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Wacom - Bamboo Tip Stylus - Blue

Model: CS710BSKU: 6180833

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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 221 reviews

77%
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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not a Precision Tool but OK for Note-Taking

    Posted
    Johnny
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    I bought this pen about a month ago and I'm happy with it (please refer to the next paragraph if you're an artist). The main reason I thought about getting a stylus is that I have to work on an iPad mini and the buttons on the app I use are very small. Even though my fingers are not very big, I would end up losing a lot of time by tapping on the wrong option and this pen has helped a lot. I also have to take a fair amount of notes and I was doing this with my finger; it gets a bit annoying after a while. The tip of this stylus is not fully aligned on the tablet's surface but I have learned to compensate for this issue and it works just fine. I have not charged it yet, even though I've been using it for about 12 to 15 days (turning it on and off constantly throughout the day). I have to see how the charging thing goes and will be updating you on this later. Recommended for taking notes and stuff that really doesn't have to be extremely precise (again, once you learn to compensate for the alignment). DO NOT BUY IF YOU'RE AN ARTIST!! Invest in something that will enhance your skills. I have doodled on the BAMBOO PAPER app and I regret to inform you (from an amateur doodler/artist's point of view) that if you're planning on doing detailed drawings, you're going to have to spend more money on a stylus pen that is made specifically for your craft. Minor design flaws that can get a bit old for some people after a while: The BAMBOO logo has disappeared because of the friction from taking it in and out of my pocket but I don't really care about that. If they want their logo to stay on, maybe they can think about engraving it on the pen but that's Wacom's issue, not mine. Also, it has a massive amount of space between the pen and the clip to secure it so you better have a thick surface for it to grab on to, otherwise, it will dance all over the place or fall constantly. I would recommend to a friend, unless they are artists. Hope this was helpful!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Did not work well for me

    Posted
    SPFGTR
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    I have been searching for some finer tip stylus for years. I’m not a drawing artist but I wanted it to make quick chord charts and maybe ideas and lists. The Apple Pencil only works on a few iPads. I saw this and thought it’d be a great item for my iPad mini. If the Apple pencil worked with other devices I’d get that. Its hard to believe it worked for others to draw Let all be take notes. Honestly for me it’s a joke, a toy. I think part of it may be my horrendous handwriting. But I Would write one word then hold it perfectly and the next word will not write. I needed to twist it a little. It’s ok for shapes and coloring. It has a plastic tip so no metal is on the screen. If you can draw or take notes with this on an iPad or iPad mini, great. Try it you can always return it. I had no problem getting bits of my palm on the page! Using it is awkward and unnatural. Just use pencil and paper. There is a distinct connection with your brain when you are writing or doodling or listing things with real pen. If you know you need it for art or drawing get an iPad for the pencil. Otherwise use pencil and paper and then take a picture of it. You can use this to draw simple things on a photo or pdf but your hand works better. I just got the 6 th generation iPad and will eventually get the Apple Pencil. I’ll stick to paper and pen for now!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for fine selection, not good for art

    Posted
    John
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    Overall, I was glad that this was compatible with my computer and my smart-phone, and that it allowed for fine selection. It was really useful for texting and for certain apps, as well as certain games. It was far more convenient to use than my fingertips. However, when I tried using it in photoshop, I wasn't able to use it with the lasso tool. This device doesn't seem appropriate for when you need to select something and drag it, or at least in photoshop. It was not useful for drawing blueprints. The tip also comes loose a little too easily, and it got lost in my car early on. This stylus is great for getting the basic job done, and is a pretty good stylus to default to if you don't need something more specific. The average consumer will benefit from it, whereas a person looking to make a more serious investment should look into getting some of the more famous name brand products that push the technological envelope.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It does what it says.

    Posted
    Tony

    This stylus is an interesting idea and does what it claims. If you are attempting to use this with a touch screen laptop this is not for you however. For a matter of fact this stylus does work with any touch screen device. It works rather well on Android devices, I don't know how it will perform with Apple devices. On a windows touch screen laptop however the pointer is inconsistent and sometimes will not be detected. That sounds worse than it really is. Ultimately the screen response to the stylus is 98% accurate. I don't think I would recommend this product as while it accomplishes the goal it claims there are other styluses out there that are far better for less. My personal favorite is the Adonit Jot Pro 3 that you can find for approximately $30. Pros: This device has a premium build quality and works well with Android devices. Cons: The price, it takes two hours to charge, and this device barely works with Windows touch screen laptops.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hands Down the Best Universal Stylus

    Posted
    Primebadmonkey
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    This product is in my opinion with every penny. The ease of use, no pairing required, excellent precision are simply unbeatable in the realm of capacitive tip styli. I would prefer to see a USB-C charging port as opposed to the existing micro-USB, especially for the price. I hope to see this implemented on a future revision of this product. I would definitely recommend this for a friend (it was actually purchased for a client of mine with advanced stage Parkinson's, who needed a solid alternative to the rubber tipped cheap styli), and I'd purchase one for personal use as well. It is important to note the tip is also replaceable if needed. I also love the look and feel of this pen, it is very sleek and perfectly weighted. In summary, I absolutely love this item!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed

    Posted
    GWallace
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    I purchased this Wacom stylus, the first time, I opened it and was headed out of town to a conference. The pen did not work at all. After the exchange for a new pen, the second revealed that the first was missing it's tip. I didn't have the second one but a week and the tip popped out. This does not come with sparte tips nor a case for the pen to protect it. ...Furthermore, this stylus DID NOT work well on my pc, chrome book or Android phone for anything other than poking at things. Any attempt to write anything was not smooth and not fluid. I bought a no name brand off of Amazon and LOVE IT! It works beautifully!!! I do not recommend this stylus pen.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Stylus, 1 problem

