For a complete list of tested devices go to wacom.com/comp. iPads featuring Bluetooth® smart technology and iOS 8 or later:
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air
- iPad mini 4
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 2
- iPad mini
- iPad (4th generation)
- iPad (3rd generation)
iPhones featuring Bluetooth® smart technology and iOS 8 or later:
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 5c
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 4s
Android™ tablets featuring Bluetooth® smart technology and Android 4.3 or later. We tested a limited number of devices including:
- Samsung Galaxy Tab® 3 8.0”
- Samsung Galaxy Note® 10.1’ 2014 Edition
- Samsung Galaxy Note® Pro 12.2”
- Samsung Galaxy Note® 3
- Nexus 7
- Nexus 9
- LG G3
- ZenFone 5
To check compatibility, go to the Google Play Store from your smartphone or tablet and look for the Bamboo Spark app. If it is listed, then your device is supported.
No, you cannot directly use Bamboo Spark with your computer. However, using an Inkspace (Wacom Cloud) account, you can upload your files to the cloud. Once in the cloud, you can access your files in JPG and PDF format from another device by going to inkspace.wacom.com.
No, you do not need to have your device with you in order to use your Bamboo Spark. The Bamboo Spark has its own memory and can hold up to 100 pages before you need to transfer files to your device. You will know when the memory is full when both the blue and orange LEDs are illuminated.
Yes, you can use your Bamboo Spark with different devices as long as the device is compatible. See our compatibility list at wacom.com/comp. Although you can only connect Bamboo Spark to one device at a time, it is possible to install and use the Bamboo Spark app on multiple devices. Notes can be synced between the Bamboo Spark app on different devices using Inkspace (Wacom Cloud) and also accessed via the web by going to http://inkspace.wacom.com.
The tablet sleeve can hold a tablet with a screen size of up to 246 mm (9.7 inches) diagonal with external dimensions of 174 x 240 x 7 mm (W x H x D) (6.8 x 9.4 x 0.27 inches).
Since it’s designed for devices the size of the iPad Air 2 or smaller, use those exceeding these dimensions, e.g., iPad (4th generation), iPad (3rd generation) and Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7", with the Smart folio with gadget pocket (CDS600G) instead.
Although we recommend using A5 paper (5.8 x 8.3 inches or 148 x 210 mm), you can use many types of paper as long as it is no thicker than 50 pages or 5 mm (1/5 inch). The Bamboo Spark is designed for use with standard A5 size office notepads that open from the top. To purchase A5 notepads that fit your Bamboo Spark as well as other accessories, go to wacom.com and click on "Store.”
It is necessary to use the Bamboo Spark pen. It contains technology that communicates with the Bamboo Spark.
Yes, the Bamboo Spark supports 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity.
No, the Bamboo Spark is only compatible with the Bamboo Spark pen.
Yes, the ink cartridges that come with the Bamboo Spark are unique to the product. The copper coating on the cartridge helps the communication between the pen and the Bamboo Spark.
The Bamboo Spark battery will last up to 8 hours with continuous use.
You can edit your pages with the Bamboo Spark app on your iOS or Android device, or export your notes to work on them from another device. There are a variety of editing features within the Bamboo Spark app. You can split pages, combine pages as well as draw and delete content. For more sophisticated editing options, export your pages to Bamboo Paper. This app offers a selection of pens and brushes for writing, sketching, coloring and highlighting.
You can export or share notes from the Bamboo Spark app or online from the Inkspace web portal. Your notes can be exported in a variety of single-layer file formats including JPG, PDF or WILL (Wacom Ink Layer Language). You can also convert your handwritten notes to text and easily export them as plain text to other text applications. This is a premium Inkspace feature.