Excerpt: The Wacom 'Graphire 2' is a drawing tablet which can be used with both PC and Mac. For those of you who haven't heard of a 'tablet' - or at least not in a computing sense, it's basically an electronic drawing pad - whatever you sketch on the unit with the plastic stylus will appear on the screen.
It's so much better than using the mouse for all types of art and photography.
8 April 2005
Excerpt: Another birthday had come around - and they do seem to come around very quickly these days - and my wife asked me what I thought I would like. "Dunno," I replied, "let's go and look in PC World.
Excerpt: I maintain a number of websites as a bit of an obsession, and load up many photos and graphics as part of the deal. Inevitably with scanning in photos there always tend to be flaws to correct and improvements to make, and I've written here before about using Adobe Photoshop to do so.
Excerpt: Why would you buy one of these when a Mouse is only a tenner? Some people like the gadgety nature, some people like to try new things - for me, it was because RSI meant that I just couldn't use a mouse. When you went to school back in the old days, what did you learn to write with?
Excerpt: My Mouse died............ For serious computer stuff ( not this internet thingo) I use an Apple G4 450Mhz DP. (until November last year the fastest benchmarked computer in the world, but that's besides the point) The G4 comes with a snazzy infra-red mouse, which died after two years of service.
Excerpt: I have a problem; it is that I am a gadget man. I see these lovely new fangled technological marvels in the shop window calling my name. I swear I hear them, “Adam” they go “Adam, come in and buy me!” and thus I end up with loads of gadgets.
Excerpt: I bought myself a wacom graphire for home use after I used one of Wacom's other tablets at work. My own budget wouldn't quite run to the professional end of their range, but I thought (and still think) that the Graphire is a good product for general home use that offers good value for money.
Excerpt: "Oooooh yey!" I thought to myself as I handed over the cash for this.. thing. "Oooooh yey!" I thought to myself as I plugged it into the back of my PC. "Oooooh pants!" I thought to myself as the cable barely reached the table. Its a bad sighn when your are dissapointed with soemthing so soon.
Excerpt: Wacom has long held the position as front-runner in the computer tablets market for one reason - they usually produce the best. The Graphire is their consumer product, whilst their Intuos range provide their prosumer and pro offerings.