Top critical review
4 people found this helpful
It's unusable as the way the pen connects to the surface is badly designed.
on 27 March 2015
Well I'm not that sure how to rate this. It's reasonably well built, and installs simply. The software is easy to set up, and I like that you can select a small area to be the sensitive working area, as the tablet is too big for me to use comfortably.
However, the tablet senses the pen before it touches the surface, so I can't find a way to make this usable for fine work.
An example: you need to pinpoint the cursor on a point on an image, and draw around it. When the tablet sense the pen about a half inch away the cursor starts to react. But when your nib actually gets to touch the surface it has moved forwards or sideways slightly because of the distance to the tablet surface, so your cursor is constantly moving even as you try to connect the pen to the tablet.
I tried counter acting this by only 'dropping' the pen nib down onto the tablet vertically, so there is no movement just before contact. however this is a really difficult way to work.
Once you've made contact, whatever you're drawing has to be finished before you reach the edge of the workspace, cos it not, when you lift the pen the cursor follows the pen for a half inch or so after it's left the surface, thereby giving a stroke that wasn't wanted.
What the tablet needs to be precise is for it to NOT sense the pen before it touches the surface, but there's no way to turn that sensitivity off.
So, after a couple of weeks of extensive trying with it I've found it unusable and I've given up and I'm not sure whether to just sell it on or chuck it in a drawer.