The iPad. Touchy, tappy, swipey tablet of wonder. But this groundbreaking gadget’s touchscreen can do more than just follow your finger. Did you know, for instance, that it can track and digitally reproduce the touch of a paintbrush? Not any paintbrush, mind, but with the right equipment (and some clever apps) you can actually paint with your iPad. Well the Nomad Brush is just such a bit of kit.
The new Glide Bevel Tip on every Nomad Brush
Start your Monet masterpiece
Short (1cm) or Long (1.75cm) brush available
Made from a blend of natural and synthetic fibres, the soft bristles are a joy to use on the iPad’s responsive screen. Whether you use a feather-light touch, or daub it on thick, they won’t leave a mark or a scratch. With an aluminium handle the Nomad is also comfortable and cool in the hand. It’s as easy as using real-world creative tools and the best part – there’s no mess to tidy up afterwards!
iPad not included
Conductive Paintbrush for iPad
Charcoal Grey Aluminum Handle
New Glide Bevel Tip, only 0.05" for friction free stylus experience
Brush made from a blend of natural and synthetic fibres
If you like drawing and painting and own an iPad then I strongly recommend you get one of these (as well as a stylus like the bamboo). If you mix working with your finger, stylus and this brush you will truly enjoy what you're doing and come up with some really great results which I don't think you could achieve so easily without the brush. You get one long paint brush on one end and can attach a really short one on the other. I was less impressed with the other end as it did feel a little too short and you have to press quite hard to get it to register. You also have to press quite lightly with the long brush end. As for apps I recommend procreate, art rage, art set and art studio. Jeremy Wood, Herfordshire, UK - 2nd June 2012
Will these conductive brushes and styluses work with the Sony Tablet S? Julian Chapman, GL14 1LR - 15th March 2012
Firebox says: Hi Julian, These should work with most modern tablets!
Will it work with the blackberry playbook? if so which app would it work with? Geekdroid, Blackberry Trees - 16th January 2012
Firebox says: Hey, the supplier was able to confirm that this item will work with the blackberry playbook. The app selection for painting and drawing is however quite limited.
Fantastic! Now all I need is an iPad. Kikii, Fife, Scotland - 12th December 2011