XP-Pen Star 05 Wireless Graphics Tablet
XP-Pen Star 05 Wireless Graphics Tablet is a beautiful device. It is a sleek off-black, and very smooth. The beveled edges are a nice touch. It is overall design is very minimalist, which is something I personally enjoy. It doesn’t have any parts that stand out too much; nothing looks out of place. This device has a subtle structure and overall, it is just so good looking.
|Product type||Graphics Tablet|
|Active area||203 mm X 127 mm|
|Technology||Wireless ISM 2.4G & Passive Stylus|
|Pressure Sensitivity||2048 Levels|
|Express keys||Six Touch Shortcut Keys|
|Resolution||5080 LPI (Line per inch)|
|Report Rate||230 RPS (Revolutions Per Second)|
|Ergonomics||Usable With right & left hand|
|Compatibility||windows & Mac|
In regards to size, the Star05 is 11.7 x 7 x 0.4 inches. With an Active Area of 8 x 5 inches, it is pretty large- which in this case is a good thing. While it isn’t the biggest tablet. It’s not too small and nearly perfect in size actually.
You don’t have to worry about batteries because you only need to plug it in and charge it via USB. You can actually do this while drawing, allowing you to go back to the sweet wireless capability. The lack of batteries is fantastic. Besides looking better, it also makes the tablet feel better.
The Star05 also has six touch buttons; the best of which is the undo button. There are also buttons for Brush+, Brush-, Switch, Pen-Walker and Grab. These shortcuts are fantastic and help speed up productivity by quite a bit.
Overall, XP-Pen’s new tablet is just fantastic to use. It feels so smooth and the sense of connection to the actual drawing is wonderful. There is not much to improve upon for this device; the only thing missing is the eraser on the stylus.