want the pen to point on those small landscape...Read complete review

      The pen is very responsive. Just hover over the object without even touching the screen. Great for handwriting application. Gets you precisely where you want the pen to point on those small landscape screens with ease.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Active stylus for dell venue 8 pro

      Disapointing because I wanted to draw using sketch book pro but the pen skips 20 %. I even have trouble when I tap on an icon such as file or exit.

      Disapointing because I wanted to draw using sketch book pro but the pen skips 20 %. I even have trouble when I tap on an icon such as file or exit.

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      4.0

      Nice stylus

      By Shawn

      from St. George

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows):

          Works great. When it stopped working after about 5 months had to go to Radio Shack to get some AAAA batteries. Bock up and going now. Love it.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          4.0

          Works fairly well

          By Bill

          from Tacoma, wa

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows):

              Seems to work okay. Not perfect but then again part of the imperfection may be the Dell Venue 8 Pro. It's okay though.

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              4.0

              No more pen/paper

              By The IT Ranger

              from San Antonio, TX

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Enhance Experience

                Comments about Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows):

                I'm pretty much a paperless guy, but there is something about the act of writing (as opposed to typing) that is simply natural. I bought this stylus to go with my Dell Venue 8 Pro and it has worked very well. I use it primarily for note-taking. Windows does a surprisingly excellent job at rendering my poor penmanship into actual words and this stylus is light-years beyond the non-active alternatives you can buy just about everywhere.

                I give it 4 instead of 5 because the experience isn't flawless - there are times when the pen simply doesn't register at certain angles. I notice this especially when trying to tap on certain UI elements. I was really wanting to be able to use it to help tap on the smaller elements of the Windows desktop environment, but for whatever reason, it is easier to tap them with my finger than it is the stylus. Other than that, this is an excellent addition to my Venue that brings me one step closer to completely paperless.

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                • Personal

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                1.0

                Active stylus for dell venue 8 pro

                By Bob

                from Durhan, NC

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                Verified Buyer

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                  Cons

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                      Comments about Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows):

                      Disapointing because I wanted to draw using sketch book pro but the pen skips 20 %. I even have trouble when I tap on an icon such as file or exit.

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                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Fits the purpose, very useful item

                      By Murad

                      from Baku, Azerbaijan

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Enhance Experience

                        Comments about Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows):

                        I use the stylus with my Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet, works OK so far and helps a lot considering size of on-screen controls. Despite items of hardware revision A02 already available on the market, the one I have purchased in June is revision A01. However, I didn't face a positioning accuracy problems yet, despite wide-spread complaints that A01 is better than A00, but still isn't good enough.

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                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Very Usefull tool

                        By bassmana

                        from Texas City, TX

                        About Me Value Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Enhance Experience

                          Comments about Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows):

                          Great express shipping and decent price. The Stylus arrived in perfect condition.

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                          • Personal

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                          4.0

                          Works reasonably well

                          By Tim

                          from Minnesota

                          About Me Value Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows):

                              As long as you have all of the latest firmware and other updates from Dell, this stylus works quite well, especially in OneNote desktop. It helps to turn off pressure sensitivity, which you can do in the desktop version of OneNote.

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                              • Personal

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                              4.0

                              It works

                              By Bee

                              from Philadelphia, PA

                              About Me Value Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Critical For Using Win 8

                              Cons

                              • No instructions

                              Best Uses

                              • Enhance Experience

                              Comments about Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows):

                              This is the new version of the Dell Stylus to replace the original version that was universally panned for not working and for self-destructing very quickly. I've had it for about 4 weeks, and it works, although it still tends to be "read" by the tablet even though you haven't touched it to the surface--some "blinking" of the screen. But I have the Venue 8 Pro and absolutely could not use the Desktop until I got this stylus because the things you need to press are just too small for human fingers. I was only using apps before the new stylus was released and my purchase arrived at my door. It still has no instructions in the box to tell you how to use the button--really stupid of Dell. BTW, it came very fast after I ordered it from B&H.

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                              4.0

                              Finally a Stylus Worked on Venue Pro 8

                              By T

                              from LA, CA

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Enhance Experience

                                Comments about Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows):

                                I tried many passive stylus, none worked on my Venue Pro 8. Finally Dell fixed the active stylus and it worked well for me. I do not use it to take note. The narrow tip fit the small icon on the tablet well. I wished it can be used to slide display which it does not.

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                                4.0

                                Very pleased!

                                By Doc E

                                from Enfield, CT

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Enhance Experience

                                  Comments about Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows):

                                  Overall I am very happy with this (I'm using it to write this review!). I had read some terrible reviews on various sites, but I took a gamble and have not regretted it. It took me a little while to learn the feel for this stylus, but it didn't take long. Any problems I had were user error not product related. I like the fine tip. It makes for a more precise interaction with my tablet and programs.

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                                  • Personal

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                                  4.0

                                  Thick active stylus that works

                                  By Gnimble

                                  from San Diego, CA

                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Dell Venue Tablets
                                    • Enhance Experience

                                    Comments about Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows):

                                    I purchased this for use with a Dell Venue 8 Pro. It works as advertised. I am used to using the active stylus of the Lenovo Thinkpad tablets so will compare the two.

                                    The Dell active stylus is a lot thicker than the Lenovo Thinkpad stylus but not so much that it is uncomfortable to hold. This is because it requires one AAA battery to use. The stylus is not much thicker than the AAA battery itself. The Lenovo stylus is also active but does not require a battery.

                                    The Dell active stylus feels solid in hand, whereas the Lenovo one feels like plastic. The Dell active stylus is responsive and feels good while writing on the screen.

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                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    Best Pen for the Venue 8 Pro

                                    By Cardo

                                    from Los Angeles, CA

                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Fast
                                    • Powerful
                                    • Precise
                                    • Responsive
                                    • Well Made

                                    Cons

                                    • None That I Have Found

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Drawing
                                    • Enhance Experience
                                    • Handwritting
                                    • Hard To Click On Areas

                                    Comments about Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows):

                                    The pen is very responsive. Just hover over the object without even touching the screen. Great for handwriting application. Gets you precisely where you want the pen to point on those small landscape screens with ease.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

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                                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Poor performance in windows 8 desktop

                                    By drmtva

                                    from SALISBURY, NC

                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                    • Slow Response In Desktop

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows):

                                      It work with windows 8.1 metro. It does not respond in windows 8.1 desktop unless you do several stroks

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                                      • Personal

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