The Galaxy Note 9 S Pen has a clever rapid-charging "battery" with one tiny flaw

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has an S Pen stylus that can be used to control media to switch between presentation slides at the press of a button thanks to Bluetooth support. The stylus also has a special "battery" inside of it...
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14 Comments

1. Critical54

Posts: 30; Member since: May 04, 2016

This makes no sense, Did you not see in the conference that charging time takes only 1 minute? Even if the charge lasts 30min, It takes one to charge it.......

10. Finalflash

Posts: 4049; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It's the stupidest gripe, at worst it turns into the normal S-pen. Basically, you charge it for the advanced features, otherwise it works as a pen all the time. But this is the kind of crap authoring you can expect from iPA now, and that from their senior editor. In the end, this ain't no Apple pencil charging, I bet iPA had nothing to bad to say about that.

2. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1249; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

OMFG......did you read the charge time? 40 secs......and still you cry like babies...........

3. hurrycanger

Posts: 1739; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Flaw? What flaw? The damn thing can still take notes without juice! Are you leaving the pen outside continuously for 30 minutes to control bluetooth? What a joke.

5. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 724; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

I'm thru with PA. If something takes one minute to charge, theoretically it doesn't even need to be charged.

6. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 968; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

We all know the only flaw the S-pen has in PA's eyes is the fact that it's Samsung exclusive

8. Daftama

Posts: 639; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

You should be banned this article should be banned. Really out of all the things to complain was this....could've said the color, size, don't have premium tip, permanent tip, why they still break, it doesn't have a mic. I can't gap locate my missing pen, maybe why can I use tip as a camera or why million of other things just like I don't make sense it's exactly how this article is

11. Man_Utd

Posts: 137; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

I like the implementation. We need companies to keep pushing and bring new tech. Waiting less than one minute for a consist 30 min life, that's pretty nice IMHO.

12. Azonx8472

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 13, 2013

Since when does something that needs to be charged for 40 seconds is a flaw?

13. fyah_king unregistered

Wow!!!!!

14. power21

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 15, 2015

I just want the pen to write. I don't care about those other useless features, but I would be impress if the pen can transform into a bird and spy on autobots or transform into a gun.

15. BullaBoss

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

I think you should point out a flaw of supercapacitors in general.

16. Valdomero

Posts: 553; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

The only flaw I see in that pen is that i doesn't have a second button, or a programmable button, the recharge time of 40s is a blessing actually.

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