I’ve stumbled upon a very cool gadget that has helped increase my personal and business productivity. This tool is a perfect companion for my iPad and is the best one I’ve seen so far.
I am talking about the Bamboo Stylus For iPad. Inside this video, I’ve done a quick review of this amazing product for you to see the fantastic job it is doing for me and how it may be useful for you too.
Do you think the Bamboo Stylus For Ipad is cool? Please let me know by leaving a comment below.
Transcript Of Today’s Video
Hi there! Welcome to another video. My name is Gideon Shalwick. If you’ve been watching some of my videos you know that I’m really interested in productivity improvements in my business and that I love sharing it with you, my viewer.
Well, I’ve just stumbled upon something that I’ve kind of known about for a while but I think I’ve stumbled upon something that is a really good implementation of it. That is the little Bamboo Stylus.
Why is this an important thing to mention here?
First of all, I’ve had a problem with my iPad for quite some time now. Really cool little device but it’s not so good for drawing with your fingers and making notes. It’s really difficult. I really wanted to have something that I can draw on properly without using my fingers and get some sort of accuracy there.
Along comes the Bamboo Stylus. It just blows everything else out of all that I’ve seen, including my fingers. It is really an amazing little stylus that allows you to draw on your screen. I’ll be illustrating for you in a minute how this works and why this is so cool.
First, some pros and cons of this little stylus.
Pros, obviously is that, it is much better to use this for drawing on your iPad. you can get a lot more accuracy and draw much more beautifully. You can even use it like a writing tool or note-taking device, which is very important.
It’s nice and small, compact, really well-designed. When you look at the design of this, it is well-designed from an industrial point of view. And it just looks the part; it’s got a nice weight to it and it works well – works really, really well as you’ll see in a second.
It does have some cons that come with it that I’m not too happy with. A lot of other people have complained about this as well.
The first one is the tip. Apparently, that wears out quite quickly but there is a solution to that which I’ll share with you in a second as well. But that’s not too much of an issue.
The bigger issue that I have is that there’s no real way for me to really attach it to my iPad so if I’m traveling, that becomes a bit of a problem because I want to carry the pen with me. But there’s no way to really store this pen. I can’t really keep it in my bag. Well, I can, but I’m scared that the tip might get damaged.
So, two things. No way to really store it with my iPad; and also it doesn’t come with a cover to protect the tip. So if they can fix that, I think this would be just an even better product.
But I already totally love it. As you’ll see the sort of stuff you can create with this is just amazing. Let me show you on the screen here what I’ve been doing.
I’ve already covered, for example, this topic here: The Problem. I’ve covered that now and I can cross that off with my little stylus. We’ve talked about the solution, and the pros and the cons. Now, I want to share with you some of the applications, what you can do with this.
First of all, in terms of applications there’s the doodling. Obviously, if you like drawing things, this is just a fantastic little tool. I’ve seen some amazing drawings from people where they’ve done some really artistic things using all sorts of different applications.
The one that this one uses is the Bamboo Paper App. But I think there’s another paper app around there as well that allows you some more tools that’s been more creative but this is great for what I’m using it for.
The next thing that I’m using it mostly for is for the mobile whiteboarding. This is basically carrying a mobile whiteboard in my laptop bag. So it means I can use this in coffee shops and meetings. Basically, wherever I go I now have kind of like a mini whiteboard that I can carry with me and do brainstorms, do doodling, make notes, do mindmaps, whatever it is I want to do.
I found that this is an amazing way to help focus my mind. It’s a mind focuser – if there’s a word or phrase like that. It really helps me to just get down. There’s something about having a pen in your hand and making that connection on the iPad, in this case, to help you focus your mind, to help you brainstorm and come up with really, really cool ideas.
Amazing for applications, I know there’s a ton more. These are just the sort of things that I’ve been using it for, also note-taking (that’s probably one you could put down there). I’ve taken some great notes using this. With the sort of tools you get with it, you can do anything you do on a piece of paper, on a whiteboard and more.
Let me illustrate a little bit to you. I’m going to open up a new page here just so that you could see the effectiveness of this. For example, I can have the paint tool here and and I can select any thickness. So I’ll just go with a nice thick one here.
As you can see, it’s VERY responsive. You can get a lot of accuracy. For example, if I want to draw a circle I can get right to the other edge without any problems. It’s very cool in that sort of way.
For example, if you want to annotate something, if you want to write, you can zoom in and then it’s basically easier to write because you’re zoomed in. You can choose different point sizes, which gives you a little bit more flexibility with what it looks like. There’s a nice rubber which allows you to rub things out really easily like an eraser, whatever you might call that.
The other thing that I really love about it is, for example, with this application is this little highlighter tool which allows you to highlight specific things. It’s just so quick and easy and it just works fantastic!
With this particular application, you can also add images. Say for example, you’re doing a review for a site. (I just made a copy here of my own site.) You can paste an image in there and then basically draw pictures over the image. So you’re doing reviews and you can write and annotate on it while you’re showing the screen on your computer.
You can do a ton of stuff with this. Very useful obviously just for your personal use. But if you’re teaching like me online and with video, it’s just an amazing tool.
In fact, inside one of the next videos which is the next thing on my illustration, ( I can mark this thing off, that was done)…
Before I tell what the next video is, you probably want to know where to get this pen. Below this video, there will be a link or a number of links which will be affiliate links to Amazon where you can get yourself one of these.
I recommend (this is the solution to the tip now) that you get some extra tips that come with this pen. They are about $5 for a packet of three. That should last you for quite sometime. So that solves the tip problem. The pen is only about $30 so it’s really not a big deal. Great solution!
Next video, if you’re the sort of person who want to show your iPad screen on your computer screen and use this more like a drawing device or like a Bamboo Wacom Tablet Drawing device, you can now use your iPad like that. But there’s a special few tricks that you need to be able to do that. And that’s what I’ll cover inside the next video or one of the next videos coming up.
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If you liked it, also please go ahead and get one for yourself. Only 30 bucks. I think it’s a steal for what you can do with this and the sort of applications you can use this for.
Thanks for watching. I look forward to seeing you inside my next video. Bye!