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Wacom - Bamboo Solo Stylus - Blue-Front_Standard

Wacom - Bamboo Solo Stylus - Blue

Model: CS190BSKU: 5541907

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 379 reviews

83%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well on phone, but writing with it is hard

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    GadgetLover
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    It's a great stylus if you use it for it's intended use. It's wonderful for opening apps on my smartphone and tablet. Should you download the SwiftKey app, it's about 99% accurate on the G8+, probably because of the smallish keys. I wanted the fine tipped one, so I could write on those apps that allow it. It would save a lot of time, especially on the fly, but couldn't justify the considerable jump in price. Writing non-ability aside, it's a joy on the screen, gliding like an Olympic figure skater destined for a gold medal. I really can't think of anything I'd improve except for making it a bit longer, so the keys aren't blocked by your hand, and a little thicker, to improve holdability. I bought the first one for full freight with my bonus points, but when I saw them at 1/2 price on Cyber Monday, I bought a couple of them. I lost the original and was going slowly insane with a stylus that bogged down constantly no matter how many times I cleaned the screen(s) or the tip. Am enjoying the new one, and am going to make a concerted effort not to lose it. I put the other one in a safe place that more than likely will forget.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great intro stylus

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    ArtM
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    Wacom makes all sorts of styluses (styli?) for different devices. My kids each have the Bamboo Tip stylus that works great on Android and iOS devices. I purchased this stylus to help me keep my iPad screen clean. It does exactly what it’s supposed to. It doesn’t require a batter or charge. The nib is just a rubber tip covered with mesh to protect it and mimic a finger touch. It’s an adjustment to write as you can’t touch the screen with your hand like you would a piece of paper while writing. Other than that, it works on my Android phone and iPad equally well. There really isn’t much to say. Seeing as how I just got it and haven't had time to really test it out, I can’t speak to durability. I will update if something negative comes up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Apple Pencil is great. The Bamboo Stylus: Not sure

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    Senead
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    Wearing begins the first day using it to do artwork. Exactly what the first Bamboo stylus DID not do. Apple Pencil is great, for sure. It doesn't seem to break down in any way, and it is actually the best tool for artwork where precision on the Anatomically correct drawings is necessary for when giving directions in medical notes, etc. but this is only useable on iPad Pro. The bamboo solo that DOES work is the short one with the cap. It's the only one I don't wear out over night. It could be the fact I need to place a screen protector on my iPad Air 2 ; because the box includes the fact it may NOT work with this kind of cover.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

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    GadgetLover
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    I love the feel of these, but the carbon fiber nub wears out well short of expectations. I ordered it on November 30th and the tip has almost worn out. Granted, I have the SwiftKey keyboard installed on my G8+ and use it constantly, but I don't put a lot of pressure on it. I called the company and they said life expectancy was about 5 to 6 months. I have less than one month on the clock, and really should replace the nub, but I'm curious to see how long it takes for it to be completely unusable. Trying to write with it is nearly impossible because it is too broad a tip. Also will not work on my Lenovo Yoga 720 touch screen. While I like the feel, it's usefulness and lifespan are below expectations.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    It was a decent stylus, or so I though it was

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    Hexen
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    I bought this stylus due to the size of the tip and how small it is compared to other stylus. However after three months the covering on the tip has come off and now is totally useless. The stylus is very nice when it worked. The cost to replace the tip is almost as much as what the stylus cost to begin with, and that is if you can find anyone who has them. I will never buy another Wacom/Bamboo product if this is the quality they put into their products. Went and bought a Targus for almost half the price and is 10 times the stylus this one is. I do not recommend anyone purchasing this unless you only need it for a short time frame.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Work well but foam tip has been falling off.

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    Kimreichmann
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    This stylus worked fine at first. Then I was having problems with foam tip part just falling off while using it. The tip being small was hard to find. When found I'd twist it back on. I started using the stylus very slowly so when it falls off I could see where it landed. Stopped using it because I can go much faster with my finger or use free cheap stylus that was hand out. So not a fan of your 20 dollar plus stylus.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    nice stylus

    Posted
    Aliktronika48
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    This is a nice stylus, a bit pricey, but a good choice. The nib sometimes has a hard time reacting to the tablet, but the majority of the time it works real well. If you are an artist like me, and you work with digital art, and you have the ipad pro, you might want to opt for the Apple pen instead, but for everyday scrolling it's good. It's funny though my friend gave me a free stylus from a vendor at work, and that one works the best. Go fig. Still since not eveyone would have access to that one, this is a good buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Need Instructions

