Wacom announces pressure-sensitive Intuos stylus for iPad
Wacom has announced a new, pressure-sensitive stylus for the iPad called the Intuos Creative Stylus, paying homage to the branding of their famous tablet line. The Intuos Creative Stylus connects to your iPad 3, iPad 4, or iPad mini using Bluetooth 4.0, and features shortcut buttons, along with support for palm rejection. These features help make creating more natural, says Wacom:
Enjoy a hands-on creative experience thanks to Wacom's professional-grade pressure sensitivity and industry-leading palm rejection technology. With 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity the Intuos Creative Stylus reacts to a light touch just like a real pen on paper. And just like real paper, you can rest your palm naturally on your iPad, because the only thing that will leave a mark is your stylus.
Individual apps will need to determine whether or not they will support the Intuos, and what features they will use. The AutoDesk SketchBook apps will all support pressure sensitivity and palm rejection, while SketchBook Pro will also support the use of the shortcut buttons. The other apps that will be ready to use the Intuos are Artrage, ArtStudio, Wacom's own Bamboo Paper, Flipink, Inkist, and Procreate.
The stylus itself will be made of aluminum, with color options of black or blue. Wacom claims that on a single AAAA battery, the Intuos will last for over 150 hours. The Intuos Creative Stylus will be available starting October 7, and will cost $99.