By Andrew Liszewski
The surprise was kind of spoiled last week when someone actually managed to buy one, but today Wacom officially unveiled their new multi-touch friendly Bamboo tablets. They essentially work like a larger version of the MacBook’s already large touchpad, allowing you to use your fingers for multi-touch gestures, as well as the traditional Wacom stylus for drawing and other more precise work.
And while it seems a bit confusing, there are actually now five different products in Wacom’s Bamboo line which each contain different levels of multi-touch vs. stylus functionality at varying price points. At the low-end there’s the Bamboo Touch and the Bamboo Pen which only support multi-touch or the stylus for $69, and on the high-end there’s the Bamboo Fun for $199 which supports all of the aforementioned features and appears to be slightly larger, and only available in silver/grey.