Wacom CTL-480/S1-BX Intuos Pen Graphics Tablet - Black
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- ExpressKeys can be programmed per application
- Enhanced mapping features
- Slim design with slight slope and metal finish
- Colour rings and pen holder can be exchanged
- All products can be made wireless (extra wireless kit necessary)
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Intuos Small -- Creative Pen Tablet with Pressure-Sensitive, Ergonomic Pen and Software Recognition
Discover another side of your creativity with the Wacom Intuos Small pen tablet. Draw, paint, scribble, or edit photos using Intuos and enjoy that classic pen-on-paper feeling.
If you want to really unleash your creativity, the Intuos Small offers a whole range of design options like personalised invitations and greetings cards, while the individually customisable ExpressKey shortcuts allow you to work almost as quickly as true professionals. Thanks to its intuitive software, Intuos Small is user-friendly, as well as being comfortable, compact, and portable.
At a Glance
- Individually customisable elements
- Shortcuts on 4 application-specific ExpressKeys
- Pressure-sensitive pen nibs
- Ergonomic, battery-free pen with 2 buttons
- Wireless-kit compatible (accessory kit sold separately)
- Ergonomic, slim-line tablet design
- Individual choice of pen holder and colour ring on pen
- Tablet dimensions: 210 x 178 x 10mm, active area: 152 x 95mm
Intuos Small offers many possibilities for working on your photos, images and drawings that you can simply let your creativity run riot.
Use the 4 individually customisable ExpressKeys to save your shortcuts and additional functions, saving you time and effort in your creative process.
Ergonomic, Pressure-Sensitive Pen
The pressure-sensitive Wacom Intuos Pen has 1,024 pressure levels to give you the most natural, creative feel possible -- just like drawing with pen on paper. The pen does not require batteries and, thanks to its ergonomic design, sits comfortably in your grip -- whether you're right or left handed.
Small and Smart
The Intuos Small is designed with practical use as its priority: thanks to its compact design, it is easy and comfortable to take with you wherever you go.
Creative pen tablet with pressure-sensitive, ergonomic pen and software recognition.
Creative Freedom with the Optional Wireless Kit
Be creative and go wherever you want: just combine your Intuos Small pen tablet with the wireless accessory kit (separately available). This easy-to-install snap-in module with its tiny receiver and rechargeable batteries can turn every Intuos Small into a full-featured wireless device.
Intuos tablet and pen
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The images I attached I did within a few minutes, soooo in love with this!
When I opened the box I was surprised at how lightweight it was which is a real bonus and the design is much sleeker looking than older models. The set up with Mac OS X was quick and easy.
This is the most basic model of the range so if you want a rubber on the end of the pen and the multi-touch function (similar to the Apple trackpad) then purchase the Intuos Pen & Touch.
The pen nib is extremely sensitive and is perfect for the small amount of graphics and image retouching work that I do with Photoshop and Illustrator. I would highly recommend it to someone looking for a good graphics tablet.
It must be made clear that when you open the box, as I did, you will be dismayed to find none of the spare nibs promised. **However you will be mistaken!** Many people have had this problem but you must be made aware that the nibs are actually tucked away and held in place within the tablet itself. Open the compartment underneath to the bright blue pen-holder, and you will find the spare nibs displayed on the underside of the lid. I made the mistake of thinking they were in the box, and because of their apparent absence I came back on here to complain. But no, Wacom have yet again impressed me and have designed a practical and convenient way to keep your replacement nibs from getting lost. 5/5!
As a side-note, I have discovered that it doesn't yet look like Wacom have released a carrying case or soft pouch for this product. In Poundland (UK) I have found that the iPad soft pouches that you can find in there for £1 fit this tablet PERFECTLY with a little space on the side for the cord. I cannot recommend this enough- it's made of some rubberised faux leather and it has soft felt inside to keep it protected. I bought a black one, but they came in other colours too.
The tablet isn't like a mouse, or some of the cheaper tablet input devices. You can't pick up the pen, move it back where it came from and have the mouse cursor continue moving. Instead, the tablet maps 1:1 to the screen, so tap the same place on the tablet and it moves the mouse to the same place on the screen. It takes a little getting used to, but quickly becomes very intuitive.
I've used it to draw, and with hand writing tools and it works amazingly. It's very responsive, and comfortable to use. In fact, I may even replace my mouse with this. The two buttons on the pen itself act as right click and for scrolling, with touching the pen to the tablet acting as left click. I'm even considering getting the wireless adapter for this.
There is also another version of this that also accepts fingertip touches, like a large laptop touchpad, but this met my needs perfectly.
You DO need to install the drivers, either from the included CD or from the website (which is what I did). It adds additional functions that massively improve the device. In fact, mine wouldn't even work until I installed the driver. Windows did recognise the device and install the driver, but nothing worked until I went to Wacom's website for the proper drivers. You also have to reboot afterwards to get it fully working.
I was astonished to see an Intuos at this price. It was only later that I discovered that Intuos is now Intuos Pro, and this is the old Bamboo relabelled. You get, of course, what you pay for, and this tablet is still cheaper in cash terms than my original Graphire, now sadly no longer compatible with Mavericks if you are using a Thunderbolt display.
Wacom has worked hard to upgrade their entire family of products over the years. This one occupies much less deskspace than the Graphire for the same work area. Like its more expensive cousins, it offers convenience ctrl, option, command and shift keys on the writing surface (though, seriously, I never found them at all useful on the Intuos or the Cintiq). More importantly, then pen feels good in the hand, responds easily to pressure in Adobe Illustrator and other compatible applications, and gives a smooth, assured consistency to drawing and retouching.
Additionally, you can make this wireless, using an optional wireless kit, though it still requires a special dongle to go on your computer if you go that route. Rather conveniently and helpfully, there are spare nibs in a special compartment.
If you want to use the pad as a trackpad as well, get the next model up.Read more ›
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My Wacom Bamboo was a bit beaten up after a few years of heavy use. Very happy with its entry-level replacement. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Ellen Lennie
take's some time to get used to but does a great job,very happy thank you.Published 19 days ago by Alan P.
No problem with it really,nibs last long and no technical issuesPublished 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this for a media project and for the price it's really good, comes with extra pen nibs. Does not include a case however.Published 2 months ago by Julekha Khanom