I am quite amazed by the new digital drawing tool from Wacom called the Inkling.
It is a pen and receiver that can attach to any piece of paper, sketchbook or whatever drawing surface you prefer and the receiver tracks your pen strokes. Inkling will save up to 50 drawings and you can create new layers easily. When you are done, you upload the drawings by USB using Wacom’s Sketch Manager software which will allow you to save the file to the format you want.
It will be available this September for $199. That’s not a bad price considering how portable it is and what it can do!
Since nothing is perfect, there are some cons:
It only uses ball-point nibs.
You are limited to only using A4 size paper which is slightly larger than U.S. letter size.
It requires line-of-sight between pen and receiver while drawing.
You can’t erase mistakes.
I don’t view these as very big cons. I would still buy one even though I have a Wacom tablet because it seems more portable. For quick sketches on the go, this is a great buy. Especially if you don’t need or want something like an iPad.