No, it's not a Wacom. Now that we've established that...
Ink and Alchemy, Amazon
12 August 2010
Summary: A friend of mine brought this tablet on our vacation recently and let me play with it for a bit on my laptop. It's been a long time since I used a graphic tablet and I never found them very easy to use; this one, however, converted me instantly. I ordered one from Amazon the instant I got home. I didn't even wait til I was unpacked! The tablet surface is comfortable, just textured enough to imitate paper. The pen is lightweight and very easy to use.
Summary: Read this review BEFORE INSTALLING this TABLET. Since there is NOTHING to manually install. The previous reviews for this product on Amazon seem to be old. Even though the Tablet comes with instructions to install the Tablet Driver first - Don't! All you need to do is: (I have Windows XP) 1) Plug in the Tablet into your USB port Windows will recognize it automatically and install it for you(Plug & Play) 2) Insert a fresh battery to the MousePen (By pulling it apart NOT...
Summary: I was looking for an entry-level tablet that wouldn't set me back a lot. I've been very pleased with the MousePen 8x6, largely for its surface size. My Vista machine recognized the tablet right away before I installed any drivers. The tablet can be used out of the box this way, but installing the drivers also installed a Control Panel applet that allows for customization, including the hotspots around the edges.
Summary: This is a great product for those who want a tablet without spending much. It's good quality, and is just a step down from WACOM. If you have a child who wants a tablet, but there's the risk that they lose intrest (as children do) then the low price is perfect. Or if you're just starting out with getting into Flash, or other animation, then it's a good tablet to get used to the feel without making a big hole in your bank account.
Summary: Bought this for my boyfriend for Christmas. It installed easily enough on his laptop, but is not compatible with Windows Vista, which we have on all the other pcs in the house. I tried to download an updated driver from the manufacturer's website and even that had problems. It's a little silly to have a wireless mouse that you have to use on the pad, in which case you can't easily switch between the mouse and pen.
Summary: After such wonderful reviews I was excited to receive this product. However, after just three uses, it no longer works. The mouse still works, only because I tried it out (I usually dont use the mouse) to see if it was the pen, tablet or what. I don't know what's up, but the connection to the pen and tablet is kaput. I used it for just a weekend and barely got the hang of it before it went out on me.
Summary: This is a pretty good deal for the money. It takes a little getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, it's pretty nice for touching up photos, drawing, etc. I bought it for my (high school) classroom and the students love the freedom the pen brings over drawing with a mouse. The mouse is a little small for my hands, but I can use my current mouse as well. Great deal for the money.
Summary: I'd been entertaining the idea of buying a tablet for at least a year. After all, I was coloring my work with mismatched color pencils dating back to when I was in elementary school, and I can't afford the pricey prisma colored markers/pencils and certainly not copic markers. I always thought tablets would be super expensive, but I broke down and started looking for a tablet here.