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Wacom Bamboo Connect Pen Tablet (CTL470)

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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews) 26 answered questions

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  • Share ideas with visual communication. Mark up documents, sketch and annotate with the natural feel of a pen on paper
  • Software included: Autodesk Sketchbook Express
  • Ergonomically designed pen that gives you comfort and precise control for desktop navigation, annotation, drawing and sketching.
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Technical Details

  • USB Powered

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 6.9 x 0.4 inches ; 13.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: CTL470
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 27, 2011

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Bring your ideas to life with the Bamboo Connect pen tablet. Bamboo Connect gives you tools to help you sketch out ideas, mark up documents, write down notes, and communicate and connect with others. Put the tip of the Bamboo pen to the tablet to illustrate your thoughts and ideas in dozens of software applications. Add your own distinctive and personal touch to virtually any document, or use the tablet during presentations to highlight and call attention to your work. Bamboo Connect is compatible with both PC and Mac.

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  • Ideal for visual communicators who want to personalize and clarify their communication
  • Mark up, annotate, and highlight any digital document
  • Add handwritten notes, sketches, and doodles to clarify your thoughts
  • Precision pen input with 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity
  • Software suite included
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Quickly and clearly show people what you mean with the stroke of a pen.
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Personalize Your Communications with Notes and Doodles

Create documents that reflect your own personal flair. With the stroke of a pen, you can put your own distinctive touch on documents by adding written notes, sketches, and doodles.

Bamboo lets you express your unique style with over 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity. The pen gives you precision input and control, while the textured work surface gives you a familiar pen-on-paper feel.

Clarify Your Thoughts with Highlights and Charts

Turn your computer into the ultimate editing tool. Mark up, annotate, and highlight important information and add hand-drawn charts and graphs with ease. Quickly and clearly show people what you mean, all with the stroke of a pen.

Software Included for Your Visual Communication Needs

The functionality of the Bamboo Connect is enhanced by the included creative software applications. It comes with Autodesk SketchBook Express, a sketching application for visualizing ideas, light sketching, and doodling. It also comes with Evernote, a cloud-based note app that lets you save your ideas, notes, and images for on-the-go access.

There is also Bamboo Paper, Wacom's note-taking and visualization software that ports to your iPad. Plus, Bamboo Connect works seamlessly with the Microsoft Office Suite to allow for simple digital inking of any virtual document or presentation.

Comfortable, Versatile Design

Easy and comfortable to use, Bamboo Connect features an ergonomic, battery-free pen with two programmable switches and an attached penholder. The reversible tablet works equally well for right- or left-handed users. It measures 0.4 by 10.9 by 6.9 inches (H x W x D).

Compatibility and Warranty Information

Requiring a standard USB port for Mac and PC, Bamboo Connect is compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, or Windows XP SP3, and with Mac OSX 10.5 and above.

Bamboo Connect is backed by a one-year warranty.

What's in the Box

Bamboo tablet and pen; Quick start guide; Bamboo installation CD (with driver software, Bamboo dock, online user's manual, and interactive tutorial); Software DVD (containing Autodesk SketchBook Express and Evernote); and discount coupon offer from TechSmith Snagit.

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Ideal ForVisual Communication
Markup | Sketch | Share
Photo Editing
Photo Edit | Sketch
Art & Photo Projects
Paint | Photo Edit | Craft | Create
Professionals & Enthusiasts
Design | Photography | Illustration
  • Pen input
  • 1,024 pressure levels
  • Pen input
  • 1,024 pressure levels
  • Multi-Touch input
  • Four programmable ExpressKeys
  • Wireless compatible
  • Pen input
  • 1,024 pressure levels
  • Multi-Touch input
  • Four programmable ExpressKeys
  • Wireless compatible
  • 2x working space
  • Pen and Touch Ring input
  • 2,048 pressure levels
  • Pen tilt sensitivity (+/-60 degrees)
  • S, M, L, XL Sizes
  • Six - eight programmable ExpressKeys
  • Wireless compatible (Medium Only)
Included Software
  • Autodesk Sketchbook Express
  • Evernote
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • Nik Color Efex Pro WE3
  • Autodesk Sketchbook Express
  • Evernote
  • Corel Painter Essentials
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • Nik Color Efex Pro WE3
  • Autodesk Sketchbook Express
  • Evernote

Choose to download two applications:

  • Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • Autodesk Sketchbook Express
  • Corel Painter Essentials
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Product Description

Bamboo Connect is a small format pen tablet designed for pen navigation, drawing, sketching and document mark up. Autodesk Sketchbook Express software is included for easy sharing of ideas and proposals in an office environment.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
151 of 156 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Downgrade December 15, 2011
By Eric
Don't get me wrong, this tablet is very nice. It does what it's supposed to. The pressure sensitivity is very nice and spot on, increased pressure from older models of the bamboo. I previously had a Bamboo MTE450A and Bamboo fun (both older generations), both had the same functionality as each other. I never upgraded to the Bamboo Pen. I accidentally smashed my pen for my Bamboo fun, and sold my Bamboo already, so I figured I would upgrade. I should have went for a new pen.

