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A more natural tool to express creative ideas
Wacom today launches Bamboo Fun, an advanced input device for drawing, painting, sketching and writing, as well as retouching photographs on a computer. Ideal for consumers keen to develop their creative skills and amateur photographers, Bamboo Fun offers an intuitive way of working digitally with creative software. Bamboo is a more natural, vibrant and creative way of using technology to express ideas and to communicate in a more personal and unique way.
Bamboo Fun has a stylish, contemporary, white design and comes in two wide-format sizes, small (overall tablet size 210 x 194 x 11 mm, active area size 148 x 92 mm) and medium (overall tablet size 280 x 235 x 11 mm, active area size 217 x 135 mm). As part of the package, Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 - a premium photographic software - and ArtRage 2.0 – a simple-to-use and powerful painting programme - are included, providing the ideal combination of digital imaging hardware and software to optimise creativity in a simple, intuitive way.
Bamboo Fun is easy to use and with a few strokes of the digital pen and its advanced pressure-sensitive resolution, digital images and photos can be easily edited; red-eye in photographs can be precisely removed and the smallest of imperfections can be accurately adjusted. Paintings, sketches or drawings can be given a more authentic look, as the pressure-sensitive pen enables strokes of varying degrees of thickness to be applied.
Bamboo Fun also unlocks powerful pen-based features, including intelligent handwriting recognition found in current operating systems, particularly Microsoft Windows Vista and Mac OS. Personal touches, such as notes in documents or signatures at the end of emails, can be added, providing an enhanced and personalised way of using the computer at home or at work.
The four programmable ExpressKeys on the tablet itself can be assigned with everyday shortcuts such as cut and paste. Using the ExpressKeys, together with the pen, provides an efficient way of working and means that the best possible results can be achieved quickly and without difficulty. Bamboo Fun also has a new Touch Ring that makes zooming in and out and scrolling easier.
The ergonomically designed, cordless and battery-free digital pen matches the tablet in white and has two separate buttons, which can be configured as required. For quick corrections, the pen can simply be flipped upside down to use the pressure sensitive eraser at the other end, similar to a real-world pencil. The pen has 512 levels of pressure sensitivity for precisely editing images in an easy and convenient way.
Pricing and availability
Bamboo Fun is available now from Computers Unlimited priced at £69.99 including VAT for the small size tablet and £139.99 for the medium. They are part of the new Bamboo range of pen tablets, which also includes Bamboo One and Bamboo. All Bamboo pen tablets carry a two years warranty.
Bamboo Fun carries a Microsoft certification of ‘Certified for Windows Vista’, however each tablet also supports Macs.
A recent, independent study recommends that due to the significant reduction in muscle tension when using a pen tablet, mouse users – with or without typical RSI complaints – should switch to using a pen tablet as often as possible. The RSI study is available to download from the ergonomics section on the Wacom website - www.wacom-europe.com/int/use-it/ergonomics.
More information about Bamboo can be found at www.bamboo.wacom.com.
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