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WacomBamboo Stylus solo (Black)
 
4.3

(based on 92 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (68)
  • Good control (48)
  • Natural feel (44)
  • Lightweight (37)
  • Increased productivity (24)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Graphic artists (27)
  • Home office (26)
  • Photo editing (18)
  • Travel (18)
  • Mobile communication (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (30), Experienced (28), Novice (10), Tech savvy (9), Enthusiast (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (48), Business (29)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)
    • 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

handy tool

By Ed

from Brooklyn

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Improves Performance
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mobile Communication
    • Multimedia

    Comments about Wacom Bamboo Stylus solo (Black):

    works well on IPhone 5s and Kindle Fire

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

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    1.0

    Awful

    By Terry Smith Images

    from Little Rock, AR

    About Me Multimedia Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

      Comments about Wacom Bamboo Stylus solo (Black):

      The tip is like a gigantic dull pencil made out of marshmallows. You press down, keep pressing, and keep pressing before anything happens and then when you do get a mark who knows where it will be since the tip is so big. It's awful to either write with or draw with. I will keep it in a bag as a backup for models to sign model releases, but I would not use it for day-to-day work.

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

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      4.0

      Works pretty well for ipad mini 2

      By Steve the Runner

      from Tallahassee, FL

      About Me Grad Student, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Marking Up Documents
        • Mobile Communication

        Comments about Wacom Bamboo Stylus solo (Black):

        I use it as a replacement for my finger (web browsing, typing quick notes) and as a pen-like device (scribbling notes and highlighting pdfs). It works pretty well, and I can write legible characters with a little practice. It also takes a little practice to get the pressure right, though it eventually becomes muscle memory. I like the solid metal design, though we'll see how long the rubber tips last.

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

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        5.0

        Wacom Bamboo Stylus

        By turfspec

        from Philadelphia, Pa

        Comments about Wacom Bamboo Stylus solo (Black):

        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 solo (Black):

        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 solo (Black):

        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 solo (Black):

        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 solo (Black):

          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 solo (Black):

            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 solo (Black):

              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 solo (Black):

              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 solo (Black):

                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 solo (Black):

                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 solo (Black):

                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 solo (Black):

                  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 solo (Black):

                    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 solo (Black):

                        - 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 solo (Black):

                              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 solo (Black):

                                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 solo (Black):

                                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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