You know the type: they doodle during meetings and scribble during their commute; creative thinkers who want the option to capture their ideas whether they’re sitting still or on the go. For those searching for a stylus for sketching and drawing experience on their iPad or iPhone, the Bamboo Sketch has arrived. With a fine tip and pressure sensitivity, this smart stylus offers authentic note taking and sketching on iOS devices – just like with pen and paper but with the benefit of smart features like easy editing and sharing.  The Bamboo Sketch is also compatible with a number of leading apps to enhance your experience wherever your ideas take you.

Performance and Style

Form or function? Why not have both! The Bamboo Sketch is designed to provide an authentic handwriting experience, with an ergonomic triangular design for a well-balanced, natural feel just like writing on pen and paper. The pressure-sensitive tip allows for precise drawing and sketching and since it’s interchangeable, you can opt for a soft or firm tip to suit your sketching style.

Built for performance with an eye for style, the Bamboo Sketch comes in elegant black and is packaged with a sleek case to store the smart stylus, two extra nibs (a nib remover is on the side of the case) and a USB charger.

Custom Experience

Your ideas are unique to you, so why not expect the same from your drawing tools? The Bamboo Sketch lets you work the way you want with a choice of pen tip (soft or firm) as well as two customizable shortcut buttons that when paired with compatible apps, can be assigned specific functions such as “undo” or accessing the toolbar — whatever makes your experience more seamless and more, well, you.

Note taking App and Drawing App Compatibility

After pairing Bamboo Sketch with a compatible app, you’ll have all the benefits of your analog pen and paper. Bamboo Sketch is fully integrated with leading drawing and sketching apps such as Bamboo Paper, Astropad as well as notetaking apps such as GoodNotes, among others. Enhance your drawing experience by seamlessly pairing your Bamboo Sketch– just use the lower button– with a host of compatible apps and enjoy instant in-app performance. The full list of compatible apps includes:

Bamboo Paper
ZenBrush 2
Adobe Sketch (coming in June)
Adobe Draw (coming in June)
Notes Plus
Tayasui Sketches
Ibis Paint
Sketch Club


How to Get Started with Bamboo Sketch Stylus for iPad and iPhone

Great ideas can’t wait so the Bamboo Sketch makes it simple to get started. Just press the button to turn on and after an initial charging (about two hours), you’re ready to connect to your iPad or iPhone. The Bamboo Sketch works with the iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPhone 6 and 7 models as well as older iPad generations featuring Bluetooth® and iPhone 6 and above. For a full list of compatible devices click here.

With up to 16 hours of battery life, you’ll always have power at your fingertips and to charge, just connect the USB charger provided to your computer or USB charging device and attach the magnet on the stylus to the USB charger.

To pair your Bamboo Sketch with your favorite compatible app, turn the pen on and open your favorite compatible app. Compatible apps will guide you through the steps to pair. For more information on how to set up some of the most popular apps, go to:

Save, Shape and Share with Inkspace

Now that you’ve captured all those brilliant ideas using Bamboo Sketch, with Inkspace you can access your content from anywhere and share with anyone.  Whether collaborating with colleagues or just saving ideas for later, with Inkspace you get 5GB of storage and an easy way to search and organize your files. Need more storage? Upgrade to Inkspace Plus for a low monthly fee and get 50 GB of storage.

The Bamboo Sketch takes your drawings and sketches on your iPad or iPhone to the next level. A fine tip ensures precise drawing and ergonomic design provides a natural feel. Smart features such as seamless pairing with compatible apps and customizable shortcut buttons enhances your experience. With Inkspace and Inkspace Plus, you can take your ideas further and easily save and share your ideas from anywhere.

Ready to get started? The Bamboo Sketch is available now at the Wacom estore for $79.95