Wacom is bringing out a second generation of its styli for capacitive touchscreen devices like the Apple iPad. These will have a couple of improvements.
The redesigned Bamboo Stylus solo and Bamboo Stylus duo will have a slimmer rubber nib (5 mm) for greater accuracy. A protective cap for the rubber nib has been added to the new versions.
The solo functions simply as a stylus, while the duo adds a ballpoint pen. The current versions as well as the new ones come in a variety of colors.
“While touch is still the primary input method on most smartphones or tablets, the stylus has now definitely found its place among users”, says Rick Peterson, director of consumer products for Wacom Americas. “Styli bring a more accurate and precise way of taking notes in meetings or classrooms, sketching out rough ideas while on the go or adding handwritten elements to visual messages.”
The second-generation Bamboo Stylus solo ($19) and Bamboo Stylus duo ($29) will be available in October through Wacom’s webstore or at select retail locations.