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Bamboo (Small) Pen Tablet with Pen Only
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Product Description

With the natural feel of pen-on-paper, Bamboo plugs into your computer and makes it quick and easy for you to get your point across. Whether you're preparing a slide presentation or making a unique collage of your favorite photos, Wacom's newest line of pen tablets gives you more control with patented pen technology that puts the ability to personalize your work right in your hands. Now there's a simple, easy, and more natural way to bring your big ideas to life. Use Bamboo to transform your thoughts into powerful digital communications. Combine Bamboo with Mac Inkwell or Microsoft Windows Vista and Office 2007 to handwrite email, enter text by hand anywhere typed text is accepted, navigate your desktop with a flick of the pen, and more. Precise control and 512 levels of pressure sensitivity on the pen Easy scrolling and zooming with finger-sensitive Touch Ring Patented, battery-free pen with customizable buttons for comfort and reliability Detachable USB cable unplugs from your computer and your tablet for easy storage and transport Resolution 2,540 lines per inch ExpressKeys - 4 Includes one year warranty Approximate Unit Dimensions - 7.88 (W) x 7.36 (D) x 0.3 (H)

Features:
  • Box Contents - Bamboo pen tablet, Bamboo pen, Pen stand, USB cable, Quick start guide, Installation CD
  • Active Area - 5.8 (W) x 3.7 (D) (21 square inches)
  • Works with new handwriting recognition, inking and pen features in Windows Vista (all editions but Home Basic) and Apple operating systems (OS X)
  • Supports widescreen displays and has a textured work surface for a natural pen-on-paper feel
  • High resolution and report rate for outstanding accuracy

Customer Reviews:

  • Awesome tablet!
    This tablet is a great first tablet. At first, I thought the size would pose an issue, but it has yet to be. I would recommend this tablet to anyone: first time or professional. It gets the job done for much less than it's bigger relatives....more info
  • Excellent product, great value
    I got this item for only $[...] from dell.com, and i have no regrets. I am not any sort of artist or whaetever, just a casual, everyday computer user who finds this tablet easy to use. it's great for just navigating on the computer and on the web. there is a high learning curve (about 2 days), but after u get used to it it will be easier to use than a mouse.

    the product is nice and durable, and feels very professional. well worth the money...more info
  • Tiny Tablet, Huge Savings
    I love my Bamboo Tablet. It's not the biggest (obviously), but the pen pressure and accuracy are as good as any other Wacom Tablet. The 'zoom' wheel and 4 assignable keys are great in photoshop. I use mine for switching brushes and brush sizes. For the price, you really can't go wrong with this little guy....more info
  • Bambuu Pen only Tablet
    Excellent replacement for my Wacom cte-440. This pen is much better built, which was the point of failure on the Wacom. Being able to purchase the Bambuu with out the mouse was also a plus to me. I use a trackball exclusively. A mouse would have been a waste of money. The small tablet fits easily on my desk and is more than sufficient for my uses, which includes embroidery digitizing....more info
  • First Tablet and just for fun
    It works wonderfully and the small screen is surprisingly more than enough! However The pen stopped working for a shot period of time on one computer while working fine on another during the same day. ...more info
  • So far... no luck
    We've bought two of these tablets and both have failed to work at all. The second actually overheated at the usb port on the device. You could smell something burning. These are the same usb ports that mice and keyboards and mp3 players and who knows what else have been plugged into. We're just about done with dealing with this thing......more info
  • Meets Expectations
    Wacom did a great job on product quality production with this product ensuring that it was easy to install/config to just having the product looking real stylish. I'm definitely looking forward to investing in one of their more expensive products in the future....more info
  • Great tablet

    I bought this for my artwork only, and it suits me the best for manga studio.
    It gave smooth line. Easy to use pen with eraser on top and pen doesn't need battery.


