Those who want to be more creative with their tablet or smartphone's capacitive touchscreens will invariably want to use a stylus of some kind. However, like pens, they can often get lost, and may just be a little too fiddly to store about your body when travelling.

That's where Wacom's new, smaller stylus comes into its own. The Bamboo Stylus Mini is a titchy version of the company's hugely successful Bamboo Stylus for capacitive touchscreens. Not only is it only 1.85-inches long (4.7-centimetres), but it also comes attached to a soft, dummy headphone jack, so you can plug it into the respective socket of your device to keep it attached.

And the soft material the jack is made from won't damage your headphone socket, says Wacom, no matter how many times it is plugged in and taken out again.

The Wacom Bamboo Stylus Mini has a brass-plated body, so feels solid and durable, and comes in a variety of colours. It is out now for £12.99.

You can find out more and buy it from Wacom's e-store at It is also available in other retailers which stock Wacom gear.