Wacom has all sorts of drawing tablets aimed at artists and professionals, but they are often really expensive and not for the average user. This has all changed with the advent of the Wacom One, which is aimed at beginners and those creating content for social media, and it’s really affordable at just $399.95 USD. The entry level 13-inch creative pen display is compatible with Mac, Windows as well as a surprising new addition: it works with some Android devices, too.
The Wacom One features a 13 inch screen with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 and 72% NTSC colour and an anti-glare treated film. This device comes with a cordless, battery-free pen that you never need to recharge, and has 4,096 levels, of pressure sensitivity allowing for a natural feel and flow when designing.
Unfortunately, the Wacom One still uses the three-port HDMI / USB / power cable with no support for USB-C, so you’ll need a dongle to connect to newer MacBooks or Android devices. It’s got foldable legs, and it’s definitely small enough to fit in most bags, making it ideal for working on the go.
Features of the Wacom One :
– Drawing – Sketch, draw and paint directly on screen and enjoy natural surface friction with minimal reflection. Imagine a pen that uses software to make it the tool you want it to be: paintbrush, pen, marker, pencil, chalk or eraser. The only limit is your imagination.
– Visual thinking – With the familiar feeling of pen on paper, Wacom One lets you capture ideas, create mind-maps, draw diagrams and more, before sharing them easily with friends and colleagues.
– Photo and video enhancing – Impress your social media fans and followers alike. The precise Wacom One Pen and the nearly A4/Letter-sized canvas let you comfortably personalize your images or videos, boosting your editing skills in the process.
– Annotating – The light, battery-free, ergonomically designed pen means you can tweak or sign documents and jot down notes just as you would with pen and paper.
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