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The Cosmonaut is a minimal, wide-grip capacitive stylus for touch screens. Perfect for sketching and doodling on any tablet.
The Cosmonaut is a minimal, wide-grip capacitive stylus for touch screens. Perfect for sketching and doodling on any tablet.
The Cosmonaut is a minimal, wide-grip capacitive stylus for touch screens. Perfect for sketching and doodling on any tablet.
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    1. Douglas Shieh on November 1, 2012

      Even with the replacement tip there is little precision to the Cosmonaut writing/drawing on the iPad. Disappointed. :(

    2. Valfran Almeida on May 30, 2012

      After a couple of months, my replacement rubber tip arrived today, and now my cosmonaut is working totally perfect! Thank you! Great project!

    3. Valfran Almeida on May 27, 2012

      I asked for the replacement tip but I never received mine. I could never use cosmonaut! :(

    4. Riccardo Gabrielli R. on May 26, 2012

      Does not work at all! Disappointment level, 100000%

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      Tone on May 1, 2012

      Been using mine for a couple of months. Disappointment on every level.

    6. Marty Bird on April 14, 2012

      Thanks for the replacement tip, the Cosmonaut works like a charm now.

    7. Martyn Wilkinson on March 17, 2012

      Just found my Cosmonaut under a pile of papers and wondered why I'd not missed it, then when I started to use it I remembered - that horrible squishy tip, the amount of pressure you need to put on to get it to register, plus the huge width of the tip that makes any kind of fine work impossible. Basically I hate it. I'm going to try the hack of putting something inside the tip and see if that improves it but otherwise it's back to being a paperweight. Sorry guys.

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    9. T Zhu
      on March 9, 2012

      What applications are you guys using the Cosmonaut with?

    10. Jason Wright on February 28, 2012

      My replacement tip arrived today and works great! Thank you guys so much! You are a great company with innovative products and excellent customer service, and I wish you all the success in the world!

    11. Jeffrey Hunter on February 25, 2012

      I've been using my cosmonaut for over a month now for taking notes on my iPad. It writes smoothly and the weight and feel of it is good. The only gripe I have is that the rubber coating leaves a black smudge on my hand and fingers after a few minutes of use. I ended up peeling off the rubber skin, which makes the cosmonaut look a little funny, but at least I don't have to wash my hands every time I take notes.

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      Pc360 on February 22, 2012

      Replacement tip arrived, working perfectly now - thanks!!

    13. Oliver Brupbacher on February 18, 2012

      Hey! just go the replacemnt tips tody! thanks! just tested it! really nice, smooth soft and nearly no effort needed during drawing! great work! thanks!

    14. Dave Rigotti on February 16, 2012

      I've been using my Cosmonaut for a few days now. Overall, it rocks! I really like how the tip compresses slightly. Adds a nice feel to it. Great work and thanks!

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      Erin Romask on February 16, 2012

      The new tip that I was sent is like night and day. Thank you for great customer service!

    16. El Drijver on February 9, 2012

      A question for the replacement people. Does it register under its own weight? So, if you rest it on your ipad, without pressing down on it at al, does the iPad register the input? Or is a slight press required.

    17. Dave Hayden on February 7, 2012

      It took a few weeks, but I got my replacement tip on last night and the pen works flawlessly now. I love it! Huge thanks!

    18. Paul Reny on February 2, 2012

      Wondering about the status of the next batch of replacement tips, and when they might ship out? Cheers!

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      apatheticape on January 26, 2012

      So I got my Cosmonaut in the mail today finally and after a few quick drawings in Penultimate, I have to say - I love it! I was a little concerned with the talk that some people have had to press hard to get it to register - I've had no such problems with my iPad 2. I was prepared to have to press a little bit to get it to work but to my surprise, it glides across the screen effortlessly and smoothly! If you're having to press down hard to get it to register, based on my own quick experience with the Cosmonaut, it has to be a faulty tip. In Penultimate, when I just barely touch the screen with my Cosmonaut, it registers 98% I write or draw. When I just give it a ever-so-slightly firmer touch, it registers everything. Everything I was hoping it would be. Thanks guys!

    20. Matthew Fitzsimmons on January 26, 2012

      Is there an ETA on the replacement tips? I see some people have theirs already, but have they all been shipped out?

