Wacom rolls out "Bamboo" tablet
Wacom Bamboo Tablet To Make Mincemeat of Mice?
Wacom's "Bamboo" graphics tablet bridges the hinterland between their budget models and the expensive, high-end Intuos, and takes advantage of the integrated pen features, like handwriting recognition, that were incorporated into Windows Vista and Office 2007. Its 500 levels of sensitivity suggest a repurposing of the Wacom Graphire, but with a sleeker design and the addition of a "touch ring" to help manipulate one's computer dekstop.
At A6 size, it's probably too small for artists to get much out of, and it isn't wireless either, but it's aimed at folks looking for a more natural way to deal with desktop work anyway. Given how absolutely useless graphics tablets are, traditionally, as a general alternative to mousing, it'll be quite an achievement if this succeeds.
It'll be offered from May 18, and works just as well on Mac OS X 10.3 and up.
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