Wacom Bamboo Sketch Review vs Apple Pencil


Hi, everyone’s is Dave notice recently apple launched a new 10.5 inch iPad Pro And they also updated their 12.9 inch iPad Pro and with it I got hold of the apple pencil. Which is a really nice experience Well for those of you who haven’t got an iPad Pro. Have got an alternative This is the Wacom Bamboo Sketch now this will work with older ipads and also the iPad Pro as well and in today’s video We’re going to take a closer look, so this is the Wacom Bamboo Sketch and the reason I want to show you this is not to do a direct comparison between this and the apple pencil But for those of you don’t own an iPad Pro Then this is a really relevant product because some people still like to have a stylus for inputting data On their ipads or indeed their iphones and to use the apple pencil as we all know you need an iPad Pro You can’t use this without an iPad Pro Whereas this will work on older ipads and iPhones And it’s a really nicely proportioned Stylus is very very comfortable to hold and it’s got a nice grip section here this sort of back section is smooth But this has got some texture to it, and it makes it so much easier to grip than the apple pencil That’s one of my main complaints of the apple pencil is although it is very nice, and it’s nicely weighted It’s very very slippery so slippery in fact. I’m considering getting some sore grip sleeve to put onto my apple pencil So anyway, let’s have a look at the case It comes in a really nice case look at this gorgeous looking case when we open this up We’ve got some extra sort of tips in here as well, and some tools. We’ve also got this here Which is the charger, so this is like a full-size usB, and then it’s got this magnetic Connector here And it also pulls back down. It’s got like a magnetic Sort of latch mechanism to put it back down into the case and this is all microfiber lined So really nice carrying case for the stylus I did a really good job on this and then if we look at the back of the Bamboo sketch, you can see here the three Contacts that line up with that usb charger. I just showed you You could use a usb extension cable to make easier to charge if you so wished We’ve got a nice fine tip on this as well And if we look at this in comparison to the apple pencil it isn’t quite as fine but it is a nice fine tip some of the older stylus is that we used to get lost I’ll I Had a big fat tip on them, so this is really got a nice fine tip So now let’s have a look at this in action. I am going to be using the iPad Pro For the demonstration, but you can use this as I said on an older iPad as well okay, so for this demonstration I’m using the onenote application, and I’ve got the normal source stylus or pen selected here. You can actually Change the thickness so go not the thinnest but go on this one just here and you can see That it does keep up quite nicely So we’ve got some nice smooth lines now one thing. I would say is if you go too quick it does struggle keeping up, so you do get that leg showing and Also one thing that this doesn’t do as well as the apple prints always palm rejection so if I rest my sort of hand down here and then start using the stylus like so and then if I lift up here, you can see that I’ve got a couple of little lines where it picked up input from my small pinky finger, so let’s get rid of That including those accidental inputs there, and now we’re switch across to the apple pencil So the apple pencil at the moment doesn’t work and I have to actually Give it time to actually pick up. I’ve switched styluses, but now you’ll see that I just undo that one. I’ll do the nice source smooth slow one first and Then we do a nice quick squiggle, and it keeps up perfectly here is a different sort of experience And that’s because this is optimized for the iPad Pro If we took this out of the equation then the Bamboo Sketch works absolutely fine One thing I will just quickly show you and again is this sword Pom rejection if we use the apple pencil with our hand Resting on the lower part of the screen we get no Accidental input, so this is a lot better for palm rejection But as I say this isn’t a direct comparison This is showing you the bamboo sketch, so if you’re looking at picking up a stylus that you can use with the previous generation IPad or indeed the current 2017 iPad or some other ios devices including the iPhone Then this is pretty much your best option This is the Wacom Bamboo sketch And I think it does a pretty good job the palm rejection isn’t the best But for those of you who can’t use the apple pencil because you’ve got an older device This is pretty much the best option that’s available in the market it’s a nice thin tip nice and responsive and it gives you those markup and drawing capabilities that otherwise wouldn’t have So that’s it for this video I’ll leave a link to where you can pick up this for yourself down in the video description as always I really appreciate if you hit that like button and don’t forget to subscribe I’ll publish your new tech video pretty much every single day. I’ll see you in the next video very soon

100 comments

  • Bracken’s Corner

    Good tutorial,thanks

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  • BucketOFlapjacks

    iPhone

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  • Paulo Parreira

    How about Adonit Pixel? Have you tried it?

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  • Roshan Verma

    is it work with ipad 9.7 2017 version

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  • Mia Feldmann

    Hey Dave, nice review on the styluses. I have the iPad 2017 and in One note you can set it to use only the stylus and that way you won't have an issue with the palm rejection.

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  • arbaz alam

    Does it work with iPad 2017??

