Companion Devices

If you have a laptop that meets all of the minimum requirements except that it does not allow inking with an active pen, you may purchase a separate inking or companion device to use along with your laptop. This option is for students who are comfortable maintaining multiple devices and is not generally recommended. Feedback suggests that many students find it difficult to use and maintain a secondary device. Listed are a few options to get you started.

External Inking Devices

  • Wacom’s Intuos Pen Tablets
    These devices will add the functionality of a Wacom pen to most laptops. They require a free USB port to connect and offer wireless connectivity via an optional accessory. We’ve received feedback that they work in the classroom but do take up additional desk space. Additional coordination is necessary to write on the device while viewing output on the laptop display.