Summary: I was searching for a less expensive version of a wacom. If youre reading this odds are you are 2. I read many reviews on the genius tablet. some good, some bad. For 50 buck I could afford to risk it. Its a good thing i did, because I love this device. Lets start off with the cons: Alot of the reviews i read said the pen didn't work out of the box. Well, neither did mine. However, I replaced the battries right off.
Summary: Worked fine for two weeks, now freezes for no apparent reason and will start again at random. Very frustrating. Website tech support is non-existent. I have sent emails to manufacturer and am waiting for replies. On the block for return if cannot resolve this problem.
Summary: This is my first and only experience with a graphics tablet EVER, that said, I am very happy with it (I've only had it for three days). The first thing that struck me is how thin the unit was, (about an eighth of an inch in the front, and maybe a half inch in the back. It is pretty light, yet not at all flimsy.
Summary: I bought this for my embroidery program because it has a freehand drawing tool, and it's kind of hard to draw with a mouse. Wow this Graphic Tablet is great, makes my life so much easier. After reading many other reviews I was a little scepticale about what I was getting. I have to say that this meets my expectations, I am very happy with it. If your a beginner like me start with this tablet, installation was a snap and it's easy to use.
Summary: ...when you can get a Genius for half the price? I will admit that the pricier ones are nice, but the genius tablet works great for only costing $50 bucks. It's smooth, you change the settings, though sometimes I wish I could make it a little more sensitive, that's the only thing that really bothers me about it. It always works, always senses the pen/mouse.
Summary: I'll be straight with you -- I've only used professional Wacom tablets. I'm spoiled. I'm an artist by trade, and found after upgrading my computer system that my 12 year old Wacom tablet had no driver support for Windows 7. Purchasing the Genius MousePen 8x6 tablet was an experiment to see if a cheaper make and model would suffice. Pros: The largest surface area for a graphics tablet for the money that I could find. Includes pen, mouse, and tablet.
Summary: I have really enjoyed this tablet. I am a college student, and I've been able to use it in my classes to draw diagrams and to copy notes onto Microsoft OneNote. Using it, I can do my homework and save it electronically without hassling with the paper. I have very bad hand-writing, but Vista's handwriting recognition is almost perfect. Having a tablet also opens up the world to many other possibilities. MS Paint is a lot funner.
Summary: I have both the WACOM tablet and this Genius tablet. The WACOM is a better quality tablet for the professional artist and designer. This tablet is great though for those just starting out and don't want to spend the extra cash. I guess with these tablets you do get what you pay for. Works great with WINDOWS XP. Not sure about Mac or Vista though. Cursor does jump sometimes... be warned. Also, I'd never get any tablet larger than the 8x6... really no need for it.
Summary: After using my sister's tablet a few years ago I wanted to have my own, but could never afford it... Until now. I ordered one for my birthday and couldn't wait to get it, and there was no disappointments when it arrived. It was bigger than I thought it would be, which is prefect because I thought it would be kind of 'dinky'.