Wacom Bamboo Pen Graphics Tablet
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- A mark of personality
- Bamboo Pen offers a wide range of inspiring choices forn personalising everything you do on your computer
- It's time to unlock your creative personality - with your Bamboo Pen
- All with a stroke of a pen.
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The easy way to express your personality.
Bamboo Pen offers a wide range of inspiring choices for personalising everything you do on your computer. Take advantage of the quick, clear way to show people what you mean. All with a stroke of a pen. With its ultra-slim design, Bamboo Pen has been specially created for both right and left-handed use - and it provides an integrated pen holder for convenient storage of its new, lightweight digital pen.
But it's not the technology that counts - it's what you can do with it. Add your own distinctive personality to anything you do - with handwritten notes, sketches or doodles in emails, letters, pictures, presentations or other documents. Edit thoughts directly in documents. Enjoy new and fascinating ways of writing, painting and creating.
A variety of useful Bamboo apps inside Bamboo Dock are kept ready for download, and a full version of ArtRage is included. No matter which operating system you use: it's time to unlock your creative personality - with your Bamboo Pen.
Bamboo Pen - A mark of personality
Create documents that reflect your own flair. Add your own distinctive personality to anything you do with handwritten notes, sketches or doodles. Bamboo sets you apart. Make it personal.
Use Bamboo Dock to run applications made for your Bamboo: the Bamboo apps. From games and sketching to composing music or sharing and connecting with friends, there is an ever-growing collection of Bamboo apps to choose from. Go for it.
Free yourself to draw, paint and create just about anything. Digitally paint in every medium, from chalk to oils. Bring your ideas to life through your own creativity. Express yourself.
Features & Benefits
- Including ArtRage painting software and additional bonus software via software download
- Advanced pen technology
- Pressure-sensitive pen tip
- Battery-free and ergonomic pen with two buttons
- Paper-like tablet surface with 16:10 format
- Reversible tablet design for left- or right-handed use
- Attached pen holder for convenient storage
- Easy USB connection
- Interactive tutorial to make the most of Bamboo
Bamboo tablets are a great help for navigating your computer - whether you're moving your cursor across the screen, opening and closing files and folders, or working in common software applications. Bamboo tablets combine pen and multi-touch in one tablet, allowing you to alternate between the pen and gestures on the tablet surface.
Multi-touch makes it possible to use simple finger taps and hand gestures to navigate around your desktop and perform common tasks. Wacom introduces nine useful gestures that you can use with your tablet.
To navigate with the pen, just hover with the pen tip over the tablet surface. Each point on the tablet maps to a corresponding place on screen, making it easy to move your cursor. Tap the pen to select, and tap twice to open files. With a pen, you can perform any motion or command that you make with a mouse, and many more. Most tablet users will tell you that once you've got used to the pen, you'll never want to be without one.
Alternating between input devices can help reduce wrist strain caused by repetitive strain or RSI. A tablet provides an ergonomic alternative to traditional input devices, allowing you to work with your computer with minimal effort and from a relaxed position. A tablet assumes all the normal functions of a traditional computer mouse including basic navigation and selection, but provides vital ergonomic advantages as well.
Inking allows you to write digitally in your own handwriting, making it possible to take notes on your computer, sign your name, write an email to a friend, highlight important parts of a document, or even sketch out a diagram.
It's like writing on paper, but in a way that can be saved, edited, and shared as a digital file. Imagine having the potential to change the way you communicate by sending personal messages and fun drawings, annotating driving directions, or just brightening up someone's day with a little humour.
Even if you've never used a digital pen before, it's easy to understand why the pen is intuitive to use - it's just like writing with traditional pens, pencils, and markers. Additionally, you can navigate your computer with the Bamboo pen.
Bamboo models that include a pen make digital inking possible, but you should check your computer specifications to see whether your operating system and software support inking. Inking works best with Office 2007 and Microsoft® Windows Vista or Windows 7, which include a number of pen-friendly features.