The problem with this tablet is that they took all the cool features from the previous models that separated Wacom products from other tablet makers, and threw them out the window. They took the eraser off the pen, which I didn't think was a big deal, until I realized how dependent I was on it. They also took away the scroll wheel and buttons on the actual tablet. They also changed the USB cable, which really isn't too big of a deal. But the problem I have with this tablet is that they didn't ADD anything! They increased the pressure sensitivity and took away everything else. And raised the price. I didn't bother to check the dimensions of the tablet area, assuming that you would be able to use all of the light grey area. I was wrong, the picture is deceiving. Only about half of the area is usable.

So what it comes down to is that this a good tablet for drawing, the pressure sensitivity works well and it has a good feel. But it's a complete downgrade from other bamboo products, like the MTE450A and older Bamboo Fun's. I would suggest researching them before making a decision, you can probably find them at the same price or cheaper than this tablet, while getting much more functionality.
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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for instructors, teachers, and doodlers October 2, 2011
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I saw one of these used by the instructor at a recent presentation I attended and thought it was so fun and added interest to the visual presentation. Afterward, I asked a member of out IT Dept for a quick presentation. I found another techie gadget I wanted.

The Wacom Bamboo Connect is easy to use for sketching, marking up your overhead presentations while sharing info with others in a new and interesting way. It takes the emphasis off the presenter and makes the group focus more on the presentation I found. It's easy to use, has lots of useful software applications allowing you to put your personal style on your presentations. Useful for teachers, and a great doodle tool as well. Bamboo Connect is compatible with both PC and Mac. RECOMMENDED!
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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very nice - better than previous model we have October 19, 2011
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My wife currently has both this model and the model CTH-661 (a larger and more sophisticated model). She actually likes the smaller one better for most of the work she does. While the CTH-661 certainly has more features, and it works very well, for more simple work, the small size of this model (the CTL-470) makes it much handier to use. Whereas the CTH-661 is 13.3 by 8.8 inches and 1.6 pounds, this is a much smaller (and lighter) model at 10.9 by 6.9 inches and only 13.8 ounces in weight. The weight doesn't matter particularly, but the smaller size makes it much easier to use on a desk that's not the size of a table.

Rather than simply re-list the features of each, I'd suggest just going to each product description, seeing what you need, and making a choice. If you want more features, spend the higher amount, and be comfortable that you'll be getting a very nice product. But if your needs don't demand such a feature-rich product, you can very comfortably get this smaller model and not have to be afraid that you'll be getting a cheap toy version of the larger one. This one appears to be the same quality, is very easy to install, and almost equally easy to learn to use - and that's coming from my wife who is sometimes a bit intimidated when installing and learning to use new programs by herself. She never had to come ask me to help her with it once.

Again - compare the features between this and the larger, more sophisticated machines, and feel confident that whichever Bamboo product you get, you're likely to be quite satisfied as long as your needs are matched by the features.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice choice for tablet newbies November 15, 2011
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First of all I should let it be known that I am a total amateur when it comes to any type of tablet, so cannot compare or contrast with other models. Wacom's Bamboo tablet impressed me immediately in how it was presented and well packaged. I had no problems setting this up or installing the software. The instructions are clear and concise, which is something sadly lacking these days, and it's one of the easiest set-ups I've ever had to do. After installing, I went through the tutorial, which I would recommend to anyone new to tablets as it is extremely helpful in the orientation of the product. The tablet itself is nice and slender with a convenient penholder so you don't lose the pen (which has buttons on it for select control on it and extra nibs are included in the box), however there is a lot of wasted space surrounding the post-card-sized work area. This makes it a bit harder to work with and get used to, especially since you can only use the pen since it's not a touch-screen type model, but hopefully with more practice, I'll get more acclimated to the device. The USB cord is very short (I'd guess about 3 feet), so depending on your set-up, you may have to get a longer cord as this model isn't wireless compatible. Included with the software is a sketchbook, the game Free the Bird, Bamboo Paper which lets you write notes, doodle, or whatever, and applications to install that include games, Animator - where you can create an animation, Evernote - which allows you to clip things from websites and jot down ideas into your own account, amongst many others. While this makes a good starter for tablet newbies, if you're a more advanced user, sketch a lot, or need more uses than this one offers, then one of the other models may be a better fit for you. Although, for me, this has been a new and fun experience that has been educational and fits my needs for the time being. If in the future I'd like to go the next step, I'll be sure to look at other Wacom tablets.
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