Wacom has introduced the first ever Bluetooth Tablet for the Mac. The Graphire Bluetooth is Wacom's first tablet to combine Bluetooth wireless technology with its own electromagnetic Penabled technology. Both input devices (pen and mouse) work with the patented, cordless, battery-free Wacom technology, and as the Tablet is wireless, creative professionals can be completely untethered while using it.
Wacom senior product manager Mark Mehall said: "Combining our pen technology with Bluetooth wireless technology provides photo and digital art enthusiasts the flexibility and freedom to comfortably move about as they edit their digital photos and create digital art."
The Graphire Bluetooth tablet features a rechargeable lithium polymer battery that provides up to 25 hours of wireless freedom between charges. Charging the battery from flat takes five to six hours, according to Wacom, and it is possible to use the tablet while the battery is charging thanks to a 12-foot cable on the universal power adapter. The Tablet is only available in the 6-x-8-inch format. It includes integrated ExpressKeys for faster navigation or user-configured functions. It also comes with a pen compartment.
The included pen offers 512 levels of pressure sensitivity and a built in eraser for fixing mistakes. The Bluetooth Tablet will cost £190 from Computers Unlimited, 0208 358 5858.