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've been switching back and forth for a few months between this tablet and my beloved Bamboo Wacom Bamboo Connect Pen Tablet (CTL470) and can honestly say that for a few dollars more, there is absolutely no comparison. The Wacom tablets are the standard of the industry for good reason, and even their lower priced offerings have the same wonderful touch and control as the more expensive versions.