Excerpt: (1 items) Compared to its better-known competitors from Wacom, Genius' $99 MousePen i608 graphics tablet offers more real estate for less money: Its 8-by-6-inch working area is roughly the same as that offered by Wacom's $199 Bamboo Fun ( ), and much larger than the 5.8-by-3.6-inch surface of the $99 Bamboo Pen and Touch ( ). Overall, though, this tablet doesn’t measure up to Wacom’s latest offerings. Genius MousePen i608 graphics tablet First the good news.
Pros: Large surface, Mouse included, Programmable shortcut keys
Cons: Included utilities and demo programs work in Windows only, No full-version graphics software, Pen requires batteries
Excerpt: Product: Genius MousePen i608 Manufacturer: Genius MSRP: $99 Find Lowest Price @ PriceGrabber Author: Bill Date: September 8, 2009 Having owned and used Wacom tablets for years, I’m wary to try the competition. Wacom is the big name in tablet technologies, and owns patents on their various technologies to make pen-tracking and pressure-sensitivity reporting possible. Competition has been notoriously scarce, and of reliably poor quality.
Pros: Price, Reasonably effective alternative to Wacom’s inductive tracking technology, Active area is spacious, and soft-keys are plentiful
Cons: Too many to list, but nothing is a deal-breaker