Wacom developed new styluses optimized for Windows 10 and iOS
Wacom introduced two new styluses today, one optimized for Windows 10 and another for iOS devices. Bamboo Ink, the Windows Ink stylus, is designed for writing, although it comes with three different nibs — soft, medium, and firm — for different feels. The pen works with lots of Windows devices, which Wacom says it’ll list online.
We could have anticipated this new pen given that Microsoft announced at Build earlier this month that it was expanding what people can do with their styluses. They can use the pen to interact with the Edge browser, navigate windows, write in text boxes, navigate, scroll, and select text, among other things.
Wacom is also catering to iOS users. The Bamboo Sketch has a swappable fine tip and is for sketching or drawing on an iPad or iPhone. It pairs over Bluetooth and is pressure sensitive, even on iPads other than the iPad Pro that don’t support the Apple Pencil. The Sketch charges over a custom magnetic connector and USB, and it should last for 15 hours on a charge.
Both styluses will cost $79.95 and will be available on Wacom’s website, Best Buy, and other select retailers starting in June.