Wacom has thrown out the Bamboo Splash, an entry-level member of its Bamboo family of pen tablets, retailing for just $79.
Although it sounds like an exciting cocktail, the Bamboo Splash is in fact billed as, “the ideal tool to use when creating art or drawing digitally on your computer,” and comes bundled with a pressure-sensitive pen and a creative software bundle.
The cheapo tablet works with Mac and PC operating systems – and the forthcoming Microsoft Windows 8 OS.
“Users will find that the creative software bundle, consisting of ArtRage Studio and Sketchbook Express from Autodesk, blends wonderfully with the Bamboo Splash pen for a simple and powerful way to communicate and express themselves artistically,” insisted an enthusiastic Rick Peterson, Director of Consumer Products for Wacom.
“Never before has an entry-level pen tablet from Wacom come with such a full-featured suite of software,” he added, chirpily.
Wacom Press Release
Wacom Makes a Splash
Dive into digital art with Bamboo Splash and discover a fun, simple way to draw, sketch and paint
VANCOUVER, Wash., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/—Wacom® Technology Corp. introduces Bamboo™ Splash, a new member of the Bamboo family of pen tablets that enable creative and artistic people to experience digital art in a fun and affordable fashion. Ideal for the aspiring artist at home, school, work or play, Bamboo Splash’s ($79 USD) modern tablet design and its world-renowned pressure-sensitive pen are combined with a playful suite of value added software to deliver a fresh new way to draw, sketch and paint on the computer.
When it comes to creative input, the Bamboo Splash pen is the ideal tool to use when creating art or drawing digitally on your computer. Bamboo’s pressure-sensitive, battery-free and cordless pen is the heart and soul of the brand experience. It offers incredible comfort and freedom of movement for hours of stress-free input. Whether navigating, painting a landscape or drawing a portrait, the pen’s natural-feeling pressure provides users a direct link to precise input control and a realistic pen-on-paper feel. Additionally, the pen works seamlessly with creative software applications to produce instinctive pen and brush strokes, culminating in finished artwork that is nothing short of spectacular.
Software Adds Value and Fun
Bamboo Splash allows the novice or budding creative type to explore digital art in a natural way. “Users will find that the creative software bundle, consisting of ArtRage® Studio and Sketchbook® Express from Autodesk®, blends wonderfully with the Bamboo Splash pen for a simple and powerful way to communicate and express themselves artistically,” says Rick Peterson, Director of Consumer Products for Wacom Technology Services, Corp. “Never before has an entry-level pen tablet from Wacom come with such a full-featured suite of software.” ArtRage is a hyper-realistic painting application that boasts an intuitive user interface and loads of paint effects. It provides users with the ability to create some amazing works of art in an easy and efficient manner. Sketchbook Express delivers an intuitive way to draw and sketch with a variety of media (brushes, pencils and pens) that produces authentic and natural results.
Compatibility and Availability
Bamboo Splash works with Mac® and PC operating systems and will support Microsoft®‘s next generation operating system, Windows® 8. Bamboo Splash is currently available at most consumer electronics retailers and online at Amazon and Wacom’s online store.