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  • Slothy Woffy

    Love your channel mate

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  • Akshay Vasant

    Hi Dave ☺️. I have the iPad 2017 and I am a college student, I am looking for a stylus for intensive note taking (and will not need it for sketching). Till now, I have zeroed on to adonit dash 3. I would like to know your opinion on it. Also, if you can suggest a better stylus that would be suitable for note taking, kindly let me know.

    Best Regards
    Vicky

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  • Laura Alonso

    hey! great video! one quick question, the bamboo pencil can be used por ipad 2017? or only for ipad pro?

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  • Arpit Agarwal

    well done…. very useful

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  • Maik Kaune

    Maybe a dumb question, but does the bamboo line replace the previous "Intuos Creative Stylus 2"? There is no product page anymore? Only bamboo's.

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  • Big Hit

    How to make stylus

    Use battery

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  • Samurai Collector

    Great video, I was just wondering which app are you using for the video? I mean on the ipad which app you are using for drawing on the ipad, I was looking for a good app for making notes, can you recomend any app? Also I wanted to find an app, that for example you take picture of a exercise notebook and on the ipad on the picture where you are suppose to write down you use the stylus, because I dont want to write directly with a real pen on the book, so I can keep writing many times on the ipad to practice, maybe this kind of app exist but I have no idea.

    Anyway I hope you have some recomendations about this kind of app and the name of the one you are using.

    Keep the good work! Again, excellent video.

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  • Gumi789

    Does this Stylus works with the Procreate App?

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  • Sabrina's World

    My husband has the bamboo Sketch and his pen is off, like if you put the pen on the ipad the line shows up away from the pen how could we fix that?

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  • Gustavo

    Hi, i saw your video and you said that the wacom stylus doesnt have palm rejection, but what happens if i turn off the gesture in the Ipad settings? Will it work? Thank you!

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  • Gustavo

    One more question, will the wacom stylus work with MS Word (for ipad 2017 5th gen.)? I need a stylus to make some notes on Word documents. Do i need a BT stylus like that to get the best experience or some budget one (non Bluetooth, like amazon basics stylus) will work as good as the Wacom stylus?

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  • Cdarkify

    Does the Wacom stylus make a metallic click when it touches the screen from the tip being a harder material? My current stylus has a hard tip and the noise against the glass is rather annoying especially when drawing as many movements and lifts are required.

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  • MrNoName

    Listen people if you have an iPad Pro then get an Apple Pencil. All of the Apple products are specially made for the devices. Same things with AirPods and Apple Music. They’re made around your device! Extra features, better functionality, just a lot of stuff that Apple products do with Apple devices

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  • DANTE SPARDA

    Hi Dave, this Christmas they gave me an ipad mini 4 and I would like to use it to draw, what do you recommend?

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  • Li Bruce

    Hey is this stylus is useful when I use the onenote to record the note? The only time it will be used is in class. So the precision and is there any delay when you write words with it? Thanks! Or do you have another suggestion for the stylus to use for recording notes with Onenote? Very good video!

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  • Orange Cat

    first time watching your vid,new subscriber 💗 im now definitely a fan 💖💞

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  • An nguyen

    Would you please show me where to buy the dock for Apple pencil? Thannks

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  • The Space Snail Productions

    I recently bought a bamboo stylus and didn’t know it came with a charger thanks for showing me it did

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  • Tea time

    wonder why it won't work with an Ipad accept Ipad pro

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  • Rainbow Wolf

    I use the the bamboo Wacom fine line

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  • tszyuet tong

    Hi Dave, I would like to ask does the bamboo Sketch can be written on Microsoft PowerPoint and word in I pad? Many thanks

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  • Emma H

    So much more helpful than all the other comparison reviews I’ve seen- I think I’m going to go ahead and get the sketch, thank you!

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  • Eric Ruiz

    you used the iPad bro for this video?

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  • A4 Studio's

    hi dave i was just wondering about what kind of material is the tip. is it a rubber or metal etc. thanks

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  • mr magoo

    would have liked to see it used on an older iPad rather than on the modern iPad pro to be honest…

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  • joenard buenaflor

    hi im planning to buy an ipad to use for my calligraphy works, using procreate and this bamboo stylus, do you think it will work? the ipad pro is a bit pricey for me

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  • Lexxie Veronica

    Can i use this for any iPad model ? Thank you .

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  • Dr.Sadiq

    Which app was used in the video ?

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  • Rage Al Ghul88

    I just got the sketch and man I’m hating it- you CANNOT draw a straight line
    It wobbles and its impossible to do a straight line

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  • Yeetus Self Defeetus

    RUNS TO INMEDIATLY BUY THE STYLUS

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  • Lettuce

    My stylus stopped working!
    It’s a Fineline 3 in which stopped working suddenly.
    Now, the button WORKS but, the nib won’t work. I’ve charged it, still does not work. I have connected it to Bluetooth and it wouldn’t work. I used apps that support this stylus, STILL won’t work.
    I’m concerned I spent my money on this and just suddenly breaks 3 to 4 months later. I’m by far confused. Anyone have the same issue? Anyone know how to fix it?

