Vancouver, Wa. - Wacom announces the Intuos4 Wireless professional pen tablet featuring Bluetooth wireless technology. The new product is well suited to photographers, designers, and artists who seek the freedom of wireless technology, as well as the control and comfort benefits of Wacom’s professional line of pen tablets.
The ability to move around a workspace "unattached" from a computer also makes the Intuos4 Wireless an excellent tool for use at a collaborative work session or in a classroom setting, such as an art class or photography seminar. In addition, the medium-sized Intuos4 Wireless fits into most computer laptop bags, making it an input solution for mobile creative professionals and students.
Bluetooth wireless technology allows these devices to communicate reliably over distances of up to 33 feet. Ideal for home, office, classroom, or remote-meeting use, the Intuos4 Wireless provides mobility and freedom when working with Bluetooth-enabled desktop or laptop computers. The Intuos4 Wireless features convenient USB charging directly from the computer.
The Grip Pen that comes with the Intuos4 Wireless features Wacom’s proprietary Tip Sensor technology, offering users near-zero (one gram) starting pressure for the most sensitive Intuos pen tablet performance to-date. The Intuos4 Wireless pen has 2048 levels of pressure, doubling the resolution of the pen’s pressure curve to further enhance feedback and expand creative control within software applications that support pressure sensitivity. The Grip Pen also features a pressure-sensitive eraser and two customizable side switches that can be set for commands such as double-click and right-click. The Intuos4 Wireless ships with a clip-on pen holder for securing the pen to the tablet when not being used.
The slim and ergonomic design of the Intuos4 Wireless pen tablet makes it a creative instrument for working with digital content in comfort. Available in a single size (medium) only, the Intuos4 Wireless has an asymmetrical design that puts the Touch Ring and the customizable ExpressKeys on one side of the tablet, making them all available to the user’s non-dominant hand. The application-specific ExpressKeys help improve workflow and boost productivity by placing commonly-used commands at the user’s fingertips.
The Touch Ring on the Intuos4 Wireless is capable of controlling up to four different functions in any application. A button located in the center of the ring “toggles” the ring between application-specific functions such as zoom, scroll, brush size adjustment or canvas rotation. The position of the illuminated LED located along the perimeter of the Touch Ring indicates the current function.
A weighted desktop pen stand not only provides a convenient pen holder, but also functions as a handy twist-off storage compartment for pen nibs and a handy nib removal tool. Standard, felt, stroke and flex nibs ship with the Intuos4 Wireless, allowing users to simulate the feel of working with a variety of traditional art and design materials.
Purchasers of an Intuos4 Wireless pen tablet are entitled to a choice of two applications from a selection of three creative applications offered by leading software manufacturers Adobe, Autodesk, and Corel. Users select their applications via broadband download. Intuos4 Wireless users will also benefit from Wacom’s powerful driver software, including radial menus for quick “penpoint” access to additional customized shortcuts.
The Intuos4 Wireless ($399 USD) is intended to begin shipping in the United States and Canada in late February or early March. The tablet is scheduled for launch in Mexico and other Latin America countries in subsequent months.