Wa­com Bam­boo Sketch

A pen­cil for your iPhone?

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$80 From Wa­com, wa­com.com Fea­tures Two in­ter­change­able nibs (soft or firm) iPad Pro own­ers are for­tu­nate to have the best sty­lus around with Ap­ple Pen­cil, but those with reg­u­lar ipads need no longer gawk in envy. Wa­com’s latest sty­lus even does a few things the Pen­cil doesn’t, such as work on the iPhone.

Roughly the length of a ball­point pen, Bam­boo Sketch is pudgier and weighs less than the Pen­cil, but the all-black tex­tured cas­ing pro­vides an over­all bet­ter grip. A pair of con­fig­urable short­cut but­tons are just a push away on the bar­rel, with a small connector on the op­po­site side that mag­net­i­cally at­taches to the bun­dled charger.

Also in­cluded is a stylish car­ry­ing case which holds the charg­ing don­gle as well as two ex­tra nib tips: One firm, one soft (the dif­fer­ence is neg­li­gi­ble). Sketch pairs au­to­mat­i­cally via Blue­tooth with 13 com­pat­i­ble apps, in­clud­ing the free Bam­boo Pa­per.

For slower, more ex­act­ing strokes, Sketch largely matches the pre­ci­sion of Ap­ple Pen­cil. How­ever, it doesn’t keep up as well with faster hand­writ­ing or sketch­ing, and palm re­jec­tion is also a mixed bag.

the bot­tom line. The best sty­lus, as­sum­ing you don’t own an iPad Pro.

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