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Presenting at IFA 2014: Bamboo Stylus fineline - a smart stylus for iPad 

4th September 2014 - Wacom today announces Bamboo Stylus fineline. Crafted with care from high quality materials, fineline is a smart stylus with new ‘thin tip' technology that makes navigating, writing, sketching and sharing on an iPad feel effortless. Encouraging creative expression and inspiring ideas when working digitally, its features also include pressure sensitivity and palm rejection for increased precision and a more fluid action. With an elegant and premium design, Bamboo Stylus fineline is available in five fresh colours - silver, grey, blue, orange and pink.

The pressure sensitivity and solid tip of the stylus make it feel completely natural to use. With its 1,024 pressure levels, it reacts to the pressure being applied by the user, resulting in lighter or stronger strokes accordingly. This increased precision makes writing and notetaking on an iPad effortless. In addition, the palm rejection feature instantly knows the difference between a hand or the stylus, meaning a user's hand can comfortably rest on the screen while using the pen. The battery, required to establish Bluetooth connection, lasts approximately 26 hours, but can be easily recharged via USB.

The user experience is further enhanced thanks to Bluetooth 4.0 that seamlessly connects the stylus to iPads and Wacom's Cloud services such as DropZone, which offers clipboard functionality, allowing files to be exchanged between different devices, and ControlRoom, a storage service for individual pen, tablet and display settings. Both services are now being tested thoroughly and will be available soon.

Bamboo Stylus fineline is supported by some leading note taking apps on the market; including Wacom's own Bamboo Paper app, Noteshelf, Notes Plus, INKredible and GoodReader. When connected to Bamboo Paper the user is offered free access to the ‘fineline Pack' offering an additional pencil and the Writer or Maker type notebooks, perfectly adapted to note taking, ideation and light sketching.

Mike Gay, Head of Wacom Consumer Business, describes Wacom's strategy: "Even in this digital age, people use their hands to express thoughts and ideas. Writing and sketching is still performed to help free minds and encourage creativity. This explains why we continue to develop hardware, software and infrastructures that empower people to do what they want, but be part of that digital lifestyle."

Availability and pricing

Bamboo Stylus fineline will be showcased on the Wacom booth (hall 12, stand 104) at IFA 2014 in Berlin from 5th to 10th September. From today, it will be available to purchase on the Wacom eStore as well as various retailers across Europe. Bamboo Stylus fineline is priced at £49.99.

For more information please visit  http://www.wacom.com/en/gb/everyday.

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.