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MacRumors
Apr 2, 2013, 02:15 PM
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Wacom (http://www.wacom.com) today released a smaller version of its popular Bamboo Stylus (http://www.wacom.com/products/stylus/bamboo-stylus), the Bamboo Stylus mini, which offers up a thicker barrel with a much shorter 1.85-inch size.

The portable stylus comes equipped with a handy plastic mini-jack plug that allows it to attach to the headphone port of the iPhone or the iPad, preventing it from being misplaced.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/04/bamboo.jpg
Available in six bright colors, Wacom's Bamboo Stylus mini is brass-plated with a soft-touch rubber coating and nibs that can be replaced with firm or soft touch options. Priced at $19, the Bamboo Stylus mini has a relatively high price tag compared to similar stylus options from other companies.

The Bamboo Stylus mini should be available for purchase shortly from Wacom's eStore (https://store.wacom.com/us/bamboo-stylus) and it will also be offered for sale from other retailers later this month.

Article Link: Wacom Releases New 1.85-Inch Bamboo Stylus Mini (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/04/02/wacom-releases-new-1-85-inch-bamboo-stylus-mini/)



appleguy123
Apr 2, 2013, 02:17 PM
If they want it to attach to the iPhone, they shouldn't have made it out of a material that would scratch the hell out of the iPhone if placed in your pocket.

Jayomat
Apr 2, 2013, 02:26 PM
If they want it to attach to the iPhone, they shouldn't have made it out of a material that would scratch the hell out of the iPhone if placed in your pocket.

They don't... This is not made for iPhones.

ckurt25
Apr 2, 2013, 02:35 PM
They don't... This is not made for iPhones.

Well I don't think they say it's only made for iPads but at the same time I can say I've never witnessed anyone use a stylus with an iPhone.

That said, I do like the small size and ability to keep it connected to an iPad.

LimeiBook86
Apr 2, 2013, 02:46 PM
Unfortunately there is little improvement to be had with a stylus like this. By which I mean those that have a large round nub at the end.

I've tried many different versions and sadly they never seem precise enough. When I read 'Wacom' I thought they had created some fancy Bluetooth stylus with pressure sensitivity that would mimic a Wacom tablet. Oh well... keep dreaming :)

firestarter
Apr 2, 2013, 02:48 PM
If you want a phone with a stylus get a Galaxy Note II. Then you get proper pressure sensitivity, much better accuracy and also a place to store it!

definitive
Apr 2, 2013, 02:54 PM
lol $20 for a stylus that sells for under a dollar on ebay. their pricing is just as ridiculous as apple's.

Xenomorph
Apr 2, 2013, 03:32 PM
They don't... This is not made for iPhones.

http://i.imgur.com/9dI2c8o.jpg

Then what is it for?

s!ke
Apr 2, 2013, 03:46 PM
Lol, the white one looks like a tampon

http://www.ruggli.com/bilder/inhalt/produkte/cl-3m_tampon.jpg

DonutHands
Apr 2, 2013, 03:49 PM
They don't... This is not made for iPhones.
I love when people talk out of their ass.

nagromme
Apr 2, 2013, 03:52 PM
If you want a phone with a stylus get a Galaxy Note II. Then you get proper pressure sensitivity, much better accuracy and also a place to store it!

Agreed! Thats a very nice stylus.

As long as you rank the stylus above all the problems of Android. (Malware, lower selection of top-quality apps, lack of automatic/complete restore-from-backup, lack of software updates, and Samsung-specific features being tacked on in limited ways rather than integrated into the core OS.)

Those are dealbreakers for me, so I'll take a pressure-sensitive Jot Touch or the like if I want a more precise stylus. And I'll have access to pressure-sensitive tablet art apps like Procreate that are better than any existing for Android tablets!

bushido
Apr 2, 2013, 03:55 PM
Unfortunately there is little improvement to be had with a stylus like this. By which I mean those that have a large round nub at the end.

