The new Bamboo Pad: The Two-in-One Experience

DSC_0106 (1)Bamboo Pad is the Wacom solution for adding navigation gestures and drawing or handwriting capabilities to the normal PC experience. Plugged into any Windows 8 (or Windows 7) operated laptop or desktop computer the authentic and more natural navigation experience starts at once.

“There are many people who want to use gestures for navigation. But the Bamboo Pad is not just the next touch pad on the market. For people who would love to add a personal signature, a drawing or some handwritten comments to their documents, this new product offers the typical experience of a pressure sensitive Wacom stylus”, John de Olde, Asia Pacific Marketing Manager for Wacom Co., Ltd., points out.

Aside from the patented Wacom pen technology (Wacom™ feel IT technologies) that makes a difference, the ultra-slim design offers comfortable usage even throughout long working hours. Compared to a traditional computer mouse the new pad offers not only multi-touch gestures (particularly under Windows® 8) which feel natural. Communication even becomes more visual and fun by adding sketches, drawings or handwriting with the included stylus. E-mails can have your personal signature, highlighting words and paragraphs support your message and help readers getting straight to the point. Windows 8 users also have the chance to download the new Bamboo Page app from the Windows Store for free. This software allows a head start into note-taking and light sketching.

Being an expert in sensor technology for digital pens and touch displays, Wacom now offers a two-in-one human interface device that feels natural, looks stylish and gives opportunity to work relaxed and add a little bit of fun and creativity to the normal office life. The Wacom technology makes sure, that gestures and handwriting never interfere with each other as the pad is recognising pen or finger and automatically deactivates either the touch or the pen functions. While running under Windows 7 and 8 by simply plugging it in, on Apple computers (MacOS 10.7 or later) a driver has to be installed first, which can be downloaded from the Wacom support website.

The Bamboo Pad is available with a wireless or a USB cable connection. Users can choose from four designs. Either a discrete grey with a shiny surface or a basically white pad with one of three fresh and fashionable colour accents in blue, light green or purple (wireless connection only). Of course every feel ™ enabled Bamboo Stylus can also be used on the Bamboo Pad.

Today Wacom introduces a new line up of Bamboo styli. Bamboo Stylus solo and Bamboo Stylus duo are second-generation, improved versions of the popular range of digital styli first introduced in 2011. The Bamboo Stylus solo is a stylus for touchscreen devices like the iPad® and has a protective cap added in the new version. The Bamboo Stylus duo is a two-in-one solution offering both a stylus for touchscreens and a ballpoint pen for paper use. Additional to these second-generation models, Wacom offers the Bamboo Stylus alpha as an affordable entry addition to the range, which looks and feels like a pen.

Styli with style
Bamboo Stylus solo and Bamboo Stylus duo offer the best-in-class pen-like experience in an elegant, premium design. The soft touch paint-on-pen body with the colour-coordinated, polished anodized aluminium cap sets these styli apart from others on the market. Both versions come in a range of funky colours, which add a touch of fun and flair to everyone’s tablet or smartphone. If you feel heavenly blue, wear pink coloured glasses or are as bright and yellow as the sun or want to express what it feels like walking through a fresh, green spring meadow – Wacom’s new generation digital styli offer something for everyone’s mood. Additional to the four colour variations, the duo and solo as well as the alpha come in a black and a white version. The design is modern and exudes the typical Wacom quality: premium materials, ergonomic and setting it apart.

Improved writing and sketching
The in-use experience of precision is improved by a now even slimmer rubber nib (5 mm) for the solo and duo. The body of the stylus feels solid and balanced in hand. Writing, doodling or navigating on a touch screen becomes even more natural and authentic than before. “While touch is still the primary input method on most smartphones or tablets, the stylus has now definitely found its place amongst users”, says John de Olde, Asia Pacific Marketing Manager for Wacom Co., Ltd… “Styli bring a more accurate and precise way of taking notes in meetings or classrooms, sketching out rough ideas while on the go or adding handwritten elements to visual messages with suitable apps – like our own Bamboo Loop, for example, or Bamboo Paper, which lets you capture ideas and thoughts anywhere, anytime”, he adds. “After all, Wacom now has 30 years experience in digital pen technology, and that shows.”