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Wacom Inkling

Wacom Inkling
alaScore 91

235 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 235 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and usability. There are some mixed opinions about the build quality, and many are critical about the value for money.

usability, design

value for money

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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 235 reviews)

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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...

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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 are great for precision...

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

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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


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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.

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Amazon review summary for Wacom Inkling


alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 user reviews of Wacom Inkling from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on

usability, design

value for money, build quality

62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

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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.

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Wacom Inkling review


Transfer sketchbook doodles to your Mac with this digital drawing device

Easy to set u and use ; Mixes analogue and digital ; Affordable rice

Can't see mistakes until finished

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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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Wacom Inkling review


Use a real pen to doodle in your sketchbook, then upload the result to your Mac.

The highest praise we can give is this; we didn’t want to send the Inkling back. It has clear, professional applications in design and the arts but, more importantly, it’s load of fun. If you’re in the market for a budget graphics tablet, we suggest...

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Wacom Inkling


Say hello to the Wacom Inkling, the ultimate slate for illustrators. It's not your typical tablet easel: instead, it's all about making digital drawings on plain old paper. Just grab a pencil and start sketching, and with the camera attached at the...


Product Specifications


Apple Lightning Connector: No
Built-in Storage Capability: No
Charging Unit Included: Yes
Force / Vibrate Feedback: No
Read / Write Functionality: No
Scrolling Function: No
Scrolling Type:Not Applicable
Scrolling Wheel: No
USB Hub: No

General Features

Battery-free Mouse: No
Gaming Product: No
Graphic Tablet with Mouse:Not Applicable
Graphic Tablet with Pen:Not Applicable
Input Registration:Ultrasound
Notebook Mouse: No
Platform:PC / Mac
Type:Digital Pen
Type of Connection:Infrared