In order to convey this more friendly casual tone we decided that this could not be just another black tablet. We developed an original resin colour material and finish.
The high contact surfaces such as the pen grip and legs and front face would be black to keep a practical and clean appearance.
iF award 2020, Red Dot Award 2020
The non slip foot bar on the rear side can also be opened up to provide a more comfortable working angle.
A nib remover tool and spare nibs are also discretely hidden under the fold out legs.
During development several high fidelity prototypes were made to simulate the appearance. These were used to refine design details as well as identify some possible colour directions.
Image credits: Wacom, Giles Mitchell