Bamboo Stylus fineline
Wacom’s latest stylus proves to be a well-made, versatile and stylish tool for sketching and note-taking
Web www.wacom.com/en/gb ike Wacom’s Intuos Creative Stylus 2, its Bamboo Stylus fineline is an active stylus that will connect to your iPad 3, iPad Mini or iPad Air, via Bluetooth. However, the fineline is a very different product
For a start, it feels more like a pen than an artistic tool. The Creative Stylus is clearly a tablet accessory, whereas this model feels like a goodquality pen such as a Staedtler.
Contact 020 7744 0831 Furthermore, whereas the Creative Stylus 2 has two customisable buttons that are app-dependent, the fineline has a single, discreet button. Going further with the aesthetics, the fineline has an all-metal, slim-ish body and even comes with a lid. There’s also a cap that hides the USB port.
The Bamboo Stylus fineline feels solid and the slightly concave button is a nice touch, preventing accidental presses. There’s also, like the Creative
If you want a versatile pen for sketching, the fineline is wellconstructed and extremely nice to use
Stylus 2, a small blue LED on the pen that shows when the pen is charging (red) and when it’s pairing/paired to your iPad (flashing/solid blue).
So what’s it like to use? Well, at time of publication there are very few apps that support the stylus, so it’s hard to be complete in our opinion. But it works very well with Bamboo Paper, as you’d expect, and even (like the Creative Stylus 2) unlocks a special pack of papers and pens when paired with the app. ArtRage is another program that’s supported, but only
For an active stylus the fineline is pretty slim and is comfortable to use over long periods
of sketching. The all-metal body of
the Bamboo Stylus fineline looks and feels great. It even comes with a lid (although you don’t need it!).
The concave, customisable button is a neat design touch and helps prevent accidental presses.