Excerpt: Use this product for editing photos and artwork. The feel of this product for size and weight is realistic, but it needs a finger trigger like contol, as found on real Air Brush guns from companies like SATA.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Control, Increased Productivity, Natural Feel
Amazon Customer "The world is my oyster and I..., Amazon
4 December 2011
Summary: This item was purchased as a more portable (and less expensive) alternative pen pad than my existing Bamboo Fun. Being well pleased with the Bamboo Fun, I expected the best from this combination pen and touch pad device. As it turns out, the pen capability is every bit as good as the larger version; just set to a smaller scale. The touchpad, however, is worse than useless.
Summary: I was excited at first to get the bamboo, but after nearly a year I go to my smaller portable usb track pad which I can hold in my hand or on my leg. The Bamboo is rather large and definately not for holding in your hand. Using it on a table creates too much pressure in the wrist and forearms for me to use for extended periods of time. Out of the box it was very jumpy but using the software I was able to calm it down a bit.
Summary: Ok, so i bought this pad from BestBuy a while back because my hand was starting to hurt from normal mice. Its not too bad for the price, it has some bugs here and there but its ok. But after about 4 or 5 months of using it its starting to mess up. At first I thought it was a driver issue so i searched for a new one and nothing its not the driver its the pad itself. its almost as if the mouse has a mind of its own.
Summary: I find my Bamboo Touch to be less than acceptable an a useful input device for my PC. Resolution is much TOO LOW for practical use - cursor movement is TOO ROUGH - not being able to click on a desktop icon is TOO FRUSTRATING.
Summary: I've used this product for 3 days so far. The first 2 days I had no problems, however, I'm writing this review now to point out that it's not perfect. If your hands are above average temperature, you will experience much pain using this product. The cursor spins out and clicks wherever the **** it wants. Sweaty, warm, or clammy hands are not compatible with this device.
Summary: As a software developer I use computers extensively and full time. Having used a mac book pro for a while I found the multitouch gestures to be extremely productive, but I am in a Windows dominated world. After finding the Bamboo Touch at engadget I figured I would order one and give it a shot, especially for the price they have it here and the fact that it supports (limited!) multi touch in Windows (unlike the stupid Apple Magic Touch or whatever it's called).
Good but not good for your wrist, but the bigger one: Bamboo Fun
Arun Krishnamoorthy "Arun", Amazon
16 August 2010
Summary: The product is excellent; works like a miracle. But, soon I figured why the lines I drew were shaky and not "fluent" and why the writing (he he ...my handwriting is not that good to start with...)is so BAD. it is because the pad is small!! and I am using my wrist to move the pen and write /draw which is not natural. Many of my collegues also warned me that I will get wrist pain and end up with carpal Tunnel.
Summary: I am really tired of mice and after 14 years as a software engineer, the gripping, clicking, and scroll-wheel-rolling are starting to bother my hand. I really like the pads on Apple laptops and wanted something like that for the desktop. I saw all the other negative reviews here and I agree with the complaints that the buttons are not usable, the surface has too much friction, and the way the cord comes out the left side is annoying.
Summary: I am not sure if its the problem with the DPI, but the fingers cant be moved as flexible/fast as a laptop trackpad. I mean you have to move a larger distance to get a mouse movement when compared to laptop trackpad. I wont recommend for any hardcore fans of big sized trackpad hunters.