Wacom, a company widely known for its styli and digital drawing tablets, has unveiled a new Bamboo Smart stylus compatible with select Windows 2-in-1 devices. What makes the Bamboo Smart unique is that there's no need to pair the stylus with compatible devices due to its use of Active Electro-Static (AES) technology. At the moment, these are the Windows 2-in-1 devices that are compatible with the Bamboo Smart:
- Dell Venue 10, 5000 Series (5050)
- Dell Venue Pro 10 5000 Series (5055)
- HP Elite x2 1021 (New)
- Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga™
- Toshiba dynaPad N72 (New)
The Bamboo Smart is made of premium materials, and Wacom says that the tech powering the new stylus makes for a seamless inking experience whether you're taking notes or sketching. The Bamboo Smart for Windows 2-in-1 devices is powered by a AAAA battery, and battery life is rated at roughly a year when used for three hours per day. There's also a duo of programmable side switches on board to give you access to commonly used commands, such as right click or double click.
Wacom says that the Bamboo Smart will be available starting in February. Be sure to keep it locked to Windows Central for the latest from CES 2016 as the show goes on.