Studio Neat Cosmonaut

8/10 AVG.
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  • Studio Neat Cosmonaut
  • Studio Neat Cosmonaut
  • Studio Neat Cosmonaut
  • Studio Neat Cosmonaut
  • Studio Neat Cosmonaut
  • Studio Neat Cosmonaut
  • Studio Neat Cosmonaut

Specs / Features


Compatible with all capacitive touch screens (eg. iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire). | Works in any app. | Great for doodling, sketching, and writing. | High quality, durable construction. | Great for people of all ages.

Compatible with all capacitive touch screens (eg. iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire). | Works in any app. | Great for doodling, sketching, and writing. | High quality, durable construction. | Great for people of all ages.

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Specification

Brand Studio Neat
Model COS001AL
Size 12 x 2 cm (4.7 x 0.8 in)

Reviews (8/10 Avg. rating)


AppAbled

Designed to write like a dry erase marker

from AppAbled

It looks good, feels good and is the most accurate stylus I have used. It’s design makes it ideal for Special Needs children or those with fine motor or carpal tunnel problems.

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It looks good, feels good and is the most accurate stylus I have used. It’s design makes it ideal for Special Needs children or those with fine motor or carpal tunnel problems.

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Coolsmartphone

Excellent precision with good price

from Coolsmartphone

The Cosmonaut is, by some distance, the best stylus I have used. If you can look past it’s heft, the stability it provides in the hand and it’s rubber-covered aluminium core provide a level of sensitivity and precision that other styli simply fail to live up to.

Whilst I found the design very familiar once in use for writing and drawing alike, the cylindrical nature means it’s very difficult for the styli to be kept on any desk without fear of it rolling away. It might sound like a small niggle, but having to find a location to store this stylus whilst not in use was a downside. It’s not as though this could easily be mistaken as a pen in one’s shirt pocket (a-la Zoogue). It’s not insurmountable, but I’d have liked to have seen some gesture towards storage (lanyard loop even) either described, or included in the box...

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The Cosmonaut is, by some distance, the best stylus I have used. If you can look past it’s heft, the stability it provides in the hand and it’s rubber-covered aluminium core provide a level of sensitivity and precision that other styli simply fail to live up to.

Whilst I found the design very familiar once in use for writing and drawing alike, the cylindrical nature means it’s very difficult for the styli to be kept on any desk without fear of it rolling away. It might sound like a small niggle, but having to find a location to store this stylus whilst not in use was a downside. It’s not as though this could easily be mistaken as a pen in one’s shirt pocket (a-la Zoogue). It’s not insurmountable, but I’d have liked to have seen some gesture towards storage (lanyard loop even) either described, or included in the box.

With this stylus weighing in at the £20 price point at Amazon, it is comparable to the Maglus in price, and has it beaten in terms of precision during my use. It’s a very good addition for those wishing to partake in some handwriting or drawing on their capacitive devices. It’s a fine accessory for anyone with a capacitive-screened device, and should be the top of every stylus users’ shopping list. 

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The Gadgeteer

Really good and very fun to use

from The Gadgeteer

The Cosmonaut is an iPad stylus, pure and simple, with an emphasis on the simple part. It’s rather fat, like a crayon made for toddlers. It also has some heft, but not too heavy and is very well balanced when held. It’s comfortable to use for long periods of time, especially when using a sketching or note-taking app.

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The Cosmonaut is an iPad stylus, pure and simple, with an emphasis on the simple part. It’s rather fat, like a crayon made for toddlers. It also has some heft, but not too heavy and is very well balanced when held. It’s comfortable to use for long periods of time, especially when using a sketching or note-taking app.

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Gadgetmac

Designed to be different

from Gadgetmac

The Cosmonaut and it's enormous form factor is like a raging bull inside a china shop. Using it for extensive writing, note taking and precise detailed stuff is impossible. The capacitive rubber tip, although glides across the iPad's glass screen smoothly, is very rigid and requires some force to compress and input your gestures on the touchscreen. There's very little give in the tip which requires more out of you than just gliding the stylus around like some other styli. And the sensitivity is even worse if you're using a screen protector including the Glas.t glass screen protector, requiring more down force to register your input. It felt clunky to handle and very imprecise. A pen form factor and a smaller, more flexible tip is much more ideal for the job...

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The Cosmonaut and it's enormous form factor is like a raging bull inside a china shop. Using it for extensive writing, note taking and precise detailed stuff is impossible. The capacitive rubber tip, although glides across the iPad's glass screen smoothly, is very rigid and requires some force to compress and input your gestures on the touchscreen. There's very little give in the tip which requires more out of you than just gliding the stylus around like some other styli. And the sensitivity is even worse if you're using a screen protector including the Glas.t glass screen protector, requiring more down force to register your input. It felt clunky to handle and very imprecise. A pen form factor and a smaller, more flexible tip is much more ideal for the job.

But what if the task at hand involves general doodling around, jotting down ideas or simply handing the Cosmonaut over to a small child to fiddle around with? For that, the Cosmonaut turns out to be pretty good for sketching and overall having fun with it. I found that it works perfectly well with the thick brush presets in FiftyThree's excellent Paper app for iPad. For general stylus needs, the Cosmonaut is a pretty nice stylus to use for sketching. That said, I wouldn't see myself using it personally.

