Summary: Some software, especially those that require some drawing, are so much better suited for use with a tablet instead of a mouse. The Genius is a good starter device to learn on (and it takes some getting used to) to see if investment in a more expensive tablet is wise. A very good deal for the cost!
Summary: I bought this when the pen for my Bamboo Fun tablet pen broke, and it would have cost just as much to buy a new one. So far, so good. sometimes it has issues with sensitivity, pressure gauging, but I LOVE it so far. It doesn't have as many functions (no eraser) but it's a good, cheap solution for artists.
Summary: I like this product. Especially great for the price. Only $35 compared to Wacom which is a lot more (I'm sure it's worth the price-not an option for a college student). This is a link to a youtube video that I watched before buying. [...
Summary: This thing is crap, especially if you are an artist and working on a laptop. I have no idea how to make it work, and I've scoured the internet (a disclaimer; it may not work well with my computer or my OS). Whenever I plug it in, I get a "Microsoft Intellipoint has stopped working" and it tells me to shut down the program. In Photoshop, it has no pressure control.
Summary: The product works like it should! Only gripe I have about it is that I have not been able to figure out how to adjust the sensitivity on the tablet. It is way too sensitive and I occasionally have to backtrack on my lineart in Photoshop because of a sudden "runaway" line. Otherwise, for the price that it is, it is pretty good!
Summary: I needed a pen to use for drawing and so far this has been great! The pen is pressure sensitive so I can easily create artistic digital paintings on Paint Shop Pro (Jasc 8) and do some awesome drawings on Photo Shop (CS 5). I also use it for Toon Boom 5 animations it works well in my opinion. I did have some awkwardness with writing at first but I quickly learned. I wouldn't use the pen as an everyday mouse though, it comes with a mouse that works well.
Summary: The pen that is necessary for the tablet to work is too small to use the included batteries. When you try to replace the pen exterior after installing the battery following the instructions (they just give pictures), the covering is so tight that the pen does not close all of the way. The pen never got recognized by the tablet. It started to get very hot and started to catch fire. Why would they design a device that does not accept the AAA battery that they provide?
Summary: Ok guys so I got this to check out tablet mouses. And came across this one. I was a bit cautious of this one because of some reviews. I checked Youtube for some demos and I found none. So I figured for the price its worth the risk. It arrived quickly and in great shape it comes with the tablet, a cheap mouse, and a pen. I don't use the mouse they give you because I believe I have a better one and they both work on my pc. My uses for this. I just use it for fun.
My review on Genius G-Pen 4500 4-by-5.5 Inch Tablet
Orphen Dreamz, Amazon
17 January 2011
Summary: I wanted to buy something for my fiancee which is a digital artist and never had a tablet in her life, but I decided to go with the Genius G-Pen 4500 4-by-5.5 Inch Tablet which comes with a mouse and pen. We was both nervous about it. When it first arrived and taken out of the box it was well explained what it included. How to place the batteries in the pen was explained on a small note which keeps you from breaking it.