Wa­com bam­boo sty­lus fine­line

This is the first sty­lus that’s re­ally grabbed Chris­tian’s at­ten­tion

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I’ve used sty­luses since the iPad came out in 2010, but I’ve never re­ally been com­fort­able with, or par­tic­u­larly im­pressed by, any of them. I found my­self us­ing them for a short while and al­ways re­verted back to fin­gers. I have small fin­gers, so get­ting a rea­son­able level of ac­cu­racy was never a prob­lem. I hadn’t seen the point of us­ing a sty­lus with an iPad un­til this one landed on our of­fice desks. Months later, I’m glad it did!

When we re­viewed in back in MF282, we rated it with four stars and praised its (1,024) lev­els of sen­si­tiv­ity. That’s ac­tu­ally half of the slightly more ex­pen­sive Wa­com Cre­ative Sty­lus 2, but the real world dif­fer­ence is hardly not­i­ca­ble. What you get for just £50 is a very ac­cu­rate and sen­si­tive sty­lus that, for me at least, was the first where I ap­pre­ci­ated what you could do with notes and sketches on the iPad.

The design is just right, too. It’s ev­ery­thing you would ex­pect from a sty­lus try­ing to re­sem­ble the weight and bal­ance of a wde­cent pen. With the cap on or off, you re­ally can’t tell the dif­fer­ence some­times! Since the Fine­line’s re­lease, more sup­ported apps have been added. You can now write or draw in some of the App Store’s best, such as ArtRage, Astropad, Noteshelf, Pix­el­ma­tor and var­i­ous Adobe apps.

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