updated 03:20 pm EDT, Thu October 26, 2006
Wacom tablet for children
Wacom has introduced Colorelli, a combination computer tablet and game designed for children ages five and up. Through a series of artistic and design-oriented games, players are encouraged to develop creative expression and learn practical drawing skills; the system was created in tandem with educators and child psychologists, according to Electronista. The tablet boasts many of the same features as the company's professional models, including a 5 x 3.6-inch active drawing area, a 512-level pressure-sensitive pen, and a 1000dpi effective tablet resolution. The game requires a 1.2GHz Windows XP system with a DVD drive, but the tablet itself connects via USB and should offer compatibility with both Mac OS X and Windows systems. Wacom is due to ship Colorelli in Europe on November 6th for $75 US.