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Wacom Announces Capacitive Bamboo Stylus

David Gilbert


Wacom Announces Capacitive Bamboo Stylus

While the idea of not needing anything more than your fingers to operate any tablet is one of their main selling points, however anyone who has tried to take handwritten notes on a tablet with your fingers knows what a frustrating experience it can be.

To help those frustrated finger users, Wacom has announced a capacitive stylus which has been designed to work specifically for the iPad but will work with any tablet sporting a capacitive screen. The Wacom Bamboo Stylus will hope to tbring with it the tablet-drawing expertise Wacom is renowned. The Stylus itself has a 6mm nib, is 120mm long and weighs in at just 20g. It is the first such stylus from Wacom and will come with a series of apps including ones for painting and note-taking.

Few tablets come with their own stylus so this Wacom pen will no doubt be very popular among the growing community of tablet owners. However we did see at Mobile World Congress that HTC’s first tablet, the 7in Flyer, will be coming with its own capacitive stylus. The Bamboo Stylus will be available in the UK next month and will cost around £25, which is not an excessive amount of money for a device that could expand the usefulness of your tablet by some amount – whether it be iOS, Android or Windows.

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Lon Bailey

April 18, 2011, 8:32 pm

I got my stylus from Maplin - 10cm long and about the same diameter for about £5... not as pretty but none of them are.


April 18, 2011, 10:35 pm

Will there be applications for Android as well, or is it just for the iPhone?

A good stylus is not so useful without some note taking applications, and PDF readers which supports hand written notes.


April 19, 2011, 4:22 pm

@David Gilbert: The Flyer doesn't use a capacitive stylus, it uses one with a digitiser. It's an important distinction because it means the difference between the stylus being fairly poor and genuinely very useful.

David Gilbert

April 19, 2011, 4:36 pm

@Spunjji Apologies, the Flyer Stylus is indeed of the active digitizer kind and from what we saw in MWC is very nice indeed.

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