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



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.




  1. Patrick

    08/30/2011 at 4:30 pm

    Looks very much like a re-visit of the digiscribble pen and receiver albeit now aimed at the artist rather than the note taker.

    Bought a digiscribble 3 years ago – never got on with it and its gathering dust somewhere in my office.

    I suspect this will suffer the same fate as the digiscribble – transfer is wired and cumbersome and unless connectivity between pen and receiver is much, much, better than was the case with the digiscribble the time devoted to correcting transferred errors will negate its attributes.

    I’ll put this one in the HP WebOS camp.

    P.S. Love my Wacom Tablet PC – I’d be more than happy if their next innovation was a 4/5″ screen that could  deliver a note taking mobile device – my dream come true.


  2. citoyenlambda

    08/30/2011 at 5:24 pm

    I can’t wait for an Inkshow of inkling

  3. Willem Evenhuis

    08/30/2011 at 8:47 pm

    Still wishing it was part of the smartphone or tablet.

  4. Willem Evenhuis

    08/30/2011 at 8:47 pm

    Still wishing it was part of the smartphone or tablet.

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