Wacom Bamboo Sketch
A pencil for your iPhone?
$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.