A Better Digital Stylus

Hi, this is Justice. I’ve reviewed and tested over 50 different stylus. After testing about 20 stylus I found the Renaisser stylus. It was much better than the other alternatives. I saw that other people were just as excited about the stylus as I was and buying from my amazon link. I decided to contact the company which has fantastic support. I now sell my favorite stylus directly from Renaisser. Even after reviewing additional stylus I find it the best available. Watch the video below if you have questions, and if you purchase something here, I want to personally say thank you for supporting me and my family. I appreciate every single decision to support small business owners and your decision matters to me.  

– Justice Frangipane – “Tablet Pro”

*NOTE – Renaisser stylus work on all the same devices as the Surface stylus – Please check the full compatibility list below if you are unsure

r530 surface slim pen 2 alternative stylus


The R530 stylus is my favorite Slim Pen 2 or Surface Pen alternative. It is designed with artists and note takers as the focus. Crafted beautifully, with precision using quality materials. It’s sleek aluminum body is cool to the touch and the lines created are clean and crisp. Want to see it in action? Click here

r520bt bluetooth surface slim pen 2 alternative stylus


This Bluetooth stylus is the best option for the person who wants it all. The R520BT is the Bluetooth version of the Renaisser stylus and has the MOST features of all the Renaisser stylus. It has a shorter body and charges using a magnetic hat. (not recommended for people who easily lose things) The R520BT has the following features. 

r520C surface slim pen 2 alternative stylus


The R520C is a beautiful and simple stylus. It is a good choice for those who never use the eraser side of the stylus and has the following features. 

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Better safe then sorry. Get these backup  replacement nibs / tips that work in Surface Pen alternative stylus as well as the R-Series stylus listed here from Renaisser. They have a low jitter elasto polymer tip that provides a small amount of traction over plastic tips. It is the same tip as the default Surface Pen Hb nibs.

  • Tilt
  • 4096 pressure levels
  • magnetic attachment
  • Surface Pen MPP 2.0 standards
  • Clean low jitter lines
  • Pressure curve designed for artists
  • USB-C fast charging
  • 80-100hr battery use in 1 hr charge
  • 2 side buttons (invert/barrel)
  • Erase like a traditional pencil eraser
  • Tilt
  • 4096 pressure levels
  • magnetic attachment
  • Surface Pen MPP 2.0 standards
  • Clean low jitter lines
  • Pressure curve designed for artists
  • Less battery life vs Non Bluetooth
  • 2 side buttons (invert/barrel)
  • Bluetooth 3 function button
  • Tilt
  • 4096 pressure levels
  • magnetic attachment
  • Surface Pen MPP 2.0 standards
  • Clean low jitter lines
  • Pressure curve designed for artists
  • USB-C fast charging
  • 80-100hr battery use in 1 hr charge
  • 2 side buttons (invert/barrel)

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"As an artist who recently started playing around with digital art, I am loving the Raphael 520 and how smooth it feels on my tablet! Couldn't figure out how to set up the pressure sensitivity on Krita at first but Justice was amazing and quickly walked me through it. Now it works great and responds to the lightest touch. I admit I was debating purchasing from Amazon at first, but I'm glad I chose to get it here, way better service and way cheaper too!​" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Mangis Riesuta
Mangis Riesutadigital artist
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"It's waaaay better than the original microsoft pen. This one has more pressure sensitivity and battery saving mode and the pen nibs. I actually like the plasticky one its smooth and very comfy to work with." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Charlinedigital artist
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"The Raphael Stylus is good people, go for it : lighter than the Microsoft one, feels like a paper pen and has a really good pressure curve. You won't regret it!" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Taylor Nicty
Taylor NictyAnimator
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"just started using this and I love it so far. I like the shape of it and how it's slimmer feels more like a pencil then the surface pen. I think it's better then the surface pen.​" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Steve Axtell
Steve Axtell@axtellexpressions
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I love using the innovative Tablet Pro app on my Surface Pro with Zbrush. Frees me up from that monster desktop and NOOOO keyboard! Justice provides great tech support and I bought his new 2 button pen, great setup for mobile work!" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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R530 - Dual Eraser 2 Side buttons and traditional eraser

The R530 stylus is my favorite Slim Pen 2 or Surface Pen alternative. It is designed with artists and note takers as the focus. Crafted beautifully, with precision and quality materials. It’s sleek aluminum body is cool to the touch and the lines created are clean and crisp. Want to see it in action? Click here

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R520BT - Bluetooth Bluetooth and 2 Side buttons

The R520BT stylus is your everything stylus. Similar to the Microsoft Surface Pen it has a Bluetooth button and a barrel button. In addition to the Surface Pen, this stylus has a second side button called “invert” it is used to erase in many programs and can be modified using the Pen Tool software. This stylus has improved pressure performance, and charges via a USB-C magnetic charging hat. 

Free Bonus gifts when you order now

Bonus #1 

The Pen Tool software allows you to control Tablet Pro operation, automatically switch and open the Artist Pad (must have Tablet Pro installed) and allows you to remap the buttons on your new stylus. Order now and get the Pen Tool ($7.99) for free! The download license link is emailed when your order is placed.

Bonus #2 

The Sound Keyboard software adds audible feedback to key presses while typing or using the Artist Pad from Tablet Pro. This feedback enriches the experience of using the Artist Pad and is just plain fun to use when you are typing. Makes a regular keyboard sound like an analog typewriter, an 8 bit video game, ASMR clicks, or even spoken English key names. The Sound Keyboard is $4.99 in the Microsoft Store, but is yours free when you purchase today. The download license link is emailed when your order is placed.

I did the research on all the best stylus I could find - then I pursued my top choice so I could sell a stylus I love.

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Compatibility list: – For a larger list click THIS LINK – the list includes older devices. Most manufactures continue to use the same technology. 

Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro 5, Surface Pro 6, Surface Pro 7,Surface Pro 7+, Surface Pro 8, Surface Pro X, Surface Go, Surface Go 2, Surface Go 3,  Surface Book, Surface Book 2, Surface Book 3, Surface Laptop Studio, Surface Studio 1st Gen, Surface Studio 2, Surface Laptop 1st Gen, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Laptop 3, Surface Laptop 4


Pavilion x360 11-ap0xx, Pavilion x360 11-ad0xx, Pavilion x360 11m-ad0xx, Pavilion x360 14m-ba0xx, Pavilion x360 14-cd0xx, Pavilion x360 14m-cd0xx, Pavilion x360 14-dh0xx, Pavilion x360 15-br0xx, Pavilion x360 15-cr0xx, Pavilion x360 15-dp0xx,

Not compatible with HP Spectre x360 Series and HP Envy x360 Series

Inspiron 13 7373, Inspiron 15 7573

Incompatible: Lenovo – Wacom devices, any device that does not support the Surface Pen or Microsoft Pen Protocol 2.0

Please note that if you order a stylus from us and your device is on the incompatibility list we will charge a “break even” fee of $10 subtracted from your refund total. Thank you for your understanding. 

*note: Tablet Pro software works on all Windows tablets – we highly recommend having a touchscreen with pen support to take advantage of all the features of our software. 

Bonus #1

The Pen Tool full license included

Unlock Advanced Features on your Pen and Tablet

When you purchase the R Series 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

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Quick FAQ

The R520 comes with a 1 year manufacturer warranty. They are very responsive and you will work 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 R530 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…

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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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