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5.0 out of 5 stars
WOW WACOM do it again!, 13 Sep 2013
When it comes to graphics tablets and stylus/pens Wacom are the kings, and this stylus/pen is genuinely incredible, a real game changer.
From day one of the ipad, myself and many of my creative industries friends (I am an artist) kind of ummed and arred about its lack of pressure sensitivity but happily got on with working around this, adjusting our workflow to include constant opacity tweaking, or just relying on single line weight. We all pretty much used the ipad as basic digital creating tool whilst wishing Wacom would invent a pressure sensitive pen that would turn the ipad into a Cintiq style tablet... AND NOW THEY HAVE!
Its taken four years but Wacom have cracked it. The Creative Stylus is everything you could want in a ipad pen. From the moment you open the box this product yells quality, the (slightly unnecessary) case is so pro feeling you feel like James Bond opening a gadget from Q. The weight and metallic feel of the pen is outstanding and has the balance that you want from a pen, yes the nib is slightly large, but it's as small as they can make it and doesn't really hamper you in any way, just zoom in a little on the tighter work.
The pressure sensitivity is incredible! it actually is as sensitive as my Cintiq. I use Procreate on the ipad and I am blown away by its pressure levels on the app. The two programmable buttons are great for undo/whatever you like ( I have it set to erase but you can link it to any of the functions).
The only negative is the lack of app integration, there are currently only about ten apps that you can use it with full functionality (you can use it without the Bluetooth with any app) but this negative is not really an issue when this will be rectified in time, Wacom are the market leaders in graphic tablets and stylus, so many many more app developers will be getting on board, plus the apps already integrated are the best art/creative apps anyway (Sketchbook pro, Procreate etc).
To sum up, It is a little expensive for the casual sketcher/user but if you are a creative pro, or a student thinking about investing in the Cintiq and have a ipad with bluetooth4 GET THIS PEN! It really is a no brainer as another reviewer said. It's an essential purchase that you will not regret!
Now if you will excuse me I'm off to use this awesome pen...