I've tried many different versions and sadly they never seem precise enough. When I read 'Wacom' I thought they had created some fancy Bluetooth stylus with pressure sensitivity that would mimic a Wacom tablet. Oh well... keep dreaming :)

thats mostly an issue with the touchscreen on the iPad if im not mistaken. the samsung galaxy note works more precise with a stylus

APlotdevice
Apr 2, 2013, 04:03 PM
All the pressure sensitive iPad stylii on the market now, and Wacom just releases another rubber tipped piece of metal?

jm001
Apr 2, 2013, 04:25 PM
Well I don't think they say it's only made for iPads but at the same time I can say I've never witnessed anyone use a stylus with an iPhone.

I bought a regular sized Bamboo stylus for my wife's iPad 2 a couple of years ago but she never used it much. I "liberated" it from her and use it quite often on my iPhone 5... not for everyday use but for specific tasks ie. signature, SketchBook, other drawing apps, Moleskine, MyScript Calculator. It's quite accurate imho and I've had no problems using it. I keep it at my desk at work many times, but also in my shirt pocket when needed for the day.

tekboi
Apr 2, 2013, 05:07 PM
What if I wanted to listen to some music while drawing? Besides, these iPad stylus things are absolutely useless. Writing on the iPad is plain annoying. But it's not meant to be written on, so maybe that's why...

Porco
Apr 2, 2013, 05:54 PM
What if I wanted to listen to some music while drawing? Besides, these iPad stylus things are absolutely useless. Writing on the iPad is plain annoying. But it's not meant to be written on, so maybe that's why...

Well presumably you'd only insert the headphone connector for the stylus when you're not using it, and remove it when you are using it.

Having said that I don't like that you'd be adding wear and tear to the socket just to attach it to the device.

And I agree with the earlier post that it looks like a feminine hygiene product, which I think is kind of comical, but may harm its sales if people are put off by that.

cppguy
Apr 2, 2013, 06:43 PM
If you want a phone with a stylus get a Galaxy Note II. Then you get proper pressure sensitivity, much better accuracy and also a place to store it!

And you can properly rest your palm on the Samsung's display. S-Pen is a rebranded Wacom device. Be careful with this Bamboo stylus. Unlike its name may suggest, this isn't an active Wacom digitizer, just a rudimentary capacitive stick.

youknome
Apr 2, 2013, 07:00 PM
I've seen exact same stylus on amazon for £1, there's absolutely no differences between that and this stylus except the extortionate cost.

alphaod
Apr 2, 2013, 07:21 PM
Lol, the white one looks like a tampon

Image (http://www.ruggli.com/bilder/inhalt/produkte/cl-3m_tampon.jpg)

It probably is a tampon. :D

tekboi
Apr 2, 2013, 07:25 PM
Lol, the white one looks like a tampon

Image (http://www.ruggli.com/bilder/inhalt/produkte/cl-3m_tampon.jpg)

lol, that's exactly what I thought when I saw it. Wonder if this was designed by a woman??

Jessica Lares
Apr 2, 2013, 07:54 PM
I would not like to hang a Bamboo stylus from my headphone jack. It's really heavy and I already freak out every time I accidentally drop it on my screen because of the noise it makes.

lol $20 for a stylus that sells for under a dollar on ebay. their pricing is just as ridiculous as apple's.

You get what you pay for. And believe me, you REALLY do.

The $0.99 styluses on eBay are garbage. You can make it last you for a few days, months, or a year, but they were not made by people who understand typical stylus usage, or that really care whether they last or not. They just want that $0.99 from gullible people. Sorta like the people who buy $50-100 phones and tablets.

I got my Bamboo open boxed at Best Buy for $10. It was a great deal. My brother accidentally broke the nib, but it's easily replaceable. I also have a Rocketfish. It's not as great, but it's still a solid build quality and has a much smaller nib.

Now I have a $30 Adonit Jot Pro, it is the BEST stylus I have used. It feels GREAT in your fingers. And I alternate between all three now depending on what I'm trying to do.

