Wacom is a name that most of us are familiar with, especially digital artists who use a digital tablet to get their sketches and artwork done. Having said that, Wacom has just rolled out a spanking new pressure-sensitive digital pen for sketching, drawing and painting on an iPad, calling it the Intuos Creative Stylus. It is supposedly designed in a way so that it can inspire creativity at any time, anywhere thanks to a realistic pen-on-paper feel as well as an intelligent design which lets you rest your palm naturally on the iPad each time you make use of compatible creative apps.
Touted to offer “the best drawing experience” on an iPad, the Intuos Creative Stylus would enable an ad agency creative to perform a quick concept drawing on the train, or perhaps allow the art student to sketch out an idea right before class (all of those last minute work tend to be the most inspired as I have found out for myself over the years). Since iPads have grown in stature over the years to develop ideas and concept experimentation, the Intuos Creative Stylus would definitely be able to step in and fill a gap in the marketplace. It will play nice seamlessly with the iPad in addition to a bunch of creative apps, allowing it to deliver an authentic experience each time the bolt of inspiration strikes.
Of course, it would make perfect sense to have the Intuos Creative Stylus play nice with Wacom’s very own digital notebook app known as Bamboo Paper. This new version is now available and has been optimized for the Creative Stylus, delivering a bunch of new tools which would enable one to be even more expressive and creative. Sporting advanced technology and a pressure sensitivity of 2048 pressure levels, it can react even to light strokes, all the while being smart enough to reject unintentional touches when used with compatible creative apps. Specially designed for the iPad 3, 4 and Mini, it will also play nice with apps like Autodesk SketchBook Pro for iPad, ArtRage (by Ambient Design), Bamboo Paper, ProCreate (by Savage Interactive) and Psykopaint. The Intuos Creative Stylus is powered by a single AAAA battery, it will retail for $99 a pop from this October onwards.