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Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch

by Wacom
422 customer reviews
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  • Two sensors for precise pen and Multi-Touch input
  • Pressure-sensitive pen tip for natural pen and brush strokes
  • Quick access to user-defined shortcuts with four ExpressKeys
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0 Win / 6.0 Mac for editing, retouching, enhancing and sharing digital photos
  • Battery-free, ergonomic pen with two switches
  • Active Area Touch (W x H) - 4.9" x 3.4" (124mm x 86mm); Pen (W x H) - 5.8" x 3.6" (147mm x 91mm)
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Product Description

Product Description

Bamboo Pen and Touch combines the benefits of Multi-Touch with the comfort and precision of Wacom’s ergonomically-designed pen, giving you a powerful new way to work with your computer. Multi-Touch allows you to use simple gestures and finger taps in an area larger than on standard mobile devices or laptop trackpads. Easily move around your desktop, scroll through documents, navigate the web, zoom in and out of photos, and rotate images. For precision work, pick up the pressure-sensitive pen to edit photos, create personal greetings, make sketches, and mark up documents in your own handwriting. The tablet’s generous active area makes it more natural to use. It’s easy - even if you’re new to the touch experience. You can even customize your Bamboo Pen and Touch experience by assigning your own shortcuts to the four ExpressKeys. Bamboo Pen and Touch works with your existing computer: desktop or laptop, PC or Mac. And it’s an incredible value with the included software: Adobe Photoshop Elements and Nik Color Efex Pro. Sleek and black, the tablet makes for a stylish addition to your workspace. Attach Bamboo Pen and Touch to a standard USB port, set it comfortably by your keyboard, and let your intuition guide you.

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Combining intuitive design and versatility, the Bamboo Pen and Touch is a powerful creative workstation that lets PC and Mac users create digital art with an organic, hands-on feel. Using an innovative tablet and Wacom's "Multi-Touch" system, users can manipulate images and navigate the Web using simple gestures and finger taps. When combined with Wacom's pen-input technology, Pen and Touch allows you to write, doodle, and embellish with ease.



Included pen features 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity for precise drawings.


Large, textured work surface and customizable keys give you artistic control. View larger.


Multi-Touch lets you scroll, zoom, and rotate your screen with simple hand gestures.
Sleek, Stylish, and Easy to Use
Measuring 9.8 by 6.9 inches, the Pen and Touch is compact enough to store comfortably in a laptop case. It features a large and responsive active area, providing enough workspace for even your most ambitious projects. For added convenience, four ExpressKeys provide quick access to user-defined shortcuts.

The tablet comes with a battery-free pen with an easy-to-grip design, so you can have maximum control over your drawing. The work surface is textured, providing a pen-on-paper feel. It's also reversible, so you can use it comfortably whether you're right- or left-handed.

The Pen and Touch is simple to set up. Simply plug the tablet into your computer via a USB port, install the provided drivers, and you're ready to go. You'll be doodling, writing, and painting in minutes.

Enhance Creativity with Multi-Touch Technology
With the Pen and Touch, Wacom has implemented a new technology called Multi-Touch. Typically, tablets require you to use the stylus for navigation, but Multi-Touch provides a comfortable hands-on alternative. It allows you to quickly navigate through your computer with a single finger. You can also scroll, zoom, and rotate your screen with simple hand gestures. It's intuitively-designed and easy to use -- even if you're new to the touch experience.

For precision work, you can use the included pen. When you use the pen, the screen will automatically recalibrate for more precise use. In your hands, the pen quickly becomes an all-purpose art tool. It features 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity, allowing you to perform tasks ranging from fine hand-writing to wide-brush painting. You can add hand-drawn embellishments to your favorite photos, add life to your digital sketches, or provide a personal touch to your scrapbooking pages.

First-Class Visual Editing Software
The tablet also comes with a full suite of visual editing software, including Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0 Win/6.0 Mac and Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 WE3--valued separately at several hundred dollars.

Pen and Touch is compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (Service Pack 2) and Mac OS X (10.4.8 or higher.) It requires a powered USB drive, a colored screen, and a CD/DVD drive.

What's in the Box
Bamboo Pen and Touch tablet, Bamboo pen, Quick Start guide, installation CD (includes driver software, interactive tutorial and user's manual), software DVD.



Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 6.9 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B002OOWC3S
  • Item model number: CTH460
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (422 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 24, 2009

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

326 of 331 people found the following review helpful By abaynoash on October 1, 2009
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As a designer I have seen Wacom tablets in various shapes and sizes throughout the years. I have only used them a handful of times at colleagues offices however once learning of the Bamboo Pen & Touch and seeing the price, I decided to take the leap.

