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Wacom - Bamboo Stylus Pen for the iPad and iPhone4 (PINK) (1821927)
Bamboo Stylus Alpha Black (CS130K)Australian Owned International Distribution
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The Wacom Bamboo Stylus, from the leader in digital pen technology, is a brushed aluminum stylus for use with an iPad. The Bamboo Stylus is elegantly designed featuring a premium look and feel. A well balanced pen with smooth pen-to-paper feel, it is durable with optimal weight and balance for comfortable use.
The actual stylus itself is something marvelous to look at first and foremost. The barrel is medium in shape; the tip is nice and rubbery, very smooth. There’s a clip at the other end of the stylus. The barrel of the stylus is all aluminum, for conductivity purposes I would assume, it’s coated in what seems to be a semi-matte rubber finish, but it’s not rubbery like you would think it would be. It’s very smooth to the touch and not sticky. The coating is very nice when writing, the stylus doesn’t slip around on you when you’re writing and it doesn’t stick to your hands if you get a little clammy. When you first hold the Bamboo Stylus in your hand you will note that it is very well balanced, much like a nice pen. The official weight of the pen is 20g. The feel is solid and sturdy and sits nice in the hand like any fine writing instrument.
What sets the Bamboo Stylus apart is the width of the tip, which is 25 percent narrower in diameter than other Stylus on the market. This allows for not only more precise accuracy but also a smooth pen on paper feel while writing on the screen. Wacom included a free app that goes along with the stylus. This way they could include specific things to make their accessory work even better. This app is called Bamboo Paper. It’s a very simple app that lets you create a book of notes. You can change the color of the book as well as choose from blank, ruled or grid style paper. Inside the app is where the software shines. For example pressing and holding on the screen brings up the pen options to change width and color of the stroke. There is a menu at the top of the app that gives you quick buttons to email the current page or the whole book, undo and redo, change pen options, choose eraser, create a new page and bookmark the current page.
The challenge of any tablet + stylus experience is to mimic as closely as possible writing on paper. Too often when writing with a stylus on tablet screen it feels slippery or glossy. Which makes being precise more difficult. Writing with the Bamboo stylus was as close to writing on paper as it gets. The tip length and the rubber texture add just the right amount of resistance and in the process mimic a pen-on-paper feel. What was equally as important, which most tablet + stylus implementations fail at, was the software’s ability to distinguish between the palm or hand and the stylus. Too often writing becomes difficult if the app recognizes the palm and either doesn’t let the pen write or makes small dots everywhere the palm touches. With the Bamboo paper app you can confidently rest your palm on the screen to write and focus on writing and taking notes. Overall, the Wacom Bamboo Stylus for Ipad is pretty great. For those of who want to use their iPad to draw, handwrite, mark up important documents and more, this stylus is the go-to solution.