Wacom Introduces Bamboo Stylus For iPad

Macworld Australia Staff
20 April, 2011
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Design, ergonomics and natural feel deliver premium writing and sketching experience to iPad users

20th April 2011 – Drawing on its experience and pedigree achieved through the development of interactive professional and consumer pen tablets, Wacom® today announces the Bamboo® Stylus. The pen is designed specifically for the Apple® iPad®. It offers an intuitive way to experience note-taking, sketching, drawing and other forms of creative expression on the popular iPad.

Touch has revolutionised computing and how users interact with their devices. Using the Bamboo Stylus further enhances numerous applications designed for the iPad by allowing users to express themselves and personalise their work. The stylus brings a more accurate and precise way to take notes in meetings and classroom settings or to sketch out rough ideas while on the go. It gives creative thinkers the opportunity to be expressive and visualise their life.

The authentic and satisfying feel of the stylus is achieved through subtle design elements, such as a sophisticated black and silver design with satin-textured metal body, a focus on ergonomic comfort and balanced weighting of the pen. In addition, the fine tip gives the user more detail control.

Ideal for handwriting notes, giving a personal touch when editing documents, drawing, sketching and much more, the Bamboo Stylus enriches the way in which users interact with their iPad. Users can now be even more creative, using it in the way that suits them.

Features and Benefits

  • Improves experiences with applications for sketching
  • Sophisticated black and silver design with satin-textured metal body
  • 25 percent slimmer tip than main competitors (6mm vs. 8mm)
  • Weight-balanced design
  • Smooth soft tip for best pen-on-screen feeling
  • Compatible with all media tablets using the same capacitive touch technology as the iPad
  • Exchangeable pen nib
  • 9mm pen barrel
  • 120mm pen length
  • Pen weight: 20g

Bamboo Stylus Availability and Pricing

Available from mid-May in select Asia Pacific regions, Bamboo Stylus is priced at RRP $29.95

About Wacom

Wacom Company Ltd.,(Tokyo Stock Exchange 6727), is a global company based in Japan with subsidiaries in the United States (Wacom Technology Corporation), Germany (Wacom Europe GmbH), China (Wacom China Corporation), Korea (Wacom Korea Co., Ltd.), Australia (Wacom Australia, Pty Ltd), Singapore (Wacom Singapore Pte. Ltd.), and Taiwan (Wacom Taiwan Information Co., Ltd.). In addition to these subsidiaries, Wacom has affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. Founded in 1983, Wacom’s vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world’s leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays and, digital interface solutions. The advanced technology of Wacom’s intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality. Millions of customers are using its cordless, battery-free, pressure-sensitive pen technology.

For more information, please contact:

Simon Marshall

Marketing Executive

Wacom Australia Pty. Ltd.

+61(0)412350557

Simon.marshall@wacom.com.au

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