A cheapo stylus is only good for navigation and not much else. And they're usually cloth based, which doesn't work very well for the most part because it gets dull faster.

charlituna
Apr 2, 2013, 09:38 PM
Having said that I don't like that you'd be adding wear and tear to the socket just to attach it to the device.


Can't wait for the first reports of the strap breaking with the plug stuck in the jack.

Mrg02d
Apr 2, 2013, 10:22 PM
If they want it to attach to the iPhone, they shouldn't have made it out of a material that would scratch the hell out of the iPhone if placed in your pocket.

Glass is harder than aluminium = won't scratch it.

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I would not like to hang a Bamboo stylus from my headphone jack. It's really heavy and I already freak out every time I accidentally drop it on my screen because of the noise it makes.



You get what you pay for. And believe me, you REALLY do.

The $0.99 styluses on eBay are garbage. You can make it last you for a few days, months, or a year, but they were not made by people who understand typical stylus usage, or that really care whether they last or not. They just want that $0.99 from gullible people. Sorta like the people who buy $50-100 phones and tablets.

I got my Bamboo open boxed at Best Buy for $10. It was a great deal. My brother accidentally broke the nib, but it's easily replaceable. I also have a Rocketfish. It's not as great, but it's still a solid build quality and has a much smaller nib.

Now I have a $30 Adonit Jot Pro, it is the BEST stylus I have used. It feels GREAT in your fingers. And I alternate between all three now depending on what I'm trying to do.

A cheapo stylus is only good for navigation and not much else. And they're usually cloth based, which doesn't work very well for the most part because it gets dull faster.

Soooooo true! I've got the regular sized bamboo stylus and use it for electrical engineering note taking in class...that's how good it is!

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What if I wanted to listen to some music while drawing? Besides, these iPad stylus things are absolutely useless. Writing on the iPad is plain annoying. But it's not meant to be written on, so maybe that's why...

Care to see my class notes?i left paper behind a year ago because it is so good at it.

thekev
Apr 2, 2013, 10:36 PM
lol $20 for a stylus that sells for under a dollar on ebay. their pricing is just as ridiculous as apple's.

Have you compared the two or looked at Wacom's pricing on other things? I am highly skeptical regarding < $1 styluses, but even if it was true, Wacom would never make such a thing.

uwbadger
Apr 2, 2013, 11:00 PM
Glass is harder than aluminium = won't scratch it.

Depends on the coating or plating, but bare aluminum will have a surface layer of aluminum oxide, which is significantly harder than glass (including Gorilla glass).

Mrg02d
Apr 2, 2013, 11:17 PM
Depends on the coating or plating, but bare aluminum will have a surface layer of aluminum oxide, which is significantly harder than glass (including Gorilla glass).

Touché

iPhysicist
Apr 3, 2013, 04:22 AM
Writing on the iPad is plain annoying. But it's not meant to be written on, so maybe that's why...

No - simply no.

pjashley1
Apr 3, 2013, 04:47 AM
I have the big Bamboo Stylus Pen for my iPad for note-taking, and it's a very very good stylus, much better than those £1 ones you can find anywhere. It glides across the screen.

I have found though that the nibs wear out quite quickly, and also it leaves behind a weird patch on the glass that can't be cleaned away (maybe rubbed away the oleophobic coating or something?)

Hope the 'firm' nibs fit the Stylus Pen too...

Jayomat
Apr 3, 2013, 05:04 AM
Image (http://i.imgur.com/9dI2c8o.jpg)

Then what is it for?

I obviously don't know if they intended it to be used with iPhones, which they may because why would they care about where you plug that stylus in o_O, but have you ever seen anyone use a "stylus" on their iPhone on a daily basis? MAYBE there are eldery people out there who would use this, but to make a product that fills a need which is not there (a stylus for your phone) seems .... unneccessary to say the least, and I bet they did not design it to be used on a phone PRIMARY.

