Excerpt: In this review I will talk about the Wacom Bamboo graphics tablet. I bought the tablet for several reasons. I wanted to use it for simple, office tasks such as signing my signature onto digital documents. Another reason I bought it was to explore the world of digital art. The tablet is very cheap for what it is capable of. Wacom decided to aim this product at a wider market as appose to its previous tablets, aimed only at proffessional digital artists.
Summary: The Wacom Bamboo One is not a professional grade, ultra well-featured all-singing all-dancing graphics tablet, but don't let that fool you into thinking that makes it a poor choice. If all you want is a way to draw on your PC and/or navigate around your desktop and the web, then this is a fantastic bargain, as you can get it for around £35 online.
Pros: Cheap, but without skimping on basic features
Cons: May be too basic. Pen buttons are a little cheap feeling
Summary: The wacom bamboo is a pen tablet that is aimed at consumers, rather than professionals. I am a photographer who does a reasonable amount of work in photoshop, so wanted to try out a pen tablet without comitting to a purchase of several hundred pounds. I went for the bamboo (the second cheapest model) as the cheapest one looked very cheap and nasty in the pictures, and was only £15 cheaper. It's small but the design and the quality looks good on my desk.
Summary: Fantastic, absolutely fantastic. I paid something like £50 for this in PCWorld not that long ago, and it was certainly a sound investment. Personally, I think the Bamboo looks brilliant. Really sleek and sophisticated in that matt black colouring. Once plugged in via USB, the 4 buttons along the top of the tablet glow a lovely blue, which looks superb. These 4 buttons can be programmed via Wacom's software.
Pros: Relatively inexpensive, looks great, great to use
Wacom Bamboo One: A fantastic graphics tablet at a bargain price!
9 April 2009
Summary: I bought the Wacom Bamboo One purely because I wanted a graphics tablet for use with photoshop, and being a typical student I wanted the cheapest one I could get, so to be honest I wasn't expecting it to be as amzing as it is! At £23.90 from Pixmania this graphics tablet is a little gem at a bargain price!
Pros: Accurate, pressure sensitive, portable, just perfect!
Summary: Before purchasing this product, I did alot of research into graphics tablets/ pens and found that wacom was THE make to go with for reliability/ functionality. I chose this product because it was the cheapest available, and since I was starting out, I felt I didn't need the most expensive one available. I bought mine in pc world for £34.99 (so I'd go there if I were you, it's quite cheap). The software that came with this product is amazing...
Summary: I'm a photography student using this mainly in photoshop, and it sure is a good tool once you're used to it. The brush sets size and hardness from how hard you push the pen down, something that comes in handy in pretty much any occasion. Even though mine's just an a5 it's a good tool, i can understand why people don't go back once they're used to it.
Pros: More fun and free than a mouse (and definitely touchpad, haha)
Summary: I received one of these tablets for my Christmas present and I was thrilled. Once it is all uploaded it is very easy to use, and you can use it instead of a mouse on your computer/laptop. It was also very cheap, around £30 on Amazon. Some people might think that because of how small it is it would be more difficult to use, but it doesn't really make any difference in my opinion.