Wacom Bamboo Stylus Review for iPad

By January 8, 2012 2 Comments


My wife was nice enough to buy me a stylus for my iPad for my Christmas stocking – she bought me the Wacom Bamboo Stylus from Amazon (Amazon link). Having not used a stylus on the iPad before I haven’t really got a baseline comparison to match it with.

I’ve had it for a few weeks now and I’ve found the following:

  • It improves handwriting over my finger
  • For extended writing it is quite heavy compared to actual pens
  • It requires a fair amount of pressure to work, more than with a real pen
  • I have used note taking tools, eg Penultimate, much much more
  • I have been demoing illustrations on the Apple TV display in the class room more
  • Overall

    I wish I had had one earlier. I don’t use it all the time, but when I want to use it, it is great to know that I have it there to use. is it the best one on the market? I don’t know, but it certainly meets my needs.


    Lighter, more responsive reaction on screen plus, I would have loved it to have come with a case. Mixing it in with my pocket with my other pens, I really worry I am going to lose it. If it was in my pocket in a little case, I’d be more likely to know it was there.



    Mark Anderson

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    • Guest says:

      That’s a great stocking stuffer idea! My favorite stylus is the TruGlide from LYNKtec. It has a really cool microfiber tip that works really well. And since it’s not made of rubber, you don’t have to worry about replacing the tip in a few months, which I love!

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