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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 3812 reviews

87%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great pen, store safely

    Posted
    Kahola
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    This worked great however keeping it loose in my backpack I broke off the end so the only thing I would suggest is keeping it in a case!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not Compatible w/ High End Dell

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    scsfll
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    Sold by team but did notwork with new $4k Latitude

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    works great

    Posted
    tmc2
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    I love this pen, great for writing and highlighting on pictures and text with my laptop. I did break it ( my fault, I accidentally twisted the end thinking thats how I replaced the batteries) However, it was very quickly replaced by the manufacture under warranty.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well for lenovo laptops

    Posted
    TikiTorch
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    Works well, but not as great as a surface pen on a surface laptop. The plastic piece at the top of the pen fell off at the end of the month. Take the battery out when not in use to prolong life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very cool

    Posted
    5mart33
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    Love the pen. Only downside is my kid always pushed button on end. Good thing I could change settings for that!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Cheap junk, but works...

    Posted
    Tcrank
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    When I opened the packaging the first thing it did was fall apart...the little button on the top end used to connect to wifi fell out. Seems to write well otherwise, but looks and feels like a very chesp piece of junk tech. Sorry, I can't be more kind, but it's really bad!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected

    Posted
    tesla210
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    Works as expected. The only problem is my 7 year old keeps pushing the button the end accidentally, opening up the menu. Other than that it works well. I have an older laptop with windows 10 and windows ink, but it doesn't work on that one because the pen function has to be installed at the factory, like bluetooth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    Posted
    Freebird0613
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    It works well with my Dell Inspiron laptop. The only issue I have is that there's no on/off button. Other than that, it gets the job done. Writing is smooth. There is no eraser end like on other smart pens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome touch

    Posted
    Newbie
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    I had the old gateway write-on tablet and missed it...now it's back but it actually works!! Love this!! My only suggestions is to make it easier to replace the battery. I pulled the end off because it's not easy to open the compartment. Thankfully, it was in warranty and was replaced.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for digital art!

    Posted
    Sara

    I was looking for an alternative to my laptop/graphics tablet combo for college, so I bought a 2 in 1 lenovo and this pen. My graphics tablet is also a wacom which has lasted many many years, so I trusted the brand and boy did it deliver. Pressure sensitivity is great, no lag at all, synced up with bluetooth with no trouble. Sometimes the button on the end doesn't work to bring up windows ink, but that's not really an issue. Though, as the pen is kind of pricey for an active stylus, unless you're using it for digital art/animation/3d modeling/etc, I would look into cheaper pens if you're just looking for a note taker or navigator.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Exited, then disappointed

    Posted
    Linz
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    I bought this stylus with my daughter's new computer. She's an artist, so it was perfect, until it wasn't. Out of the box, it paired quickly, new nib, the button cap worked, but the stylus end would not work. No matter what we tried, it would never draw. Salesperson promised it was easy, website and directions say it's easy. Maybe it's another headache of Windows 10, but it's definitely a waste of my money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    LOVED it until it broke

    Posted
    MariaLev
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    I absolutely love this pen and have used it nearly every day since I purchased it along with my new computer compatible with Ink. After only two weeks of using it and always returning it to the box it came in until I find a suitable pencil case, the end of the pen (that depresses slightly to open the app, or whatever you assign it to do) broke off. I didn't even realize it happened at first, only that when I pressed the end of the pen (the little button on the top, not the tip) nothing happened. I looked in the box and saw it in there. The plastic clips that hold it in place must have broke off since I couldn't put it back on. This is really disappointing for the price. The pen is still usable, but for price I'm not willing to just accept it as is and will need to return it for an exchange. I'm not sure if this is a recurrent issue with this product, but if so, the design needs to be upgraded. This all aside, I still love this pen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    They ought to know better.

    Posted
    garrison
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    Wacom has been making digital pens long enough to do better than this. I used to love Wacom, but they've been disappointing recently. The side buttons are hard to push, so you can't steadily double or right click anything -- not good as a mouse. It works with the touch-sensitive screen, so you can't touch (steady) your hand on the screen and use the pen -- not good as a drawing tool. And the eraser end can't work as an eraser. @@@@@@@@ My other disappointment with Wacom? I have two of their pen pads that work fine on old computers, but not new ones. Why? Because Wacom won't update their software! @@@@@@@

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great stylus - questionable battery life

    Posted
    USSENTERNCC1701E

    I use this for note taking on an HP Envy X360 in MPP mode. Sometimes there's a little lag in input initialization every time you lift the pen, but I usually write in cursive, so it'sn't too much of a problem. When writing in print, the lag is just slight enough that letters end up looking a little disjointed. Lines are clean, no random jagged points or false input. I wouldn't recommend it for artists, the slight lag would probably be quite infuriating, and the lack of Tilt would probably make a higher end pen worth the extra cost. Using the side button for erase was a little odd at first, my last device had a Wacom Feel pen with an eraser top; I got used to the side button pretty quick, but sometimes finding it'sn't as seamless as flipping the pen over. I've had mine for 19 days now, and the battery is dead. Maybe it was an issue with the battery that came with it, but at this rate I'll be spending almost as much in a year on batteries as I bought the stylus for in the first place. I did find, after replacing the battery, that if you twist the cap most of the way it will disconnect the battery but still retain the cap. Hoping this will make the this battery last much longer. If not I guess I'll look into purchasing AAAA in bulk online.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good mate for my Huawei Matebook E!

