Best Digital Pen for HP Spectre Folio 13

HP Spectre Folio 13 comes with an HP stylus, but if you fancy using something a little different or need a replacement, we rounded up some great options. If we had to recommend a single one, the Wacom Bamboo Ink is a solid stylus with support not only for the company's tech but also N-trig devices.


Wacom Bamboo Ink


Wacom is a big name in the land of the stylus. The company has been responsible for some of the best pens and drawing pads out there. This pen is a unique option since it supports Wacom's Universal Pen Framework (UPF). This allows it to seamlessly shift between Microsoft Surface devices and Wacom Active ES (electrostatic) hardware, which can be very useful if you use a bunch of different PCs.


Zodiac Active Wireless Stylus


Zodiac's Active Wireless Stylus is an all-aluminum pen that works with the Spectre Folio 13 and Microsoft's latest Surface products, as well as other OEM portable devices. Sporting 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity, it allows you to write, draw and erase without issue. The pen itself takes a battery, and one is included to get you started. Much like other pens on the market, there are two buttons on the side, one for erasing and the other for a right-click. And if you don't like it, there's a 45-day money back guarantee. Can't go wrong there.


Adonit Ink


For something a little more stylish, the Adonit Ink is a well-rated stylus that works on a variety of hardware, including the Spectre Folio 13 and Microsoft Surface devices (as well as other compatible hardware). It is USB-rechargeable with a battery life of around 80 hours, and it has a carrying clip for taking it with you on travels. Lastly, there are shortcut buttons for erasing and right-clicking. It's inexpensive, too, making it an enticing option for anyone looking for something a little cheaper than the Surface Pen but that will still get the job done.


HP Pen


HP's own Pen is quite the stunner. It'll look the part alongside any Surface PC. Not only does it work with the Spectre Folio 13 thanks to N-trig tech, but it also allows for additional functionality with two buttons on the side. This pen does exactly what it says on the tin, as the saying goes.

Because the HP Spectre Folio 13 supports N-trig technology, there are numerous stylus options available for you to choose from. If I had to recommend a single listing in this guide, it would be the Wacom Bamboo Ink. It's a little bit more expensive than the otehr options on the list but it's also quite versatile and functional.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.