Bam­boo Sty­lus fine­line

Wa­com’s lat­est sty­lus proves to be a well-made, ver­sa­tile and stylish tool for sketch­ing and note-tak­ing

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Price £50

LCom­pany Wa­com

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.

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