Some prefer thicker than usual styli like the Cosmonaut, and while it isn't going to strike everyone's fancy, it'll certainly satisfy those who look for a big crayon-like style and aren't going to be using it for detailed, precise work. If precision is what you're looking for, we recommend that you take a look at the Jot Pro stylus instead. 

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Apple Gazette

Probably the oddest stylus you’ve ever seen

from Apple Gazette

The Cosmonaut began as a successful Kickstarter project, and now it’s available to buy online for $25. It’s the perfect stylus for artists and handwriters, and I think it’d make a great accessory for the iPad user who’s generally averse to a stylus, as well, because it’s so unique. There’s simply no other stylus that can match the tremendous sense of mass and power that the Cosmonaut conveys — and you can’t understand that feeling until you hold it in your own hand...

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The Cosmonaut began as a successful Kickstarter project, and now it’s available to buy online for $25. It’s the perfect stylus for artists and handwriters, and I think it’d make a great accessory for the iPad user who’s generally averse to a stylus, as well, because it’s so unique. There’s simply no other stylus that can match the tremendous sense of mass and power that the Cosmonaut conveys — and you can’t understand that feeling until you hold it in your own hand.

I’ve tried many a stylus over the years, but I have a new favorite. It’s fantastic.

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AppAdvice

A fine stylus experience

from AppAdvice

I absolutely love my Cosmonaut, and I recommend checking it out if you’re looking for a casual stylus. It just feels great in the hand, looks good, and is a nifty tool for the average user, ranging from young to old.

The customer service at Studio Neat is also fantastic, and they...More

I absolutely love my Cosmonaut, and I recommend checking it out if you’re looking for a casual stylus. It just feels great in the hand, looks good, and is a nifty tool for the average user, ranging from young to old.

The customer service at Studio Neat is also fantastic, and they seem willing to help you out whenever you need it.
 

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Macgasm

The best stylus for the iPad

from Macgasm

I’ve owned and used many a stylus, including the Pogo Sketch, two styluses by Elago and one by both Belkin and Griffin; the Cosmonaut trumps them all during extensive use for university research.
While the two negative points I mentioned aren’t deal breakers, I’d love to se...More

I’ve owned and used many a stylus, including the Pogo Sketch, two styluses by Elago and one by both Belkin and Griffin; the Cosmonaut trumps them all during extensive use for university research.
While the two negative points I mentioned aren’t deal breakers, I’d love to see them addressed in some manner in the next version of this product. A different, less lint-loving rubber or silicone material would do a lot for the haptic feel and the long term looks of the pen. A one-piece construction of the core would eliminate a potential point of failure at the back of the stylus, making it even more sturdy. Alternatively the aluminium/wood accent could be attached to the core mechanically.
With this in mind, the Cosmonaut is still the best stylus for the iPad I’ve used so far; it’s solid, grippy, comfortable, very precise and I can recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone looking for a great stylus.

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Tech Advisor

Great stylus that didn’t try to replicate the feel of pen on paper

from Tech Advisor

The Cosmonaut is a novel-looking stylus, which does a precise job of mark-making on your iOS device. Ideally suited to more creative pastimes such as doodling, drawing and painting, the Cosmonaut also proves an excellent all-rounder.

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The Cosmonaut is a novel-looking stylus, which does a precise job of mark-making on your iOS device. Ideally suited to more creative pastimes such as doodling, drawing and painting, the Cosmonaut also proves an excellent all-rounder.

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PC Magazine

A good choice for iPad users with carpal tunnel or mobility issues

from PC Magazine

The Cosmonaut's rubbery tip gripped the screen well, providing solid feedback, and it was especially good for clicking and dragging interface elements on the iPad.

Professional artist Leontine Greenberg said she found the Cosmonaut's thickness made it a bit hard to hold and clumsy, but...More

The Cosmonaut's rubbery tip gripped the screen well, providing solid feedback, and it was especially good for clicking and dragging interface elements on the iPad.

Professional artist Leontine Greenberg said she found the Cosmonaut's thickness made it a bit hard to hold and clumsy, but she typically paints with very small brushes. It might be a better pick for people with arthritis, carpal tunnel, or other disabilities, she noted. I'd add to the list older children turned off by the AppCrayon's very little-kid look.

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iLounge

Comfortable to hold and to use

from iLounge

Cosmonaut’s simple design is certainly appealing, as is the cool visual accent the core provides—that core also elevates the look to something a bit more professional. The fact that the stylus writes so well is surprising, and will please many users. It’s not going to be for eve...More

Cosmonaut’s simple design is certainly appealing, as is the cool visual accent the core provides—that core also elevates the look to something a bit more professional. The fact that the stylus writes so well is surprising, and will please many users. It’s not going to be for everyone, but we can offer a strong recommendation for Studio Neat’s stylus with a B+ rating. If you like the look, you’ll be very happy with the results.

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Amazon.com Reviews Summary

360 from Amazon.com

360 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the Studio Neat Cosmonaut. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

8/10

Amazon.co.uk Reviews Summary

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47 Amazon.co.uk shoppers shared a review for the Studio Neat Cosmonaut. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4.3 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.co.uk customer reviews.

8.6/10

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