Wacom reveals 2nd-gen Bamboo

Multi-touch tablets are Mac and PC compatible
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Tablet manufacturer Wacom is cashing in on the recent release of Windows 7 – the first operating system designed to support ‘multi-touch’ – by bringing out the second generation Bamboo tablet.

Wacom claims the device, which is both PC and Mac compatible, is the first interactive tablet to combine multi-touch functionality with pen tablet technology in a single product.

This multi-touch technology senses input from more than one finger at a time, meaning that users can choose from a variety of touch options to perform tasks. Tapping on the digital pad will select an icon, open a menu or start an application. Using two fingers, users can rotate or zoom in and out of images, flip through photo albums and scroll through websites and documents. The pressure-sensitive pen can be used for tasks that need a more precise input as well.

Other devices in the range include Bamboo Craft and Bamboo Fun, which also combine pen and multi-touch inputs. They are designed specifically for creative consumers, enabling them to produce authentic- looking paintings and drawings and retouch digital photographs. The range is completed by Bamboo Touch and Bamboo Pen, which each allow a single input mode.