Summary: I thought it would be like my original stylus. The old one is longer and has a rubber grip. I transferred the grip to this new one but the size is really not as good. I didn't realize there was a difference when I ordered it and I would suggest if there is a longer, better one the buyers get that one. I can make do with this one but I don't like it as much as the old one.
Excerpt: The only reason I gave this less than 4 stars is 1) I rarely give 5 as that implies perfection, and 2) I accidentally ordered the wrong stylus and could not return it because I was in immediate need of it.<br /><br />It works just as well as other Wacom styli, so with that I give it good marks. But what I had before and was thinking I purchased, was weightier and with a grip. This stylus is too light for my taste and without a grip is too thin.
Pros: Attractive Styling, Compact Design, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use
Excerpt: I had to purchase this accessory kit because my students use the Intuos3 Grip Pen every day. The pen is a very poor design and has a rubber covering with buttons for commands. Both of these break off easily. The kit was a good solution to a very bad design. However, I did not need the extra points, but it comes with the kit. Overall, you are paying for a bad design and some extra stuff that you don't need.
Excellent Tablet for the amateur ! Mouse is Junk ****UPDATED Feb 1-2011****
G. M. R. JOSE "GRAZ", Amazon
9 January 2009
Summary: I bought the Intuos 3 4X6, and at the beginning I had my doubts about the size. I'm more than happy with it, since I use it only for retouching photos, and it works fine for me. I have more control over the functions in my photo editing software. The pressure levels of the pen is a great feature for dodging and burning, cloning undesired junk is much easier.
Summary: I bought this with the intention of using the mouse daily and the pen with less frequency, and that's held true so far. I use it with my laptop at home, and I have an older Wacom tablet for my PC at work. Mouse: If I had tried out the mouse first, I would have passed on it. Its paint coating started to chip off the sides after about a month of use, but more importantly, I find it ergonomically awkward.
Summary: I bought this tablet to use with Photoshop but found the pen too sensitive for my heavy hand. You don't need to actually touch the pad with the pen, you can just hover over a file and then tap it to open. This seems ideal for some but for me I found stresful for holding the pen since I seem to be constantly opening files by mistake. Then I began to use the mouse with the pad but the pad is so small I had trouble coordinating my movements to my 22" screen.
Summary: I bought this tablet specifically as a mouse replacement, because Apple's Super Mouse on the new iMac does not work properly. As a mouse replacement, it works well (the 6x 11 size works well with the iMac 24 inch display), but it takes up far too much desk space. The surround is huge; the tablet function keys (2 sets yet) take up lots of space and are useless for my purposes -- as is the included mouse.