It tracks your pen strokes on real paper – then transmits the results to your device.
The iPad Pro is an amazing device and a big step forward for visual artists.
But many artists still prefer to use a pen and paper to draw or sketch.
Wacom’s latest product is something that might be a better fit for them.
The Bamboo Spark ($160) bridges the divide between the analog sketchbook and the digital sketchbook by tracking your pen strokes on real paper – then transmitting the results to your device.
It’s three pieces: a folio with a receiver inside – a ballpoint pen with a transmitter inside – and a pad of regular paper.
We’ve seen devices like this before—products that let you write or draw something on a piece of paper – then create a digital copy—
– but few have been executed this successfully.