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Wacom - Bamboo Ink Smart Stylus - Black

Model: CS321AKSKU: 5731102

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 3739 reviews

87%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quick and accurate

    Posted
    LawStudent
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    I have never owned a touch screen laptop before, so the stylus was completely new to me as well. So far I have not yet used it for note taking but I have already used it in lieu of my fingers while scrolling and navigating pages, just in order to avoid smearing up my screen. I also tested the pen out for a few hours when I first bought it, and it is extremely accurate and shows no lag as of this point. I am excited to use it more!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't get the stylus to pair with anything.

    Posted
    Haroludo
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    My wife and I bought a laptop and this stylus for our daughter. We could not get it to pair with any computer. We returned to the store to see what we were doing wrong and even the floor model stylus were not working with the machines they were demoed with. We finally gave up and decided to use our old USB Wacom tablet. I'm sure this stylus would work great if you have the proper hardware, but the experience we encountered was far from plug and play.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great for the first few uses.

    Posted
    Koby
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    I would like to say the price on this pen is less than the other major brand. I enjoyed using the pen for the first month however I just had a problem with the tip breaking off into the pen. I contacted support and was told that it is not covered under a warranty. I was informed I would have to pay for another pen. I wish I would have seen that this a common issue and spend the extra money to buy a pen that doesn’t have this issue.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Build quality is bad...

    Posted
    CLCTX
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    It is a great product with an exception. The button on top is wobbly from the start so I wasn’t shocked when one day it was missing. There went much of the functionality. I’m still on that battery but when it comes time for a new one I’m not sure I will even be able to sync it again with my computer. End all be all... Waste of money. Enjoyed it while it lasted though.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice but Expensive

    Posted
    eagle2001
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    I like the product but I do not think it is really worth the cost. I got it with a bundle so the cost was less, but would not buy it for the regular MSRP. To me it is just an expensive stylus (with a couple of extra functions) for the laptop I bought. Maybe it is more functional on a tablet but I have not tried that. Setup was easy. The bad thing is that the software is not compatible with my laptop. REALLY?? WHY??? Maybe id the manufacturer's software was actually compatible, it would be better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works better than expected

    Posted
    Maddy
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    I got this stylus to take notes on my HP Envy laptop for some courses. I'm not sure it would work well for fast-paced note-taking but I like it for study guides and visuals like drawings and charts. It works well, and is easy to program. There aren't many options for programming the top button so I don't really use it (I wish it could work as an eraser but that's not an option as far as I can tell), but the two side buttons work great and can be programmed easily.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    decent product came with a dead battery

    Posted
    eastbayjames
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    I bought the Bamboo Smart Stylus to use with a new laptop. I couldn't sync up the Bamboo Smart stylus even while following the directions exactly. Dropped in on the Geek Squad to check it out. Turns out the AAAA battery that came with the product was dead. They sold me a new battery and synced the stylus up with my computer. No problems since then. I'd recommend the Bamboo Smart Stylus but warn that if it doesn't work, check the battery. By the way, AAAA batteries are not that easy to find.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Smart Stylus

    Posted
    User0717
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    I purchased this stylus for my son to use at school. Overall he likes the stylus, it will do all the things he needs it to do now and it will grow with him as he uses it for school in the future. It was very easy to sync to my son's laptop. When I spoke to a geek squad rep he asked me if I had issues syncing the stylus to my son's laptop, he told me that they had been having issue syncing the stylus to certain laptops and that they had to try a few stylus' to get it to sync to other people's laptops.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Another gadget I dont use much

    Posted
    Missy
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    I had some issues getting my stylus connected to the laptop- I don't know if it was the computer or the stylus causing the problem. Showed it was connected, but would not work. Once I got that issue fixed, I thought this product would be wonderful. Turns out, I just don't use it that much. It's easier to use the touch screen function of my laptop. Slight drag between computer and stylus- not optimal for handwriting notes. But the other functions are alright. For me, I wish I had saved the money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the look and feel

    Posted
    JanMR
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    I purchased to replace surface pen I lost. Only thing I didn’t like was that it would open up one note when u click the top but that is probably a shortcut I need to set. Otherwise it works exactly as I need it too. Love the look and feel. Only other thing is that it is not magnetic like the surface pen so it doesn’t connect to my surface. But I bought a pen holder for a planner and that keeps it attached when not in use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Didn’t work with my laptop

