Multitouch support and a lower price highlight the updates to Wacom's 13-inch combination display/graphics tablet.
The Wacom Creative Stylus 2 is a great, well-priced pressure-sensitive stylus for iPad artistes.
It's a great stylus for annotating and sketching, but you might find the Wacom Bamboo Stylus Fineline a little harder to use for long stretches of writing or printing.
The new tablets run Windows 8 and Android, respectively, and will be available in the fall.
Though it doesn't add any new graphics-specific capabilities over its predecessor, the Wacom Intuos5 input tablet remains a must-have for digital brushworkers.
Bye-bye, Bamboo. Now all of Wacom's graphics tablets bear the Intuos brand and its latest consumer models get the wedge treatment.
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Wacom's smooth, elegant stylus for capacitive tablets is one of the best we've seen, and adding a pen to the end only makes it more useful: just be prepared to pay an extra 10 dollars for the privilege.
At the IFA show in Germany, Wacom rolled up some product updates and launched a hybrid ballpoint/ electronic-folio system for notetaking on real paper.
The company introduces new models of its Windows 8 tablet/secondary desktop display along with a couple of bigger desktop Cintiq displays.
With a beautiful and more functional new design, Wacom's Intuos4 tablet demonstrates that a lack of competition doesn't necessarily keep you from innovating.