Product Comparison: Wacom Bamboo Stylus Pen (CS100K) vs Wacom Intuos (CTL4100)

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General Specifications
Bamboo Stylus Pen (CS100K)
Intuos (CTL4100)
About the Product
The Bamboo Stylus, from the leader in digital pen technology, is a brushed aluminum stylus for use with an iPad. The Bamboo Stylus is elegantly designed featuring a premium look and feel. A well balanced pen with smooth pen-to-paper feel, the Bamboo Stylus is durable with optimal weight and balance for comfortable use.
The Wacom INTUOS drawing tablet has been designed for those who are getting started drawing, painting or photo editing on their Mac or PC. Whether it's the light super accurate pen, the stylish design, the included downloadable creative software or online tutorials, Wacom INTUOS is all you need to get creative digitally with a graphics tablet. +/ 0.25 mm digital tolerance in accuracy.
Key Specs
Capacitive Screens
Resistive Screens
Tip Material
Carbon fiber
Tip Shape
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Wacom Bamboo Stylus Pen (CS100K) for iPadTablets
  • The stylus is the most realistic-feeling one that I own. Weight is that of a real pencil/pen, the tip is large, but you are able to see around it to what you are drawing.
  • The tip feels almost indestructible, even if the fibers can separate a little while drawing/playing with it, they snap back together.
  • The tips are EASILY replaceable, since the bottom (the gray part) screws off and you can easily remove/replace the tip.
  • Bamboo tip is very spongy and does not feel natural or comfortable to write or draw with.
  • My big issue with stylus tips is that so far ALL of them feel squishy and not very precise.
Wacom Intuos (CTL4100) Drawing Tablet with 3 Bonus Software Included
  • In my opinion they all work the same. Its a good cheap beginning tablet that would be great for teens who have a passion for graphic art.
  • it's a slight upgrade with the pen becoming hard rubber grip from plastic and the inclusion of Bluetooth wireless.
  • The pen is easier and softer on my hand. It's so lightweight and easy to tote around.
  • The pen feels great and it's easy to hold for long settings. While I would probably recommend the larger size tablet the small one dose the job.
  • The real estate on the tablet is a bit small, but the sensitivity and pressure sensitivity is great.
  • One thing to note is that it is possible that the tablet texture will rub off through continuous use just like on the previous Intuos. If that happens, then the pen nibs will stop flattening so quickly.
Size & Weight
4.7 in.
5.6 in.
0.3 in.
0.5 in.
0.3 in.
0.5 in.
0.35 oz
0.4 oz
Body Material
Tip Cover
25% smaller tip vs. competitor models, Unique smooth pen to paper feel, Ergonomic triangular design, Inkspace, Bamboo Paper
4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, Battery-free, EMR technology, Patented technology electromagnetic resonance
Integrated Clip
What customers say about "Features"
Wacom Bamboo Stylus Pen (CS100K) for iPadTablets
  • It also does not feel and look cheaply made: the construction is very solid and materials look like high quality.
  • The pen clip at the base can be removed if you prefer which is a nice feature that other pens don't seem to offer.
  • Pocket clip is a plus as well, some I have had had no clip, or the stupid plug it in to your headphone plug. I prefer the pocket clip!
  • My favorite feature is just the feel of it. It has a nice quality pen feel to it which makes handwriting and drawing alike feel much better.
  • The pen itself is little too heavy. I usually prefer heavy over light, but this one is just uncomfortably too heavy. The pen is little too thick thus uncomfortable to hold.
Wacom Intuos (CTL4100) Drawing Tablet with 3 Bonus Software Included
  • I love almost everything about this product, the pressure sensitivity works great as it should, the shallowness of the buttons work great as a temporary stylus holder.
  • The pen doesn't need batteries and overall the quality is just much better.
  • These tablets last a lot longer and the pens need NO BATTERY. That's amazing, the technology behind these tablets is something you can't find anywhere else.
  • Unfortunately, the pen can only be placed on the tablet. It has no clip to wear in a shirt or trouser pocket.
  • It's rather small, and I dislike the feature that the cursor will move on screen to the same position the pen is hovering over the board.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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