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I can't say I've tried all that many stylus pens (I've used a few pretty rubbish ones though, so I know how bad they can be) but I've never felt the need to try other ones - the Bamboo stylus is, in my eyes, flawless.
Its shape is very pen-like, meaning that it feels easy and natural to hold and use. It is hard and robust, and will last for a long time. The rubber nib may not last for quite as long, but I think it's great that you can buy a replacement pack so that people don't have to buy the whole pen again. I have been using my current nib for a couple of months though, and it doesn't need to be replaced yet, so it's not like the break immediately.
When used on the touchscreen (I use the iPad Air) it is incredibly sleek and smooth, and much more accurate than fingers. I also find that it is picked up more easily by my iPad than the other, cheaper styluses I've used previously. One thing I love to use this stylus for is drawing, which it is ideal for because of its accuracy and ease of use, plus the fact that it feels very much like a pen/pencil. The app I use is Sketchbook Pro, and the stylus is fantastic with it.
I also bought one of these for my dad (I have pink, he has blue - both really nice colours) and he loves it! He HAS used other, more expensive styluses and says that this one works just as well - and since his others have broken, this is a great replacement.
Overall, this is a great stylus and perfect for a variety of tasks and people. Brilliant product!
The Bamboo Solo Stylus Pen
The Bamboo stylus made by Wacom features a smooth soft conductive rubber tip and a narrower than normal pen tip of 0.6mm. The overall pen dimensions are 9mm x 120mm with a weight of 20g. The pen is made of a high value plated metal and comes in several colours to choose from.
The pen also has replaceable tips which are available from Wacom's website for £4.99 at the time of writing this review.
Having owned several stylus's for use on my iPad i increasingly became frustrated at the fact that none of them gave me the accuracy and feel that i would expect from a stylus for use with a high end gadget like the iPad, in the past i have used cheap low priced stylus's which were completely useless for tasks like sketching or writing and could only really be used for tapping icons and buttons on the screen.
This led me look around for a slightly higher ended pen, i went for the box wave stylus, which was around £9.99 or there bouts, this stylus was admittedly better than the other cheaper options and was ok for sketching and writing but quite often it jumped on the screen and missed sections of lines or parts of words, it grew to annoy me in the end as i wanted something that felt and worked like a proper pen, relative to what the experience would be like on paper or as close to as possible. I stayed with the box wave for around 6 months until i couldn't take the inaccuracy anymore.
Around a week ago i began the task of trawling the internet for a replacement pen, this time i meant business and was willing to pay up to the £30 mark, the internet was full of different priced Stylus pens so i began to read up on which ones were better, this is when i stumbled across the Bamboo Solo Stylus by Wacom. The pen i purchased off amazon for £21.99 and was delivered the next day through prime.
The Stylus is slightly shorter than a standard pen and features a rubber conductive tip which is narrower than normal pens, it also features a clip for your pocket.
The stylus feels heavier than most others I've tried, this makes the pen feel of a better quality, it feels really natural to hold and operate this pen which is always great. The thickness is just right as its similar to a standard pen. I love the build quality and design of it.
Features of the stylus:
The main feature of any stylus is the nib, the nib on this pen is made from a super conductive rubber materiel that glides across the screen, the best bit about the nib is that it is replaceable which is good because nibs of this type don't last forever as they become sticky and sometimes split, the replacements are £4.99 and should last a few months at least. If this wasn't the case the whole pen would need replacing and would be quite costly after a while.
Another feature which isn't included on this particular model but is included on the next model up,is a actual pen fitted under the end cap, this would be perfect for people who use both tablets and paper for their work.
Use-ability and conclusion:
The pen is so smooth on the glass of the iPad and effortlessly glides across the screen, the pen in my experience is highly accurate and hasn't jumped or missed any words or letters when writing, i also love the narrowness of the nib which makes it a lot easier when handwriting. The Pen also has a app which is available off the apple app store, this is the perfect companion to the pen for both writing and sketching, the app is also free.
Just what you would expect from Wacom. Simple but elegant, the Bamboo Stylus offers users a premium experience for notetaking, sketching, drawing, and other forms of creative expression. Backed by Wacom's 25-plus years as the world's leading manufacturer of digital pen tablets and interactive pen displays, Bamboo Stylus is highlighted by its subtle design elements, sophisticated design with satin-textured metal body and balanced weighting.
The tip of the stylus is 25 percent narrower in diameter than some of the other most popular solutions on the market today. Combining ergonomic comfort and a firmer feel, the Bamboo Stylus offers a premium digital inking experience for handwriting notes, highlighting text, editing documents, drawing, sketching and much more.
Bamboo Stylus brings a more accurate and precise way to take notes in meetings and classroom settings, or to sketch out rough ideas while on the go. For example, users can improve their input experience with numerous applications developed for iPad, such as Penultimate for note taking and autodesk SketchBook mobile for sketching needs.
|Product Description:||Wacom Bamboo Stylus - stylus|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||0.9 cm x 0.9 cm x 12 cm|