    Con
    sometimes zoom function doesn't work on some programs....more info
  • Perfect for annotating class PDFs!
    I was looking for a tool that would let me annotate PDFs in class. The Bamboo table is perfect! It's small enough to tuck into my backpack and easy to use right on the spot!!...more info
  • Love it!
    I am a professional photographer and I purchased this tablet as my first tablet. I LOVE it! I use it all the time, even for surfing the internet and playing games, not just for Photoshop. I haven't touched a mouse ever since I got this tablet. I wondered if it would be as good as a more expensive tablet and it hasn't disappointed me at all. I love the smaller size because it means you don't have to move your hand/arm around as much. It even allows for very fine detail work in Photoshop....more info
  • great for online tutoring
    I bought this product so I could tutor students online live, and it has not let me down. I use it with Windows Journal to literally write and diagram math problems (algebra and geometry). It works very well and does what it says it will do. I thought about getting one of the cheaper kinds, but I'm glad I didn't because I have a new paying client that lives several states over. This was the one component missing in my quest to be able to tutor math and science courses online, where you HAVE to be able to write and draw fluidly, easily, and quickly. Now, if only I can get my internet connection to be more reliable, I'll be all set. One more bonus is that with Windows Journal (which came with my VISTA computer) I am able to import my contracts, forms, etc. and sign my signature with the pen mouse. ...more info
  • Bamboo Small Pen Tablet, Pen only
    I bought this product after trying the Genius G-Pen. I love this pen tablet: it installed easily and cleanly, and did not create problems with any of my existing software. The tablet feels sturdy and the pen is easy to hold and use.
    I am running Windows XP SP3, and I have used this pen on both a Gateway PC and a Dell Laptop. It works the same on both, unlike the G-Pen.
    I have joint issues (chronic tendinitis) in my hands and forearms that are aggravated by using a mouse. This pen is a perfect mouse replacement and much less expensive than the "ergonomic" specialty mice that I have looked at. The pen grip feels natural and lets me work comfortably.
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  • First Pen
    It is easier to write with this pen than with a mouse. I wish that the center zoom would work better. It doesn't always respond. When I first got the Wacom Bamboo I couldn't find instructions for it right away. Finally when I found an interactive video I was able to understand how to work with it. Experience with this pen helps handling it without accidentally writing where you don't want to, or click something that wasn't intended. I'm glad to have found this pen at an affordable price.
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  • Ideal entry-level tablet
    I've been looking to get into computer graphics with photoshop, etc., and this had to have been the best decision I could have made. It functions fine - I hear some people complain about sensitivity under 1024, but I haven't really had anything to compare. Another thing is that the tablet aesthetically looks beautiful. With CS4 the integration is superb; from the get-go you don't have to configure any inputs. Also, price is absolutely a steal for anyone looking to get into computer graphics....more info
  • LOVE This!
    A friend of mine pointed this item out to me,so I bought it. I do a fair bit of designing and drawing in adobe, and let me tell you, this little baby is great! Very simple to set up, and very simple and intuitive to use. I'd say it's worth twice what I paid for it, easily. It's great for anyone who likes to draw, but really hates the trying to use the mouse to do so. This is 90% like using a pen/brush on a peice of paper/canvas. Absolutely worth your money.
    ~Mike~...more info
  • great quality
    This is the first tablet I have owned. It does everything I expected it to do. The tutorial is really helpful, and I had no problem with Windows with it. I would buy it again....more info
  • AWESOME!
    Love it! Once you get used to it you can even make a decent mouse substitute out of it. I have it hooked up to my laptop for Photoshop use and it isn't bad as a mouse compared to the little mice for laptops or little laptop touchpads.

    The pressure sensitivity, while not nearly as many levels as the more expensive ones, has plenty of variance for most applications. I can't see needing more, but if you are super picky about that point, maybe you should look at a higher end model.

    I bought this on recommendation from my Photoshop instructor who has been using Photoshop professionally for years, and he says that he prefers the small tablets to the larger more expensive ones because you can move across the screen easier. Again, a personal preference thing, but don't think that just because the bigger ones are bigger, or because they are more expensive, that you need to fork over double the price because it is better. I am perfectly happy with the small one....more info
  • Replaced my mouse, alleviated my carpal tunnel, fantastic customer service
    I bought this tablet because using my mouse for too long was hurting my wrist, and I wanted to learn to draw in Photoshop. I decided on the wacom tablet because it had the best reviews, and was cheap compared to the other tablets.

    The tablet has worked even better than I hoped, and I am about as quick with the tablet as with the mouse. I use mouse mode and can flick my cursor across the screen in no time. The pen is pressure sensitive so it draws like a real brush in Photoshop, and also has an eraser.

    Unfortunately, the eraser is not pressure sensitive but I understand that the Bamboo Fun version does have a pressure senstitive eraser. For me, I rarely use the eraser so it's not a big deal.

    Also, the first pen I received had a faulty eraser, and I called wacom and talked to an educated sounding person after a few minutes on hold. He shipped me a replacement pen with a return package so I could return my pen to them without paying for shipping.

