Bamboo Stylus Duo 2
Is it a stylus for drawing and painting on your tablet? Is it a pen for sketching in your notepad? Actually, it’s both…
The Bamboo Stylus Duo is a neat idea. A touchscreen stylus at one end with a ballpoint at the other, the Stylus Duo is intended to cater for all of your portable sketching and notetaking needs. The idea is you get the best of both worlds: you can sketch digitally on your iPad or other tablet, then flip the pen over (popping the lid on the stylus end if you so wish) and start doodling in your sketchbook or notepad. It’s not exactly rocket science, but it is a decent idea that will appeal to those artists embracing both digital and traditional methods.
The stylus has a pleasingly accurate tip and it’s undeniably comfortable to use. It also looks stylish with a minimal design and Bamboo logo on the lid. The ballpoint pen itself is said to be high-quality – and we can’t argue with that. Both stylus and ballpoint tip can be easily replaced. The stylus is available in six colours to suit your taste, but we kept things simple and tested the black one. The blue and white options look particularly snazzy and the anodised aluminium and softtouch body are rather nice.
Of course, Wacom touts its Bamboo Paper and Bamboo Loop apps as perfect companions for the stylus, but the truth is you can use any art or sketching app.
There’s not a lot more to say about the Bamboo Stylus Duo 2 except it’s a stylish, slimline device that kills two birds with one stone. Sure, it doesn’t have the Bluetooth connectivity of the likes of Pencil by FiftyThree, but it is inexpensive, comfortable to use, and serves a dual purpose.
The Bamboo Stylus Duo has two ends: one a stylus, the other a standard
Stylish and handy, the Bamboo Stylus Duo 2 is a good addition to your portable art arsenal.