Alright, this wont take too long, but after ordering and using the Bamboo stylus with the V for a bit, I thought I’d share my thoughts. While the V stylus is definitely a very decent stylus, especially considering it was included in the price, the Bamboo ink is, in my opinion, a much nicer experience.
Lag may be a millisecond longer or shorter, I really have no way to tell, and I’m not going to do any slow motion testing. No lag, neither with the Bamboo Ink nor with the V stylus was bad enough to cause any annoyance.
The main advantage of the Bamboo Ink is that it has the same top button which the Surface Pen has, just that it costs half of what that one costs. The top button allows you to program shortcuts like opening an app or, as I use it, to open the Ink Workspace. Its super useful and works really well.
The writing experience is by far nicer with the Bamboo Ink, simply because the pen tips are exchangeable with different ones depending on what feel you like, and they just glide more smoothly.
Now, as I mentioned in another post, there were sometimes problems on the V with palm rejection. Is that gone with the different stylus? Well, not completely. It’s marginally better, but not incredible.
I’d also like to make clear that the palm rejection is by no means bad, just takes a second to get used to writing like that.
One thing that is worth noting as well is that the magnets seem to work better with the Bamboo Ink, probably just because it has flat sides, which make more contact, but if that was something that deeply troubles you, that’s a worthy consideration.
Overall, the Bamboo Ink is worth the money, if you use styluses a lot. It’s half the price of the new surface pen, and does make writing a little nicer.