    The last great thing about this pen is it works so well with Opera's mouse gestures. I can close a window with barely a flick of the wrist, or open tabs in the background by drawing a small U over the link. It makes it a lot more fun to browse the web....more info
  • great product
    I'm still a newbie in the graphics tablet genre but I really like this one. I was very hesitant to try it because I'd heard it was pretty tricky. Like any new endeavor, it takes practice but it's not nearly as hard as I'd feared. For anyone who wants more dexterity in making selections for image manipulation, I say 'go for it' with this tablet. ...more info
  • love it
    lots of bang for the buck..it's handles really well..and in spite of my first thoughts I love those extra buttons..use them a lot..this is the first peripheral that actually eases my annoyances working under Vista..I have had a couple of these tablets over the last 15 years and this one is my favorite..

    Works well with photoshop and painter, but i use it many other applications as well..

    If you've never had one I would totally advise trying it.. for me..I am left handed but use my mouse with my right hand..the pen is in my left hand..so i combine the both..like scroll with the mouse then click with the pen.....more info
  • Great first tablet
    I have to admit, this is my first tablet. I didn't really know what to expect, however, I had a few of my colleagues tell me that the Bamboo Fun was a better buy than a Bamboo. I got this one because it was cheap, and small. Didn't come with all the extra bonuses but, I don't really care for those. Got used to drawing on this tablet in a matter of 2 hours. Pressure sensitivity is pretty good. It's a good buy, only thing I have problem with is it's not that compatible with ArtWeaver, which is a let down. ...more info
  • Perfect Tablet for first timer
    This was my first tablet device ever, I purchased it to do photo editing and some hobby texturing for 3D models I create. I own Photoshop Elements 6 and it works great. When I first started looking for a tablet I thought about getting the medium size but I'm extremely happy I went with the smaller size. I would have to lift my hand all the time with a larger size and would not like it. My only little gripes with it are that it didn't come with a couple extra nibs, and that you can only change the functionality of the "ipod" wheel to zoom or scroll. I would have like to customize it to change brush sizes. These are only little gripes and I would have rated it a 4.5 if I could. I am very happy with the response and the sensitivity, it just works great for me....more info
  • Absolutely Love It!
    This little beauty has work great for 2 months although, I am concerned about the lifespan, as I use it on a daily basis. The touchpad has already started to show signs of wear. It comes with a one year warrenty. ...more info
  • LOVE IT
    I love this tablet! (owned for 2 months) A tablet is a must for anyone that work in graphics. I work in DAZ Studio and Photoshop, Vue. Love how I have more control over my bushes, and the ability to sign my name to my art. Like anything new it takes a bit of practice, but I find it to be a great graphics/mouse tool. Highly recommend....more info
  • Bamboo Review
    The Bamboo performs very well. The light weight and removable USB cord make transporting with your laptop effortless. My only complaint is that the pen tip has to be in very close proximity to the tablet before it is recognized. Higher end Wacom tablets function from about 1 inch (pen to tablet). The bamboo pen has to be about 1/4 inch from the surface of the tablet. This makes navigating around the screen a bit more difficult because the user has to be aware of pen proximity or the connection is lost. Overall, the Bamboo might not be my first choice as a primary tablet but its size, weight, and portability make it an ideal secondary tablet when on the go while maintaing much of the same performance as the larger more expensive Wacom products....more info
  • the best Tablet that I owned...
    For all who are thinking about buying a tablet this one is a great choice, first of all it not taxing to anyone budget and it performs just as well as any of the Wacom products. I have owned a few and returned my 6x8 intuos once I tried out the Bamboo on my new MAC. One of the biggest benefits of a smaller tablet is that you don't have to move your hand far when you are going to go to the pull down menus(over time it a pain). I love working on a tablet at home and at work but I find that it is best used in the program Photoshop. Great product!...more info
  • Good Basic Pen Tablet! Recommended
    The Wacom "Bamboo Small Tablet" is a basic starter drawing Pen Tablet that exceeded my expectations.

    The attractive basic black design of the tablet looks great on my desk and comes with a convenient stand that can be used to hold the pen either vertically or horizontally.

    The actual drawing area on the tablet is approximately 4" x 6" and supports 512 levels of pressure, which is fine for an amateur like me.

    The tablet also has 4 buttons that can be reset, but default to Forward, Back, Launch "Windows Journal", and switch window. The center "Touch Ring" is very cool, allowing you to scroll and zoom in and out of a document or web page.