    Posted
    fnnoobee

    Pros: - Uses WACOM AES technology, which is one of the best digital pen technologies. - Very responsive. - Paired to my Huawei Matebook E Windows 10 tablet no problem (this tablet has somewhat limited digital pen compatibility). - Uses AAAA batteries for power, so no need to hook to a port in the top of the pen. - All the Windows Ink functionality seems to work perfectly with default drivers installed by Windows. - Much cheaper than the new Surface Pen, with most, if not all, the same functionality for writing and taking notes (don't ask me about the creative side, as I'ven't done much other than doodle with it in the coloring apps). Cons: - No eraser function like the new Surface Pen (it does erase but it's by pressing a button on the side instead of turning the top end to the display to erase). - Does seem to have a magnet, but it's very weak and doesn't stick to my tablet very well. Definitely no where as good as the Surface Pen where it really sticks to the side of your tablet. Due to this it slips out of my pocket quite a bit, so I'm worried about losing it. - The button on the top of the pen is really easy to push in, so sometimes the pen menu will come up inadvertently when I don't mean to bring it up which is kind of annoying. - AAAA battery isn't a very common size sold in a lot of brick-and -mortar stores (although I'm happy to report Best Buy does sell their Insignia brand batteries in a 12 pack for a reasonable price, so if you need replacement batteries for this you can pick them up either online or in store). To be honest, for the price and quality of the stylus and the "it just works" factor (although ensure to check Wacom's site for compatibility first), most of the cons are mostly really just naggles and it really is a good stylus overall, especially if you're mostly just looking to write and jot notes for meetings. It's even good for some doodling and drawing, but if you're doing serious creative work on your device you may want to spring for a more feature rich stylus (although it will most likely cost quite a bit more). I've done some coloring and doodling and can confirm it does support multiple levels of sensitivity (4,096 levels to be exact, according to my research online), as when I push down harder or lighter on the display the coloring shows up either lighter or darker in the adult coloring apps I used. Lines show up narrower or thicker, as well, in Paint when writing or jotting things down. When writing notes, it detected most, if not all, of my pen strokes. My wife had a couple issues but it could've been the angle she was writing at from the side. I'm unsure whether it supports tilt detection, so if you need that as a creative type professional you may want to look at the Surface Pro Pen or another pen that does support it. As far as compatibility goes, you need to check Wacom's site online for this model to ensure your device is supported, but I'm very happy to report that the Huawei Matebook E (2nd gen) Windows 10 tablet does work with this no problem with the default Windows 10 drivers with no need to download the Wacom Feel driver set from their site, although I'm understanding there's some more functionality with their driver software from what I read. I just need it for Windows Ink functionality and for that, this works with all functionality (pen menu pop up, write and erase, etc.), so if you're one of the few people who own this awesome Windows tablet 2-in-1 from Huawei and you're having a hard time finding the proprietary MatePen for it (no real domestic sellers other than importers from China), this one definitely works if you don't need a stylus with the laser pointer and slide presentation clicker buttons. I wanted to make sure to note that as there'sn't a whole lot of information on other supported pens for the tablet, and some of the info I've seen here and on other sites and forums are inconsistent. If you own a different Windows Ink compatible device, check to see if you're tablet or 2-in-1 supports Wacom AES digitizer technology, as this is what this pen uses. I don't believe this model supports Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP) and definitely not N-Trig technology, so ensure you do your research as the Wacom site page for this model stylus doesn't list all the possible devices this pen supports and the information isn't completely up to date. For the price I paid for this and the functionality I get from the pen, overall I'm very happy with my purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great pen and a fantastic bargain

    Posted
    Hubie
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    I'm currently using the pen with my new Surface Pro (2017) and I'm quite impressed with it's performance. Lag is minimal and it performs smoothly while sketching and taking notes in MS OneNote. I'm no veteran at using stylus pens but there are some cons I think are worth noting. Naturally I want to flip the pen over to use the eraser which is a feature of the Surface Pen but it didn't take long to adjust. @@@@@@@@ I've a new Surface Pen (2017) but I'ven't taken it out of the box yet. I wanted to give the Bamboo and through chance before committing to the more expensive option. @@@@@@@ Using the erase function is a little awkward having to search and hold the button on the side. It's a little further back on the pen and in an unnatural place for me. I tend to spin the pen in my hand thus losing the orientation of the button as I write and I often times find myself searching for the button each time I need to erase. It's just easier to use the onscreen eraser option which defeats the purpose of the button. The button at the end of the pen where an eraser would normally be is a little odd feeling and seemingly flimsy. It's held up well but sometimes its difficult to tell if I've applied enough pressure to activate the pen tools menu on the Surface Pro. On the other end, the tip glides nicely and having extra tips is great bonus for this price. There is some travel on the tip when pressing down on the stylus that takes some getting used. This rarely affects its performance but sometimes when I need to make the lightest pen stroke, it doesn't register on screen. I can see and feel the pen coming in contact with the screen but nothing happens. I did experience a short battery life in my opinion. Again I'm not that experienced in using this type of stylus so I'ven'thing to compare to but 3 weeks of light use does seems short. Overall, I think this is a 5 star pen at this price and even more so when you can get it on sale as I did. I believe the minor cons as I mentioned warrant a deduction of 1/2 rather than a full 1 star. If your looking for a stylus for light use and something you're not afraid to let your young kids use, this is the perfect stylus! I think professional or heavy users will rather look at the newer MS Surface Pro Pen (2017) which share very similar specs.

    I would recommend this to a friend