Simple Review of the Lamy AL Star EMR (Day 3)
System: 2.0 and 18.104.22.168
Overall- was exactly what I wanted- a real pen vs stylus. I hope other pen companies start to do the same- as I think the move to EMR is real-
System: 22.214.171.124 Comparable review of using original pen and LAMY Al-star EMR with remarkable nib.
Generally good comfortable experience with occasional inaccuracy and not that smooth transition between angles and pressure. Subjectively it is not good that the nib is not held tightly.
Despite precision is really good, sometimes during writing I perceive the lines are not exactly where I would expect them. I would describe it as inaccuracy up to 0.5mm in main area (out of edges). At edges it is inconsistently precise and not precise (up to 2 mm spread 0.5cm to edge).
Ok, but not great. It is hard to hit middle pressure for the pencil tool thus not easy to draw/fill smooth gradient.
Ok, the transient is not that natural I would say.
It is really great experience as it behaves more consistently except at left edge (not a big deal, almost same as with remarkable). It feels more like a real pen. After few pages I feel more confident about writing than with Remarkable pen. The plus is that nib is tightly held in the pen. remarkable-hack maintainer added button support for changing pen/eraser! Awesome!
Precision is great. It is exceptional at most part of the screen where I don't perceive any inconsistencies except at left screen edge. There (up to 0.5cm from) is similar inconsistency as with remarkable pen, but spread is a bit higher. Lines are going up to 3 mm toward the edge.
Pressure sensitivity is way better than with original Remarkable pen (from light touch through smoother transitions to more correct lines width during high pressure).
Feels a bit more consistent and natural than Remarkable pen.
How awesome the Lamy AL-STAR EMR is in combination with the reMarkable nibs has already been written, simply the best Stylus ever. But I tell you it even beats the rM 2 Pro stylus with the eraser function! All you have to do is to install a simple hack (you just need to know how to open an SSH shell on your rM then do one line of copy and paste)
For convenience I also recommend to install the set of rM hacks: https://awesomeopensource.com/project/ddvk/remarkable-hacks This then lets you chose what you want to use the button for, just erasing or other tools, toggle or button mode, …