    21. Noah Tom on January 20, 2012

      I love my Cosmonaut! Although I am a notoriously heavy handed person it has been working great for me and my carpal tunnel numbness in my hand. Love the large size for my big hands, I always cramp up with smaller devices but now I can draw for a much longer time.

      Thanks and keep up the good work.

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      nik harron on January 19, 2012

      Just received my new tip. I must say, once again, how pleased I am with the responsiveness of Studio Neat and their customer service.

      However, I still wish I could say the same of my Cosmonaut. It still requires too much pressure in my opinion— I cannot consistently sketch and have my lines reliably begin where I want them too.

      Sadly, this is one stylus this designer/artist will never use again. Perhaps there is someone I know who has a heavier hand than mine.

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      apatheticape on January 18, 2012

      So USPS lost my Cosmonaut (sent out Dec 18th) as I discovered when I called them today and found out little could be done about it on my end. Well I e-mailed Dan and Tom and they came through incredibly quickly - within a few minutes - promptly submitting another order for me. Thanks a lot for the awesome customer service!!! I can't wait to get my Cosmonaut!

    24. HappyGuy on January 18, 2012

      Received the new tip. Way better now! Thanks guys!

    25. Rafael Atijas on January 16, 2012

      Got mine today: LOVE IT!
      Great job, guys!

    26. Wayne Cordova on January 16, 2012

      I've been using it for a few weeks now and I LOVE my Cosmonaut! My question for everyone is this: How do you store/Carry it? I just put it in my pocket but the rubbery body makes it easy for it to collect lint and such. Do you have a case that you retrofitted? Do you use a clip of some kind? I'm curious to see how you make it work portably.

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      quickfinga on January 15, 2012

      I received my replacement tip and now my cosmonaut works like I wanted it to be. :) thank you for this great product.

    28. Sajid Fakir
      on January 11, 2012

      The cosmonaut feels fantastic in my hands. However, my cosmonaut isn't very responsive. Needs to be pressed down pretty hard.

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      John Phan on January 9, 2012

      I got my new replacement tip today and it was a snap to replace. A note with a link to a video was included which helped a lot. It is a night and day difference and now I can say that this thing works great for me. Thanks Studio Neat for the quick response and addressing the issue I had with the Cosmonaut.

    30. Nick Gonios on January 9, 2012

      Left out an important word! 'NOT'
      Hi Dan and Tom
      I have NOT received my Cosmonaut! Been patiently waiting. From Sydney, Australia.

    31. Nick Gonios on January 9, 2012

      Hi Dan and Tom

      I have received my Cosmonaut! Been patiently waiting. From Sydney, Australia.


    32. Paul McCall on January 7, 2012

      I responded to the email offering a replacement tip as soon as it arrived in my email box and as of now have gotten no reply and no new tip. I have now sent the same message through Kickstarter. Here's hoping that they respond to this, that I get the replacement tip and that it is usable. As the Cosmonaut shipped it is worthless.

    33. Missing avatar on January 6, 2012

      @Jeff Solano Sorry for the late response, i e-mailed and explained my situation to them. hope this helps. :-)

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      Eddy G
      on January 5, 2012

      My replacement tip works MUCH better than the original. Still requires slight pressure, but at least it's usable now. Glad that there was a solution. Will you offer a 3-pack of replacement tips in the future? I can see wanting to replace them periodically and/or when you guys make a "new and improved" tip.

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      nik harron on January 4, 2012

      Emailed Studio Neat and they are sending a replacement tip. Apparently there was a bad batch.

      I have to commend them for their excellent customer service.

    36. Eduardo Baroni on January 4, 2012

      I have just received my Cosmonaut here in Brazil. I am very glad i could help you guys with this product. Its great.

      My best wishes,
      Eduardo Baroni

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      Subhash Rajan on January 3, 2012

      I just received mi e in Dubai today and I love it!! Great build quality! Looks and feels plush!! It registers touches 90% of the time. Great for writing. Not so much for typing. But I love it!!

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      Wayne Whatford on January 3, 2012

      Mine arrived today (Australia).
      Feel is excellent but like a lot of people was somewhat let down by the need to press pretty hard to get the stylus to register.

      That said I dont think potential buyers should be put of and here's why..

