Wacom, the one of the leading manufacturer of industry-standard drawing tablets has decided to dip its toes into the tablet market segment with the introduction of styluses that work with capacitive touchscreens. Wacom demonstrated the Bamboo Stylus at the Gadget Show Live last week, and according to reports, it’s pretty impressive.
The Bamboo Stylus weighs 20g, which lends it a premium feel that usually isn’t found in most capacitive styluses available on the market. Even though it’s designed for the iPad’s screen, the stylus is said to be able to work with other tablets as well, so Android tablet-toting folks won’t feel left out of the party. Wacom will also be releasing some specifically designed apps along with the stylus when it is released.
In addition to drawing, painting and defacing photos, the stylus can also be used to make handwritten notes. The Wacom Bamboo Stylus will go on sale for about $41 when it goes on sale in the UK this May. No word of when it’ll arrive on our shores, but it should be too long. To the iPad/tablet artists out there: do you normally create art with your fingers or are you using another stylus at the moment?
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