New non-dominant-hand input capabilities provide added functionality for the user’s other hand via an on-board set of completely customisable ExpressKeys and Touch Strips, which speed up workflow by providing quick access to frequently-used functions.
: Wacom has revised the ergonomics and functionality of their new Intuos3 range of graphic tablets, which are due for release from today.
Horizontal and vertical resolution has been doubled to 5080 lines/inch, with a report rate of 200 points/second via a 12 Mbps USB connection. The Intuos3 comes with three types of pen nibs, including three standard nibs, a stroke nib that simulates a brush-like response and a felt nib that gives a more ‘pencil on paper’ feel. Users can customise all aspects of the pen, mouse and tablet operation with the Intuos3 tablet driver and add optional accessories, such as the popular Airbrush, Ink Pen and a refined five-button mouse. A generous software bundle is provided, including Corel Painter Essentials and nik Colour Efex Pro2 standard edition. Intuos3 tablets will be available in three sizes, with active areas of 4 x 5 inches (RRP $349), 6 x 8 inches (RRP $549) and 9 x 12 inches (RRP $749). Full product details can be found at www.wacom.com.au.