Wacom, Vancouver, Wash., announces Intuos5, the next generation lineup of tablets for professional photographers, designers and artists. New features include multi-touch gesture support for intuitive input, an Express View display to facilitate an efficient workflow and wireless capabilities.
The slim-profile Intuos5 has an ambidextrous design, in a professional matte-black, soft-touch finish and illuminated accents reflect a modern and durable design. Intuos5 models are being introduced in the Americas in three different sizes (small for $229.95, medium for $349.95 and large for $469.95) to accommodate creative preferences.
Intuos5 able can recognize standard Windows and Mac gestures, but customizable gestures can also be created in supporting applications to make navigational input easier.
“The multi-touch interface in the Intuos5 is Wacom’s most elegant implementation of gesture support to date,” says Don Varga, brand director, professional products, Wacom Technology Services Corp. “Switching from pen to touch or to gesture based navigation is a liberating experience, allowing one to reduce repetitive motion and interact more naturally with the computer.”
Intuos5 comes equipped with Express View, a new heads-up display (HUD) feature displaying the current settings on the computer screen. Lightly resting a finger on any of the keys reveals the settings on-screen and fades within a few seconds so as not to disrupt the creative process.