I’ll preface this by saying I never thought I would need a stylus with an iPad. I had the 4th gen until last year and then replaced it with a 5th gen (2017) non-Pro since we simply didn’t have the budget to afford a Pro. I love my iPad, but lately have been doing more manual note taking and PDF annotation which hasn’t always been so great, especially with my horrible penmanship! I was not able to take advantage of the great trade-in deal when the 2018 came out so the Apple Pencil was not an option. After a lot of reading and watching of YouTube videos I decided to try the Wacom Bamboo Slimline 3. I am not an artist and don’t need anything for drawing or digital art. I just wanted something to make note taking a little easier when I am not using my keyboard or if I want to annotate or take notes on a pdf. I picked this up this morning and have been playing with it most of the day. So far, it more than meets my needs and expectations for note taking using GoodNotes 4 and the Bamboo Paper apps. Palm rejection is working fairly well and I like the feel of the stylus as I write. I also used GoodNotes to import a pdf of a study guide we are using for church and taking notes on it was great! Overall, I am pleased. It is not the same experience as the Pencil and for use of the Bluetooth features it requires a compatible app, but it meets my particular needs. If you have an older iPad and can’t afford an upgrade, this stylus is great option for handwritten notes and pdf annotating. I can't comment on its use for art (I’ll let the kids try later) since I can’t even draw a stick figure with pen and paper, but as a writing option on the iPad I am happy.