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Wacom Gift Ideas

Wacom Gift Ideas

1. Bamboo Omni

In our connected world we are constantly changing between smartphones, tablets and different operating systems to complete even simple tasks. Wacom’s Bamboo Omni allows for quick input and precise response across different mobile devices. The fine-tip stylus works instantly on most iOS and Android™ touchscreens with a simple twist.

This smart pen offers a fast, mobile handwriting solution to anyone who wants to personalize their digital work and play. Bamboo Omni is perfect for those who transition from their phones to their tablets over the course of a day, an hour, or a minute. Turn on the Omni and you’re ready to mark up a PDF, add your signature, or add your artistic touch to a WhatsApp, Facebook or SnapChat pic.

“When a new idea crosses our minds or we quickly need to make a note, we intuitively reach for a pen. From our research we knew the Bamboo Omni, like a favorite pen, needed to be simple to use, have broad compatibility and have a fine tip,” said Mike Gay, Senior Vice President for Wacom’s Consumer Business Unit. “The Bamboo Omni is the perfect pen for a connected life. It’s fast – just twist it to turn it on and you’re ready to work on Android and iOS touchscreens.”

This fine-tip stylus is designed for quick note taking and provides an intuitive experience in note-taking apps, such as Bamboo Paper. A simple twist and the Bamboo Omni is ready to use – no pairing needed.

The stylus uses the innovative RES (Reflective Electro Static) technology and is charged via USB. The 1.9 mm thin tip is durable and soft on the screen. The Bamboo Omni has an ergonomic triangular design and a premium soft-touch surface that feels comfortable and well-balanced. The stylus is available in black or white.

Pricing and Availability

The Bamboo Omni is available to purchase online at the Wacom eStore and JB HiFi, and is priced at AUD $79.

2. Intuos 3D

Wacom® introduces Intuos 3D, the first-ever complete and affordable 3D solution that provides all the necessary tools to create print-ready three-dimensional designs on a PC or Mac computer. By introducing an accessible 3D design and modelling product, Wacom, the global leader in digital pen tablet and display technologies, is leading the way in popularising the creation of cool and imaginative 3D art and design for a wide demographic.

Wacom’s Intuos 3D comes to the market at an ideal time as interest in three-dimensional design and printing is growing rapidly. “While 3D design and DIY printing has become extremely popular, Wacom saw an opportunity to improve the front-end of the creative design process and deliver a complete solution designed specifically for 3D enthusiasts, particularly those just getting started,” says Jeff Mandell, Executive Vice President of Wacom’s Branded Business.

“Wacom’s holistic approach delivers a complete customer experience, from ideation to visual creation to physical creation. For years, top creative professionals in industrial, product, fashion and game design have used our award-winning products for their 3D work, and we felt it was about time that we shared our know-how with those interested in getting started with 3D.”

“In order to ensure an all-inclusive 3D solution, Wacom brought together industry leaders Pixologic®, Shapeways® and Sketchfab® to integrate hardware, software and 3D printing and publishing services,” states Tom Kopinski, Senior Manager of Creative Market Strategy at Wacom.

The Intuos 3D’s natural and intuitive pen works seamlessly with Pixologic’s powerful ZbrushCore® software, built from the same ZBrush® foundation that top professional film and game studios have been using for their 3D creations for years. The battery-free, cordless and pressure-sensitive Intuos pen combines with ZBrushCore to emulate the same feel and feedback one gets when working with traditional brushes, markers or ceramic tools.

“Through our collaboration with Wacom, we were able to develop an industry-leading 3D design software optimised for the Intuos tablet that is sure to delight 3D enthusiasts,” says Jaime Labelle, Chief Operating Officer for Pixologic, Inc. “We look forward to seeing all the great work that this partnership helps develop.”

Users seeking on-demand 3D prints can send their completed models to the online service Shapeways for printing. For those seeking to publish their work, Sketchfab’s web-based platform and community are accessible to Intuos 3D owners. The Intuos 3D solution is easy to set-up and includes state-of-the-art video tutorials to help customers start creating immediately after the purchase.

Pricing and Availability

Intuos 3D ($299 AUD) is shipped in an elegantly designed retail package, containing the Intuos 3D tablet, pen, downloadable Pixologic ZBrushCore software, as well as special offers from Shapeways and Sketchfab. Intuos 3D has been distributed globally to leading retailers and online resellers, including Officeworks and the Wacom eStore and is now available to purchase.

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