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Hands On: Impecca Bamboo Bluetooth Keyboard

03/11, 9:30pm

A handy tablet or spare wireless keyboard made from natural materials

Sometimes, you need to do a lot of typing on a mobile device. While spiffy keyboard apps like Swiftkey and Hero Keyboard make it faster and easier using the on-screen keyboard, it isn't always enough. Or perhaps that deadline for a paper you were supposed to write is nigh, and your notebook or desktop computer with a keyboard is not handy. In each of these cases, a Bluetooth keyboard is a life saver. The Bamboo Bluetooth keyboard from Impecca is one such keyboard, and we quite liked using it.

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Wacom intros Bamboo Pad touchpad, second-generation Bamboo styli

09/10, 9:13am

Touchpad supports gestures or stylus input

Wacom has introduced the Bamboo Pad touchpad, along with a new line of Bamboo styli. The pad doubles as a traditional touchpad, capable of registering gestures such as pinch-to-zoom and two-finger scroll, or a graphics tablet when used in conjunction with the included pressure-sensitive digital stylus.

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Briefly: Wacom Bamboo Stylus mini, Pandora Android updates

04/02, 9:53am

Wacom creates 1.85-inch Bamboo Stylus mini with on-device storage

Wacom has created a smaller version of its Bamboo Stylus line for mobile devices. The Bamboo Stylus mini has a brass-plated 1.85-inch body with a nine-millimeter (0.35-inch) diameter and soft rubber coating. The nib of the stylus can be changed for another from the Wacom range, including both firm and soft versions, while a strap and dummy plug allows it to be plugged into the headphone socket of a mobile device for storage. The Bamboo Stylus mini is on sale for $19.

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Wacom intros entry-level Bamboo Splash drawing tablet

06/19, 12:39pm

Sacrifices workspace, multi-touch capabilities

Wacom has launched a new product in its Bamboo line of drawing tablets, the Splash. The tablet is explicitly aimed at newcomers to illustration, as evidenced by a $79 pricetag. To reach that it sacrifices features found on other Bamboo tablets, such as the multi-touch support on the Capture, or the workspace of the Create. It also lacks support for Wacom's Wireless Accessory Kit.

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Wacom revamps tablets with Bamboo Connect, Capture, Create

09/27, 10:15am

Wacom Bamboo Connect, Capture, Create remake touch

Wacom on Tuesday remade its tablets to get the whole range of possible touch input. The Bamboo Connect is its new entry level and is intended for those who just need a moderate amount of input. It relies solely on its wireless, battery-free, 1,024 pressure pen for control and, with a 5.8-by-3.6 inch area, is intended mostly for quick drawing using apps like Autodesk's Sketchbook Express (bundled) or handwritten notes.

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Wacom's multi-touch tablets now official

09/24, 8:25am

Wacom Bamboo Touch, more launch

Wacom on Thursday morning put out multiple tablets that signal a gradual break away from the company's pen-only approach. The Bamboo Touch, Bamboo Pen & Touch, Bamboo Fun and Bamboo Craft all have a multi-touch surface used for navigation, ranging from basic moves like a basic tap select or mouse-like input to two-finger pinching for zoom and twisting to rotate images. Users don't have to toggle modes when a stylus comes into play, Wacom adds.

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ASUS EcoBooks launch dates leaked

04/23, 11:25pm

ASUS EcoBooks launch

In an attempt to establish itself as an environmentally-friendly brand while offering a stylish and unique product, ASUS last year announced bamboo-covered notebooks. Recent reports cite that the laptops include the company's 11-inch S6 series and 12-inch U6 series, appear on the Chinese market by June at prices starting at an estimated equivalent of $1,600.

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Dell unveils eco-friendly compact bamboo PC

04/22, 9:45pm

Dell bamboo PC

Dell today unveiled a "never before seen" environmentally conscious computer clad in bamboo, which occupies 81 percent of the space typically taken by a traditional PC tower. While specifications were sparse, Earth2Tech reveals that the computer is made of 70 percent recycled materials, such as old bottles, milk jugs, and detergent cases, and that it would be available later this year for between $500 and $700.

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ASUS debuts bamboo computer concept

03/10, 4:50pm

ASUS bamboo computers

ASUS has debuted an unusual series of concept computers that rely on alternative case materials. Where most cases rely on materials like aluminum, titanium or plastic, the company's Bamboo computers are in fact made of the namesake natural wood, which has multiple advantages. Aside from being more aesthetically appealing, bamboo should be more environmentally friendly; it is readily renewable, unlike minerals or oils, and the material is biodegradable when it ultimately ends up in a garbage dump.

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