Wacom Technology Corp. on Tuesday introduced the
6×11 pen tablet, a wide-format pen tablet designed with an aspect ratio similar to Apple’s own widescreen Cinema Displays.
Wacom director of product management, Michael Marcum, noted in a statement that as much as 50 percent of the creative community will soon be using widescreen or dual-monitor configurations.
“The Intuos3 6×11 is really a demonstration of the importance we place on identifying emerging customer needs and providing products in a timely way to meet those needs,” said Marcum.
The Intuos3 includes “Programmable ExpressKeys” and “Touch Strips” to help users easily activate modifier keys, keyboard shortcuts, scrolling, zooming, brush size and other features in creative software like Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter.
The cordless Grip Pen runs without batteries and provides 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity. Also included is a five-button mouse. The Intuos3 works with Macs and PCs and costs US$389.95.