    Posted
    ArtM
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    This stylus works on both iOS and Android devices. It works without pairing, but you can press the button on the shaft that will allow it to work with "problem" devices. The one problem is the nib. Sometimes the nib will fall out easily and is difficult to locate. When reattaching, make sure to feel for a click before using. I could only find replacement nibs on the manufacturer website. My son lost his not long after Christmas, I bought replacements, then found the original today. Luckily the replacements are inexpensive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Never paired with ipad

    Posted
    Copper
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    The bamboo tip I purchased never paired with my iPad. I downloaded all the bamboo apps because one of the men at our Best Buy told me it would work with my iPad 5th generation. I should have checked to see if it would pair before I did that. I returned it and am not sure which stylus will work with my iPad for sure so I haven’t replaced it yet. So sad! I could get it to write but I was concerned it wouldn’t work correctly with all the apps I purchased that’s why I returned it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Satisfied customer 10 days so far

    Posted
    Freddy
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    I’ve had this product for 10 days so far and I have no complaints. A full charge lasts quite a long time. Within these 10 days, I’ve charged it once more. Keep in mind, that I don’t use it on a daily and for hours at a time. For me, it’s a quick use here and there. It’s very handy when I have to sign an e-document. Given we’re in winter, I use it instead of having to take my gloves off and on. It’s also useful for writing quick and legible notes on my phone/laptop. So far, no issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent overall

    Posted
    BryaninMarin
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    I actually bought this one on accident. It was mixed in with the Wacom Bamboo Ink Smart Stylus. I didn't look as closely as I should have at the box. Of course, I figured it out once I got home and was a bit disappointed because it didn't work with my Surface Pro. However, with its app, it works great with my wife's iPad Mini 4. She loves it, recommended it to a couple of friends, and they've both thanked her. So I'm giving it an overall good review here in her place...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great but one problem

    Posted
    BAHOW
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    This is a 5 star item. But one fault makes it a three in m book. The tips can dislodge and get lost. Not for rough handling or field work and entry. Aside from that ONE issue, this pen makes smooth fast work for me as a note taker that prefers electronic from the pen/paper choice. Worked on a Surface pro 3 and an android tablet. If that one issue was resolvable, I would give it 5 stars.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great pen for iPad

    Posted
    Polo
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    This is a great pen for my daughter's new iPad, it is half the price of the Apple one and does exactly the same, so a great option if you don't want to pay the extra $$$ for the brand. The pen is sleek, sturdy and also re-chargeable, with the plus that it is pen shaped, so you can even attach it to your cover or shirt pocket or wherever a regular pen can.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Pen for Good Price

    Posted
    Ziken
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    But if you're looking to purchase replacement tips, be warned that Amazon sell them more than the actual sites does and that Wacom always have it listed as out of stocks. However, it better stylus than most of the stylus out on the market and is good replacement for any touch screen laptop, All-in-One touchscreen computers and tablets. Cheaper alternative as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works with Yoga 730

    Posted
    Jeff
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    I am not using the stylus for artistics purposes. My review is based on its ability to take notes. I can verify that it works with Lenovo Yoga 730. No need to replace batteries as this is rechargable via bluetooth. I download and installed the software from Wacom, charged the pen, opened the windows ink workspace and selected tips color etc.. No pairing needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simplistic

    Posted
    PapaT
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    Easy to use, without a lot of bells and whistles. I would rate it 5 stars but I’m not sure how long the rubberized cap will last. The price was fair and it suits my needs to sketch quick drawings and take basic notes. I enjoy the fact that I works across multiple devices without the need for any Bluetooth connection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great stylus for Apple products

    Posted
    Nicole38
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    I purchased this to use with my iPad pro 2018 instead of the Apple pencil. The Apple pencil does not let you go back to the home screen-this pen does and works perfectly. The charge lasts for weeks. I also use this with my iPhone and Samsung phones. It has never let me down. This is my second purchase of this pen as I lost my first one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works on Ipad mini4

    Posted
    Chromedharley
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    I bought this stylus a week ago and had to return it because the tip fell out. The 2nd one I currently have also has had the same issue, however I found the tip and put it back in. I'm not sure what the issue is but if it happens again, I will return it and find an alternative. It does work with the IPad mini 4 when the tip stays in.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Nice build quality, performance was disappointing

    Posted
    HouseMD
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    The product felt good in the hand. It as weighty and solid feeling. Using it on my Galaxy S9+ wasn't too bad, but using it on my iPad Mini 4 was pretty awful. It barely tracked, the buttons didn't register, and it even scratched the glass. I would use it for good android phones with good glass. Not so much for apple products.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The affordable creative stylus

    Posted
    Rolf
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    Great tool to use with a computer that has Windows ink incorporated. The pen is light, fits well in your hand and once you get accustomed to their use, no more fingers... The changeable tips allows you to switch style writing or marking, and the side buttons can create the needed shortcuts if you are in a hurry.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, short on follow through.

    Posted
    Halfbeard
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    I needed something to better pinpoint where on the screen I was tapping. This seems very hit or miss. It doesn't always respond so it makes it more of an aggravation than a help. I have tried to follow the instructions to make it function with my Galaxy tablet, but it stubbornly remains quirky at best. Great idea, but short on delivery.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend