Wacom’s New Bamboo Duo Adds A Traditional Ballpoint To The iPad’s Best Stylus

Wacom’s New Bamboo Duo Adds A Traditional Ballpoint To The iPad’s Best Stylus

Wacom's terrific Bamboo stylus now comes with a built-in ballpoint for traditional note-taking.

We firmly believe that Wacom’s Bamboo stylus is one of the best styluses money can buy for the iPad, but that was until this thing came along. The Wacom Bamboo Stylus Duo mixes a traditional ballpoint pen with Wacom’s famous iPad stylus to bring you the best of both worlds, whether you’re sketching a hobbit in Draw Something, or jotting down a phone number on an old envelope.

Wacom’s iPad stylus features a capacitive rubber tip that’s incredibly smooth and responsive, which is why it’s rated one of the best. But Wacom has improved upon that by adding a premium, 0.7mm ballpoint ink pen at the opposite end that allows you to flip the stylus over and write on a traditional sheet of paper.

With an elegant design and quality craftmanship synonymous with all Wacom products, Bamboo Stylus duo is the ideal tool for writing, drawing or doodling in both a digital and analogue world.

While consumers are using media tablets more and more in daily life, traditional paper is still being used for free-flowing creative expression. The Bamboo Stylus duo, with its simple clean shape and satin textured metal body, serves the needs of the analogue and digital user with just one tool.

The Duo’s pen cap will fit onto either end of the stylus, allowing you to protect your tips while they’re not in use. And like Wacom’s solo Bamboo stylus, you can replace your stylus tip when it becomes worn. As you’d expect, you can also change the ink pen’s cartridge as necessary.

The Bamboo Stylus Duo will be available from May and it’s priced at £34.99 (approx. $56) in the U.K.

  • Jonathan Ober

    I have been keeping an eye on this kickstarter project – http://lunatik.com/touch_alloy which is coming out soon. I think this one would be better since it’s not a flip it over and remove the cap kind of pen but click to get ink, click to get stylus. :)

  • Josh Yates

    I’m sorry, but are these companies smoking something??? €35/$56 is WAY over the top. I’ll stick with my $20 Kensington stylus/pen combo. It’s getting crazy… Looks nice, but it’s a piece of hollow metal with a pen on one end and a rubber tip on the other for Pete’s sake!

  • Josh Yates

    I’m sorry, but are these companies smoking something??? €35/$56 is WAY over the top. I’ll stick with my $20 Kensington stylus/pen combo. It’s getting crazy… Looks nice, but it’s a piece of hollow metal with a pen on one end and a rubber tip on the other for Pete’s sake!

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