Wacom Unveils Their iPad Pen

Seems like this product shoulda been in the market a couple years ago, but I suppose better late than never, eh? It’s the Intuos Creative Stylus, Wacom’s $99 “iPad pen.” According to the website, it operates just like a Cintiq pen, passing through information “about pressure, tilt and rotation.” I imagine there’s discussions at Wacom about this product cannibalizing their Cintiq line of products, but I can see this one jumping off the shelves at an incredibly fast rate.

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6 Comments

  1. Fooksie August 20, 2013

    That is one gigantic nib.

  2. Izak van Langevelde August 22, 2013

    So, how is this going to communicate with my software? Does software need to be adapted in order to benefit from the pressure sensitive? And, with Fooksie, I am a little concerned about the size of the nib…

  3. I would be curious to try that one. Now, the limitation comes from the Os of the iPad and from the softwares available on the tablet. If you cannot get photoshop, flash or any professional software, you are a bit limited, even with a great stylus. Because if not, why spend 2000$ for the new wacom tablets instead of an ipad and a stylus ?

  4. It’s conceivable to purchase an app that turns your ipad into a second monitor… (air display for $10… there are others for $5 and up to $20)… then use this stylus for a make-shift Wacom Cintiq.

    You’d be tied to your desk top computer which has flash or other professional software, (to your point Louis).

    It’s no Cintiq, but hey… many of us already have a desktop and iPad. All we’d have to cough up is the C-note for this stylus and $20 for an app rather than $1000-2000 for another device like the Cintiq.

    Some apps allow for mirroring your desktop, so you can work remotely… say in another room… connecting your ipad to your computer via either-net. Although I’d imagine not having a keyboard and working on such a small screen to be more of a pain than advantage.

    Hell, it’s also conceivable to get a cheaper Droid tablet for the same poor man’s Cintiq setup.

    Anyone willing to try the experiment?

  5. Mike Milo August 24, 2013

    I SO want to like this thing but at it’s core it’s flawed simply because the iPad does not allow for palm rejection which makes all that pressure sensitivity sorta go out the window as you struggle to hover your hand above the screen.

  6. Joshua A.C. Newman August 30, 2013

    Dave, the frustration is that apps like Air Display don’t transmit pressure, tilt, or rotation. SO close.

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