This is my old Wacom Intuos 3 4x6 tablet. I tape a piece of paper over it because it’s otherwise too slippery for me to draw with.
The added friction helps a lot, but nibs wear out very quickly. Replacement nibs aren’t cheap considering they are simple pieces of plastic, without sensors nor any other tech in them. Even a toothpick will do!
So that’s exactly what I’m using right now. And they last longer!