Introducing the BEST tools and stylus for digital artists
creatives and note takers on Windows 10 tablets 

Mouse or Pen over the images below to compare the default Surface Pen to the R520 stylus

A Better Digital Stylus

Raphael R520

A 2 button, magnetic Microsoft Surface Pen alternative worth getting excited about. Clean lines, strong magnetic attachment, solid build quality with an attractive design and GREAT price. 

Unlock Advanced Features on the Pen the pen tool is free with purchase

When you purchase the R520 2 button stylus from our store you get a free copy of the infamous Pen Tool. The Pen Tool lets you adjust, control, modify and improve the performance of you Pen. It gives you the ability to change the side buttons to countless functions including CTRL, ALT, SHIFT modifiers useful in 2D and 3D software like Photoshop, Zbrush, Krita, Blender etc… Or just a simple “undo” command to make life faster and easier. If you have a Surface Pen or alternative like the R520, you want the Pen Tool. 

*the Pen Tool license is sent as a URL in your purchase confirmation email


Hold on a second

Are you selling an item That you are reviewing?

Absolutely and I’m completely unapologetic about it. A number of Youtubers and reviewers will NOT sell products that they are reviewing because reviewing is their business. It isn’t my business. My business is finding quality tools and accessories to make my life and the lives of other artists and note takers better.

I have two beautiful, wonderful little girls that I love with all my heart. So I’m proud to be able to sell you a product I love in a way that (unlike just linking to amazon) can support my family.

I have years of research and over a decade of using a variety of digital stylus in my personal work, (have 20 plus different stylus next to me as I write this) so I am confident that my opinion is both very informed and educated on digital pens for art and note taking. My review for the Raphael 5 came out last year in September (2019). Version 2 of the stylus and 4 months later I started selling the stylus in January of 2020. The manufacturer is great to work with and have the best support I’ve EVER gotten with a company. Absolutely love them. If you get a defective stylus (rare) they will expedite a new one with express shipping immediately and I’ll be the one you talk with in order to do that. 

My plan is to continue to research and find the best options for tablet users and to put my findings here for you. Please subscribe below to be informed of other great finds.

Surface Pen vs. Renaisser Raphael 520: Which is a better digital stylus?

The Renaisser Raphael 520 is our favorite choice because it nails the basics of what you want in a Surface stylus while also being incredibly budget-friendly.

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What is the Best N-Trig/MPP Pen?

I’d like to provide my feedback on the Renaisser pen I’ve got for free, as someone who has went through number of devices over the last few years and have lots of experience testing different pen tech.

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Raphael 520 Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP) pen review

I heard about the Raphael 520 (R520) from TabletPro who highly recommend the pen, but they also sell it at their store. I don’t have any financial interest in the pen and I can verify their review is 100% correct.

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The R520 comes with a 1 year manufacturer warranty. They are very resplity onsivve and you will directly with us here. If there is any problems your replacement will be sent out with express delivery.

Line quality varies from program to program. In most programs the R520 matches the default Surface Pen, exceeds quality in other programs and may be slightly worse in others. 

Get the Tablet Pro Pen Tool for Free when you purchase the R520. The link to download your free Pen Tool with included license will be sent inside your purchase confirmation email when you buy the R520 stylus. 

There may be shipping delays or problems during this time. We insure all of our shipping and if your pen does not arrive, you can easily get a refund. We have had to process a number of refunds and it is easy to do and we will work with you if there are any problems

The R520 is manufactured in Taiwan, NOT CHINA. It’s settings and manufacturing quality are far superior to the clones I have tested. *note, they are not the same or made in the same country. Warranty and support are also vastly different 

The R520 (Renaisser Raphael 520 stylus) is a Windows Ink / Ntrig / Surface Pen alternative stylus. This means that it will work on ALL devices that support the Surface Pen. Please keep in mind that wacom based devices will not work with this stylus. Please check with your manufacturer of your device to see if the Surface Pen will work on it. We do NOT recommend the R520 stylus on devices that don’t support Microsoft’s 2.0 Pen Protocol that includes support for tilt data. That means that devices like the Surface Pro 3 may not work well with the R520 stylus. However, updating the pen drivers may resolve issues

Use the eraser button on the side of the R520 pen to erase or sub material inside of the Zbrush, Blender, Maya and more…

Why do you need a 2 button pen for 3D?

The surface default one button pen does not allow for you to erase or subtract with the side button

Tablet Pro Artist Pad features of the Artist Pad

If you have a stylus and want to get work done then you need the Artist Pad from Tablet Pro. For those who know the joys and pains of a tablet only work flow without a keyboard. Custom keyboard hotkeys are a LIFE SAVER. Professional Artists and avid note takers around the world swear by the usefulness of the sexy and powerful Artist Pad from Tablet Pro. 

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Justice Frangipane

Tablet Pro Team

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