Wacom today released the Bamboo Stylus, a stylus designed specifically for the iPad and made to feel like a real pen.

The iPad is great for sketching and getting ideas down quickly, but taking notes or drawing with your finger is a cumbersome activity. I haven’t got my hands on a Bamboo Stylus but if it’s as realistic as Wacom claims, it’ll make these activities much easier on the iPad — and give Steve Jobs, notorious hater of all things stylus, a headache.

Perhaps a reminder of the indisputable fact that the iPad isn’t a serious design tool, but something for fun and prototyping, Wacom chose to name the stylus after its beginner product line of Bamboo tablets.

I’m a big fan of Wacom and my Intuos4 tablet, and as an iPad owner this product is interesting enough to at least get me looking — we look forward to seeing the first user reviews of this stylus.