Wacom Intuos 4 Wireless: Video Review

When I'm in Photoshop and I don't have my Wacom Tablet I feel naked! I've become so used to it that I won't retouch a photo without one. One of the things I've always wanted was a WIRELESS Version. As a matter of fact during my part of the Adobe Creative Suite 5 launch I was walking around with a Cintiq 12wx.

It was really wired to a Mac Pro, they green screened it out to give the allusion of it being wireless. Although we're probably still a ways off from having enough wireless bandwidth to do a wireless Cintq, we are at a time where we can have a wireless Intuos 4! Here's just a few minutes of video featuring the Intuos 4 Wireless Edition:




The Particulars

The tablet is using Bluetooth and therefore it's Mac and PC compatible. I'm using it above in the video with a NEW MacBook Pro 15" and Photoshop CS5. Most of the Creative Suite design tools support pressure sensitivity. It has 2048 levels of pressure and an 18 hour battery life per charge. It charges over USB with the same supplied cable that can also be used for a wired connection if the battery dies. The Battery is user replaceable. The wireless range is 10 meters. More specs here.


You can see my original Intuos 4 video here:




The Bottom Line

This tablet definitely gives me more flexibility to work without wires. I hate wires (although you can't tell by looking at my desk 🙂 ). I love the Intuos 4 line and although I wish this came in a SMALL version, I have now made room in my bag for this one. You can get the Wacom Intuos 4 here for $399 or less.

3 Replies to “Wacom Intuos 4 Wireless: Video Review”

  1. Terry, any word in the pipeline as to if Wacom will at least make a pen for the iPad? I would think they would want to get some piece of the iPad world, because when Adobe makes Photoshop or at least Photoshop Elements for the iPad, Wacom would be left out of a LOT of tablet sales.

  2. I’ve wanted to upgrade to Intuos4 from my Large Intous3, after playing with one at Photoshop World. At first, I didn’t like the way the buttons were raised or almost tilted. Once you get used to it, it becomes easier to navigate without looking down. Not sure if I travel enough to warrant the wireless option. Corey Barker mentioned the value of the wireless tablet when teaching and using a projector. You lose a lot of real estate from the L to the Wireless and the mouse isn’t included. (then again, my Intuos3 mouse gets very little use.)

  3. Hey Terry, I am a teacher and I used Wacom wireless tablet until it lost range and started dropping connection frequently. I wanna get a brand new tablet that covers about 12 meters. Is this available and where and how can I get that?

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