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Wacom Bamboo Stylus feel: From now on using mobile devices will feel different

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Wacom launches Bamboo Stylus feel, the leading-edge, ‘active pen' range for consumer gadgets

4th December 2012 - Today, Wacom announces an addition to its successful Bamboo Stylus range: Bamboo Stylus feel. These pressure sensitive and natural-feel pens are initially available for the latest-generation Windows 8 and Android tablets based on Wacom feel IT Technologies.
 
Known for its pressure sensitive pen input devices, Wacom is putting this well proven technology into the hands of mobile users. The new Bamboo Stylus feel provides the highest quality and most accurate note taking experience for those who want to capture thoughts and creative ideas on smartphones or media tablets. Writing, sketching, photo editing, doodling or creating mind-maps even on the go: The stylus is ready to hand for whenever inspiration strikes, transferring all of the advantages of using pen and paper directly to the digital world.
 
The feel range of the popular Bamboo Stylus pens feature advanced, active Wacom ‘feel IT' Technologies, that work with a special sensor built into a number of leading mobile devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. Compared to capacitive styli - among them the Bamboo Stylus solo, duo and pocket available for iPad, iPhone and other touchscreens - the new Bamboo Stylus also allows pressure sensitive pen input on ‘feel' enabled screens while taking notes. Due to Electro-Magnetic Resonance (EMR) technology, pen and tablet communicate with each other via waves, not just via touch - promising better accuracy and precision.

One technology - two models

Bamboo Stylus feel is on offer in two high quality versions, the Bamboo Stylus feel and the Bamboo Stylus feel carbon, both offer a comfortable pen format that delivers a natural, balanced feel in the hand. Available in black and white, the Bamboo Stylus feel is a stylish pen that perfectly matches the design of current smartphones or media tablets. A satin texture makes the stylus feel comfortable in use, while shiny aluminium accents deliver classiness to its clean and modern design.
 
Gadgets such as smartphones and media tablets are already far more than just an accessory. They reflect our lifestyle and are more and more becoming a status symbol. For sophisticated consumers looking for the ultimate complement to their daily digital companion, Wacom has added a premium edition to its feel brand: The Bamboo Stylus feel carbon - a stylus just as valuable as the thoughts of its users. The high quality carbon fibre pen offers the same high quality, but comes in smart executive-silver and black, combining excellent design with best-in class technology. 
 
Dependent on their individual requirements, consumers are also able to choose between a soft rubberised or a more solid nib included in both packaging.

Bamboo Stylus Family

The Bamboo Stylus feel models extend the Wacom Stylus line-up. They join the multi-purpose Bamboo Stylus duo - a rubber nib and a ball-point ink pen in one - the Bamboo Stylus pocket - a compact and extendable stylus for usage on the go - and the colourful Bamboo Stylus solo range - a rubber nib pen for media tablets in a choice of colours: blue, green, pink, orange, black and white.

Availability and pricing

The Bamboo Stylus feel in black or white is priced at £34.99, the premium edition Bamboo Stylus feel carbon is priced at £69.99. All prices are including VAT. They will be available from 2nd January 2013.

About Wacom

Wacom Europe GmbH is a subsidiary of Wacom Company, Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange 6727). Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. Wacom's vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world's leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays, and digital interface solutions. The advanced technology of Wacom's intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality. Millions of customers are using its cordless, battery-free, pressure-sensitive pen technology.

The company also offers its products as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers serving incremental markets. Wacom's interface technology, called Wacom Feel IT Technologies, is also offered as an integrated solution to strategic partners. Most Tablet PC manufacturers count on the advanced features and reliability of the brand to deliver a superior user interface experience.