Is the Nintendo Switch about to become a drawing tablet?

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The Nintendo Switch might not be the first device that comes to mind when it comes to digital art tools, but a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign is determined to turn the gaming console into a fully-fledged digital sketching tablet.

While there are lots of styluses available for tablets (check out our best iPad stylus guide), this isn't the case with the Nintendo Switch. Because the device doesn't support open bluetooth, styluses with features such as pressure sensitivity can't be used – until now. By connecting directly to the Switch's 3.5mm headphone jack, not only is the Colors SonarPen pressure sensitive, but it doesn't require a battery, or bluetooth.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.