Unleash your inner artist with Bamboo. Whether you are new to painting or an aspiring Picasso, Bamboo can get you started in the world of digital art. Bamboo has advanced pen technology for a natural pen on paper feel. Depending on your preference and inspiration, Bamboo can be a digital paintbrush, pencil, felt pen, airbrush, and much, much more.
For painting and drawing, Bamboo Fun Pen and Touch is the best Bamboo for you. Bundled with both Corel Painter Essentials (Bamboo Fun M only) and Adobe Photoshop Elements, Bamboo Fun is ready right out of the box to get your creative juices flowing. With its larger active area, Bamboo Fun M allows you to be more precise with your artwork and add fine details that your friends and family will enjoy. Express yourself and create a difference with Bamboo.
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Top Customer Reviews
The tablet itself looks very sleek, the pen doesn't look quite as elegant but it is comfortable to hold. Installation of the tablet was quick and painless and I was impressed with the level of precision it provides. It also was able to detect quite a range of pressure in both GIMP and Photoshop.
For anyone unsure of the contents of this product, it includes the tablet and pen, as well as 3 replacement nibs for the pen.
I think this product is brilliant value for money and I would definitely recommend it as a starting tablet for hobbyists.
*The software works fine but anyone with WINDOWS 7 who finds that this doesn't work well with Adobe Photoshop (and other applications) needs to download the updated driver software (free) from WACOM.
- the pen nibs are merely short rods of plastic (someone claims they are made of Nylon, which seems about right) having a diameter of about 1.7mm.
- that the consumable, flexible 'chord' used in grass "strimmers" (or "weed eaters") - those buzzy machines used to cut the edge of your lawn - are made of Nylon, and many of them are about 1.7mm in diameter!
So I bought the Bamboo Pen as a first try of Wacom tablets. And I'm pleased. Good value. (I want it purely for handwriting straight to computer, for which I can recommend the free software called Xournal, now available for Windows.)
Then I went into the shed, cut off a short piece of the nylon chord hanging from the bottom of the grass strimmer, straightened it out (approximately) by hand, stuck it in the end of the Bamboo pen, and it worked perfectly. (It'd probably be best to round off the end of your home-made nibs with fine abrasive paper or similar before using).
So now you know how to replace your Bamboo's pen nibs FOREVER at a cost of approximately £0.00 + £0.00 P&P! Compare that to OVER £10 for 5 nibs from Amazon at time of writing.
Hope this tip is helpful.
I've never had a graphics pad before, but I wanted to see how it went, and I bought the cheapest Wacom one Amazon had.
Be aware - the full range of Wacom graphics pads has lots of different features at the more expensive end, like finger-touch interaction, and bundled software. This pad just works with the special stylus provided and that's all it does.
However, that's all it needs to do for me - it's great: value, quality, and ease of use.
And small is good too - the default mode is for the pad to represent your whole screen. If you buy a bigger tablet, you'll find yourself making grand sweeping gestures all the time, which might knock your coffee on the floor!
Anyway, pros and cons as usual for my reviews...
- small: doesn't take up too much desk space
- can be used in conjunction with a mouse (they can both be left plugged in)
- tablet automatically senses if you're using it left- or right-handed
- very easy and natural to use, once you've spent 5 minutes on the instructional programme
- perfect for natural writing and drawing-like interactions, like photo-retouching
- doesn't come with a carry case/protector (why not? I want to take this to work!)
- you DO need to follow the training video for 5 minutes if you've never used one before, so it's not for the critically impatient
- (very minor, but annoying) doesn't work with my Linux machines unless I compile new drivers for them, as this is a new model; however, works stunningly well once this is done
It's so cheap I think you should try it out - it's a great way to interact if you're having mouse-induced hand or arm problems.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought as a gift and the recipient has only good reviews of the tablet. Highly recommended for beginners and is still going on strong 5 years later!Published 1 month ago by TheBeardedYeti
I've had this for five years and now and it works BRILLIANTLY even after all this time, and I use it daily. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lilithlify
Simple, affordable and easy to use. Great beginner's Bamboo tablet that has lasted for years. Scratches easily though, but can be cleaned off with a dry cloth. Read morePublished 14 months ago by SAiyer