Wacom announces Bamboo Ink Plus, a versatile stylus that works with a wide variety of PCs

What you need to know

  • Wacom unveiled a new Bamboo Ink Plus stylus.
  • The stylus supports multiple inking protocols, allowing it to work with more devices.
  • It has a rechargeable battery and improves the writing experience over previous models.

Wacom announced a new Bamboo Ink Plus that launches this month at Best Buy, Microsoft stores, and Wacom.com. The stylus has a rechargeable battery, three different nibs to adjust writing feel, and has a triangular barrel.

Wacom has worked with Microsoft since 2016 regarding the Universal Pen Framework. Supporting this framework allows the Bamboo Ink Plus to meet the latest pen protocol standards and upgrade its performance.

In addition to working with the Microsoft Pen Protocol, it also can switch to work with the Wacom Active ElectroStatic protocol. The Bamboo Ink Plus can also launch pen-enabled apps in a similar way to the Surface Pen. Because it supports both protocols, the Bamboo Ink Plus will be able to work with hardware using digitizing tech from either Microsoft or Wacom. This is the second pen from Wacom that supports this dual protocol. The first was the the Bamboo Ink which earned high praise from us when it came out.

The Bamboo Ink Plus is available for $99.95.

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Sean Endicott
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