Reviews and Problems with Wacom Bamboo Fun Medium (CTH661)
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Wacom Bamboo Fun review
29 December 2009
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.
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: 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.
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
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
Conclusion: The Wacom Bamboo Fun Medium Graphics Tablet is a great first-time tablet that offers great value for money. Best suited to casual users instead of serious artists but the bundled software makes it great value.