So! My iPad woes are over. The love for it is gone.

The iPad in my head is way more useful than what is out there today.  I wanted an iPad with more complex programs like Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop. Not the bare bones stuff. I wanted pressure sensitivity with a point stylus. Not the nubby styluses that are out at the moment. So goodbye iPad. I already have an iPhone that covers 90% of  what the iPad can do. Oh! and it is a phone!

There is another little gizmo that caught my eye though. And her name is Inkling.

This little device by Wacom really looks innovative and practical. This little box hooks up to a sketchbook or paper at the top. Then you use the pen stylus to draw. The little box captures your pen movements and it can transfer the art into a computer via USB connection. Are you serious? I am excited!

This shows a lot of promise… for only $200 USD.

Much better price than an iPad and closer to what I want in terms of drawing functionality. You can create layers as you are drawing.

Inkling is not perfect. It only works with pen. I’d prefer lead. Or a whole bunch of brush options. It also only works with a surface as big as a letter sized paper (8.5 x 11).

The inkling is supposed to be available sometime this month.

You can find out more about it here:

I will have a fun new toy and lots of money left over to buysome yummy art books. I’ll post some impressions on Inkling once I get it.