Review: Coco Color Stylus, A Really Cool Remote Coloring Stylus For Mobile Devices
Finn and I just spent the afternoon playing with this cool drawing tool and I’m so excited to share our findings with you!
Once you get the Coco Color Stylus up and running, it’s really fun. There are a few tricks to make your set-up easier, and I’ll share them with you now.
- To get started, you will need a mini phillips head screwdriver – one from a glasses repair kit would work great. Loosen the screw on the end of the unit and note that the screw does not entirely pop out. Once the screw is loose, slip off the white casing to reveal the area with the three batteries and remove the plastic battery-saver tag. Secure the case and screw it back in place.
- Next, download the Doodle app from the App Store (Apple) or the Play Store (Android). Be sure you’ve allowed the app to access to the microphone of the device. If you’re not sure you’ve done this, check the application settings. This is a critical setting, the stylus will not operate correctly without this setting. Also, if your device is in a case or if the microphone is obstructed, the stylus will not work properly. I tested this pen with two Apple iPads (iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 4) and an Android device (Galaxy S7) and found cases and screen protectors affect the smooth operation of the stylus – it performed best when unencumbered by add-ons.
- Watch the how-to video! Coco Color Stylus inventor Hugh Bell walks you through the functionality of the stylus in a five-minute how-to video that I promise will save you time. The stylus is not difficult to master, but Hugh offers some helpful guidance that will make your experience that much better.
Finn decided to draw Purple Shep, his favorite prankster gangster.
He picked it up quickly and actually spent a couple hours with it. His two comments – 1) he hopes for an “undo” function in future versions; and 2) related to the first point, he found the “ooze” function (hold the stylus steady on the screen and you can make perfect circles) a challenge to navigate at first because if he held the stylus down too long, it would bleed into his pictures.
For myself, I love it – perfect circles! Here’s a quick piece I did.
Finn’s Purple Shep piece progresses nicely – he’s happy.
The Coco Color Stylus has 768 different color/style/size stroke combinations in total.
The cool thing about the Coco Color Stylus is that it doesn’t require pairing at all. Once you set it up – using my tips above – it will work and it’s only on when you’re pressing the buttons, which is great for battery conservation.
Here’s the master piece, Finn’s Purple Shep (he’s supposed to look discombobulated!).
Later Finn also drew this amazing portrait of DanTDM, his favorite Minecraft YouTuber.
Here’s a video of Finn using the Coco Color Stylus, you can see how easy he finds it.
All in all, I’m incredibly inspired by the Coco Color Stylus and I see a ton of possibilities for its future.
* Please note, I received a Coco Color Stylus Remote Coloring Stylus for the purpose of providing an honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and sponsored content.