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    Sparti
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    Though this product comes with an instruction manual, I did find it hard once I set it up to get used to not being able to do the normal right click options. I also seem to still not get used to the different pressures that activate different settings in the pain and it isn't as accurate as using the mouse with the pointer. I probably just have to get used to it I know practice makes perfect and I guess I'm a little old-school LOL.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    easy to hold, works great

    Posted
    Matty
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    I got this for my elderly mother-in-law, who has challenges typing onto iPhones and tablets. Often elderly people have "cold" fingers that the devices don't recognize easily, or they have issues finding the right spot to press. A large stylus like this that is easy to hold is a godsend. This is a great solution. And it is large enough so it's "hard to misplace."

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great computer for the money

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    Chuck
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    My SONY laptop was needing repairs and I decided to get a new one. After reading several reviews, I decided that this was the one. I've been very pleased with the speed and I'm still learning to use the power of Windows 10 (I'm missing my Windows 7 photo gallery and movie maker though). The screen is wonderful and the keyboard is large enough for me - the backlighting is an asset. I might add a mouse because I have difficulty with the accuracy off the pad on some apps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple stylus

    Posted
    Rcktdg
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    This is a very simple and plain stylus, but very well made. Very light, glides smoothly across the screen without sticking, and has good input on my phone. No pen with ink, no batteries to charge, just a simple, comfortable, and we'll made product. Well worth the price for as long as it has lasted. Replacement tips are available, but I could only find them online and not in store

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Much higher quality than expected!

    Posted
    John
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    To my surprise the entire stylus is made of very nice aluminum and the writing tip is a very plush but super durable woven cloth material. It has worked very well on iPad and iPhone screens. It glides across those surfaces much better than lesser quality ones with the rubber tips. I also like the idea that it's a dedicated stylus and there's not an ink pen built in it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    not what I expected

    Posted
    Bruce
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    It was not what I had expected. YET it is larger than my other one. my other one I can change the tip with also. It fits better in my hand. My issue is I went to buy replacements and could not find any for this model. while looking it was confusing as you can not tell the difference between the models. It gets a three for response by my samsung and the longer length

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best stylus for any touch screen device

    Posted
    aml15243
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    Best features: triangular, thin shape; microfiber tip instead of silicone, and replaceable; no lag in swiping or tapping, and compatible with all phone models. Blue color is great, and it was on sale. Every other sytlus I have bought has ripped or worn out, but this one has lasted longer!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    need it for surveys

    Posted
    Ront
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    Ever since I put a glass shield on my galaxy s8 it's harder than ever to use the touch screen, especially at the edges. Got the stylus to see if it would help. It's mostly working, but it takes repeated taps at the edges. I assume most of the problem is with the glass, but it would be nice if the stylus were more sensitive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk.

    Posted
    sucker
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    On the recommendation of the sales person, I bought the most expensive model available. The rubber tip on the end that is used for a stylus, the sole purpose of then purchase, fell/broke off after a few days. It's not even heavy enough to use as a paper weight.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Stylus

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    Bueeyes81
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    This is my second one that I've purchased in a few months now. The first one got scratched on the tiniest piece of broken glass from my screen and the cloth on the tip unraveled. This caused the tip to not work at all. If you're careful with this, then the pen will work for a long time. It's a little heavier than most stylus pens out there, but it is comfortable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great basic stylus

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    Skylager
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    Stylus has a good quality compared to others with similar functionality. Works across android and Apple products. Doesn’t have the advance technology you’d want, such as pressure sensitivity. But if you’re lookig for just a basic stylus, this one has a good price point. No pun intended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    not working

    Posted
    Frustrated
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    I bought this stylus to use when drawing in the MS Paint Program. Unfortunately, it doesn't work well. It skips spaces as I'm trying to draw with it. Also, the tip is so thick that it actually blocks my view of the point of contact with the screen. I cannot use it. The stylus might work well with other computers, but not with mine.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I thought it would be different

    Posted
    Ronda
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    I thought this stylus would be better and maybe improved but I was wrong. Within a few, maybe four at most, days, the fabric on the tip was off. And for how much it costs for just one it's really ridiculous. Because that's what the previous ones did, this one is I guess, their newest design. So bamboo and best buy have lost my business for tablet and phone accessories.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend