Reviews and Problems with Wacom Bamboo Fun Medium (CTH661)
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Wacom Bamboo Fun Review
23 January 2010
Summary: Stylish, easy and intuitive to use with a nice software package to boot, the Wacom Bamboo Fun is not exactly an impulse buy at £140. But it still provides a superbentry point into the 'fun' world of the graphics pad.
Pros: Easy and intuitive to use, stylish, build quality, neat navigation with Touch Ring and ExpressKeys
Excerpt: Bamboo Fun is ideal for graphics applications, making your computer your canvas, allowing you to freely express yourself by simply touching the pen tip to the tablet. It includes Adobe Photoshop Elements 5, Corel Painter Essentials 3.0 and Nik Color Efex 2.0 in the pack.
Excerpt: As any digital media artist will inform you, having a quality pen tablet is crucial in the field of illustration—professional, freelance, or hobbyist. While it is possible to produce some decent-looking images with a mouse, the process is made infinitely easier and more organic with a tablet. The pens have highly sensitized tips that replicate the way natural tools respond to pressure.
Excerpt: (2 items) For years, Wacom's graphics tablets have let digital artists and others dispense with a mouse in favor of an intuitive, precise pen. Now the company's newly refreshed line of Bamboo pen tablets also work with the most natural pointing devices of all: your fingers. I tried the Bamboo Fun and the Bamboo Pen & Touch, two models which are similar except for size and software bundle.
Pros: Provides both pen and multi-touch input, 1,024 levels of pen sensitivity, Pen doesn't require batteries, Solid software bundle, Provides both pen and multi-touch input, 1,024 levels of pen sensitivity, Well-designed, Pen doesn't require batteries, Solid software bundle
Cons: Relatively pricey, No mouse, Doesn't include Corel Painter Essentials, Smaller surface than Bamboo Fun, No mouse
Excerpt: Although many of us enjoy high tech devices, there are times when we still get pleasure from going back to traditional methodology. We may type on the keyboard all day, but still find comfort in writing or drawing with a pencil and paper. Old methodology, like pencil and paper, also can offer better control than a keyboard and mouse. The Wacom Bamboo pen-tablet brings the best of both worlds together.
Summary: Bamboo Fun tablets bring the benefits of pen and tablet computing to a consumer audience. It may take a while to get accustomed to using a tablet; but if you stick with it, you'll find that the Bamboo offers a natural approach to drawing, photo retouching, handwriting, and navigating that boosts comfort, creativity and efficiency. Odds are you won't go back to using a traditional mouse.
Pros: It's like touching pen to paper; thin, sleek and stylish
Cons: There are no wireless options, it's not suited for left-handed people
Excerpt: Wacom Bamboo Fun Pen and Touch Small lets you use a pen as well as your fingers so you can draw and control your computer how you want. We tested it with the optional wireless accessory kit module installed, but it also works with a USB cable.
Pros: 1024 pressure levels, Easy to setup and use, Good value for money, Can use pen or multi-touch, Can be setup for dual or single monitors
Cons: Working area quite small, with large border, Would be nice if wireless was included as standard
Excerpt: With each update graphics-tablet specialist Wacom faces a tricky task of convincing users to upgrade to the latest model. Built to last, a Wacom tablet should outlive several computers. The snappily named Bamboo Fun Pen & Touch , which offers the addition of wireless connectivity, could, however, have you reaching into your pockets.