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Wacom Inkling

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"Fab product!"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Nicely designed and works as well as advertised. The case also functions as the charger and is robust enough that you can drop the Inkling in your bag and take it anywhere.

9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.
"Not as easy to use as you think"
2 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Every tiny bump, every time you might by accident cover the sensor with your finger on the pen. The sensor is where most artists hold their pens. It pretty much screws up the picture and once you load it up, it's just a mess of lines. I am a pro artists and I have been playing with inkling for weeks and it's just rubbish. None of my friends could do it either. I wish I could return that crap.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Very nice pen, with one catch"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

I love the Inkling pen (and the clever name). Once catch, currently this pen does not export directly to new Adobe Illustrator CC or Photoshop CC (it does work with CS6 versions). Not a big problem as you can simply ‘save as’ to the format you want, like JPG or PNG for example. Hopefully Wacom will update the software plugin for Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC soon. That aside, great value, great fun to use.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Wow, incredible – why did someone not tell me sooner!

Check out the desk of your average graphics designer and you'll most likely find a Wacom tablet plugged into their computer, likely the Bamboo or — if they have the budget — a Cintiq.

These tablets are great for precision editing and you've got to be at a computer to use them.

But Wacom's new Inkling is all about portability — you draw on paper first and edit on the PC later. By utilizing a digital pen and special receiver, users can digitally capture any and all scribbles on any piece of paper.

The Inkling pen has a fairly minimalist design, with subtle curves and clean lines all around. It’s heavier than your standard Bic pen, and like most digital pens, it has a larger circumference. It also has a single status LED at the top that flashes green whenever transmitting and red when it’s powering down.

The pen’s counterpart is a specialized receiver responsible for recording and storing sketches. It has a built-in clip for easy attachment to any piece of paper or sketchbook. Interestingly, every time you squeeze the clip, it recognizes a new page and begins a new sketch file for subsequent pen movement. You may unintentionally create two separate documents if the receiver detaches from the sheet, but layers and drawings can be combined in Photoshop after the fact. The top of the device has a power button as well as one to create a new layer, and LEDs to indicate power and transmission status. The front of the unit houses the ultrasonic and infared sensors, which help capture drawings from the pen itself — but more on those in a bit.

The coolest part of the package is the included plastic case. When not in use, the compact carrying case houses the Inkling and all its components, while doing double duty as a charging system for the hardware within. The case houses the digital pen, spare ink cartridges, Mini USB cable, and Inkling receiver that all fit into special slots on the inside. The pen itself is stored in a spring-loaded circular slot on the side and uses tiny gold contacts at the top for charging while the receiver connects via secondary Mini USB on the inside. A singular Mini USB port on the outside of the case charges the receiver and pen simultaneously.

Release date NZ
June 9th, 2012
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