Summary: Like my first pen set, this too is a nice, cost effective tool for photo work. The pen is easy to use, even after a marathon editing session. The programmable buttons make it a breeze to set up as you want and keeps your work flow moving. The first Genius pen set died through no fault of it's own. I wish I could find replacement pens.
Summary: I've just stopped using this tablet, and I must say, it served me faithfully. It lasted a good 2+ years without any problems. The only reason I didn't rate it 5 stars was that the lack of an eraser on the end of the pen was quite annoying, but that's to be expected with a cheaper tablet. Otherwise, it was perfect. I ended up not using the hotkeys or the mouse, so I can't comment on those, but the actual drawing function runs fine.
Summary: If you can find the one without the mouse, and if it's cheaper definitely get that one. The mouse serves little purpose it does not run over the pad smoothly so I only used it one time. Also it did have a issue with my existing mouse. My old mouse used this same technology, it was a wireless mouse that used electricity it received from the mouse pad, hard to explain. But my computer will only allow me to use one or the other.
Summary: This is a great tablet for those that are not yet familiar with tablets, especially tablets for graphics. The size is good because it resembles a real page; close enough, and overall tablet is a pleasure to have and use. I love it.
Summary: I just received the Genius Mousepen i608x and I love it already! It was just what I was looking for in the price range I can afford. Im a first time mousepen user and I didn't want to buy a super expensive one and regret it. I use Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 for my photo editing and the pen works pretty good!! I was getting tired of using my mouse to edit, as it was such an unnatural position for drawing.