Reviews and Problems with Wacom Bamboo Splash CTL471
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3 August 2013
Summary: I received this tablet as a Christmas present and it stopped working in January or February. The problem was the metal piece that the charger connects to became loose. It would turn on and off every few seconds, no matter what I tried. The warranty was a pain. I called and they said I would have to ship it and pay for repairs. That does not sound like a warranty to me... I never actually got it fixed by them.
Summary: Quality is fine, and the price is fair. But this first-time tablet user (who has been a successful computer software designer since 1962!) could not easily figure out which of the bundled software products were best for which purposes, or how to use them. It took a lot of experimentation to discover how best to accomplish very simple tasks, e.g. how to draw simple handwritten diagrams to e-mail to help my daughter with her calculus homework.
Great tablet! Pen nibs wearing out unusually fast, though.
Matthew J. Gomez "Circuz Ninja", Amazon
22 December 2012
Summary: I purchased this product December 2012 because my previous graphics tablet(Wacom Bamboo Pen Tablet)'s usb cable had been damaged at both ends. So once I received the Splash Pen tablet I was so surprised and relieved to see that the cable hook-up was a disconnectable Micro USB! The feel is great, pressure sensitivity is excellent. All works well. The Art Studio software that came along with mine is definitely a beginner's paint program, so I'm sticking to photoshop.
Summary: I'm going to go straight to the point here: Pros: Packaging was wonderful. It came in a recycled box that was well protected by air packets. When the product was shipping, I'm always worried about what will happen to my product, but I say don't worry. Like I said, the packaging was superb. The Wacom Splash CTL471 is a very good tablet for beginners. I love the wireless pen, for once I'm allowed to be worry-free about when my pen battery will die.
Summary: I bought a Wacom Bambo Craft a couple years ago and used it constantly to take notes in class and for personal art. I wore it out from so much use, so I figured I'd purchase another tablet. Comparatively, this tablet is junk (in my opinion). It works functionally, but this product is all off. If you are using it to take notes in class, it works fine, but it lacks any use for artistry. The writing surface of this tablet is very rough.
Summary: What made me fall in love is the matt-like texture across the surface. Be careful about the hardware for this tablet, however. Unexpected problems may arise with the cable that connects to your computer. I had to return mine twice before I found one that didn't have problems. Perhaps waiting for the next version is a better way to save some money. However if you find a good deal you might want to spend the money you saved on the wireless connection.
Summary: I bought this tablet a few months ago and it worked great. I used it for drawing. But then it decided to start to not work. The tablet would randomly shut off without warning, and I had to plug it back in to my computer for it to work again. It also sometimes showed an error on my computer that my computer did not recognize the device (being the tablet) that was plugged in. Now it doesn't work at all.
It's a pain in the face if you're a person like me
8 June 2012
Summary: I draw anime and cartoon characters for the fun of it, always drawing with pencil and paper and I wanted to start making digital art, so I got this tablet. It took a good week before i get used to it. Because I have a few issues, I had a few mental breakdowns trying to get used to using this thing. And there were a few things that I had to do on my own.
Donald O. Garrison "Logic Pro Enthusiast . .", Amazon
23 May 2012
Summary: Rec'd the Wacom Bamboo Capture this week (from Amazon.com). It's boxed nicely and seems to be a nice product for the money. However, while the product manual supposed to be included on the Install diskette it was not. ONLY basic product information .pdfs in many languages were there. Generally, that isn't a problem because the manual can be d/l from the Manuf. Web site.