Intuos Creative Stylus 2
If you’re after a precision stylus for your iPad that feels like one you’d use on your Intuos tablet, then look no further
Web www.wacom.com/en/gb he Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus 2 is aimed squarely at artists requiring a precision tool for sketching and painting on their iPad. Like many styli that are appearing on the market, the CS2 is an active stylus, meaning it’s paired to your iPad via Bluetooth technology.
The advantage that an active stylus has over a passive stylus (which is one without Bluetooth connectivity that simply emulates your finger with a rubber tip) is that you can customise and use extra buttons – for toggling between tools, undoing actions and so on. This stylus also supports palm rejection and pressure sensitivity (it boasts 2,048 pressure levels). The first advantage is nice, but the latter two features are vital for artists.
The CS2 doesn’t disappoint when drawing. You can genuinely sense the extra levels of pressure sensitivity in apps such as SketchBook. Everything
Contact 020 7744 0831 feels much more natural, especially with lighter strokes and when building up layers of colour or tone.
On opening the CS2 box, you’re quickly made aware that this is one of Wacom’s premium products. The stylish moulded plastic and rubber case that holds the stylus and USB charging cable is a lovely object in itself.
On opening the box you’re made aware that this is a premium product
Also included in the case is a spare tip and a built-in device to remove the tip from your stylus. It’s a lovely package to open and when you do so, you find a stylus that feels like the one you use on your desktop machine.
While the CS2 lacks the aesthetic appeal of, say, Pencil by 53 and Adobe’s Ink, it’ll feel very familiar to
The CS2 will soon be supported by Procreate, Adobe Sketch and Adobe Line, among several other art apps. The CS2’s precision tip
is smaller, harder and more accurate than the
previous model. The end cap pops off to reveal a USB port. The CS2 takes around two hours to charge and lasts about 26 hours.
The Creative Stylus 2 feels great in the hand, and it has a soft-touch grip that flares out towards the end of the device.