Wacom says the Bamboo device is designed for freehand writing, annotating and navigating in computer applications.
It is A6 in size (147.6 x 92.3mm) and is targeted at PC and Mac users in non-graphics markets such as home users, office workers and business professionals.
The device allows personalisation of emails by signing them off with a digital signature and adding sketches or doodles. By selecting a pen or highlighter tool in Microsoft Word, it can be used to jot notes, create rough sketches or mark up documents, spreadsheets or presentation slides.
The Bamboo has programmable ExpressKeys so that preferred commands can be accessed quickly, while the Touch Ring is designed to make zooming in and out easier. It also has 512 pressure levels of sensitivity and has a programmable double side-switch and eraser.