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Difficult to use,
This review is from: Wacom Bamboo Pen Graphics Tablet (Electronics)I wanted to be able to draw graphics straight into computer.
Did it work? No.
Why not? You cannot see what you are drawing on tablet and so have to look at computer screen which is, of course, in a completely different place. Hence hand/eye coordination is destroyed by this product.
Why can't they make a pressure sensitive tablet which would let you draw on an overlaid piece of paper, with pencil or biro?
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Initial post: 17 Aug 2010 01:38:37 BDT
K. Mitchell says:
"You cannot see what you are drawing on tablet and so have to look at computer screen"
You didn't exactly do your research before buying, did you?
Posted on 19 Aug 2010 00:17:11 BDT
Fred Burbidge says:
It does strike me that you've somehow missed quite how graphics tablets work..
Posted on 19 Aug 2010 10:24:19 BDT
A. White says:
If you want to draw directly onto the screen, you will need to buy a tablet from the much more expensive Wacom Cintiq range.
Using your standard graphics tablet, most people I know get used to it fairly quickly. Once you figured out where the edges of your tablet are it becomes very natural. I have talked to people who own a cintiq however and even they sometimes prefer using a standard tablet, as their hand doesn't get in the way of what they are viewing on screen.
If you're wanting to draw with pencil or biro. . .then I suggest a scanner for your real media work backups.
Posted on 20 Aug 2010 00:29:03 BDT
Roger Cawkwell says:
If you think about it, using a graphics tablet like this one is not that different from using a mouse to move a pointer around on the screen - most people find the displacement strange or even off-putting at first but after a short while have forgotten the original difficulty. Even though I haven't used a graphics pad very much, I soon found that it was beginning to come more easily.
Posted on 25 Aug 2010 21:38:16 BDT
H. Paget says:
You expected to get a graphics tablet that displays what is on the screen for £80....
Posted on 26 Aug 2010 13:16:04 BDT
This review made me chuckle, 'hand/eye coordination is destroyed' Anyone buying a tablet from a cheaper price range should know how they work, how embarrassing for you.
Posted on 27 Dec 2010 17:09:15 GMT
K. Jamison says:
"Why can't they make a pressure sensitive tablet which would let you draw on an overlaid piece of paper, with pencil or biro? "
This is a digital device. It's primary purpose is to remove the need for pens, pencils and paper.
As a suggestion, why not purchase a scanner to use with this 'bi-ro' and "pa-per" of which you speak.
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2011 10:30:57 GMT
I think is the same with the hand and mouse, do we look at the mouse when we use the computer?
Posted on 29 Jan 2011 21:38:18 GMT
Deputy Dog says:
I completely agree with this review, after all for just a little more cash you can buy one that lets you draw directly to a screen.Wacom Cintiq 21UX Interactive Pen Display Mac / Win (New Product)
Surely £1,724.99 is not much so why didn't Wacom include this in the product.
Posted on 9 Feb 2011 13:07:03 GMT
Daniel Palfrey says:
Dumb review, you clearly never read the product description. I have been using a trust tablet for 3 years or so now, and have to look at the screen, yet I can draw better with a tablet than I can with pen and paper... You are impatient and unwilling to practice and you review is void because of your own stupidity