Tablet specialists Wacom has introduced the Bamboo Special Edition interactive tablet – a pen and multi-touch input device.

Part of the entry-level Bamboo range, Bamboo Special Edition comes in a  colour combination of silver and black, adds a  protective black carry case and is bundled with an exclusive software bundle.

Operated by either multi-touch or the digital pen, Bamboo Special Edition supports a full set of gestures to scroll, zoom, rotate and flip through photographs or documents. It provides an easy, natural and enjoyable way to interact with a computer insists Wacom, and ideally suited for getting creative including photo editing, illustration, scrapbooking, painting, signing documents and design.

Available in two versions - small and medium - the tablet’s horizontal symmetry means it can even be rotated 180 degrees for both right and left-handed users. The Bamboo Special Edition comes with customisable ExpressKeys, for creating shortcuts and saving on repetitive keyboard and mouse clicks and scrolls.

The tablet supports gestures of up to four fingers , while simple taps or gestures promises to provide a natural way to interact with what is on the screen. The result is an exciting variety of creative opportunities.

Wacom Bamboo Special Edition

Designed specifically for the Bamboo Special Edition, the tablet comes with a high quality black case that keeps the tablet secure when on the move, providing protection from knocks and scratches.

Bamboo Special Edition in small and medium sizes comes with a special bundle of creative software featuring, Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 for photo editing, Corel Painter Essentials 4 for photo-painting, drawing and painting, and ArtRage 3 Studio Pro for painting and drawing.

Bamboo Special Edition Medium also offers Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 Standard, a well reviewed filter software plug-in for Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Available from mid-October, the Bamboo Special Edition Small is priced at £109.99, while the Bamboo Special Edition Medium is priced at £189.99. Prices include VAT.

In addition to Bamboo Special Edition, the range includes Bamboo, Bamboo Pen, Bamboo Touch and Bamboo Fun. More details, including a range of free Bamboo apps, can be found at www.wacom.eu/bamboo.