Reviews and Problems with Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch (CTH460)
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too small and office 2007 does not like it
7 June 2012
Summary: Pen and "ink" work fine but office 2007 did not like it. Had to pull out and plug the usb cable to get office to recognize it. Very small writing area and often ran off the page. Ultiimately got a larger tablet.
Summary: As a user of Wacom tablets since 2001, I have owned 2 tablets prior to this one. The best of these being a larger Wacom Intuos 3. I've been a professional Graphic Designer since 2003 in many places where only Wacom tablets are used for high-end retouching and design. Due to the tablet, there's been no need for me to use for a mouse for nearly 6 years, and I've yet to look back.
Summary: Item is used (has patches on the active area). Seller (TheFactoryDepot) response: "This item is Factory Refurbished, sometimes these items are used." Customer is responsible for return shipping and there may be a restocking fee of 15%. All the features of the product work well though (tested on Windows7 and GIMP graphics software), and hence the 2 stars. I suggest buying a new (and latest model) tablet -- Bamboo Capture (CTH470) -- Price difference isn't that big.
Summary: Been using this item on a daily basis for months now. I love it makes my work space massively flexible. I have never had any problems with it and cannot do without it. When I think about this item I am still angry with wacom for not including it as standard with my intuos. As such is a great deal of customer relations damage has been done. I would be very unhappy if I ever have to purchase a similar product again.
Summary: When this works its fantastic. But rarely does work and I have to go back to USB cable. Software has major problems with Windows and maybe they will eventually sort this out but the update of software to date does not address the main issues. Still love to use the Wacom tablet. It's a bit like riding a bike when you get it your journey begins!
Summary: Not sure if this is the wireless kit's fault or the Intuos 5's fault, but the connection between the computer and the tablet will break very often (once or twice per hour at least) even though the receiver and the tablet are mere centimeters apart. The battery also doesn't last nearly as long as advertised. It lasts about 4 hours for me with light usage, which kind of defeats the purpose of even using it. It takes ages to charge, and it's not really worth using/buying.
Summary: My computer runs 14 hours a day and the battery lasted just over one. It is now plugged in charging (for the next 6 hours). This is quite heavy usage but I have a wireless keyboard and mouse to compare it to. My keyboard had freshly charged batteries inserted 15 days ago and still has 54% capacity. I wonder why Wacom decided to a) not opt for a AAA battery option where rechargeable batteries could be used and therefore rotated.