Wacom Refreshes the Bamboo with a Splash


It seems everything is going digital these days. Books, movies, music, and even works of art are now being stored in a digital format. While it can be argued that drawing with a mouse requires some skill, it still pales in comparison to a beautifully hand-drawn image. 

Luckily for us, Wacom provided artists with the Bamboo Connect Digital Tablet. The Bamboo Connect allowed artists to draw all their images by hand on their computer and save it in a digital format. The Bamboo Connect found the perfect balance between the beauty and intricacy of hand-drawn images and the efficiency and accessibility of digital imaging.

Due to the popularity of the Bamboo Connect, Wacom has released the new Bamboo Splash Digital Tablet. In terms of hardware, the Bamboo Connect and Bamboo Splash are identical. That means both have a 5.8 x 3.6-inch surface area, USB connectivity, reversible orientation for left- and right-handed users, and are compatible with both Windows and Mac computers. Both come with an ergonomic Bamboo pen and a black and green finish.

While the hardware may be identical to the Bamboo Connect, the Bamboo Splash differs when it comes to software. The Bamboo Splash comes with a free edition of ArtRage Studio 3.5 software. ArtRage Studio 3.5 is a hyper-realistic painting application. It has a simple yet highly intuitive interface that makes it easy to do creative work such as sketches, drawings and paintings. You can simulate pencils, chalks, oils, and watercolors. You can even use stickers, stencils and glitter to brighten up your work.

The Bamboo Splash Digital Tablet is now available for pre-order, so be sure to reserve yours today.

Active Area 5.8 x 3.6" / 14.7 x 9.2 cm
Pressure Levels 1,024
Maximum Data Rate 133 pts/second
Accuracy Pen: +/- 0.02" (0.5mm)
Connectivity USB
Orientation Reversible for left- or right-handed users
System Requirements Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later, Windows 7, Vista with SP2, or XP with SP3
Hardware Requirements Color display, Powered USB port, CD/DVD drive
Dimensions 10.9 x 6.9" / 27.8 x 17.6 cm
Weight 13.8 oz / 390 g

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