For a while, they have been showing a cryptic countdown on their website; building momentum towards the release of some mysterious new product.
Today they have unveiled Inkling. And if the actual product experience holds true to the demo videos they have released, sketching on a surface (any ball-pen-friendly surface) has taken a new leap into the digital age.
With Inkling, Wacom ditches the electrostatic tablet surface and focuses the technology into the pen. With an attached receiver, the pen's movements and tip pressure are stored, digitizing whatever you are sketching.
True, digitizing pens have been around for a while, storing actual writing gestures into text. sort of a "reverse OCR" type of thing. But I am curious to see how Wacom has finessed the approach to store sketches. I am also curious to see the system's fidelity.
You can take a peek at inkling.wacom.com