X

Wacom Bamboo Stylus for iPad

Wacom, a longtime maker of digitizer tablets, has offered its own stylus solution for the iPad.

Scott_Stein.jpg
Scott_Stein.jpg

Scott Stein

See full bio
_DEMO1.JPG
1 of 5 Sarah Tew/CNET
The Wacom Bamboo Stylus for the iPad isn't the first stylus created to work with Apple's tablet, but it might be one of the most comfortable we've ever used. The $29.99 stylus has a similar heft to a real pen, and has a soft rubberized tip.
_OVR.png
2 of 5 Sarah Tew/CNET
A detachable pen-clip on the back could be useful for clipping on the back of a case, but not many cases we own have dedicated storage pockets for styli. A matte-textured barrel is about as thick as a ballpoint pen's.
_WIPAD_copy.jpg
3 of 5 Sarah Tew/CNET
The Bamboo Stylus, laid on an iPad 2.
_DEMO2.JPG
4 of 5 Sarah Tew/CNET
We found the soft, rubberized tip to work gently on the iPad's screen. It doesn't register for sensitivity per se, but it certainly made sketches easier to execute.
_CMPR.JPG
5 of 5 Sarah Tew/CNET
The Wacom Bamboo Stylus side-by-side with a Pogo Sketch stylus. They're both nearly identical in terms of length. The Sketch has a foam tip and a thinner, lighter design, whereas the Bamboo feels much more substantial.

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

95 Photos
Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV Is a Slippery Sedan With Strange Details

More Galleries

Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV Is a Slippery Sedan With Strange Details

14 Photos
2023 Cadillac Lyriq Comes Out Swinging

More Galleries

2023 Cadillac Lyriq Comes Out Swinging

46 Photos
Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

More Galleries

Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

81 Photos
The 40 Absolute Best Games on Nintendo Switch

More Galleries

The 40 Absolute Best Games on Nintendo Switch

41 Photos
2023 Acura Integra: A Solid Sport Compact

More Galleries

2023 Acura Integra: A Solid Sport Compact

35 Photos
The 51 Best VR Games

More Galleries

The 51 Best VR Games

53 Photos