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WacomBamboo Stylus Pen for the iPad and iPhone4
 
4.3

(based on 89 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (66)
  • Good control (48)
  • Natural feel (44)
  • Lightweight (34)
  • Increased productivity (24)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Graphic artists (27)
  • Home office (26)
  • Photo editing (18)
  • Travel (18)
  • Everyday (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (30), Experienced (28), Novice (10), Tech savvy (7), Enthusiast (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (46), Business (28)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (45), PC (11), Other (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

High quality stylus

I recently got the Bamboo stylus to use with my new iPad Air. I did a lot of research on it, and, seeing that it's generally held in high regard, pulled the...Read complete review

I recently got the Bamboo stylus to use with my new iPad Air. I did a lot of research on it, and, seeing that it's generally held in high regard, pulled the trigger.

It's a nice, premium-quality product to match with the quality materials used in the iPad. They look good together. The Bamboo has a nice heft to it, and I like that you can remove the clip. It makes a statement and is an object of desire in and of itself. I have yet to explore the full potential of using a stylus, but it tracks well and I can make some really detailed drawings with FiftyThree's Paper app.

It is quite an expensive object, it must be said, but still cheaper than some super-premium styli on the market that perform maybe only marginally better. The Bamboo does everything you need.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Stylus Pen for iPad, but ...

This is perhaps one of the best pens I have used for the iPad. It feels good in your hand and it is very precise and it glides beautifully across the screen. However,...Read complete review

This is perhaps one of the best pens I have used for the iPad. It feels good in your hand and it is very precise and it glides beautifully across the screen. However, the problem that I find with this pen is the durability of the tip. I don't think that I write hard with this pen or I do something out of the ordinary to make the tip wear out. The issue is compounded by the lack of support from the company as I've been trying to get replacement tips from them for a while now with no success. The tips sell for [$](pack of 3), but nobody seems to carry it. You can find them at triple the price on some web sites, but why pay triple the price when they only should cost $4.95? This is half the cost of a new pen. Unfortunately the pen does not come with replacement tips either and that would be nice. So, if the tip wears out, either you pay triple the price for the tips or buy yourself a new pen all together. I sent an e-mail to the company about four weeks ago on the availability of the tip replacement, and the company has never returned my e-mail (using their built in message system as found on their web site). I wish there was a way to recommend this item with a qualifier, but in all honesty, I can not recommend it due to the lack of support from the company on something that can be resolved so easily ... just make the replacement available!!! I love the pen, but with no tip or a broken tip, it is useless … bottom line!

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5.0

Wacom Bamboo Stylus

By turfspec

from Philadelphia, Pa

Comments about Wacom Bamboo Stylus Pen for the iPad and iPhone4:

Quality, well designed and stylish product. Noticeably smaller diameter tips aid in improved accuracy. Good balance, length and weight with replaceable tips in the original soft and firm at a reasonable cost make this a long term winner as opposed to the many essentially disposable styli I've tried previously.

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5.0

Wacom Bamboo Stylus

By Turfspec

from Phila., Pa.

Comments about Wacom Bamboo Stylus Pen for the iPad and iPhone4:

Quality product compared to the many other essentially disposable styli I've tried previously. Well balanced, good length and style while the replaceable tips in soft & firm at a reasonable price make it a long term winner.

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5.0

Substantial

By Alf

from Catonsville, MD USA

Comments about Wacom Bamboo Stylus Pen for the iPad and iPhone4:

Substantial is the word to describe this pen or even outstanding. The pen is now discontinued and B&H has it for half price. This is the best stylus for the ipad and iphone. Why? It has weight and a good feel. Under the laquer is a solid brass barrel. The nibs are interchangable and replaceable in soft and hard varieties. The pocket clip is removable so the pen is versitile.

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4.0

Does the job

By Jeremie B

from San Francisco

About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Adds No Function

Best Uses

  • Multimedia

Comments about Wacom Bamboo Stylus Pen for the iPad and iPhone4:

Great little stylus. Works well on the iPad Air.

  • Primary use:
  • Business
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Great Value

By T-Bone

from Burlington, NC

About Me Technically Challenged

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Styling
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mobile Communication

    Comments about Wacom Bamboo Stylus Pen for the iPad and iPhone4:

    I use this to trick my son into thinking he is using a real pen

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    2.0

    "Bamboo" stylus

    By GV

    from Stoystown, Pa.

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mobile Communication

      Comments about Wacom Bamboo Stylus Pen for the iPad and iPhone4:

      I use the bamboo stylus mostly for my tablet - - sometimes my phone.

      It does work perfectly - - a light touch will activate the touch screen.

      NOWEVER, I expected the stylus to be mainly constructed from bamboo. As far as I can determine, there is no wood, much less bamboo, in it. That is why I purchased it - - for the bamboo.

