Wacom Technology is introducing its first Wacom pen tablet to incorporate Bluetooth wireless technology. Available immediately, the Graphire Bluetooth offers a 6" x 8" active area and is priced at US$249.99.
Wacom's patented cordless, battery-free pen technology works in conjunction with Bluetooth wireless technology to create a complete cordless solutions for digital imaging. The Wacom pen looks and feels like a regular pen and operates without batteries or cords. Additionally, with 512 levels of pressure sensitivity, a Wacom Graphire pen provides a natural and controlled way to retouch and edit digital photos and create original art. The pen also provides a built-in eraser.
Bluetooth wireless technology is a communications standard that allows computers and other devices to communicate wirelessly over distances of up to 30 feet.
The Graphire Bluetooth tablet features a rechargeable lithium polymer battery that provides up to 25 hours of wireless use between charges. A 12-foot cable on the universal power adapter makes it convenient to use the tablet while the battery is charging. Estimated recharge time is 5 to 6 hours. The universal power adapter accepts 110 and 220 volts.
Graphire Bluetooth incorporates two on-tablet programmable buttons called ExpressKeys which are designed to optimise workflow by providing quick access to commonly used modifiers, mouse-clicks, and keystrokes.
Users will be able to use the Graphire pen to naturally annotate documents in programs like Adobe Acrobat, Apple Inkwell, Microsoft Office PowerPoint, OneNote or EverNote for Windows.
The new tablet comes Adobe Photoshop Elements 2, Painter Essentials 2 by Corel and Color Efex Pro 2 GE by nik multimedia, Inc.