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Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus - Black
Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus - Black
Price: £59.99

22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
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...

The Monster in the Mirror: Looking for H. P. Lovecraft
The Monster in the Mirror: Looking for H. P. Lovecraft
by Robert H. Waugh
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.94

4.0 out of 5 stars Scholarly, 22 Aug 2011
A very scholarly but intensely interesting look at the works of hp lovecraft. The book focuses on the story the outsider to great effect, as this tale encapsulates Lovecrafts writing and vision most succinctly.

Wacom Bamboo Solo Stylus - Black
Wacom Bamboo Solo Stylus - Black
Offered by eoutlet-uk
Price: £8.29

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, 22 Aug 2011
This is a fantastic pen! It genuinely works at any angle unlike the pogo sketch which pretty much needs to be vertical to the screen. It feels great in the hand and feels like a quality pen with it's metal finish and reassuring weight. I've tried (and owned) a number of stylus for the iPad and this is without doubt the best, everything you would expect from Wacom.

Starry Wisdom, The (Creation)
Starry Wisdom, The (Creation)
by D.M. Mitchell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.81

4.0 out of 5 stars Great collection, 22 Mar 2011
A great. Collection of lovecraftian tales from the late eighties. A wide spread of writers including the mighty Alan Moore make this an essential purchase for any Lovecraft fan.

The Lovecraft Necronomicon Primer: A Guide to the Cthulhu Mythos
The Lovecraft Necronomicon Primer: A Guide to the Cthulhu Mythos
by T. Allan Bilstad
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice introduction, 13 Dec 2010
A great little book if you want a bit of pre-knowledge of the mythos before diving in to Lovecrafts often dense writings. Light hearted without being dismissive. Good fun.

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