Wacom has just announced its latest entry into the increasingly-crowded space of iPad styli, the Intuos Creative Stylus. The accessory uses low-power Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to your tablet, and includes programmable shortcut buttons.

Additionally, Wacom says the Intuos Creative sports a best-in-class pressure sensitivity of 2048 pressure levels, creating a “realistic pen-on-paper feel” when drawing. The high-end stylus aims to deliver “professional grade” performance…

Here’s an excerpt from the press release (via Engadget):

“Providing the power to produce professional results on an iPad, the Intuos Creative Stylus’s advanced technology comes in form of a best-in-class pen experience and pressure sensitivity of 2048 pressure levels. This means that it can reproduce the feel and artistic control of traditional brushes and markers, so it’s ideal for sketching, illustrating and image editing. It is also highly responsive, even reacting to light strokes, while rejecting unintentional touches when used with compatible creative apps that integrate Wacom’s industry-leading technology.”

The digital pen comes in blue, or black brushed aluminum with a case, extra tips, and a replacement battery. It’s compatible with the iPad 3, 4 and mini, as well as a number of popular apps including SketchBook Pro, ArtRage, and ProCreate.

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Speaking of apps, Wacom also announced a big version 2.0 update to its Bamboo Paper app. The update adds Tumblr and Dropbox sharing, premium notebooks, new color palettes, new tools, and much-improved palm rejection software.

If you’re interested, the Intuos Creative Stylus will be available at the beginning of October, from Best Buy, for $99.

  • Still exclusive to a single app; not gonna buy a separate stylus for hand note taking, form filling, document signing and hand drawing…

    • iThinkergoiMac

      Did you not read the whole article?

      “The digital pen comes in blue, or black brushed aluminum with a case, extra tips, and a replacement battery. It’s compatible with the iPad 3, 4 and mini, as well as a number of popular apps including SketchBook Pro, ArtRage, and ProCreate.”

      • Cooknivesuck

        i would pay $39.99 for it no more

      • Those are All examples of hand drawing apps…

      • iThinkergoiMac

        I misread your first comment, I thought you had said it was exclusive to a single app. My bad.

        That being said, you’re still not correct. The only thing exclusive to drawing apps is the pressure sensitivity and palm touch rejection; essentially the functions of Bluetooth. The stylus itself registers on the screen like any other capacitive stylus; you can use it to do anything your finger can do.

        Until either just about all apps build in support for pressure sensitivity or Apple builds it into iOS, this is the best that can be done. TBH, pressure sensitivity in a stylus is most useful in drawing apps.

      • What else do you think I’m referring to when I say it’s exclusive to a category of apps? I don’t know about you, but if all I wanted was the same function offered by a basic capaciyive stylus, I wouldn’t bother spending over $5.

        I want system wide palm rejection and compatibility to be available in the iPad, as offered by Samsung’s galaxy tabs and Microsoft’s surface pro. Though, that is not gonna happen until Apple says it can…maybe in iPad 10.

  • Joseph

    Way too expensive for just a pen.

  • somaxd

    Let me know when im able to rest my hand on the screen while drawing. i love my iPad… but the surface pro lets me rest my palm on it while drawing… hover hand drawing isnt ideal… ever.

    • Sokrates

      There are special gloves for drawing on a touch sensitive surface.

      • somaxd

        yeah the gloves suck though… its annoying to draw with gloves on…

    • iThinkergoiMac

      Since this pen is Bluetooth, it should be able to do what you want. The other Bluetooth pens I’ve researched do.

      • somaxd

        the pen being bluetooth doesnt change the ipads screen… if i set my hand down on it to draw… its still going to register my hand on the screen.

      • iThinkergoiMac

        No, it won’t. The pen has Bluetooth, which means it knows when it is touching the screen. The software will ignore palm touches when the stylus is touching the screen. Technically, the palm touch is registering, just the software is ignoring it. The effectiveness of this will vary between software.

      • somaxd

        oh cool okay… hopefully the software can be up to par with the good art apps like sketchbook pro

    • Cez Mancina

      look a the adonit jot pro, it has palm rejection. It works so-so. Best to get a Cintiq once we win the lottery.

  • Cooknivesuck

    i hope ipad 5 comes with high end wacom like drawing pad functionality built in.