    Posted
    Ashreve2010
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    When I purchased a touch screen laptop on Black Friday, I had discussed with an associate about wanting a stylus to go with it. I was assured that this was the best and top of the line. Get home, pair it with my computer, and it wasn’t working. Come to find out that it wasn’t compatible with my laptop. Figured the associates would have known whether or not it was compatible. I’m just glad they accepted my return.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Pen But Easy To Accidently Press Buttons

    Posted
    EnlightenedLife
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    I didn't know I really needed a pen like this. I was originally told to buy another pen for $100 but saw this was cheaper. It's easy to set up and link to the computer but when I am drawing, I keep accidentally pressing the buttons on the pen. Not a huge deal, easy fix after pressing but can be slightly annoying. Not even sure why the 2 buttons are necessary because I don't even use them. I still think the price is a little high for what it is but I don't regret buying it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    BAMBOO works

    Posted
    Steve
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    I have been using BAMBOO products for about 5 years now and this pen is a good one! The pen comes with multiple tips, which I like. I use the softest tip 100% of the time. When pressing at a 45 degree angle the pen tip sort of hangs up and has a click feel as it adjusts. Holding it closer to vertical gets rid of that issue, however, sometimes if feels awkward. The one thing that could make this pen better is if it were rechargable and not AAAA batt. Other than that I'm pretty darn satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall Good Quality

    Posted
    kwnb04
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    Works as expected as far as use on the screen. Best Buy was out of stock of the Microsoft pen and was talked in to substituting. Only negative is that it really doesn't have a very strong magnetism to my Surface Pro. Makes me wonder if the Microsoft would have been better but haven't got my hands on the Microsoft pen to compare. So, not sure if it is worse or not regarding that aspect. It was also a slightly better price at the time compared to the Microsoft version.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Expected to work with Samsung Notebook 9 Pro

    Posted
    JRH46
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    Do not be misled by the "Windows Ink" icon on the packaging as this pen may or may not work with your laptop. I bought with the recommendation of Best Buy staff but they must not have realized that this pen does not work with the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro. I think Best Buy should have an environment to test these pens on the consumer device before purchase. I'm sure this may be a fine pen but I really can't vote one way or the other.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Pen! Lags a little.

    Posted
    Seahawk2015
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    Great pen for windows ink, if your computer doesn’t already come with one. The only complaint I have it that it lags slightly and you have to have it really close to the screen in order for it to register so it’s a little hard when trying to add details in a photoshop painting. It’s only a small complaint, more of a learning curve as I’m used to working on a Wacom tablet with Wacom pens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works like it suppose to

    Posted
    Billysmap
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    My husband and I got this when we got our computer. It's the only thing that really works on the touch screen to draw or edit things. The batteries last a good while, as long as you remember to actually turn it off once in a while when not in use. The one problem I have is that I miss place it a lot. I wish they had something that would allow it to be able to attach to your computer, kind of like the Android Notes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bamboo Stylus

    Posted
    Linda
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    So far so good, the hardest part about setting up was getting it out of the package and putting the battery in. It pairs via Bluetooth but I've only paired it with my new HP laptop for the Windows Ink fun. Registration online was easy too, and there seem to be several additional apps for the device. Since the package is hard to get it in and out of, I would suggest finding another storage container for the stylus when not in use to protect the end which triggers the communication commands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great pen for use with Windows Ink

    Posted
    Pazazz81
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    Having had a Surface, I was already I fan of using a "pen" to write on my screen, take notes, draw etc. Having the ability to write on a laptop with a truly stellar pen is awesome. The pen fits nicely in your hand writing either left or right handed. The multiple tips are a nice feature too. My only complaint would be the "squishyness" of the top button. I would have preferred if it had a more solid click like the surface pen. Still, definitely would recommend and give it 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Limited drivers and even less support

    Posted
    Wojo
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    Was encouraged to buy this as part of a package with a new Dell laptop. The device was recognized and installed but wouldn’t draw on the screen. Thought I had a bad one so exchanged for another only to have same issue. Wacom doesn’t have the proper driver and tells me to contact Dell. Geek Squad unable to help. Will cost more to return so basically have a useless device.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend