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Wacom Bamboo One Graphics Tablet

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  • A6 pen tablet in 4:3 format with integrated pen rest
  • Cordless battery-free pen with 2 customizable buttons
  • 512 pressure levels to support pressure sensitive tools in painting/photo applications
  • Support of Mac and PC
  • Microsoft certification “Works with Vista”

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Technical Details
Item Weight299 g
Product Dimensions19.7 x 19.5 x 1.1 cm
Item model numberCTF430SEN
Wattage0.2 watts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 77,557 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight762 g
Date First Available1 Jan. 2006

Product Description

Product Description

Interacting with your computer doesn´t have to be boring. It can be exciting and fun. Bamboo One is your gateway to the pen tablet experience. Discover new, fascinating ways of being creative and working with your computer. And with a high-quality finish and easy to use, intuitive concept, jumping into the world of Bamboo is as simple as picking up a pen.

Manufacturer's Description

Interacting with your computer doesn't have to be boring and complicated. It can be exciting and fun.

Bamboo One is your gateway to the pen tablet experience it's a simpler, more intuitive and exciting way to interact with your computer.

But it doesn't end there. Bamboo One offers you a whole new experience at your fingertips. Enjoy adding a personal touch to the pictures, drawings, collages, letters or emails you create. Share what you create with your friends and colleagues and see what a difference adding your own signature style makes.
Explore how using a pen not only simplifies functions, but also makes expressing your thoughts, feelings and personality in your documents more fun and exciting.

All of this comes in a high-quality finish with an extremely easy to use, intuitive concept.

Plus, it couldn't be simpler. Both to install and to familiarise yourself with. Because nothing is more natural in feel than the stroke of a pen. And nothing is more exciting than taking your first step and starting to express yourself.

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I bought this because I wanted a graphics tablet (having never had one before) but I didn't want to spend too much. I expected it to be okay, I didn't expect it to be fantastic because it's cheaper than a lot of other graphics tablets. I was shocked - it is absolutely fantastic - couldn't be better in my opinion. I don't have much to compare against because I've never had one before, but I can't imagine it being any better, it works perfectly and is very accurate. The only thing that I can think of as to why you shouldn't buy this one is the size - you can buy tablets with bigger surface sizes - but to be honest, for me (and most people I expect) the size is plenty big enough.

So, I could end my review there but there are a couple of other points I want to make:

1. I am using it on Windows Vista (don't know if that's helpful to anyone but I thought I'd mention it in case you are wondering about compatibility).

2. I sometimes use it as a mouse because it is easy to use for that purpose.

3. I use the included art software when I just want to have a bit of fun and a laugh by making a picture - you can choose paints, crayons, stencils, etc.

4. I use it with Photoshop CS4 when I want to do some more serious work - and it works perfectly.

5. When I first installed it I didn't bother installing the drivers that come on the disc because Vista automatically installed some. However, it did not work well with Vista's drivers, the cursor jumped, did not move smoothly, and did not appear in relation to where I clicked on the tablet. So, I installed Wacom's drivers which came on the disc included. My PC told me I needed to restart to finish installing drivers - after restart it worked perfectly.
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Firstly, I'm a full time graphic designer. I work on a mac and I use various pro design tools. I'd had a go on a friends wacom tablet before but the huge price tag put me off. When a friend tipped me off about the new Bamboo, I couldn't resist at a price like that. It's made by Wacom so the quality is all there. I thought about getting the Bamboo fun, but unlike the US version the UK version doesn't come with a mouse so it's not quite as good a buy. But it's still great value even without a mouse. If you want the extra button on the top of the pen (eraser) then go for the fun version - but it will cost you double the bamboo one. I figured I didn't need the extra buttons (i don't) so i went for the cheaper bamboo one.

As far as the bamboo one goes, the feel is amazing. Even the packaging is cool. The wacom website plays down the bamboo one as though it were a kids toy but it's certainly not. The preferences section gives you loads of options, and is particularly good for setting the buttons to different actions. You'll want to change one of the buttons to undo - you'll be using this a lot if you're sketching.

You can use the bamboo one like a mouse for navigating around the screen - it stretches the tablet to fit whatever screen you have (again you can fiddle with the preferences) and it's a delight to use. If you've never used one before it will feel a bit strange at first but after half an hour you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.

If you're mulling over whether or not to get one, then mull no more. Although the pad doesn't have the extra navigation buttons as the fun version, it's a really nice clean and uncluttered design. I can't recommend the Bamboo One enough.
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This was bought as a Christmas present for my 12 year old who loves drawing painting and art in general. I choose this (the cheapest) product as Amazon offer free postage and the price was similar to a computer game. I thought that if it was not up to the task it could be put onto Ebay and replaced with a more advanced product.

My concerns were that with only an A6 drawing area it would be far to small for any real use and that the drawing pad would cause a conflict with the mouse.

Both of these have proven unfounded, while postcard sized sounds tiny, if you've ever done any drawing using a mouse, you're moving the mouse around over a very limited area most of the time - This little pad is fine for detailed work.

There is no clash on my PC with the mouse either, the two items both work at the same time. When you first plug the device in, Windows XP seems to see it as a second mouse or a touch pad, once the drivers are installed the pen and pad map themselves to the screen, so top left of the the pad maps to top left of the screen, bottom right to bottom right. You can use the pen and pad instead of the mouse, but while selecting menus is easy, double clicking by pressing the tip to the pad twice seems overly tricky.

The Art Rage drawing program that is included is pretty impressive, offering a decent set of drawing tools and it seems well enough programmed to be more stable than most free software.

One of the best things is the ability to vary the pressure on the pad to produce thin or thick lines, compatibility depends on the graphics program you are using - The included Art Rage software uses this to good effect as does our copy of Photoshop 7.

Build quality of the pad feels excellent, the pen feels a bit cheap but seems tough.

If you just want to get a feel of the concept of a graphics table to see if it suits you, I'd recommend this unit as a cheap way find out.
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