Better iPad Digital Inking with iOS 8: Pencil Points the Way


The story of the iPad and digital inking is an interesting one. It has largely depended on the ingenuity of developers to create decent digital inking experiences on the capacitive touch screen of the iPad. And quite a few developers have indeed made the iPad a decent digital inking device for note takers and artists. […]

Wacom’s WILL Shares Digital Ink Across Devices


Digital Inkers take note. And developers of Digital Applications do so as well. Wacom is talking about its new tool, Project WILL (Wacom Ink Layer Language) which will essentially use Digital Ink as a language that can be shared across devices, applications, browsers, and essentially any screen that takes up the language. The idea is […]

Asus VivoTab Note 8 Uses Samsung Tech on 8-Inch Tablet Form Factor


Asus’ VivoTab Note 8 may look like another 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet in the same space as the Dell Venue 8 Pro and the Lenovo  ThinkPad 8, but the VivoTab Note 8 is actually one of the smaller full-fledged PC tablets that comes with an active digitizer from Wacom. This will make the VivoTab Note […]

Wacom Unveils Bamboo Pad Trackpad for Writing and Drawing


Wacom has announced the Bamboo Pad. It’s the company’s latest Bamboo product that looks to take on the desktop trackpad market by releasing a device meant for drawing and writing digitally on smaller surfaces. The Bamboo Pad has functions similar to that of the Magic Trackpad, with a full touch-sensitive surface and gesture support, but […]

Microsoft: Pen Support for Adobe Now Available for Surface Pro Tablet


Wacom drivers for the Surface Pro tablet running Windows 8 Pro are now available to allow the slate to support the pressure-sensitive active digitizer when used with Adobe’s software suite, including Photoshop. The move should appease early adopters and help to expand the appeal of the Surface Pro to creative and professional users who need […]

Wacom Introduces Wacom Bamboo Mini Stylus

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Wacom has launched a new pointing device called the Wacom Bamboo Mini Stylus. It plugs into a smart phone or tablet head phone jack to keep it always at hand. Wacom can’t fix the biggest problem with capacitive touch styli: the size needed to properly ink on a touch. But they hope to fix the […]

Wacom Launches New 13-Inch Cintiq HD Drawing Tablet

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Wacom had launch its new Cintiq 13 HD tablet for digital artists. Like previous Wacom drawing tablets, the Cintiq 13HD will come with Wacom’s digital pen alongside a 13-inch 1080p full HD display. Unlike consumer tablets and Windows tablets, the Cintiq tablet is not intended as a standalone product and is actually designed as a […]

Wacom Teases Pro-Grade Tablet For Summer Launch

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Wacom, makers of the digitizing technology that allows stylus and pen input on a broad range of devices ranging from Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet to Samsung’s Galaxy Note consumer range, has teased that it will release its own branded tablet product for a summer release. The announcement comes on the company’s Facebook account, noting that […]

Samsung: S-Pen Isn’t Going Anywhere


If it wasn’t already apparent that Samsung is committed to the S-Pen, the company is showing that its serious about the digital stylus with a 5 percent investment in Wacom giving it minority voting rights. Samsung has announced that it is making an investment of $58.9 million to ensure the digitizer that powers its Galaxy […]

Samsung Announces Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet

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After the Galaxy Note 5.3 ‘phablet’ release, Samsung is now announcing a purely tablet version of the device with the company’s S-Pen functionality in a 10.1-inch form factor. Like the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Galaxy Note 10.1 will be an Android slate that incorporates the S-Pen, which is based on Wacom’s digitizing technology for pen […]

GottaBeMobile Staff Holiday Wishlists


The holiday season is a joyous one for gadget lovers like the staff at Writing about technology all year long can be tough on our wallets, so it’s nice to have a time of year where we can ask for some of our favorite phones, gadgets and accessories of the year. Below you’ll find […]

Samsung Series 7 Slate PC Brings Windows 7 and Wacom to the Table

Samsung Series 7 Slate

It might come as a surprise, but Samsung hasn’t given up on Windows 7 tablets. In fact, the company has just showed off the Samsung Series 7 Slate with Windows 7, Wacom digitizer and a dual core processor. While you may be focused on Windows 8, and how it could mark the rebirth of Windows tablets, […]

Wacom Announces Inkling: Get Back to that Pen and Paper Feel

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Wacom. Tablet PC folks love Wacom digitizers and actually prefer them over the competition. Artists love Wacom’s digital tablets for sketching. Maybe there will be something new to love Wacom for with the announcement of the Inkling Digital Sketching System. What we’re looking at here is a pen and receiver that allows you to capture […]

N-Trig vs. Wacom: A Dual Digitizer Duel


Last month, I had the good fortune to have tested two slates, the HTC Flyer and Fujitsu Stylistic Q550, with pen + touch digitizers from the same vendor: N-Trig. Due to software and design choices, the experiences of both were quite different, but I tried to look past that to get a feel for the […]

Bamboo Stylus Review

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Over the weekend I posted about Bamboo Paper, an Inking and doodling App for the iPad, that Wacom is marketing along side its Bamboo Stylus for the iPad. I had recently ordered a Bamboo Stylus and it came in this morning. I like what I see and feel. I’ve used and tested quite a few […]

Weekly Wrap Up: Notebook, Tablet and Smart Phone News for April 22nd

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This past week was a big one, with iPhone tracking news and a collection of other big news. We’ve condensed the hottest topics in smartphones, tablets and notebooks into this post so you can get caught up before the weekend. Perhaps one of the biggest stories this week was the iPhone tracking story which our own Warner Crocker […]

Wacom Unveils a Stylus for Capacitive Tablets

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Ah, the dreaded stylus. Yes, that horrible input device that actually lets you write something legible on a capacitive screen without using your fingers. We’ve covered quite a few styli here that work with the iPad and other capacitive screens, but for various reasons they all seem to leave us wanting. Well, maybe Wacom might […]