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Wacom Inkling

alaTest has collected and analyzed 300 reviews of Wacom Inkling. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. People really like the durability and size. The price and design also get good feedback, but many are negative about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the Wacom Inkling is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Wacom Inkling

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Wacom Inkling from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and price. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas comments are divided on the size.

usability, design, price, durability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Wacom Inkling Digital Sketch PenWacom Inkling Digital Sketch Pen

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Wacom Inkling

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 user reviews of Wacom Inkling from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and design are on the whole positive. Some have doubts about the reliability. Opinions about the durability and price are different.

usability, design, size

reliability

63% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Wacom Inkling Digital Sketch Pen (MDP123)Wacom Inkling Digital Sketch Pen (MDP123)

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: simonlutrin (wired.com)

Review: Wacom Inkling

 

Wacom's Inkling, a physical pen that tracks your drawings and digitizes them on the fly, shows promise but it isn't perfect.

Slick concept. Easy to use, intuitive. You can rotate the paper or work at any angle. A nice glimpse of what the future of Wacom might hold

Accuracy of the digital translation has a way to go. Better for first drafts than finished works. Be careful not to bump it too hard — especially when pressing the “New Layer” button

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Wacom Inkling

 

The Wacom Inkling is a nifty idea and very enjoyable to work with, although it's best as a set-it-and-forget-it device for capturing rough sketches, rather than a precision tool for professional artists.

Novel design really works. Lots of fun to use. Slick, self-contained charging case. Compatible with PCs and Macs. Exports to a wide variety of formats. Very easy to use in practice.

Not quite accurate enough for very precise drawings. A bit expensive as a rough concepting tool. The included Sketch Manager software works but is overly obtuse.

Results and Conclusions When I transferred the drawings to the computer, the results were quite good, if not extremely precise. You can easily tell that whatever I drew on paper was reflected accurately in the digital version, at least in a general...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Jacob Schulman (theverge.com)

Wacom Inkling review

 

Check out the desk of your average graphics designer and you'll most likely find a Wacom tablet plugged into their computer, likely the Bamboo or — if they have the budget — a Cintiq. These tablets...

Excellent all-in-one carrying case design ; Layering capabilities for designers ; Compatible with any piece of paper

Sketch Manager software is unintuitive and poorly designed ; Pen can be uncomfortable ; Easy to miss strokes unintentionally due to hand placement

The Inkling should satisfy a small group of target customers, but it's not for everyone

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: (everythingusb.com)

Wacom Inkling Smart Pen Review →

 

If you're a creative professional that needs something to capture quick ideas on the go in a small and portable form factor then the Inkling is for you. At $200 though, it isn't a solution for a creative type that likes to sketch on paper.

Sturdy build quality ; Intuitive design ; Ability to add layers

Tracking tracking tracking ; Price ; Inability to save layered files ; Can't save time-lapse

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Wacom Inkling

 

The Wacom Inkling is a pressure sensitive digital pen for artists who want to capture ink sketches to edit in paint and photo editing programs.

The multiple layers per digital page and pressure sensitivity are ideal for sketches. Subtly flared grip keeps your finger from interfering with the sensor

This pen doesn't include note managing or handwriting conversion software

While it falls short in its note-taking capabilities, the Wacom Inkling easily tops the list of best digital pens for sketching alone.

Expert review by: Jamshed Avari (tech.firstpost.com)

Wacom Inkling Review

 

Wacom's Inkling is a whole new type of gadget—a drawing tablet minus the tablet. Its purpose is to let you write or sketch on plain paper with an ordinary pen, and still get perfect digital copies of your work. Up until this point, Wacom has...

Our test unit came with two identical black refills. We were hoping for a few different sizes or types, but even Wacom’s refill packs are all 1 mm “M” sized, and black. These aren't proprietary to the Inkling though; you'll be able to buy other colours...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Jamshed Avari (tech.firstpost.com)

Wacom Inkling Review - Tech2

 

Wacom's Inkling is a whole new type of gadget—a drawing tablet minus the tablet.

Comparison of a simple doodle (right) with the Inkling's interpretation of it (left).

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: 3D World (3dworldmag.com)

Hardware review: Wacom Inkling

 

No other product does what the Wacom Inkling can do – turn paper sketches into vector illustrations – so is this the missing link for getting drawings onto your computer?

Excellent design

Pen feels cheap

Future Publishing Limited, Beauford Court, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath BA1 2BW. All rights reserved. England and Wales company registration number 2008885.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Alex Thomas (techradar.com)

Wacom Inkling review

 

Transfer sketchbook doodles to your Mac with this digital drawing device

Easy to set up and use ; Mixes analogue and digital ; Affordable price

Can't see mistakes until finished

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: (imaginefx.com)

Wacom Inkling

 

Providing a link between your sketchbook and your digital painting software, the Inkling is a truly revolutionary product…

The Inkling sounds simple because it is. And the device simply works. Drawings from your sketchbook translate in fantastic detail. It’s easy to set up. Easy to transfer images. And therefore easy to sketch out and about and then refine and develop your...

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