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Wacom Bamboo Multi-Touch Tablet CONFIRMED

WacomBambooMultiTouchAfter passing on their tip that Wacom has built a multi-touch version of their Bamboo tablet, Engadget has confirmed the device exists, and they have the photos to back it up.

Their tipster claims to have been using the device, priced at $69, on his Mac running Snow Leopard with no problems. No mention of whether he’s tried it on Windows 7 (I’m guessing not), but it’s got the Windows compatibility label. There’s also mention that, aside from being a really big version of a Macbook multi-touch trackpad, it offers customized application-specific gestures. I’m thinking of two-finger rotation for volume control.

Now that I think of it, I was expecting something like this for Mac back when multi-touch was announced for the Macbook trackpads. I guess the Wacom guys were just waiting for the bigger Windows PC market to catch up. I might have to get me one. Check out Engadget for more photos.

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4 Comments

  1. Drnkusv

    09/16/2009 at 7:55 pm

    I have been waiting for something like this every since Apple bought Fingerworks. Those guys made awesome multitouch trackpads and keyboards, of which I owned several. But Apple boughht them to develop the technology that made its way into the iPhone, and there has been nothing on the market like those multi-touch trackpads ever since then.

    I agree that I have long been expecting Apple to come out with a touchpad for the iMac that is basically a larger version of the Macbook Pro touchpad. But no such luck, at least so far. Perhaps this rumored October iMac redesign will be the moment (but probably not).

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  2. JimAtLaw

    09/16/2009 at 11:33 pm

    Where’s my 24″ capacitive touch digitizer 1920×1200 Cintiq?

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  3. GMA

    09/17/2009 at 6:02 am

    Forgive my ignorance, but what would be the benefit here vs the multi-touch on the Macbook? This wouldnt allow handwriting input, would it?

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  4. Sumocat

    09/17/2009 at 7:36 am

    GMA: Current Macbooks wouldn’t see a big benefit from this. Rather, I was expecting multi-touch input devices for Macs in general, like the desktops and older Macbooks, to expand that new functionality to their entire line.

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