      1. Emailed StudioNeat and within minutes they replied and are sending a new nib. That is impressive service!
      2. The number of complainants is always going to be higher than the silent majority who are happy.
      3. Following the advise i read in this very forum I did a hack to fix the issue myself and it is 1000x better! Eased the rubber nib off, put a tiny (and I do mean tiny) piece of chewed up paper inside then firmly pushed the nib cover back on. Had to halve the size after first attempt (we're talking about 3 grains of rice here folks) but WOW instant response AND even better it no longer has that air pocket feel between the tip and inner core. This may not last but is something I can't recommend enough if you are unhappy and especially if a replacement nib is on its way to you.

      Best Stylus ever!! Thanks guys.


    39. Bradley Nordheimer on January 2, 2012

      Hi Dan & Tom, I got mine and went out of town. Now that I am back I asked my 7 year old to try it to play some games on my iPad and she loves it.

      I have been trying to use it with my Apple Trackpad, but it does not seem to sense the touch unless I press very hard. I thought that it was supposed to work on any pad that you use a finger (which is how the Trackpad is used). Wondering if this is considered to be a problem by you guys? This one might have one of the defective tips...

    40. Olna Jenn Smith
      on January 1, 2012

      My tip appears to work as its supposed to -- It's not at all the tip I pledged money to back the development of (what the fuck is it with the enormous tips every damn stylus has? I liked that the original prototype had a smaller, more focused point of contact) but my real gripe is the material used for the stylus itself. I suppose it feels nice in the hand, but it's so prone to picking up dust and lint from the air that it looked filthy when I took it out of the box. I guess I'll just keep looking, or learn how to make my own.

    41. Robert Tayco on December 31, 2011

      I commented a week or so ago about being disappointed in the amount of pressure needed for the tip to register on my screen. I emailed Studio Neat, and they happily sent me a replacement tip. I just received it and tried it out, and guess what? It's near perfect.

      I don't know if it was just a bad batch or there is some inconsistency in the manufacturing process, but the difference between the original tip and this new one is night and day. I can write, draw, and quickly tap with it and the Cosmonaut is performing like it should. I would definitely recommend this now with the new tip.

    42. HappyGuy on December 31, 2011

      Thanks Nik. The stylus is unless to me the way it currently performs, so I've got nothing to lose. Three days and no email reply back from Studio Neat. Such a shame. I love how this feels in the hand.

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      nik harron on December 31, 2011

      @happyguy mine was just held on by force. check this site for the construction diagram. the internal aluminum tip is like a stair-stepped cone with tapered steps. the steps are acting like barbs, passively holding on the tip cover. just get your fingernail under the seam and pull it out at right angles to the shaft. when it deforms enough it will just slip off. cheers.

    44. HappyGuy on December 31, 2011

      How do you remove the tip without damaging it? I've tried and tried and it seems glued on!

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      nik harron on December 31, 2011

      TIP: for anyone who doesn't like the squishy tip feel. Remove the tip and put a small piece of paper tissue (or TP) in the end of the cap and a drop of water. When you place the cap back on the tip feels a lot more solid and seems to register with less pressure. It's a total hack, but it works for me. Trying to be constructive. :-)

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      nik harron on December 31, 2011

      VERY DISAPPOINTED. After waiting for so long, I am disappointed, like many others, in the pressure required to register that I'm drawing. The air pocket also lends a weird feel to it. I thought I had finally found a stylus for sketching, but I guess not. The homemade stylus I made from an old pen barrel and piece of Scotchbrite sponge works much better than this. *sigh*

    47. Wilfred on December 31, 2011

      Ilike how the Cosmonaut feels, but I don't like that I have to put so much pressure on it. I bought the pen also for my kids but they don't use it anymore because of this. Ithink it isn't worth the 25 bucks. Maybe a replacemnet tip could solve the problems but I don't know how to get that.

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      John Phan on December 30, 2011

      I too would like to know how to get a replacement tip. I have to apply quite a bit of pressure for it to register on the screen. Other than that, I like the size and how it feels in my hand. Any info would be appreciated.


    49. Christine Bastian on December 30, 2011

      I see people posting about a placement tip? Why isn't that publicly announced here so we, who's Cosmonaut do not work, can have the same privilege of getting a replacement part? This is the part of Kickstarter that I do not like, the feeling as if you are talking to a wall. Common guys you know the drill, it's media training 101, keep communicating with your backers!

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