Katherine Boehret, Wall Street Journal technical reporter, tests some styluses for the iPad in her "Sketching out a Future for the Stylus" article. See what she thought of the Bamboo Stylus and other pens.
Given how often we use our fingers for multi-touch gestures on smartphones, tablets and computers, it's almost impossible to imagine ever needing a stylus again. Yet, the stylus is making a comeback as people continue the shift toward using iPads and other tablets as productivity devices rather than mostly for consumption.
And it got a few cool points last month when Samsung introduced its 5.3-inch Galaxy Note—a phone/tablet hybrid with a stylus. So last week, I gave my fingers a rest and tested out several styluses with the iPad. I also tested a handful of the many apps designed to work with these finger replacements to help people take notes, create art and play games. If you're still carrying a paper note pad with your iPad, these products now make it easier to completely switch to digital.