Pros Excellent tracking, great sensitivity, very configurable.
Cons Uses two finger swipe for back/forward instead of three finger swipe. Sometimes the tablet interprets a two finger swipe for a right click.
Summary Overall I think this is a great product. Pee_kay must have had an older driver, I took mine out of the box and installed it yesterday. Gestures include pinching for zoom in/out and rotate. Four finger Mac gestures are not supported. Until Mac comes up with an alternative this is a great touch pad for a desktop.
I tried out the tablet in Photoshop and had great success. Super easy to zoom in/out, the pen is great for re-touching and for drawing.
Overall I am very pleased with my purchase, it's a bargain for $99.00!
Pros Sorry but that's how much sense pee_kays headline made. The Bamboo Touch costs $69. The mac touchpad is attached to a gabillion dollar laptop. And how would you even try and substitute it??? Sheece, the fanboys never cease.
Cons None really.
Summary Once you get used to it and set the preferences to your liking it's a breeze to navigate. I like it! It works as advertised.
Pros Small, Lightweight and really affordable, you can really get a feel for a tablet w/o breaking the bank.
Cons Pen feels cheap - almost breakable.
Summary For a serious artist, make the investment and get an intuos. If you're just out to mess around, do some light photoshop work, lets the kids play or what have you - the bamboo is an excellent choice. I give it 3.5 stars just because of the dirt cheap price tag and overall versatility. Its a lot of fun.
Pros The tablet does exactly what it's supposed to do. It has multi touch capability and easily works in place of a mouse. This is the first tablet I have ever used, and the control the pen offers is awesome.
Cons The interface takes some time to get used to. Driver is buggy. Won't work(as of right now)on my Mac Mini.
Summary I bought this for use on my Mac Mini that's used as my media center. When I hooked the usb cable up to the mini I was able to move the cursor around the screen with the pad, but none of the touch features worked. I installed the drivers, and now the pen works but it's very jumpy, the touch features don't work at all, it won't even move the cursor around the screen. I've tried deleting then reinstalling the drivers, deleting the drivers, repairing permissions, reinstalling the drivers, even re installing the OS. Nothing worked. When I remove the drivers the pad again controls the cursor, but as soon as the drivers are installed the tablet no longer works in any way.
So how can I give it 3 stars? For giggles I decided to try to install the tablet on my MBP. Viola, everything works as advertised. It works at a slightly different speed than my touchpad, but I think that can be tweaked in the driver. Two finger scroll, tap, two finger tap, pinch zoom, twist rotate all work in a very similar manner to my MBP touchpad.
The pen, which takes some getting used to, offers a degree of control I've never had with a mouse or trackpad. I am still trying to get used to the quirks of hovering the pen to move it, and using the entire surface as if it were my screen. But this is just a matter of getting used to the new device.
This pad has a lot of potential and should be the device I am looking for if I can work out the bugs with Wacom. I'll revisit this review after my experience with Wacom's tech support
Pros The pen is light, precise. The size of the track pad is nice.
Cons Its scrolling capability is limited. It keeps on sticking or freezing when I try to scroll browsers with the pen or with the trackpad itself. Also the trackpad overall has a jumpy movement. Not a smooth scrolling at all.
Summary It's a fun tool to have, and the pen can be an additional tool to navigate through your screen and place your cursor precisely - perhaps better than your mouse can. However, Bamboo Pen and Touch cannot replace your mouse or your touchpad on your laptop because of its bugs.