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  • Ethan Ha

    well now you can use the Apple Pencil without an iPad Pro
    you can now use the Apple Pencil with the new 9.7 inch iPad

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  • Hamzah Patel

    Hi Dave does it have palm rejection

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  • Akadok

    uh nothing around pressure levels or tilt?

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  • Boston Baller

    The Apple Pencil is nice, but there’s no way I’m gonna spend $100 on it. I’d much rather spend $20-$30 on an off-brand stylus that’s just as good.

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  • Boston Baller

    I’m thinking of buying the iPad 6, but it’s too bad it doesn’t come with the Apple Pencil 😒. The Bamboo stylus looks nice, though!

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  • 허윤희

    Thanks for usefull review. Is it work for other apps not suitable with bammbo series? I use my ipad air2 only for using app ‘Piascore’ (musicscore viewer..).
    I’m looking the stylus for scrive on the score, but every reviews of finline or sketch were at the app suitable..

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  • Matheus Coelho

    Hey man, have you Checked the apps who are compatible with palm rejection on the Fineline 3? Also you have to turn off your ipad motion sensor. Also, they say the pencil works better on the non-Pro ipads.

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  • Cyrus Graham

    Will it work on a kindle fire?

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  • EvilTerrier

    On my regular Wacom stylus I have with my intuos, I set one of the buttons on it to be ‘undo’ so I can undo while drawing without constantly going to my keyboard and hitting Ctrl Z. Can that be done with this Wacom stylus on the iPad Pro? Thanks!

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  • Alessia Marsella

    top

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  • Beth

    Does this pen have pen pressure options?

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  • CrazyFishFreak

    Need this vid. Thanks

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  • Vincenzo Zacchini

    Congratulations for the viedo! Is Bamboo Fineline 3 compatible with pro pads 10.5?

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  • Camila

    How old are the iPads that can work with the bamboo, I have a IPAD mini the first one.

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  • Jimmy .Kelly

    For the bamboo sketch's palm rejection i watched a video on using one-note on the iPad and it had a palm rejection setting within the app based off of how you hold the pencil. Is that an apple pencil specific feature or would that be able to help the bamboo perform even better?

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  • THIRD EYE

    Can bamboo sketch work well on samsung tab s2?

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  • sleepyychann

    does the bamboo sketch work on the ipad 4?

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  • Steven

    Since I've just bought my home, I thought I'd treat myself to an iPad so I can draw and write whatever is on my mind. Thanks for the review, Geekanoids.

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  • Markotik G

    The tip on my Pencil was worn out – just with use. 2 years of using it quite a lot, every day seemed not bad at all but it was starting to feel a bit unresponsive especially when drawing lightly with tip – it was starting to draw intermittent so I’d have to press harder which gave me a thicker unwanted line – so I decided to change the tip to the spare one. However it seems I’ve put it somewhere for safekeeping – and have no idea where… Doh !!

    Anyway, I ordered a new Pencil and a Wacom Sketch with the intention of just keeping one of them. But after just a week of using them, I had already made my mind up.

    In my opinion, for the price of the Wacom, there’s not much of a comparison to be made with the Pencil. For the extra cost which is really not much when you realise just how far the Pencil is ahead. The palm rejection is perfect, zero lag, quicker charging time and longer battery life. Yes it does feel a bit smooth when you grip it and a rubber grip could make it better but after using it for a bit you get used to how to hold it and use it properly do it doesn’t slide.
    It feels much more natural than the Sketch. The slight lag of Wacoms product make it immediately feel just like a stylus, albeit a good one. It’s really off putting when you’re quickly sketching out something or even writing notes quickly, when you notice the line drawing about a centimetre behind the tip of the Sketch, it completely throws me off. No problems with lag at all with the Pencil.

    Plus I noticed with the Pencil, the pressure sensitive tip and the angle of the tip are just so more like using a pen and paper.

    Just my opinions – but if you’re thinking of getting one or the other, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Apple Pencil over a Wacom Sketch. In fact the only complaint I have is with the cap – however because it’s metal, you can easily keep it attached to the edge of the iPad while charging. But I got a little rubber thing from “Geek” for £1 that keeps the cap attached to the Pencil all the time.
    Couldn’t imagine using my iPad Pro without one now.

    Returned the Wacom – and happily sticking with Apple this time. I’m not an Apple “fanboy” as people so often like to point out when praising Apple products. But they have done an amazing job with the iPad Pro and the newer iPads- and the Pencil, again my opinion is both an essential and an excellent accessory.

