There’s good news for those who enjoy sketching or writing on conventional paper: Wacom launches the Bamboo Spark along with peripherals that record your writing or sketches on classic paper turning them into digital media.
Wacom revealed its latest creation at the IFA in Berlin, the famous electronic, tech products fair.
The popular graphics tablet company made available their new Bamboo Paper gadget, that permits enthusiasts to write on standard paper and then save their work to their Android or iOS devices.
The senior vice president for Wacom’s consumer products stated that:
“Whether a busy professional, connected student, or passionate hobbyist, Bamboo Spark goes where you go, giving you the freedom to choose when and how you capture ideas.”
He explained that Bamboo Spark was designed to record your projects written or sketched on plain paper, whereas by following some easy steps, you could afterwards move your concepts into the Wacom cloud, for instance, for easier editing and sharing.
Concerning how it actually works, the Bamboo Spark combination includes a Bluetooth-enabled pen, however this peripheral uses old-fashioned ink. You can now turn your innovative creations into digital media by drawing or writing on the A5 paper, which is also in the package. The electro-magnetic sensor enhancement correlates the pad with your strokes, while transferring them to the specialized pen.
Approximately 100 pages of written information can be saved via the pen, without data connection. When you’re done sketching/writing, your work can be transferred on your smartphone or tablet. You can store your devices in the designated pouch. Afterwards, your work, which has been digitally converted, could be uploaded on specific platform, such as Dropbox or Evernote, and even Wacom’s cloud service. You can edit your work further on in the Bamboo app or in Spark. Files are saved by default in the WILL format, but for easier manipulation you can save them in the JPEG or PDF formats.
The generic version of Wacom’s new device should be able to be manageable with almost any smartphones or 10-inch tablets, whereas the Spark app will be downloadable from the Play Store.
The Bamboo Spark will be made available this October, for the price of $159.95. Moreover, Wacom did promise future updates, for starters, those involving hand writing recognition.
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