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Wacom Bamboo Fun Medium Graphics Tablet

by Wacom
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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  • A5 pen tablet
  • Cordless battery-free pen with 2 customisable rocker switch buttons
  • 360 degree Touch Ring for instant zoom and scroll
  • 4 customisable ExpressKeys for access to quick functions
  • 512 pressure levels to support pressure sensitive tools in painting/photo applications
  • Advanced pressure sensitive resolution (2540 dpi) High report rate (133pps) for precise output
  • Pressure sensitive eraser
  • Detachable USB cable for easy portability
  • Support of Mac and PC
  • Premium Microsoft certification “Certified for Vista”
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight549 g
Product Dimensions23.5 x 28 x 1.1 cm
Item model numberCTE650EN
Wattage0.3 watts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 39,903 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.2 Kg
Date First Available14 Sep 2007

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Creativity is about expression. And what better way to express yourself than by creating your own world â€" your own photographs, drawings, collages or letters. The Bamboo Fun pen tablet allows you to explore the possibilities of using your computer as an outlet for your creativity in a simple, intuitive way.

Experience how, with only a few strokes of a pen, your ideas begin to take shape: Whether it's bringing out the best in your digital images or creating more natural, authentic looking paintings, sketches and drawings. Add to that a stylish and easy-to-use design and you'll find that Bamboo Fun is an ideal tool to develop your creative skills and makes it easy to personalise everything you compose on your computer. Because when it comes to personal expression, there’s no limit to your creativity. And, as a result, the possibilities to express yourself with Bamboo Fun are almost unlimited as well.

Box Contains

  • Bamboo Fun tablet
  • Bamboo Fun pen
  • Bamboo Fun pen stand
  • USB cable
  • Quick start guide
  • CD-ROM with tablet driver software
  • Online user's manual
  • Software bundle: Adobe Photoshop Elements (5.0 for Win, 4.0 for Mac), ArtRage 2

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    Customer Reviews

    4.5 out of 5 stars
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    173 of 175 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars ...but how is it compared to the Intuos range? 18 Dec 2007
    I'm not going to bark on about how great it is. Other people have done that for me.

    Instead i thought i'd answer a question i wanted to know before i bought it, ie how does it compare to the pricier sibling, the Intuos 3 range.

    While i don't actually own a Wacom Intuos 3 i've used one extensively during freelance work for a couple of companies in london. I needed one simply to carry on the work from home without pilfering one of theirs. I sure there are stats somewhere to prove me wrong but this is my opinion.

    Apart from the obvious price difference (around 90 for the A5 Intuos) one reason i considered the bamboo is because of it's size. The area surrounding the Intuos' touch pad is rather large and tends to dominate your entire desk area. Some people may prefer this, it gives your wrists somewhere to rest which i could imagine would be preferable for extended use. But for someone like me who uses it briefly the size of the bamboo is just about perfect, especially given that it has exactly the same touch pad size (A5). Plus it fits snuggly next to my monitor when not in use.

    So what are the comprimises? Well, out of the box, there is a very slight lack of quality compared to the Intuos. It's difficult to put my finger on but i guess it would be a combination of several small factors. The bamboo feels vaguely light weight (i don't think i'm the only one who sub-consciously equates quality with weight) and lacks the silky smooth laminate finish, the pen lacks the firm rubber and the weight of the Intuos' and, when pen is touched to pad, the bamboo feels a little like a "scrape" compared to the Intuos' "wipe". I think it's safe to say, however, that compared to the cheaper alternative out there, the bamboo still oozes quality hence why i gave it 4 out of 5.
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    36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for FUN 9 Nov 2007
    The FUN branding on this product made me think it was consumer orientated and I've held back buying it for a while. However, it has everything I need in a tablet and it is such an improvement from using a mouse.

    The accuracy is spot on and the pressure sensitive nib comes into its own when you're trying to do detailed work and don't want to keep changing brush sizes all the time. The bundled software seems OK but I didn't install anything other than the drivers which work great on OS X 10.4 and 10.5.

    One thing to note is that if you have two monitors it works across both - seems logical but means each screen only uses half of the tablet. Still, it's not a problem.

    If you use Photoshop you need this tablet.
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    34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely great! 2 Dec 2007
    I have a Wacom Bamboo Fun Medium Graphics Tablet, and I'm using it to creat digital artworks, this tablet is one of the best tablets in the market taking in consideration its price!

