Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch review
- Ease of use
- Stylish Design
- Wireless setup
- Pen’s eraser
- No adaptor storage
A tablet but not as you might have come to expect, the Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch latest offering is not going to be pitting itself against the likes of the Apple iPad 2 or the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 but reaffirming the company’s position as a leading force on the less glamorous graphics tablet scene.
Taking design tips from its touchscreen touting, entertainment-packed, app-filled namesakes, Wacom’s newly revised Bamboo range pairs performance with design traits not accustomed to such a market for a strong all-round product that continues to impress.
Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch: Design
Adding a bit of flare to a sector usually clouded in fusty grey and bland monotones, the Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch utilises a number of subtle design characteristics to create a big impact and a device which stands out from the crowd of competitors.
Angular buttons, green accents and a gloss black finish give the Bamboo a distinguished, artistic feel that plays off the device’s purpose, becoming one of the first artistic-based tech products to feature an aesthetic as striking as its abilities and one which will appeal to its target audience.
Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch: Features
Far from a simple pen and pad partnership, the Bamboo Pen & Touch comes hosting a bevy of highly desired input controls with the tablet’s 16:10 aspect ratio well proportioned allowing for easy manipulation and creation through the 9.7-inch touch responsive surface. It may be bigger than the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note, although it is slightly bigger than the screen on the Sony Tablet S.
While four ‘ExpressKeys’ adorn the device’s bottom edge allowing for easily customised and simply assigned access to desired tasks improving productivity, the ergonomically designed pen boasts a pressure sensitive tip enabling simple and elegant input that suitably replicates the realities of a standard pen and paper.
Further bolstering the pen’s standout qualities, the lack of necessary batteries keeps the weight down making it easy and pleasant to wheeled whilst two buttons allow for mouse style clicks.