Wacom Introduces Bamboo Stylus for iPad

A natural interface technology company Wacom is offering Bamboo Stylus, a new input device for Apple iPad. The device offers an intuitive and natural way to experience note-taking, sketching, drawing, and other forms of creative expression on the iPad.

According to the company, the authentic and satisfying feel of the Bamboo Stylus is achieved through subtle design elements, such as a sophisticated black and silver design with satin-textured metal body and balanced weighting.

The tip of the stylus is stated to be 25 percent narrower (6mm vs. 8mm) in diameter than some of the other solutions. Combining ergonomic comfort and a firmer feel, the Bamboo Stylus offers a premium digital inking experience for handwriting notes, highlighting text, editing documents, drawing, sketching and much more, says the company. 

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“A great deal of thought went into the look, feel and weight of the stylus,” said Rick Peterson, director of Consumer Brands at Wacom Technology Services, Corp. in Vancouver, Washington. “We want users to take pride in owning a Bamboo Stylus for its quality craftsmanship and input capabilities as well as its stylish looks.”  

The additional functionality of the Bamboo Stylus brings a more accurate and precise way to take notes in meetings and classroom settings, or to sketch out rough ideas while on the go.

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For example, users can improve their input experience with numerous applications developed for iPad, such as Penultimate for note-taking and Autodesk SketchBook Mobile for sketching needs.   

“The stylus can perform creative tasks that our fingers and touch displays are just not built to handle well,” Peterson said. “Users will find that the new Bamboo Stylus provides the accurate pointing and inking requirements they need to supplement touch input.”

Bamboo Stylus ($29.99 USD) is expected to be available in mid-May at consumer electronic retail outlets. Online shoppers will be able to find Bamboo Stylus at Amazon or at Wacom’s online store.

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