Wacom’s $400 One display is perfect for amateurs

If there's one problem with Wacom's drawing displays, it's that you can't really buy one if you're just a hobbyist. After all, their price and complexity means that if you own one, you're either a professional designer, or aspire to becoming one soon...

Wacom’s $400 One puts pen displays within reach of budding artists

You've had fairly limited options if you wanted a Wacom tablet for relatively little cash -- either buy a standard drawing surface and look at a separate display, or pay a premium for a Cintiq pen display. There might just be a happy middle ground,...

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MagicDock literally gives your iPad Pro a desktop computing experience

Adjustable stand, landscape/portrait switching, USB hub, the Magic Dock for the iPad Pro packs it all. Designed by Steve Warren, who noticed exactly how powerful the iPad Pro was, but how limiting the stands for it on the market were, the MagicDock for the iPad Pro turns your tablet into a touchscreen desktop, like a Wacom Cintiq or a miniature Microsoft Surface Studio. The dock comes with a neat magnetic baseplate that the iPad Pro simply snaps to, and adjustable arms that let you place the iPad at practically any angle. In fact, a swivel-hinge on the baseplate even lets you switch between landscape and portrait modes.

You could use the iPad Pro with its most popular accessory, the Apple Pencil, or you could plug a keyboard and mouse into the iPad Pro using the MagicDock’s USB hub at the back. The dock’s rear-facing hub even comes with an HDMI port, in case your work setup requires an external display, and the good-old headphone jack, for work as well as entertainment purposes… and when you’re done, the iPad Pro snaps right off, thanks to the MagicDock’s reliable magnetic fixture system!

Designer: Steve Warren

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Tactile+Versatile: Wacom’s digital eraser is better than a stylus

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Take any stylus you find, and it closely resembles a writing instrument. It’s never been anything visually more than a pen or a pencil. Yonghwan’s Wacom Normal Series concept brings diversity to that approach. The conceptual series come as a set comprising a stylus, that looks like the one we’re all too familiar with, and an eraser that isn’t mounted on the reverse end of the stylus, but is rather a separate entity, opening up the gates for a new product, interaction, experience, and language. The eraser, a thing of sheer beauty, is much more versatile than the stylus, coming with three ways to use it. Based on an amalgamation of different eraser shapes, the digital eraser (let’s call it that for now) comes with a slanted flat head, and a rounded backside, allowing you to use its tip for erasing sharp lines, the entire flat edge for wider sharp strokes, and the rounded part for a soft eraser effect. What’s more, they’re also pressure sensitive.

Truly mimicking an artist’s instruments, the stylus and digital eraser together open a wide number of possibilities, giving the artist more freedom to use the digital format as they would a traditional setup. The two instruments come together as a set, with a case that also doubles up as a stand for the stylus… partially because you’re not going to be using the stylus’ back end as an eraser, while the true reason being you’re probably going to want to play more with the eraser’s brilliant new experience!

Designer: Yonghwan Kim

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Wacom’s new Intuos Pros bring its powerful stylus to pen tablets

Wacom has already equipped its Cintiq Pro pen displays and hybrid tablets with a more powerful stylus. Now, at CES, the company is bringing the Pro Pen 2 to its pen tablets as well. Wacom's latest stylus packs in over 8,000 levels of pressure sensiti...

Wacom Cintiq Pro displays bring its Pro Pen 2 to desktop users

Wacom's pen displays have long been an option for creatives looking to use a stylus to work directly on a screen while connected to a laptop or desktop machine. They were a staple in many creative studios long before the company began making standalo...