Wacom Bamboo Stylus for iPad ReleasedMay 14th, 2011 | By Roy Rasmussen | Category: Technology and Science
A Bamboo Stylus for iPad is now available, Bamboo manufacturer Wacom announced. The new stylus enables users to write or draw on their iPad using a pen instead of their finger.
Wacom’s Bamboo line offers an input device that feels and responds like a pen or pencil. Users can print or write in cursive on the surface of tablet devices, with greater precision than a mouse and better leverage and speed than a finger. The Bamboo also includes pressure and tilt sensitivity features that allow control of line darkness and thickness, enabling drawing with shading techniques like those used in pencil drawing. Digitally entered data can then be manipulated in other software programs like Photoshop.
This type of capability has won Bamboo and other Wacom devices favor with professional artists and graphic designers, making Wacom the industry standard in that market. Video gamers also find the Bamboo works well as a game control device. As of 2009, Wacom held 85 percent of global shares in that market, and nearly 94 percent in Japan, where the company is based.
The Bamboo Stylus for iPad currently retails for $29.95. It is available from Wacom or from Amazon.