"Nice work Wacom!"on by tqla
Pros Very natural once you get used to it. Position it under your Keyboard like a laptop configuration. Modify the settings to your liking in the control panel.
Cons None really. The little gripes I see can all be fixed in the control panel preferences.
Summary If you buy it and return it the next day because it's "cumbersome" then you are doing a disservice to yourself. That's like saying I bought my kid a bike but returned it the next day because he couldn't ride it yet. Or, I bought an oven but returned it because I couldn't make a pie. Get it? You got to get used to it! Just like you got used to your mouse. Good work Wacom.
Pros easy to use
fits easily on my desk
the buttons are in a pretty good spot (see picture if you dont know where they are)
very sensative when properties are set right
Cons if you dont have it lined up with the edge of the desk it makes it difficult to use but not the products fault just mine, it has rubber pads on the bottom to keep it from sliding
Summary if you are someone who loves using the touch pads on laptops but dont like their size or just want one for your desktop then buy it. I got mine for this reason and I love it. It also becomes very natural to use compared to regular mice. Also it has very nice tutorials to teach anyone how to use it to its best abaility. As for gamers dont fear it, I use it to play different games such as the sims and assasins creed and it works fine with both. I've actually found that while playing The Sims 3 its easier to navigate the screen with it. It does run well on windows 7, I'm not sure why others have had problems with it but mine works fine. For anyone who is having difficulty with it try updating the driver and making sure your windows software is up to date (simple windows update will do the trick for that) and sensitivty is key, make sure you change your preferences to your liking and you'll love it as much as I do.
Pros Easy to use
Cons Does not work with Microsoft One Note 2007; software advertised on the box not available with Windows 7. When I reported reported constant crashes when trying to use it with One Note, customer support response: refer to Microsoft to solve the problem
Summary I hate the 'Apple like' behavior of incompetent technicians: it is the other party problem, not ours!
Pros Slim and easy to carry around. Very customizable interface that is user friendly. Extremely responsive touch. Cool Multi-touch features such as Zoom, rotating and Scrooling
Cons If you accidentally touch two fingers at the same time it sees that as a right click. But if you have a brain and use common sense while using the device, this will be your only problem on rare occasions
Summary Bottome line.... The new bamboo touch is well worth the $75. Very responsive substitute for a mouse.
Pros It's a giant trackpad!
It supports the most common gestures
Can customized speed and sensitivity
Cons It has a cord
surface is very rough -too much friction
it has an annoying light
doesn't work with all apps, even ones that the Apple trackpad works with
no app specific settings
2 finger gestures only
not responsive at times
Summary I got this as a replacement for a traditional mouse, but returned it the next day because I found it to be too cumbersome for everyday use. Compared to the Apple trackpad, it's a joke: the surface is much too rough and there seems to be a lack of sensitivity because the rotation and zoom gestures do not work very well. The 4 keys can not be customized to have app specific settings like the keys on other Wacom tablets. I found that multitouch gestures that worked in some apps with my laptop didn't work with this. For example, you can resize and rotate objects in Apple Pages with the MacBook Pro trackpad, but this just zoomed in on the document. Also the expose and app switching gestures that require more than two fingers are unsupported.
I believe this could be a good product, it just needs a big software update.