XP Pen Star05 Wireless 2.4G review

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Last Updated on January 1, 2022 by Daniel

The first reviews of the new XP Pen models have hit the net and they’re well written and well-considered. But the one that has drawn the most attention is the XP Pen Star05 and it has more than a little in common with one of our favorite pens, the Sharpie.

The biggest thing about the XP pen is the fact it’s wireless and that means it connects to your notebook via Bluetooth and not a cable. In fact, it can connect via USB but the USB adapter is bundled with the pen so you don’t need to buy one separately.XP PEN STAR05 WIRELESS V2

The XP Star05 can write on most paper with a wide variety of inks, its battery lasts for up to 50 days and it has a nib that’s as good as anything you can buy, in my opinion anyway. Read on for our detailed review, it’s available from today and it’s a must for any budding artist.

XP Pen Star05 Wireless 2.4G: Features

Create wirelessly: With Star 05, you can control your Star 05 using both wireless and wired USB technology. It features the latest ISM 2.4G and FHSS technology that can be plugged into your computer to make it wireless.  For standard wired use, you may connect the Star 05 to your computer with the included USB cable.

Among its many uses, the Star 05 is excellent for animation, sketching, painting, editing, and digital signatures.

Fast-charging: 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. The Star 05’s battery will continue to charge while it is being used.

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.

Versatile: In any software program, you can customize the touch-sensitive shortcut keys on the Star 05 to streamline your workflow.

The latest driver, compatible with most platforms and applications: Compatibility with Windows® 10/8/7, Linux (Detailed versions), Mac OS X® 10.10 or later, and major graphics software, such as Photoshop®, Painter®, Illustrator®, Clip Studio®, and more.

XP-Pen Star05 Wireless 2.4G: Specifications

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

Customers Reviews

 Let’s talk about this product. At one point, I rated it 5 stars, then gave it 4 stars, then gave it 5 stars again. It was hard for me to give you guys four stars, but you MUST fix the software problem. Here is the only negative thing I have to say: The software does not work. It is terrible.

On the other hand, if you go to their website and download the previous models, the software will work perfectly. That’s why I downloaded the 04 version and it works flawlessly. I can’t thank Christine enough, because I wouldn’t have gotten it to work. 

Despite not requiring software to work, the pen pressure cannot be adjusted properly without the software. Apart from that, it is a pretty cool device. Work on a children’s book and surrealistic artwork is going well. The wireless nature of the board allows me to turn it while I write and draw, even though I am left-handed. This is awesome.

Hopefully, I’ll be able to afford another one soon. This software issue needs to be fixed because my friend might purchase it, and she’s going to go crazy trying to find out how to use it. Apart from that, it’s awesome. This is way better than an old Wacom.

This tablet is amazing for the money, totally worth it. I had a Wacom bamboo tablet before purchasing this one and it is quite comparable. My only qualm with this tablet is sometimes during wireless mode when shading quickly it can have a bit of obvious lag. (Anonymous)

Although you can use it wirelessly or plug it in, it is more convenient to use it plugged in. It took me a while to figure out my Sai tools compatibility, but I was able to resolve it with a quick chat message to XP pen customer service. It was also easy to install the drivers of the website. Anyone without a CD reader is good to go.

Other than that, it’s simple, sleek, easy to use, and a great replacement for my bummed Wacom (which was much more expensive but lasted a long time.) Now, this one must stand the test of time! (Anonymous)

Pros Cons
Compactible Pricey
Lightweight
Easy to use