Wacom’s New Digital Pen Aims To Woo Professionals

Although many companies have tried, none has ever been able to produce a digital pen that has really caught on with consumers. Wacom is hoping that its latest effort, introduced today at the IFA 2015 consumer electronics show in Berlin, will be the first.

WacomEUs Bamboo Spark (pictured) is really three components in one. In addition to a digital pen, it also consists of a EUsmart folio,EU a notebook-size device that supports a notepad. The combination of the digital pen and smart folio allows the platform to digitalize notes as the user writes them, without having to go through the process of pairing a device every time an individual needs to jot down someoneEUs phone number.

Digitizes Notes Quickly

EUBamboo Spark is the perfect solution for anyone who appreciates the freedom and simplicity of working with pen on paper to take written notes and share ideas,EU said Mike Gay, senior vice president for WacomEUs consumer products.

The device allows users to write down traditional pen-and-paper notes on a pad held by the folio, which can then be digitized and uploaded to the Wacom Cloud, where they can be stored as either image files, PDFs, or .WILL files, a new standard for note files.

Because the Bamboo SparkEUs pen is a traditional ink pen, writing notes on the folio should feel the same as physical note taking, a feature that has often been missing from other digital pen solutions over the years. The folio will hold most A5-shape paper, about 5.83 x 8.27 inches.

The folio is what allows the device to capture an image of the note. It uses an electro-magnetic resonance field to communicate with the SparkEUs pen, and can save up to 100 pages of notes at a time. The folio can be charged using a normal USB...

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