Price: $99.99 in all black or black/blue with case and battery.
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Bottom Line: The Intuos Creative Stylus is a fantastic stylus for iPad creative use with a great feel in the hand. Currently only held back by the small number of applications that support the pressure sensitivity in the app.
The first touch sensitive stylus for iOS from Wacom shows all of the quality and attention to detail one would expect from a company with their many years of experience. Feeling great in the hand, quick to pair, and very responsive, the Intuos Creative Stylus is everything one could want in an iOS stylus.
Very perfectly weighted, the Intuos Creative Stylus doesn’t feel unnatural in the hand. The contour of the barrel fits perfectly between thumb and forefinger. The placement of the rocker buttons are both convenient and out of the way. The grip keeps the stylus in place without feeling overly rubbery. Wow, that’s a lot if word about how this stylus feels. How about performance?
The performance is great, the only downside is that there are currently too few apps that work with it. The apps that do respond quickly with little if any lag. The apps also get great palm rejection. This keeps the app from picking up a hand resting on the screen as users touch to draw.
Wacom’s own Bamboo Paper app is the standout at this point. Art Rage has also been updated for use with this stylus. While this stylus can be used with any app, pressure sensitivity and palm rejection are only supported in apps specifically updated for use with the stylus. A full list is available on the Intuos site.
Overall this is the best stylus for iOS of the many I’ve tested. The one downside, lack of supported apps is easily outweighed by the perfect feel in the hand.
Released: 2011-06-16 :: Category: Productivity
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