Wacom Inkling Pen turns Analog Sketchbooks into Digital Tablets

Wacom is well known for its reasonably priced graphical tablets that are a great addition to virtual classrooms like Christopher Dawson lately pointed out on ZDNet Education.

The newest gadget is a digital pen called Wacom Inkling. Similar to the Luidia eBeam device that turns any flat surface into an interactive whiteboard, the Inkling device turns any piece of paper into a digital drawing tablet.

The focus of the Wacom Inkling is clearly the creative use of the pen. I like the direct import into drawing programs and the feature to import the drawings as vector graphics. It will work great for sketches and brainstorming but it lacks features like voice recording in case you want to use it during lectures.

The price of the Wacom Inkling is $199 and it will be available mid-September.

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