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 sketches that you make on paper and transfer them to your computer as vector or raster graphics. Of course you can do the same with just about anything that you put down on paper with the pen, including notes. The receiver can attach to any pad of paper. The software allows you to capture and separate your work into layers and of course the big graphics programs (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchbook, etc…) can take the imports.
The idea here seems to be to get back to that find control that you have with paper and pen. Even with advanced digital tablets that can be a tricky proposition that does require a learning curve. The Inkling System will sell for $199.99 when it hits shelves in mid-September.