Record your brilliant doodlings (or notes, we guess) for the world to see
By Todd DetwilerPosted 11.29.2011 at 4:11 pm 6 Comments
To test the Wacom Inkling, we asked PopSci's Art Director, Todd Detwiler, to doodle to his heart's content. These are his thoughts.
The promise of the Wacom Inkling is simple: sketch anywhere and transfer your work to a digital platform with quickness and ease. And it delivers on that promise. I really liked the eloquent design of the Inkling, and was able to figure out the mechanics of the device quickly. That's not to say it's perfect, however.
Wacom is well-known for their artist's tablets, smallish touch-sensitive squares that graphic designers use as digital sketchpads. But a different kind of tablet has recently taken hold, and Wacom doesn't want to miss the boat on the iPad or the various other tablets hitting the market these days. Hence the Bamboo Stylus and Bamboo Paper app for the iPad, which I can safely say is the best stylus and the best stylus-using tablet app I've ever used. But does that make them good?
We're all more or less used to navigating with touch -- the iPhone a recent landslide of multitouch-enabled laptops have pretty much seen to that. (Not to mention the forthcoming Windows 7, which is the first major computer OS to natively support multitouch screens.) Falling into line, Wacom today intro'ed new graphics tablets that will let you add touch to any PC or Mac.