Wacom just introduced a wireless Bluetooth graphics tablet that sells for $249. This is the consumer version of their tablet which features 512 pressure levels, their professional level tablet (known as the intuos) is not available in a Bluetooth version yet.
If you don’t currently use a tablet, you’re really missing out. Painting, editing masks and making selections are much easier when using a tablet.
I’m looking forward to using this new bluetooth tablet when presenting my seminars… this
will allow me to wander the room (within 30 feet of my laptop) while
I “wonder” whether you mean “wander” or maybe the room will be in wonder at your wandering….
Thanks Lucia… I’m a terrible speller and of course spell check doesn’t know that I mean Wander when I type Wonder.
Does it come with a Bluetooth transmitter for your PC?
How close is it in functionality to the Intuos?
I don’t believe it comes with a bluetooth receiver for your PC. Both my PowerBook, TabletPC and G5 Desktop have bluetooth built-in. I’m assuming you’d have to get a USB bluetooth adaptor from a third party.
As far as I know, the main difference between the consumer and professional tablets is that one has 512 levels and the other has 1024… also I’m not sure if the consumer product can sense things like tilt. You’d have to check out Wacom’s web site and compare the specs.
I used to use a graphics tablet for all my seminars and I’m thinking of doing that again now that this product is available. It wasn’t fun using three ABD extension cords to be able to walk over to the screen while I was teaching… but with this one, I can walk 30 feel away and still use the tablet!
Just ordered this yesterday since my puppy chewed through the USB cord on my brand new Intuos 3 that I was using with my laptop!
I’m glad you’ve figured out your life in such detail.