Wacom introduced Bamboo Smart stylus for Windows tablets and Windows 2-in-1’s at CES in Las Vegas this week, with a digitizer pen that looks similar to the existing Bamboo Smart stylus for Samsung’s Android tablets, but which has new and more advanced technology on the inside. Bamboo Smart for Windows will be released in February, while the Bamboo Smart for Samsung’s Android devices is available already:
So while the Wacom Bamboo Smart pen for Samsung’s Android devices relies on Electro-Magnetic Resonance (EMR) technology, the Bamboo Smart for Windows tablets relies on Active Electro-Static (AES) technology instead.
Both pens have pressure-sensitive precision, enabling handwritten notes and rough ink concepts with the feel and look of paper. There are two programmable side switches on the sides on the pen, with support for quick command activation such as a right click or double click.
Wacom says that the AAAA battery will last for one year if it is used for 3 hours a day, so that sounds like more than enough battery capacity.
To begin with, these are the Windows tablets that will be supported by the Bamboo Smart pen when it launches in February: Dell Venue 10 5000 Series (5050) and Dell Venue Pro 10 5000 Series (5055), HP Elite x2 1021, Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga, and Toshiba dynaPad N72.
The price of the pen is $39.95.
– Jim Miller