Bamboo Sketch stylus brings Apple Pencil features to any iPad

Bamboo Sketch stylus brings Apple Pencil features to any iPad


Bamboo Sketch works with any recent iOS device.
Bamboo Sketch works with any recent iOS device.
Photo: Wacom

If you love the idea of Apple Pencil but you don’t want to upgrade to a pricey iPad Pro, the new Bamboo Sketch stylus is the solution.

With 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity, interchangeable tips, and Bluetooth connectivity, it’s the ultimate stylus for any iPad.

Wacom has made some terrific styluses for iPad in the past, but Bamboo Sketch is its most impressive yet. It offers everything you get with Apple Pencil — and more — but it works with any iPad and costs less than Apple’s solution.

Sketch is lightweight at just 18 grams, so it won’t weight down your jacket pocket. It measures 142mm long and has a diameter of 10mm at its widest point. Its ergonomic triangular design and soft-touch nib make it comfortable to use for long periods.

But it’s what’s inside the Sketch that makes it exciting. Its Bluetooth connectivity lets you hook it up to any recent iOS device (including iPhone), while its exchangeable nibs — soft and firm — make it ideal for sketching, fine drawing, and even writing.

Sketch has 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity (Apple doesn’t tell us how many Apple Pencil has), which allow for super-precise input. It lasts up to 15 hours on a single charge, and it topped up using a simple USB dongle.

What makes Sketch even more appealing is its price tag. You can order yours now from the Wacom website for just $79.95 — $20 less than Apple Pencil.


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