Wednesday, 31 August 2011
is a snappy gadget from Wacom that allows you to draw on just about any sketchpad or paper stock.
With the digital receiver clipped to the top of your pad and using the Inkling Digital Pen you create your sketch.
The video here shows how easy it is to upload your sketches to your computer via usb, where they can be stored as JPEG, BMP, TIFF, PNG, SVG or PDF files for manipulative use in any image enhancing softwares.
The Inkling also offers direct file transfers to Photoshop, Illustrator, and Autodesk Sketchbook Pro/Designer.
The Inkling will be available mid September and retail for US$199.99 and that's about half the price of Livescribe , except the inking doesn't require special paper but can't record sound !
Nevertheless it remains to be seen whether Wacom's naming of their clever product doesn't infringe on the iPad app with the identical name !