Wacom Tablet Accessories – All The Necessary Things They Didn’t Give You

Most of us can agree that buying a Wacom tablet is one of the first steps in becoming a digital artist. A simple pen and tablet can get you a long way. Being one of the most popular tablet brands, Wacom tablet can be personalized and optimized to your personal preferences with a wide variety of Wacom tablet accessories.

Case and Covers

If you are planning to bring your tablet to work, school or anywhere in general, you want to use a Wacom tablet case. A Wacom tablet cover will prevent any damage from scratches, weather or bumping into things.

Different models have different sizes. You want to make sure to buy the right Wacom tablet case for your specific model, to guarantee a good fit.

The Cintiq 13 hd is relatively big and heavy compared to other tablet. Make sure to buy a durable Cintiq 13hd case that can handle the heavy load and is easy to travel with. We like the Cintiq 13hd case by “Surf to Summit”, which comes with a removable shoulder strap. Additionally, there is plenty of room inside to store some additional Wacom tablet accessories. If you are looking for a Wacom Intuos Pro case, we recommend buying it directly from Wacom themselves.

Screen Protector

While a case or cover will protect your tablet while travelling, it won’t reduce wear from consistent usage. The drawing area of a tablet is sensitive and over time scratches may appear on the surface. Especially if you have the tendency to hold the pen might tightly and push it down a little harder than normal, the scratches will appear sooner rather than later.

To protect your tablet from the repetitive rubbing of the pen nib on the sensitive surface, you can use a screen protector.

Just like cases, it’s best to buy a screen protector for your exact model. Spare yourself the hassle of cutting one that is too big or combining two small ones together.

A company called POSRUS sells protectors just for Wacom tablets. Buy a Cintiq 13 hd screen protector for you precious Cintiq or a Wacom screen protector for you Intuos.

The screen protectors can be a little glossy if you are not used to them. You will quickly get used to it after working with one for a while thought.

Additionally, the Cintiq 13 hd screen protector, and most other protectors as well, will reduce some of the friction. Allowing you to make lines more smoothly.

Wacom Wireless Accessory Kit

Most Wacom tablet require you to plug in the tablet into your computer or laptop. All those cables can clutter up your workspace. Moreover, it will take considerable more time if you are travelling with your tablet to plug and unplug every single time.

Don’t worry. With the Wacom wireless accessory kit, you can easily convert your regular tablet to a wireless Wacom tablet.

The Wacom wireless kit will allow you to work from a 10 meter distance and has a battery life of 15 hours. Definitely enough for most projects.

Simply plug the receiver into your tablet and the receiver into your computer and you are done setting up the Wacom wireless accessory kit.

The Wacom wireless kit works with most Bamboo and Intuos models. Unfortunately, it does not work with the Cintiq. It also can take up to 6 hours to fully recharge the battery.

Wacom Replacement Nibs

The nibs of your pen are just as important as the drawing surface itself. After all, it takes two to tango. Just like the drawing surface, the Wacom pen nibs are certainly not resistant to wear and tear.

You might find that over time the tips start to deform and it’s not strange to burn through several nibs in 1 year.

In this case the Wacom replacement nibs might be a true lifesaver. It comes with 5 identical nibs and are compatible with most models. No need to buy separate Wacom Intuos pen nibs or Cintiq pen nibs. These nibs are interchangeable with most tablets.

 

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