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This article was published on April 21, 2011

Wacom releases Bamboo Stylus for iPad

Wacom releases Bamboo Stylus for iPad
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Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found g Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found gaming or consulting. Follow Joel on Twitter.

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.