I’ve recently taken a sudden, rather strong interest in drawing. Not really sure where that came from, but… here it is. I won’t be posting anything for a while, because I suck, but I’m working on it. I’m primarily interested in digital drawing, so I bought some stuff to help out with that. For drawing on my Sony Xperia tablet, I bought a Wacom Bamboo Solo Stylus. Based on the things I read on the web, I was quite excited about the Bamboo Solo. I have other styli that I’ve accumulated over the years, but most of them have very fat tips, whereas the Bamboo Solo sports a much smaller tip.

I couldn’t have been more disappointed. In a word, this thing really doesn’t work at all on my Sony. It will make a mark, but I have to press really hard and even that is very unreliable. It’s entirely unusable as a drawing tool. I rummaged around in my device settings to see if there was any way to adjust the screen sensitivity, but there isn’t – it is what it is. And the other styli and my fingers work just fine, so I don’t know if I would really want to change it anyway.

That’s about all I have to say about the Wacom Bamboo Solo Stylus – it’s junk, at least for me. Fortunately, I plan to use the Xperia only for capturing ideas on the go – I’m using a Wacom Intuos Pro and my computer as my main tool suite. So far I’m very impressed with the Intuos – stay tuned and I’ll review it after I’ve used it a bit longer. I was really hoping, though, that the Bamboo Solo would “supercharge” drawing on the Xperia. No luck – I think from now on I’ll abbreviate its name and just refer to it as the Wacom BS Stylus.

Later, gang.

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