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Nice little tablet, but not great as a mouse
on 23 May 2012
I bought this to replace a computer mouse on my PC which had died. I use a Wacom tablet at work instead of a mouse to help with RSI, so I decided to get a tablet for at home as well. For the price it's pretty decent, though there's one or two things that really bother me.
Firstly, you can't speed up the pointer, so it tracks across the screen agonisingly slowly. I'm used to using a more customisable Wacom tablet instead of a mouse, so it's rather irritating to have to make several swipes with the pen to get to the part of the screen you want to. I haven't used it much yet, but I suspect it could get problematic as I use it primarily to stave off pain from RSI in my right wrist. The other option is to set the tablet to correspond to the screen, so you have to tap on the right part of the tablet to get the mouse where you want it, which is pretty jumpy. I asked Trust whether there's any way of speeding the pointer up, but apparently not.
Second thing: the connection cable is really, really short--unless you have your tower on your desk, you'll probably need an extension cable. I didn't have one handy, so by the time I'd got around to buying one (an extra £10 as I bought it on the high street) and found out about the slow mouse functionality, it was too late to send the product back. Factoring in the cost of the extension cable, it would only have cost me another £10 or so to get a Wacom that functioned better as a mouse and doesn't need batteries.
That said, the graphics functionality looks pretty impressive and if you're looking for something to manipulate graphics with rather than use as a mouse I don't see any problems. It's also very thin and stylish, so I'll keep hold of it in the hope that I'll get used to the slow tracking speed.