I’ve got a couple tablets here and really never use them honestly. I’d love to be able to have the time to draw with them, but that’s kind of like reading anymore, I’ve got no time for much of anything like that. I used to draw a lot when I was younger, I miss those days without the responsibilities of being an adult and a parent sometimes.. Wacom has just introduced three new Bamboo tablets ranging in prices from $79.95, $99.95 and one for $199.99, so I’m sure there’s one that will fit your needs and into your budget. The differences between them are their features and sizes really, the two more expensive ones offer multi-touch, while the most expensive offer that and a large working area. The tablets are called the Bamboo Connect, Capture and Create and they’re Windows 8 ready as well. According to the PR they’re available right now for you to purchase.
Featuring new sleek designs, patented pressure-sensitive pens, wireless adaptability (in Bamboo Capture and Bamboo Create only) and outstanding software bundles that are ideal for each individual use case, the updated features of the Bamboo family reflect Wacom’s commitment to creating intuitive input devices that allow people to express themselves in a natural fashion.
Mightier than the Sword
Bamboo’s pressure-sensitive, battery-free and cordless pen is the soul of the brand experience, delivering precise input control and a true pen-on-paper feel. Whether note-taking, editing, sketching or painting, the pen is the ideal tool to use when working with software applications, especially those creative applications that support pressure sensitivity. One can even erase mistakes with the pen’s digital eraser! "The Bamboo pen becomes a natural extension to the whole input process," states Peterson. "No matter what the application, the pen is the user’s direct link to creative control and ergonomic comfort."
Bamboo Connect ($79.95 USD) is a pen-only tablet and ideally suited for visual communicators who embrace pen usage for digital inking, doodling and white-boarding. The low-profile black tablet with green accents is sure to be a hit on anyone’s desk. Whether marking up a document at the office computer or sketching a new landscape project on the laptop at home, Bamboo Connect brings ideas to life with realistic pen-on-paper feel. Bamboo Connect comes with Autodesk® Sketchbook Express, a creative software application with multiple inking tools and colors for sketching and painting. In addition, Bamboo ownership turns on the digital inking functionality in the latest versions of Microsoft®’s Office® Suite to facilitate more natural collaboration.
Bamboo Capture ($99.95 USD) offers pen and multi-touch input in a single device. The silver and black accented tablet is geared to the photo enthusiast or novice designer seeking a fun way to turn ordinary photos into extraordinary ones using the pen’s 1024 levels of pressure with included software, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements and Autodesk’s Sketchbook Express. "Bamboo Capture users will enjoy the ability to alternate between pen input and multi-touch," says Peterson. "We have significantly improved the touch experience by offering highly responsive multi-finger touch and much improved data sampling. For those that prefer to work wirelessly, Bamboo’s wireless module is available as an accessory."
Bamboo Create ($199.95 USD), also in stylish silver and black, provides 2X the work space than Bamboo Capture to give creative customers more freedom of movement when making broad pen, pencil or brush strokes on the tablet surface. Make a mistake? No worries. Just use the pressure-sensitive eraser on the other end of the pen to fix your error. Bamboo Create is ideal for home arts and crafts projects, photo editing as well as scrapbooking. Although larger than its tablet brethren, it is still totally portable and will fit easily into any laptop bag or backpack. Bamboo Create also supports the Bamboo wireless module and ships with Corel® Painter™ Essentials, Adobe Photoshop Elements and Autodesk Sketchbook Express for the most complete creative software application bundle in the Bamboo line.
Bamboo works with Mac® and PC operating systems and will support Microsoft®’s next generation operating system, Windows® 8.
Plug-n-Play Wireless for Capture and Create Models
Wireless input is now available for Bamboo Capture and Bamboo Create. The plug-n-play RF module, sold as a $39 (USD) accessory on Wacom’s e-store, fits into the slot on the side of the tablet to enable wireless connectivity. The simple, no-cable module connects to any desktop or laptop for hours of wireless freedom.
Web Site: http://www.wacom.com