Smartpads – Bamboo Slate and Bamboo Folio

Give paper new powers with our smartpads

Bamboo Slate and Bamboo Folio smartpads completely transform the art of putting pen to paper. They instantly digitize your handwritten notes and diagrams in remarkable detail – at the simple push of a button. You get all the magic of working with real ink, but can then edit, share and organize your handiwork with digital ink. Are you ready for new powers?


A visual thinker’s best friend

If you think in diagrams, graphs and mind-mapping, Bamboo Slate and Bamboo Folio are the perfect companions. You can start by drawing on paper, then sync it to your device at the push of a button.

Whatever you draw, it’s easy to categorize and keep your work in order with our intuitive tagging feature. And you can doodle away on your favorite paper knowing that every stroke will be captured accurately.

The new way to take notes

Sick of having to type up all your handwritten notes? Good news: Bamboo Slate and Bamboo Folio do it for you. They capture all your notes digitally – which can then be exported as rich text or DOC files using the Ink to Text feature on the Wacom Inkspace app*.

The pen and pad accurately pick up all your unique handwriting quirks, meaning no details are lost. And you can work on whatever paper you choose – squared, lined or even a napkin.

Once you’ve got everything down, you can quickly sync notes to your device for sharing and editing. Plus, you can add a hashtag to each page, making easy to keep everything organized.

*Requires registration and a Wacom ID.

A pen sensitive to your needs

When it’s time to digitize your work, you don’t have to worry about losing any of the detail. Bamboo Slate and Bamboo Folio can pick up subtle changes in pressure from the Wacom Ballpoint pen – even through 80 sheets of paper.

The pen sits snugly in your hand and its ink cartridges can be easily replaced. All you have to think about is what you’ll create with it.


Get your ideas down on paper in remarkable detail.


One push of a button and the page is on your device.


Export work directly to your favorite software for fine tuning.

Transport your ideas into the digital world

Putting pen to paper is just the start. When you’re ready, you can sync your notes and ideas to the Wacom Inkspace app and develop them digitally.

The app’s Ink to Text feature handily converts your handwritten notes to rich text or DOC formats, saving you the hassle of re-typing your work. And if you’re keen to share your creative process, Inkspace can record your work as MP4 video files that show your thought process coming together line by line.

On the web-based version of the app, our Ink Collaboration tool even allows you to work on a real-time canvas simultaneously with your friends of colleagues. So you can continually work together, no matter where you all are.

Bamboo Slate

  • Smartpad that enables you to immediately put pen to paper
  • Converts handwritten notes and sketches into digital files
  • Compatible with whatever paper you prefer to write on
  • Comes with a comfortable Wacom Ballpoint pen
  • Available in A4 and A5 sizes

Bamboo Folio

  • Smartpad that enables you to immediately put pen to paper
  • Smartpad with an integrated cover to protect your paper
  • Compatible with whatever paper you prefer to write on
  • Comes with a comfortable Wacom Ballpoint pen
  • Available in A4 and A5 sizes
Smartpad Size

Available in small & large sizes

Battery Free Pen

No recharging


Right or Left-handed use


Free Inkspace Plus with Wacom ID


Micro-USB, Bluetooth®


Windows, Android™, Apple

General Information

Product Type - Samertpad

Product name -

  • Bamboo Folio
  • Bamboo Slate

Model # -

  • CDS610G (Bamboo Folio Small)
  • CDS810G (Bamboo Folio Large)
  • CDS610S (Bamboo Slate Small)
  • CDS810S (Bamboo Slate Large)

Dimensions -

  • Bamboo Folio Large - 13.3 x 10.6 x 0.7 in 338 x 268 x 19 mm
  • Bamboo Slate Large - 13 x 10 x 0.3 in 330 x 254 x 7 mm
  • Bamboo Folio Small - 10.1 x 7.9 x 0.7 in 257 x 200 x 19 mm
  • Bamboo Slate Small - 9.8 x 7.3 x 0.3 in 249 x 186 x 7 mm

Weight -

  • Bamboo Folio Large 28.6 oz 810 g
  • Bamboo Slate Large 16.6 oz 472 g
  • Bamboo Folio Small 16.2 oz 460 g
  • Bamboo Slate Small 9.3 oz 264 g

Color -

  • Dark gray with gray accent (Bamboo Folio Large & Small)
  • Medium gray with orange accent (Bamboo Slate Large & Small)

Pen Information

Technology - Electro-Magnetic Resonance (EMR)

Pen Pressure Levels - 1024

Dimensions - 5.5 x 0.4 in (140 x 11 mm)

Weight - 17 g (0.6 oz)

Color - Black

Reading height - 8 mm (0.3 in) from the product surface

Smartpad Information

Connection - Bluetooth 4.0

Supported Paper Size -

  • Letter, 8 1/2 x 11 in A4, 210 × 297 mm. (Bamboo Folio Large & Bamboo Slate Large)
  • Half-Letter, 8 1/2 x 5.4 in A5, 140 × 216 mm. (Bamboo Folio Small & Bamboo Slate Small)

Supported Paper Thickness - About 80 pages (<8 mm, < 0.3 in)

Buttons - 1 multi-function button

Battery Type - Rechargeable Li-polymer battery

Wireless Battery Operation Time - 8 hours (typical)

Battery Charging Time - 2.5 hours (typical)

Battery weight - 18 g (0.6 oz)

Power Consumption -

  • Normal use: 50mA (approximately)
  • Charging: 400mA (approximately)

Internal Storage (Offline mode) - 100 pages

What's Included -

  • Smartpad
  • Pen with one extra refill
  • Notepad
  • Micro USB cable
  • Quick start guide
  • (smartphone and tablet not included)

Compatibility -

Bluetooth® enabled devices with Wacom Inkspace app* including iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Windows 10 and MacOS PCs, internet connection, notepad thickness about 80 pages.

Check for a list of compatible devices

*Register Wacom ID to activate free Inkspace Plus.