Wacom has released a new line of its popular Intuos tablets this week. The new tablet line addresses a wider customer base with choices to fit the creative input needs of artists, designers and photographers. Some of the Intuos’ new ergonomic and technical features include a slimmer design, improved multi-touch functions and wireless capabilities.
Intuos Pro: The Intuos Pro provides the power to produce professional results when working with pressure- sensitive software applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter, Autodesk Sketchbook and many more. The Intuos Pro Grip Pen delivers 2048 levels of pen pressure sensitivity as well as tilt recognition, allowing artists to create with the accuracy and precision of traditional brushes and pens. In addition, improved multi-touch gestures enable users to position and navigate their work intuitively. Improved customizable ExpressKeys and the Touch Ring help to streamline workflow and increase productivity. Users can greatly decrease the dependency on the computer keyboard by customizing shortcuts and modifiers directly from the tablet itself. Express View, the Heads-Up-Display (HUD) feature, displays current settings on-screen and fades within a few seconds so as not to disrupt the creative process. Additionally, a personalized Radial Menu enables users to quickly access preferred functions through a hierarchical menu display. The Intuos Pro comes in four Pen & Touch models – small ($249), medium ($349) and large ($499).
Intuos: The Intuos pen tablet provides a natural, easy and fun way for hobbyists and enthusiasts to express their creativity. Taking drawing with a pen and paper to another level, the Intuos enables users to get creative on the computer, whether simply sketching and doodling, painting a picture, editing photographs or designing greeting cards. The sleek new pen with a more tapered shape and soft touch finish fits comfortably in the hand, providing aspiring artists with the same feel as traditional pens and brushes. Multi-touch complements the pen, giving users an alternative input method that allows both hands to get involved in the creative process. Whether navigating, zooming or rotating an image, multi-touch is easy and fast. Similar to other Wacom pen tablets, the Intuos also features four ExpressKeys, now with application specific settings for popular creative software. The Intuos has a new ergonomic and slim design with an eye-catching metallic finish. To personalize the Intuos, colored rings and pen-holder tags are available to liven the creative experience. The rings and tags can be changed as often as one like to match a particular mood or style. An optional wireless kit is also available to make the tablet portable and easy to use remotely.
There are three Intuos models available including the Intuos Pen (small – $79), Intuos Pen & Touch (small – $99) and Intuos Pen & Touch (medium – $199). The wireless accessory kit ($39) is available through Wacom’s eStore.
To complete the Intuos range, Wacom has also recently launched the Intuos Creative Stylus, aimed at users looking to draw, sketch or visualize ideas on an iPad. The Intuos Creative Stylus offers a natural, easy and authentic pen experience with 2048 pressure levels. Compatible with key iPad creative apps, it can reproduce the feel and artistic control of traditional brushes and markers. Wacom’s other products designed for creativity include the new Cintiq Companion Creative Tablets and Cintiq Creative Pen Displays.
For more info, visit www.wacom.com.