Wacom’s new Bamboo Stylus Duo is a pen and touch-screen stylus all rolled into one


Wacom is a name synonymous with digital input solutions, manufacturing some of the most popular pen tablets, displays and styli.

Today, the company has unveiled the Bamboo Stylus Duo, the successor to its popular Bamboo Stylus Solo smartphone and tablet accessory, providing tablet owners with a way to not only sketch and take notes on their mobile device but also allow them to transfer their thoughts on to paper.

Wacom has outfitted the Bamboo Stylus Duo with a capacitive pen tip for on-screen input on one end, and a premium ball-point ink pen on the other. If you weren’t already marvelling at Wacom’s technical expertise, the company has manufactured the stylus in a way that the pen cap can be attached to either end of the accessory, protecting the end that is not in use.

Launching alongside the Bamboo Stylus Duo will be Bamboo Paper for Android, an app that brings its digital notebook capabilities to Google-powered smartphones and tablets. The company has enjoyed over 2.5 million downloads on the iPad and will soon provide note-taking, doodle and sketching features for the ever-growing Android platform.

If you’re a sucker for dual-purpose stylus products, you won’t have to wait long for the Wacom Bamboo Stylus Duo to hit the market. the company says that the accessory will be available from May 2012, priced at £34.90.

Both Bamboo Paper for iPad and Android will be free to download via the App Store and Google Play. That isn’t to say you can’t use it with popular app Paper on the iPad or third-party apps (including Draw Something) on either marketplace.

Published April 10, 2012 — 11:09 UTC