Just got the new Wacom Bamboo Feel stylus.
Wow! The Bamboo Feel is even better than the S-Pen!!
Now the bad news – for iPad users. You can only use the Bamboo Feel stylus on the Android Galaxy Note series.
The Galaxy Notes are the phones and tablets that come with the pressure sensitive S Pen stylus. I believe the Notes have an extra layer on the touch screen that allows pressure sensitivity.
Why get an extra stylus when you already have the S Pen?
- Well, the Feel is more the size of an ordinary ballpoint pen than the rather fiddly S Pen. It’s easier to tap the screen with the button pressed for an instant screen grab.
- The S Pen is sometimes reluctant to be prised out of its housing on the side of the machine.
- The Feel is as light as a feather and has a cap to protect its nib.
- The Bamboo Feel stylus is also just that little bit more pressure sensitive than the S Pen.
For the sampler above I tried four entry methods in Sketchbook on my Galaxy Note 2. These were: finger, the S Pen that came with the Note, a Bamboo Duo stylus, and lastly the Bamboo Feel. (The Bamboo Duo, also made by Wacom, is the marshmallow-on-a-stick type stylus you use on most phone and tablet touchscreens. It’s a little less of a blunt instrument than most, as the tip is slightly smaller.)
The Bamboo Feel is certainly the best stylus I’ve used on any mobile tablet or phone.