    Great video, thanks 👍

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  • Alvawoo Cruz

    1:59 “I did a really good job”👀

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  • Jacob Studer

    Could the Bamboo stylus be used on the 6th generation (2018) iPad?

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  • Luiz Otávio

    Always put the camera on the opposite side of the hand you're using to draw, please

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  • K DY

    Bamboo sketch seems to be a good product for me because I have only iPad mini 4. And your video is really really nice. I'm so happy to find this video!

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  • Blusaio

    I was actually reviewing the bamboo sketch and Apple Pencil. This answered my question about the Apple Pencil not being comparable with older versions. My main worry and concern about the sketch is the pen pressure. Overall this gave me reassurance to buy the sketch. Thank you!

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  • Erwin Garcia

    Apple pencil can now be used to ipad 6th gen. Very nice review.

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  • Singularity

    Very helpful video!

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  • Arad Crow

    I already have a iPad Pro with a pencil

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  • Heart Desyre Gifts Kings Mtn., NC

    Will this Bamboo stylus work on ipad air 2?

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  • Adam Schofield

    Do you recommend a Stylus for iPhone XS?

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  • Billy Cheung

    What's a sexy English accent

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  • E HATIPO

    I write while putting my hand on the desk/glass. So I guess I should spend a few more bucks to get the apple pen.

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  • Anant Deboor

    Great review. Also love the KEF LS50 speakers there. 🙂

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  • House of farts

    Wtf is that noise in the intro

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  • kimira De

    This is work for ipad 6 generation? And IPhone Xr?

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  • Thinktank

    Great video! Do the programmable buttons work in one note, to do things quickly like erase??

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  • FailGirlGamer

    Will the bamboo sketch work on an iPad air 1st generation?

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  • YAKU IKATAMU

    Can wacom bamboo sketch work fine on ipad air 1?

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  • TheTrainDogFox

    What’s a better stylus for an intermediate digital artist. The sketch has, I think, 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity and the fineline 3 has half. The fineline 3 is cheaper but doesn’t have that case. Now currently the sketch costs $98 or £75, whilst the fineline 3 costs $68 or £45. I kind of care about the price, as in if there’s a bit of a difference (i.e the case) I don’t mind staying cheap, but if there is a better differenceadvantage, and it’s worth it, then I don’t mind paying the extra price.

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  • Mr Noot noot Mcnoot

    Honestly I just want to give people a reminder that windows does offer tablets with great stylus technology and full programs. And if it's too hard to afford the apple iPads believe me you are not missing out on anything and Wacom EMr devices are still considered number one and since they exist for a long time a lot of their styluses are cheap and work on every EMR device. Say bye bye to the $100 apple pencil which is a harder choice to buy then the iPad itself

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  • Cliquey REK

    My bamboo doesn't have the circular lower button or the led light, idk how to pair it

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  • Mark Llanes

    Would this work for the iPad mini 5th gen?

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  • Ullisses Salles

    Does it work with iPad mini 2?
    Thank you and rgds.

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  • Proto Mighty

    How do you connect it

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  • Aleisha Roche

    Can sombody tell me what one works on a fith genoration i pad? (When I google I get heaps of diffrent answers)

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  • bungus scrungus

    I love mine, but replacement nibs are near impossible to find…they’ve been out of stock on the US Wacom site for months now :/ there are some on amazon but they’re double the price with shipping just for a pack of 2

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  • Haneen Alloush

    Hello, can I use this with A mini iPad 4?

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  • Unnie M

    Could the Bamboo Sketch work with the IPad Air 2 ?

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  • wahh Taoo

    Is this pressure sensitive?

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  • Aylin B.

    Does it work on the iPad mini 4

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  • Rosie Allen

    lad

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  • ヤマイ 【YUZURU】ユズル

    Does it work for ipad minis?

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  • sathvik g

    Does this work for ipad air 2

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  • Lucas Almeida

    Does it work on Ipad 6th generation(2018)?

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  • Za’Nariyha Watson

    Got my apple pencil today

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  • Hajime Mashite

    Does it work with ipad 2nd gen?

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  • Irina Askero

    Does this stylus have a pressure sensitivity?

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  • Jillian Gornall

    Can the Wacom Bamboo Sketch stylus be used on Pro Create?

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  • John Banana

    Does it work with the 2018 iPad?

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  • sabin rai

    Could you try penoval ipad palm rejection stylus

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  • Nahomi Echeverria

    Is the Wacom bamboo sketch compatible with the iPad mini 3???

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  • Shashank sam

    Is it compatible with I pad pro 11inch

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  • yeet

    pressure sensibility??

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  • My mom

    Use paper

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