There are a number of well-written and well-considered reviews of the new XP Pen models on the internet. However, the one that has received the most attention is the XP Star05, which shares some similarities with one of our favorite pens, the Sharpie.

One of the most appealing features of the XP pen is that it is wireless, so it connects to your notebook via Bluetooth and not with a cable. As a matter of fact, the pen can be connected via USB, but as the USB adapter comes with the pen, you do not need to purchase one separately. 

There are a wide variety of inks available for the XP Star05, the battery lasts for 14 hours and the nib is as good as anything you can buy, at least in my opinion. This is a must-have for budding artists and is available today.


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Create wirelessly.

This model is compatible with both wired and wireless USB. Just connect the included USB receiver to your computer and use the latest ISM 2.4G and FHSS technology to operate the Star 05 wirelessly.  With the included USB cable, you may also use the Star 05 wirelessly or connect it to your computer for regular wired use.

The Star 05 is the ideal tool for animation, drawings, sketches, paintings, editing, and digital signatures.


With three full charges, you will be able to use our lithium battery for up to 14 hours! Plugging the device into a USB port for 2.5 hours will charge it to its full capacity. During wired use, the battery continues to charge.

Battery-free stylus.

This stylus offers a high level of precision and control thanks to its excellent tactility

Slim and portable.

With a convenient size of 8×5 inches and designed for portability, you can go wherever inspiration strikes.


You can configure the six touch-sensitive shortcut keys in the Star 05 to simplify your workflow in any software.

The latest driver, compatible with most desktop and mobile operating systems.

Compatibility: Windows® 10/8/7, Linux (Detailed), Mac OS X® 10.10 or later, and major graphics programs, including Photoshop®, Painter®, Illustrator®, Clip Studio®, and others.


Item Size (Inch): 11.7 x 7 x 0.4

Item Weight(LB): 1

Work Area (Inch): 8 x 5

Pen Pressure: 8192

Express Keys: 6

Roller Wheel/Dial: No

Pen Model: P03 Passive Stylus

Wireless Support: Yes

Report Rate: MAX 266RPS

Compatibility: Windows 10/8/7(32/64bit)and MAC OS 10.10 and above

Pros Cons
Lightweight Pricey
Great design
Compactible with mac and windows