    Using the pen on the drawing area takes a little getting used to since the pen does not have to actually touch the tablet to control the "mouse" pointer/curser. It can be held 1 - 3 mm above the surface and the pointer will jump to the relative corresponding point on the display. Using the included tutorial will greatly aid in mastering this functionality.

    The pen also has a rocker button that allows for "Right Click" and selection functionality, again, using the tutorial will help you learn how to use these features.

    Using the pen and tablet takes a little bit of getting used to, but the learning curve isn't too steep. Besides the obvious drawing programs, the Microsoft Office Suite also supports the pen for marking up documents.

    This is a very reasonably priced basic Pen Tablet that is geared for the amateur or casual user. It also does not come with any drawing applications or mouse, like other tablet packages do. It should be noted that you can continue to use your existing mouse while the tablet is connected. This works very well for me since I am left handed and use the mouse with my right hand while drawing with my left hand when needed.

    Recommended!...more info
  • Nice little tablet
    I don't think I'm the kind of guy who can take full advantage of this tool (I'm not an artist or graphics designer), but I can tell you it makes creating Visio Charts a lot more easy and fun.
    The glossy finish is, as others have stated, a fingerprint magnet. I think the Bamboo Fun may be a better choice if that is annoying to you.
    I can certainly tell you that my 10 year old girl loves it. For the price, you really can't go wrong.


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  • Great recognition, tough handwriting
    I recently purchased a Wacom Bamboo Pen tablet. It works exactly as advertised. Every capability works as promised. My one difficulty is handwriting on the tablet. My original hope included projecting handwritten notations and diagrams on top of a prepared presentation. Unfortunately, to date, I am unable to write legibly enough for people to read without undue effort and distraction. I am not sure if this is a function of writing on a tablet on the desk as opposed to right on the screen, or if my handwriting skills have not caught up with the technology.

    On the other hand, I find the handwriting recognition abilities to be wonderfully accurate and easy to correct when a recognition error occurs. All in all, I am pleased, but wonder if I will ever get the full function that I originally hoped for....more info
  • Great investment for aspiring digital artists
    I bought this to work with Photoshop and Painter, and it was a great investment. I haven't stopped painting since I bought it. It is so much fun and I don't think I will ever tire of it. It took a few days to get used to since I am used to a mouse and the way a mouse works, and the tablet is relative to the screen, but even then I couldn't put it down....more info
  • Poor Quality
    I had an Intuos 3 and very love it. So, I decided to buy a Bamboo for my friend as a gift. After my friend open the box and hook it up with her Power MacG5, the pointer started shaking. I reinstalled a driver but it didn't help. Finally, I took the bamboo out and plug my Intuos instead. The computer worked fine.

    I think, Intuos has a better quality and also stronger. ...more info
  • bamboo pen tablet (small)
    Got this as a gift for my nephew who's just getting into photo editing. He says that the unit is working well. He's getting accustomed to using the pen rather than the classic mouse. I'm using a 12x12 intuos 2 tablet and can't live without it. So I thought this might be a good entry level for my nephew. I was correct, and highly recommend it. I'm going to get one for myself for when I travel with my laptop....more info
  • Buy this
    If you do any kind of drawing on your computer and you are currently using a mouse, do yourself a favor and buy this tablet. I would also recommend it as a supplement to your keyboard and mouse. This is an incredible product at a great price....more info
  • Great Size Works Awesome
    Very happy with my purchase. Great price, a must have for anyone just getting into graphic design (doing simple designs in illustrator or photo editing in photoshop). Much more accurate than a mouse and has more natural feeling. Perfect size. ...more info
  • Amazing
    I gotta get to work, so here we go.
    This thing is amazing. It makes using photoshop SO EASY! I was about to buy another brand, but with this one having 180+ good reviews I couldn't turn away. Even though the size of the active area is small, it scales to your monitor size, so if you put the pen in the middle of the tablet the pointer is going to be in the middle of your monitor. It has 4 function buttons that I don't really use often but I do mess around with them for the hell of it. I've had it for a little less than a month and I use it for about 3+ hrs everyday. No problems whatsoever....more info
  • Wacom Bamboo Pen Tablet
    Price and shipping was great. Installation was easy. One thing to note, if the blue lights don't light on the tablet, unplug the cord from the tablet only and replug making sure it is all the way in.

    Other than that, I really like it.
    Judy F.
    SW Florida - USA...more info
  • Short and sweet
    Bought this as my first tablet. So far I'm digging it. Nice surface area, it's slim, the pen fits my hand, buttons can be programed with useful shortcuts. Delivery was fast too. Good tablet for the price I paid....more info