Excellent tool; terrible software problems and customer service
10 September 2012
Summary: I originally borrowed a version of this tablet from a friend, and proceeded to keep it for most of a year because I loved it so much. It's perfect for digital painting, sketches, photoshopping mustaches onto your friends, touchpad replacement, what have you. I was so pleased that I bought one, but after hours of confusion, anger, denial and general frustration, I was unable to make the tablet talk to my computer.
Summary: I bought this product as a tool for note taking as a medical school student. I wanted to be able to hand write notes into Microsoft OneNote (I remember things better if I write rather than type) and to annotate slides and PDFs. I knew that this was not the intended purpose of the Bamboo but after researching I thought it might work. However, the pen function simply does not work well enough for quick, clean notes. The handwriting comes out very poorly and barely legible.
Summary: This product is not worth the trouble. If I had gotten the one that lets you draw on it I could justify its size, but the way it is its to large to use as a touch pad. Mine is sitting in the box and will probably stay there.
Summary: Like most users said, it' s slow in reaction and makes every things less productive. Rough surface caused discomfort after a long period of time of use. Good mimic product of Apple's Magic pad but lack in execution.
Summary: I really really wanted to like this. I have a laptop and enjoy using the touchpad interface and love the gesture features on my Android phone. I believed all the hype around Apple's Super Wireless Touchpad (mind you, I never used it), so I started looking for a Windows version. (I was also thinking how good it would be for a sore wrist since I'd be able to keep my hand flat most of the day) My friends, I used this touchpad for one day, tried and tried to tweak the speed...
Summary: I really really wanted to love the Wacom Bamboo Touch, but unfortunately it's going to be going back. I love the track pad in it's smooth silky multitouch goodness on my MacBook but I'm a Windows SysAdmin by day. I currently use a Logitech TrackMan Wheel and have for many years. I would say my main complaints are that it isn't very smooth, the cursor movement seems jerky and not very sensitive.
Summary: I was really excited to discover the bamboo touch, I'm a fan of my MacBook Pro touchpad and as a music composer sporting computer keyboard, music keyboard, mix controller and sizable audio monitors connected to an iMac desk space is at a huge premium and I loved the idea of Bamboo's tiny footprint. Alas, much as I tried to be able to use it, a pointing device that only works 80% of the time is as good as worthless.
Summary: I wanted to like this. I really did. I have both a Mac and PC and I really really wanted multip touch on the PC. But the bottom line is that while the hardware is of obvious quality, the implementation of multitouch is sadly lacking. I simply doesn't work very well. The tablet itself doesn't need to be as big as it is and the cable gets in the way all the time. Clearly they took a table and took out the pen stuff, and this is what was left.
Summary: TL;DR: If you're used to high levels of precision and a smooth experience, skip the Bamboo Touch. It reminds me of the Koala Pad of 25 years ago. I've owned a Wacom Intuos3 8x10 graphics tablet for almost 10 years, and love it. The build and quality of the tablet was incredible, right from the box. I knew that the Bamboo product line was second-tier, targeted more for the consumer market and less for people who work in the industry of design/art.
Summary: I've given the Bamboo Touch a test drive for a couple weeks, and I have to say I'm really disappointed. I had hoped that this would be the answer to my desire to have a MacBook Pro-like interface on my desk when I'm at home, and my MBP is on the stand in extended desktop mode. I really didn't want to go back to a mouse, but the Bamboo Touch is just not there yet. The tablet is probably just too big for this function (without the pen).