Wacom Announces Pressure-Sensitive Intuos Creative Stylus for iPad

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Wacom today debuted its Intuos Creative Stylus (via Engadget), which uses Bluetooth 4.0, integrated shortcut buttons, and 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity to create "a realistic pen-on-paper feel" when drawing on an iPad. It's designed for sketching, drawing, and painting and aims to deliver "professional-grade performance" to iPad users.

    The pen comes in blue or black brushed aluminum with a case, extra nibs, and a replacement AAA battery. It is compatible with the third generation iPad, the fourth generation iPad, and the iPad mini. While it is meant to work with the company's Bamboo Paper app, it will apparently be compatible with other apps as well, including SketchBook Pro, ArtRage, and ProCreate.
    In addition to announcing the stylus, Wacom has released a new version of its Bamboo Paper app. Version 2.0 of the app includes Tumblr and Dropbox sharing, along with premium notebooks, improved palm rejection software, new color palettes, and new tools.

    Wacom's Intuos Creative Stylus will be available in Best Buy Stores for $99 beginning in October.

    Bamboo Paper is an iPad app that can be downloaded for free from the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Wacom Announces Pressure-Sensitive Intuos Creative Stylus for iPad
  2. komodrone macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2011
    my gf thinks my pen is too sensitive to pressure. :(
  3. dpace32 macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2008
    Any reason why this wouldnt be good for note taking? I think every stylus I have tried with Pentultimate has been terrible! Or has anyone tried the Wacom Bamboo iPad stylus?
  4. AudiA4 macrumors member

    May 6, 2002
    Little Rock, AR
    Fat nib. Fail.

    p.s. It may be hardware related, but Samsung's Note phablet and tablet seem to get the fine nib thing down just fine.
  5. dpace32 macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2008
    There are small nib iPad stylus available too: http://adonit.net/jot/pro/
  6. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Mine mine mine mine mine. :D

    I'm so glad it uses batteries. That is a nice thing.
  7. MacFan23 macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2010
    I have, I like it.
    My everyday stylus is the Adonit Jot Pro.
  8. Renzatic Suspended


    Aug 3, 2011
    Gramps, what the hell am I paying you for?
    That's because they have a Wacom digitizer built into the screen alongside the capacative.

    I'm still holding out hope Apple eventually goes this route with the iPad line.
  9. macduke macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    I'm finally upgrading from the iPad 2 when the iPad 5th gen comes out this autumn and I'm definitely getting a pressure sensitive Bluetooth stylus. I do wish that Apple would build-in pressure sensitivity. I want an 11" or 12" iPad Pro with pressure sensitive display, quad-core A7, 4GB ram, 128GB SSD, and USB port for $999. Then I want either Apple's Pro apps ported over or some of Adobe's CC apps like Lightroom, Illustrator, and a more advanced Photoshop Touch. I want to design stuff while in my big brown comfy chair.
  10. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    Why the bit about "available in Best Buy stores"? Does that mean it's not available outside of Best Buy stores? If it is, why the special plug for Best Buy? That sentence was written by MacRumors, not Wacom, at least that's how it appears in the post.
  11. APlotdevice, Aug 19, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2013

    APlotdevice macrumors 68040


    Sep 3, 2011

    It is amazing how slow Wacom was to bringing this pressure sensitive stylus to the iPad. They could have beaten everyone else to the market, but instead chose to release various pieces of metal with a bit of rubber on one end.
  12. ThunderSkunk macrumors 68020


    Dec 31, 2007
    Colorado & Ontario
    It was easy to understand Jobs' & Apples initial refusal to include a stylus and digitizer in the original ipad line. It established that iOS is first & foremost about touch-selecting things from preprogrammed menus, and forced devs to write apps to that effect, not just port over their existing cluttered UI's and make people hunt and peck for commands with a stylus and magnifying glass.

    But Good. Great! You've established that. Everybody gets it. Now, can we please have our dang digitizer so we can write words and draw sketches quickly and legibly? I mean it's ridiculous.

    But it feels like Apple is just going to milk cycle upgrades with little performance bumps as long as they can, instead of expanding the hardware functionality or intended use. Like they've reached the innovative cul-de-sac that paralyzes so many inventive companies.

    ...but hey, we get a fingerprint scanner on the home button. How incredibly useful.
  13. ronjon10 macrumors regular

    Dec 9, 2009
    I've tried these and found them to be marginally better than thicker nubs, but still not great.
  14. cdmoore74 macrumors 68020

    Jun 24, 2010
    Funny, I'm on a Note 10.1 that I bought last week for $250 from walmart. And they want $100 for this?
  15. MRU macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    They also just announced an Android Tablet and a Windows 8 Tablet based Cintiq 13HD....

    Now to decide whether to send back my Cintiq 13HD when the courier delivers it tomorrow and wait for the new model to begin shipping later next month.


    Bluetooth 4 adoption was probably why it didn't appear originally, but yeah its something iPad owners have been crying out for.

    My only concern is that it still has a big fat nib so I'm not sure how it will truly replicate outer normal Wacom pen experience.


    Yeah fat nib is a concern to me and must admit I felt disappointed seeing it...
  16. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2009
    I agree. I should mention that I have a Note 8;)
  17. jclo Editor


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2012
    That is actually directly from the Wacom press release, FYI, so I assume Wacom is teaming up with Best Buy to distribute this stylus. I do not know if it will be available outside of Best Buy, as it only specified Best Buy as the place to get it. Here's exactly what the release says:

    Pricing and Availability
    The Intuos Creative Stylus ($99 USD) will be available at the beginning of October from Best Buy.
  18. The Man macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2004
    I don't think Apple will add a digitizer anytime soon. For one, Apple wants the iPad to be thinner, and a digitizer makes it thicker. But most of all, I think they are content with the ecosystem of third parties creating accessories for their iPad. There's no other platform with more third parties making accessories than Apple's. Is it the best solution for people using a stylus? No. But I think for the number of people using a stylus daily it is nothing for Apple to worry about.
  19. theBB macrumors 68020


    Jan 3, 2006
  20. The Man macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2004
    Yeah, it seems you must apply much force to register that pen. I'll probably buy the Wacom, because they have much expertise. I only need a pen like 25% of the time, but it will be nice to have palm rejection and pressure sensitivity. A bit pricey, but I hope it will last me through several generations of iPads.
  21. APlotdevice, Aug 20, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2013

    APlotdevice macrumors 68040


    Sep 3, 2011
    Well even still Apple has had Bluetooth 4.0 capable hardware for almost a year and a half now.
  22. tuyylihk macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2012
    I am using this too.
    I love it but… the pen cap is very easy to loose when I put it in my pocket.

    Waiting for iPen.
  23. blackcrayon, Aug 20, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2013

    blackcrayon macrumors 68000

    Mar 10, 2003
    You could also look at the Hex3 Jaja, they have these new Teflon tips that are sort of an "open" disc so they give you a pretty small point to look at...they also glide across the screen pretty well and have less chance of dragging grit. They don't seem to have palm rejection like the jot touch pro though.
  24. cheesyappleuser macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2011
    Wacom Announces Pressure-Sensitive Intuos Creative Stylus for iPad

    Adonit Jot Pro all the way.
    Sorry but THAT is good. And is a pen, not a stylus

    Who needs a $50 iPen when you have the Jot Pro?!

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