VANCOUVER, WA — As mobile users demand more from their devices with the help of digital styluses, Wacom continues to innovate in the smart stylus category. Bamboo Smart for select media tablets and 2-in-1 devices builds on Wacom's pen input leadership and the feedback of thousands of professional users as well as enthusiasts and hobbyists. The result is two premium Bamboo Smart styluses. The first, which made its debut at CES 2016, is Bamboo Smart for select Windows 2-in-1 devices enabled with Active Electro-Static (AES) technology. The second, introduced back in September, is Bamboo Smart for select Samsung devices using Wacom's Electro-Magnetic Resonance (EMR) technology. Both styluses offer pressure-sensitive precision and sublime comfort, producing handwritten notes and rough ink concepts that feel and look like they were produced by traditional media.
"We drew on Wacom's long history and market knowledge to come up with the new Bamboo Smart styluses," says Mike Gay, senior VP for the consumer product business unit at Wacom. "Not only are we opening up digital note-taking and ideation to a new set of laptop and tablet users, but we are also providing a way for users to think differently and explore new ways to communicate and collaborate."
Both Bamboo Smart styluses are designed with high quality materials and use technology developed to enhance the effortless experience of a traditional inking pen. Every subtle written or drawn detail is captured accurately. Comfortable and balanced in the hand, Bamboo Smart owners can fearlessly take notes and sketch out rough ideas and concepts on their laptops and mobile devices just like they would with pen and paper.
Two programmable side switches on the barrel of Bamboo Smart's AES stylus allow for fast and convenient access to regularly used commands, such as right click or double click. The stylus requires a AAAA battery that will last approximately one year when used around three hours per day. The Bamboo Smart for Samsung features one side switch and requires no batteries or any type of charging.
Bamboo Smart for select Windows 2-in-1 devices:
Dell Venue 10, 5000 Series (5050)
Dell Venue Pro 10 5000 Series (5055)
HP Elite x2 1021 (New)
Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga
Toshiba dynaPad N72 (New)
Because AES technology is native to these devices, the Bamboo Smart works immediately, no pairing required.
Bamboo Smart for Samsung devices:
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.0 with S-Pen
Samsung Galaxy Tab 9.7 with S-Pen
Bamboo Smart for Samsung is battery-free and cordless.
Bamboo Smart ($39.95) for Samsung is available now on the Wacom eStore and at online retailers such as Amazon. Bamboo Smart for Windows will be available in February.