      So, I have bamboo growing on my property. I made a real bamboo stylus with it. All I had to do was cut the bamboo to length, insert a spike in the hollow of the stem and buy conductive tips to put on the end of the bamboo stem. It works well.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Great Stylus

      By Brian Y

      from New York, NY

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Styling
      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mobile Communication

        Comments about Wacom Bamboo Stylus Pen for the iPad and iPhone4:

        It works really well for both the iPad and iPhone.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        As expected

        By Wayne

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Lacks Protection

        Best Uses

        • Taking Notes With Ipad 2

        Comments about Wacom Bamboo Stylus Pen for the iPad and iPhone4:

        Solid stylus, and the nibs can be replaced. As expected, great product.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        My Favorite Stylus

        By myztero

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Styling
        • Compact Design
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mobile Communication
          • Multimedia

          Comments about Wacom Bamboo Stylus Pen for the iPad and iPhone4:

          I've tried many, many styli and Bamboo by Wacom is still the best.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          Ok

          By OnePiece

          from Acton, MA

          Comments about Wacom Bamboo Stylus Pen for the iPad and iPhone4:

          If you are looking for a stylus to make some random drawings, this one might work for you. If you need something to write and take notes, you will be better of with one with a smaller point head.

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          4.0

          High quality stylus

          By bsurg

          from Ann Arbor, MI

          About Me Cost-conscious Designer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Styling
          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Business Use
          • Multimedia

          Comments about Wacom Bamboo Stylus Pen for the iPad and iPhone4:

          I recently got the Bamboo stylus to use with my new iPad Air. I did a lot of research on it, and, seeing that it's generally held in high regard, pulled the trigger.

          It's a nice, premium-quality product to match with the quality materials used in the iPad. They look good together. The Bamboo has a nice heft to it, and I like that you can remove the clip. It makes a statement and is an object of desire in and of itself. I have yet to explore the full potential of using a stylus, but it tracks well and I can make some really detailed drawings with FiftyThree's Paper app.

          It is quite an expensive object, it must be said, but still cheaper than some super-premium styli on the market that perform maybe only marginally better. The Bamboo does everything you need.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great

          By Druby2

          from No. California

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mobile Communication
            • Organization

            Comments about Wacom Bamboo Stylus Pen for the iPad and iPhone4:

            I've used a couple of others but this one is best by far.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            The Perfect iPad Stylus

            By John from Mahwah

            from Mahwah, NJ

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Styling
            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Navigation
              • Writing Script

              Comments about Wacom Bamboo Stylus Pen for the iPad and iPhone4:

              This is THE STYLUS for the iPad. Provides a perfest touch to the screen - great for navigation and writing script!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Best pen for iPad

              By Andrey Batista

              from Maringa, PR

              About Me Business Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Out-of-office Productivity

                  Comments about Wacom Bamboo Stylus Pen for the iPad and iPhone4:

                  - draw and make notes on sheet music
                  - smooth writing

                  • Tablet Size:
                  • Just Right
                  • Usability:
                  • Intuitive

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                  4.0

                  It works!

                  By Italiano

                  from Milano, Italy

                  About Me Business Professional, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Wacom Bamboo Stylus Pen for the iPad and iPhone4:

                        In the beginning I was a little skeptical about using a stylus with my IOS devices, because of the poor responsivity of all the other ones I have tried.

                        Was very surprised at how natural it is using the Bambook Stylus Pen. A pity that they don't include the pro version of Bambook Paper app with the purchase.

                        • Tablet Construction:
                        • Feels Sturdy
                        • Usability:
                        • Simple Enough

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                        5.0

                        Awesome!!

                        By Hardy

                        from Miami, Florida

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Good Control
                        • Natural Feel

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Office

                          Comments about Wacom Bamboo Stylus Pen for the iPad and iPhone4:

                          Great precision, the best stylus in the market. Use it all the time, totally paperless.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          4.0

                          So much better than others.

                          By BC

                          from Oklahoma City, OK

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Natural Feel
                          • Works Better Than Others

                          Cons

                          • None so far

                          Best Uses

                          • Graphic Artists
                          • Home Office
                          • Note taking
                          • Rough Sketching

                          Comments about Wacom Bamboo Stylus Pen for the iPad and iPhone4:

                          I received the Bamboo stylus a few weeks ago, and absolutely love it so far. It writes so much better than other styluses (or styli?).

                          I tried a cheaper stylus first, then upgraded to a Targa stylus that didn't seem much better. I had all but given up on written note-taking in the iPad until I tried the Bamboo.

                          It does seem to work better in some apps than others. I'm using it in the "Paper" app by FiftyThree (which I also recommend) and it works extremely well.

                          I'm still worried about reviews that the nib breaks easily, but have yet to experience any problems.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          5.0

                          Best Stylus

                          By Raga

                          from Rego Park, NY

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Good Control
                          • Lightweight
                          • Natural Feel
                          • Responsive

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Drawing
                            • Graphic Artists
                            • Handwriting
                            • Home Office
                            • Painting
                            • Photo Editing
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Wacom Bamboo Stylus Pen for the iPad and iPhone4:

                            Although I tried other styluses, the Bamboo is so far superior, it is now the only one I use. It responds like an ordinary pen on paper on my iPad. I use it for drawing and painting apps and for handwriting.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            Nice Stylus

                            By RightD

                            from Bellevue, WA

                            About Me Professional

                            See all my reviews

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Wacom Bamboo Stylus Pen for the iPad and iPhone4:

                              Perfectly weighted and balanced. Works with both iPad 3 and iPhone 5.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              already a repeat customer

                              By JT

                              from Groton, MA

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use

                                Comments about Wacom Bamboo Stylus Pen for the iPad and iPhone4:

                                I have now purchased 4 Bamboo Stylus Pens ... I keep giving them away to colleagues and then need to replace them. Works great on the iPad as well as my droid. I like the weight and balance of it.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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