    It has many features like zooming, scrolling, thickness control, etc.
    and it's compatible with Windows Vista input panel system..
    Moreover, it comes with two good photo editing programs: AdobePhotoShop Elements and ArtRage2..

    The bottom line.. it is reliable, light, easy to use, and worth every penny!
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    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Bamboo Fun & Serious 3 Mar 2009
    I've been using the Bamboo now for just over 2 weeks. I'm a professional 3D artist, where I have an Intuos 2 on my desk, and some Intuos 3s of varying sizes are also around.

    I bought this pen tablet to replace my failing Aiptek Slim Tablet 600u. It is a huge upgrade from that tablet, and I personally prefer it to the Intuos range for 2 main reasons:

    1. The Bamboo tablets look much nicer, they're less bulky and have 4 glossy, easy to reach function buttons and a touch sensitive pad for scrolling and zooming.

    2. This is something that really bothers me about the Intuos range - I feel like I'm drawing on an ice rink...The surface on the Bamboo Fun is a lot rougher, and feels much more like real paper. Many people won't be bothered about this, but for me it's a huge plus.

    I'm also a digital artist hobbyist, and often spend hours using software like 3ds max, Photoshop CS4, Corel Painter, and now thanks to the bundled software, ArtRage 2.0. A great little digital art suite which I had never really come across, and now am addicted.

    I've been using the tablet solidly, and haven't noticed any glitches or anything. The resolution is great, and the size of the medium tablet is perfect for me on a 19" widescreen monitor.

    Now for a couple of negatives:

    1. The white version of this tablet seems to be what we get in the UK, where I'd have preferred the black version. But this isn't a huge deal at all.

    2. The drivers out of the box seemed to be buggy and the tablet would stall on the screen. Downloading the latest drivers from Wacom sorted this, and no such issue since.

    In conclusion, this tablet is perfect for all.
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars NOT the same as the US version! 18 Aug 2009
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    I saw this product on the Wacom website, and on Amazon.com and decided to buy it. However the UK version is NOT the same thing. This does not include the following items which are included in the USA Bamboo Fun:

    * Mouse
    * Corel Painter Essentials 4
    * Nik Color Efex Pro 2.0 GE

    Also, the American's get a choice of colour: Blue, Black, Silver or White.

    I didn't mind the lack of colour choice, but I was gutted to open the box and find no mouse and no Painter software!
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Best piece of wardware I ever bought.
    After all this time, I still use it.
    Published 20 days ago by Al Tapone
    5.0 out of 5 stars I still love my 5yr old fun tablet!
    I came across this as I've had my Bamboo Fun Tablet for almost 5 years- but unfortunately I lost the pen in a recent house move so went to buy a new one off Amazon. Read more
    Published 5 months ago by Jade
    4.0 out of 5 stars Computer equipment
    The Bamboo Wacom is brilliant if you need to do different things on your computer ... great for drawing, painting, signatures, etc. Great fun!!
    Published on 3 Dec 2010 by Gill Bonnamy
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great Product - for a while
    I've had this for almost three years now; it's absolutely fabulous. When you draw, it feels just like paper. Read more
    Published on 30 Nov 2010 by Agb2001
    5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't live without it
    The graphics tablet totally changes the way you work. No more clumsy mouses! It is so much more accurate, flexible and allows you to create so much more.
    Published on 9 Aug 2010 by MSG
    5.0 out of 5 stars Upgraded from A6 to A5 Wacom.
    (This review was written by my wife who is the user of the tablet).

    The Wacom A5 Bamboo was bought as an upgrade from my Wacom A6 tablet. Read more
    Published on 28 Oct 2009 by MichStew
    4.0 out of 5 stars WACOM and RSI
    Bought this specifically to overcome my RSI condition. I still use my mouse to scroll using my left hand as the scroll on the tablet is not that responsive. Read more
    Published on 28 Oct 2009 by Y. L. Shin
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great product
    I love the Bamboo tablet. It was easy to install, is easy to use and makes editing photos so much easier.
    Published on 26 Oct 2009 by K. Shea
    4.0 out of 5 stars Bomboo Serious
    The Wacom Bamboo Fun almost sounds like it should be a kids product - In my opinion the name belies its uses. Read more
    Published on 6 Sep 2009 by J. Davies
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very happy to date.
    I bought this item because I wanted to move up to something a little larger than A6. I have always been very happy with Wacom tablets and this one was no let down. Read more
    Published on 31 Aug 2009 by N. Duncan
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