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I had pre-ordered the Inkling way back when it was expected to be shipped mid-September. Admittedly, I succumbed to the hype and was super excited to finally get one in the first batch of Amazon available, Nov. 21st. Too bad that after about two weeks of trying to get this device to work as advertised I had to return it. So so sad. This would have been a GREAT device if Wacom would have released an Inkling that even approached its promised capabilities.
My experience in short: The Inkling is nowhere near accurate in recording a user's mark-making. I tested this particular shortcoming under many different conditions, going so far as to have others test the product with me in case the problems were the result of the way I was holding the pen. Nothing worked to make this any better, no matter who I tested this with or either of our styles of drawing. The unit seemed to be operating as it should (by the LED's showing connectivity between the pen and the receiver) but when viewing the resulting drawings the marks were nowhere near where they showed up on the actual paper, if they showed up in the digital file at all. Many times much of the mark-making was missing completely, even from the dead-center of the image, where the inkling in theory should be recording best.
I'm not even going to go into the clunky software or my experience of how it interfaces with Adobe products. I think other reviewers here have skewered Wacom on those points enough for anyone seriously considering purchasing Inkling to seriously think again.
Bottom line: bank that cash and wait for Wacom to mature the hardware/rework the software.