updated 08:50 am EDT, Tue September 13, 2005
Wacom's new pen tablets feature a patented, cordless, battery-free pen and mouse. The comfortable Graphire4 pen offers 512 levels of pressure sensitivity for control, two programmable side-buttons for convenience and a pressure- sensitive eraser for easy fixes. Pressure sensitivity makes it possible to control the amount of a software tool's effect simply by varying how firmly the pen tip is pressed to the tablet. The Graphire4 mouse is ball-free, offering smooth and accurate tracking with up to four times the resolution of an optical mouse. It features a rubberized grip for comfort and the scrolling fingerwheel also serves as a third programmable button for convenience. The Graphire4 tablet uses a USB connection for quick installation on both PCs and Macs. The Graphire4 pen is compatible with Apple's Inkwell technology.