Wacom refreshes Bamboo Pen & Touch Tablets and adds wireless

New entry-level drawing tablets offer multitouch control, wireless scribbling and 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity

Wacom has updated its entry level Bamboo tablet offerings. Now with classier styling and optional wireless capability, the pen and touch tablets come in three slightly different flavours. All three offer Wacom's batteryless pen with 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity, and the included Bamboo dock software allows users to add a variety of pen-specific apps and games.

Top of the bunch is the Bamboo Fun Pen & Touch £90 (small) or £170 (medium) which sports four Express (shortcut) Keys and multitouch control, and is bundled with Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 and Corel Painter Essentials 4. Then there's the almost identical Bamboo Pen & Touch (not so fun, presumably) which comes in small with Photoshop Elements 8 for £75. Wireless is extra – the £35 accessory pack comes with a battery to slot into the tablet and a USB dongle for Mac or Windows.

Finally there's the basic Bamboo Pen tablet at just £45 without the multitouch, Express Keys or wireless option of its more expensive siblings.

If you're looking for some pen action it's also worth checking out Wacom's other new baby, the Inkling.


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