Wacom’s Bamboo Fineline Resurrects the Stylus in iPad Age

A different approach to the touchscreen.

Maybe your sausage fingers ruin swipes or you think your iPad screen is swimming with bacteria. Or maybe you just prefer the control and precision of a pen. Whatever the case, the Wacom Bamboo Fineline is the best iOS stylus on the market. Lasting up to 26 hours on a single charge, this digital fountain pen connects to your iOS device via Bluetooth, allowing you to draw and scribble on popular paper replacement apps as though you’re holding a fine tipped pen. Besides letting you adjust everything from style to colors, the pen’s wireless pairing also automatically implements “palm rejection,” so you can rest your hand on your tablet as you sketch or write without affecting the screen. While it takes some time to feel out how much pressure you need to apply, the Fineline is easy in hand and helps elevate your iOS device’s creative uses — or simply keep your hands away from that grimy screen. [$59.95; wacom.com]