How is the new Intuos stylus different from the Bamboo stylus pens?
The main difference is pressure sensitivity! Finally, you can control the pressure and thus, the size of lines. This makes a huge difference when you are trying to draw many different things. It has 2048 levels of pressure just like the pens that come with the Bamboo, Intuos and Cintiq tablets. The tip is still rounded and soft rubber like Wacom’s other stylus pens, but it responds to light and heavy touches. It connects with the iPad 3 and 4, and iPad mini through Bluetooth. Another major change is that the new Intuos stylus has palm rejection. Meaning it ignores your palm when it touches the screen which makes writing, drawing or painting feel more natural. The cons:
- It is not usable on smartphones. Only iPads. Hopefully it will be available on more devices in the future.
- Only available in shiny blue or black.The price is $99.95! Seems like a lot when compared to the Bamboo stylus which is $29.95.
You can pre-order this stylus now, but I always recommend waiting if you have the patience. Wacom products are usually cheaper on Amazon.
Bamboo Stylus Solo:
The Stylus Solo is compatible with many different devices such as earlier versions of the iPad, iPhone 4/4S/5, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire and many more. You get more color choices and the price is reasonable. The cons: No pressure sensitivity or palm rejection. Not compatible with iPad 4 or iPad mini. Click here to read more about this and other stylus pens on Amazon.
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