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A nice little multi-gesture pad,
This review is from: Wacom Bamboo Pad Light Touchpad with Digital Stylus - Metallic Grey (Accessory)
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I have another of the cheaper Wacom Bamboo tablets – the CTL-470 which I use occasionally when I’m doodling and drawing comic strips in Adobe illustrator. This Bamboo Pad CTH-301 is somewhere between that more traditional graphics tablet and the touch pad on a laptop. It’s quite a nice, versatile little thing that you can control with either your finger or a small stylus which stoves in the side of the device. The actual touch area is 115 x 8mm for finger touch or 107mm x 67mm for stylus control. I’ve been using it on a Windows 7 PC at work WITHOUT the stylus for about a week now, and I actually get on with it really well. It takes a bit of getting used to, but its multi gesture so you can pinch to zoom in, tap or double tap to select, drag two fingers to scroll up and down, tap with two fingers to right click etc. There is also a physical button at the bottom of the pad that you can use to click and right click in a more traditional way. If you choose to use the stylus, you have to hover it slightly above the pad and then touch the pad to left click and touch and hold to right click. There is also a (slightly fiddly) button on the stylus itself.
Drawing with the stylus and Pad was a little disappointing. When you first touch the pad there is a fraction of a delay before you start drawing, which can be pretty off putting – and is something that I don’t suffer from with my other Wacom tablet. Once you do start drawing though, things are actually pretty smooth and responsive.
Overall this is a really nice alternative to navigating with a mouse - which I'll definitely stick with - but the delay experienced when trying to draw freehand means that I'll still be digging out my other Wakom tablet when I want to do any illustrating.