Obviously they promote it for every possible usecase, hence the pictures where it's attached to an iPhone..

I love when people talk out of their ass.

You do? gross man

prowlmedia
Apr 3, 2013, 06:43 AM
How is this news? I bought a non wacom one of these 3 years ago on amazon, With the Headphone nubin

How is this any different?

It is a bit of conductive rubber on string... for $15!

10 for $2.46 (http://www.amazon.com/Bundle-Capacitive-Stylus-Styli-Pen/dp/B0081V55SM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364989362&sr=8-1&keywords=mini+stylus)

The123king
Apr 3, 2013, 08:28 AM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6TrYs5ug8xs/UKTZSVl-VpI/AAAAAAAADzk/AR1LBO4cTV0/s1600/Eyeko+Mascara.jpg

bedifferent
Apr 3, 2013, 09:51 AM
Image (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6TrYs5ug8xs/UKTZSVl-VpI/AAAAAAAADzk/AR1LBO4cTV0/s1600/Eyeko+Mascara.jpg)

HAHAHA I was just about to post the exact same thing. It looks like a mascara brush!

Mistrblank
Apr 3, 2013, 11:38 AM
Ok, price is terrible.

I have bought SEVERAL stylus for the ipad. I've had the original pogo stylus, belkin and targus rubber tipped ones like these. The cheap Meritline and Monoprice knock offs.

None compare to the tips that Wacom puts on theirs. It's a little larger than the pogo, smaller than the other rubber tips. Accuracy is no where near that of a straight wacom stylus with a cintiq or intuos, but it is the best experience for an ipad. That said, the tips all wear out as soon as you start carrying them in your pocket (that goes for all of the stylii I've used). I recently bought the Bamboo Pocket (to replace my first generation bamboo stylus) and I think it far trumps this. It's short with an extending barrel (important if you can't take holding something small like this). It has the same tether from headphone jack design, except that the tether is attached to a cap that protects the tip. The cap is the best feature for me by far.

All of the Bamboo stylus use the same tips, they are replaceable, and they are replaceable at a respectably cheap price ($10/3 tips). The same typically can't be said for most other brand stylus. The tips also come in two different density, firm and soft. Because the tips are what make this and they're all the same, I can recommend this stylus if this is the shape you're comformtable with and the tether feature is something you're looking for.

kkat69
Apr 3, 2013, 02:53 PM
I obviously don't know if they intended it to be used with iPhones,


Really?

Image (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/04/02/wacom-releases-new-1-85-inch-bamboo-stylus-mini/)


Wacom (http://www.wacom.com) today released a smaller version of its popular Bamboo Stylus (http://www.wacom.com/products/stylus/bamboo-stylus), the Bamboo Stylus mini, which offers up a thicker barrel with a much shorter 1.85-inch size.

The portable stylus comes equipped with a handy plastic mini-jack plug that allows it to attach to the headphone port of the iPhone or the iPad, preventing it from being misplaced.

LimeiBook86
Apr 3, 2013, 10:00 PM
If you want a phone with a stylus get a Galaxy Note II. Then you get proper pressure sensitivity, much better accuracy and also a place to store it!

I do agree, I've played around with one and as an artist I was impressed. The functionality is very tempting to me. So is the Surface Pro, if only Photoshop or any other Windows software had the proper sensitivity driver.

APlotdevice
Apr 4, 2013, 03:21 AM
HAHAHA I was just about to post the exact same thing. It looks like a mascara brush!
It looks more like a tampon. ;)

If they want it to attach to the iPhone, they shouldn't have made it out of a material that would scratch the hell out of the iPhone if placed in your pocket.
It's a good idea to put a screen protector on if you're going to use a stylus anyway. Tilt it a little too far and metal could accidentally make contact with the glass. Or you could unwittingly drag something jagged under the rubber nib.

Jayomat
Apr 4, 2013, 04:59 AM
Really?

they have the same "port" so it's obvious you can plug it into both... but that doesn't mean that they think that most buyers will use this on their iphones.