Overview:
For less than $100 you get an extremely capable pen tablet with a "rough around the edges" yet promising touch device. The shape and form factor is smallish yet works fine with my 20" widescreen monitor. The long USB cable should accommodate almost any workspace setup.

Pen:
The pen works flawlessly. Using the pen has dramatically increased my productivity particularly in Adobe Illustrator, it's a breeze to use compared to a mouse for vector work. It's also very capable in Photoshop and even as a mouse replacement for general use. The shape of the pen could be more contoured however and it's not easy to move quickly from using the pen to typing due to its shape. Overall I am very pleased using the pen.

Touch:
The multi-touch component of this device combined with the price is what sold me. I wanted a fluid experience much like other touch devices and this seemed, in combination with the pen, like the answer to a mouse-less desk. My initial impressions of the touch capabilities of the tablet were mixed, it was jittery, continually dragging items around my computer screen that I did not intend to move and frustrating. Now I have a touch pad on my laptop and am very comfortable using such a surface which made the experience even more confusing. A large portion of my problems were fixed by adjusting the preferences in the control panel as well as turning off the single finger "Drag" setting.
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117 of 121 people found the following review helpful By Personne on October 28, 2009
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I've been using Wacom products for a long time, going back to the old ADB Macintoshes. When the new Bamboo tablets came out, I picked up one of the large ones for my main workstation, and then the smaller one (the subject of this review) to travel with my laptop. Most of the comments here would apply equally to both. I use the tablets both for their particular capabilities when it comes to art and photography and also as a mouse substitute. I've long had tendonitis and I found it helpful to have both a mouse and tablet available, depending on the particular discomfort I might be enjoying.

First a few comments for owners of previous Wacom tablets. The pen itself feels a little different. It's a bit larger and lighter and feels less substantial than previous versions. There's no way to know if that translates into shorter life--we'll just have to see as the months and years go by. The surface of the tablet is different as well. Whereas previous Wacoms had a smooth glassy feel, the Bamboo feels more paper-like. No big deal, but it does feel different. I do notice that Wacom includes spare tips for the pen along with a strange little tool to remove the pen's tip (you'll find an unlabeled metal loop in the package. That's the tool). In my previous experience, the tablet surface always wore out before the pen. Perhaps this new surface is a bit abrasive to the pen tip. Again, we'll just have to see. There's also no mouse included with the package. For me that's not a problem--I never liked their mouse anyway.

Back to the more general reader. You'll like using a tablet. It's easy to draw things, and the increased resolution in pressure sensitivity is welcome. You'll also like the fact that the surface of the tablet has a one-to-one correspondence with screen position.
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54 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Rachel Beavin on June 4, 2010
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Let me start by saying I have never owned a Graphics Tablet before and I am a PC user.

I am a graphic designer and wanted something I could use for cartooning and illustrating. This foots the bill perfectly.

The pen input is fantastic and has twice the pressure sensitivity as the Bamboo Pen. I know, I thought they were the same too, but check the specs on wacom's site.

It is responsive and easy to adjust to. I have only been using it for one week and feel like I have gotten the hang of it. The live area is huge and the size of the tablet itself isn't so big you can't travel with it.

The touch input is fine. I have the new drivers so it seems like a lot of the bugs I hear people talk about are fixed. It is a breeze to surf the web with. I don't use the touch function to draw with, just navigate.

The hot keys on the side of the tablet are awesome, them set (with commands in Photoshop) from top to bottom as follows: toggle touch on/off, Undo, zoom in, zoom out. It really has streamlined my production process.

As far as it being refurbished I can't tell in any way, there were no fingerprints, or scuffs, or anything on it.
It came in the same package as a new one and I got the same software as a new one.

Five Stars. Highly recommend for graphic design or digital illustration use.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By KSSQUARE on February 14, 2010
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I bought this for 4 reasons - to edit images, reduce risk of repetitive strain injury, portability and cost effectiveness. I've explained my reasons in detail below.

1) To edit images. It allows me to refine and clean up images much more efficiently because using a pen to touch up selected areas in an image is a lot easier and precise than using a mouse.

2) To stop using a mouse and reduce the risk of Repetitive Strain injury -I was experiencing wrist fatigue when I used a mouse for extended periods of time, but using the pen as a mouse or the tablet as a touchpad now allows me to keep working longer and wrist fatigue is no longer an issue. I would definitely recommend buying this product if you are beginning to suffer from any sort of wrist fatigue while using a mouse. However it does take a while - (4 or 5 days ) to get accustomed to using the touchpad and you have to configure it through the Bamboo software so it suits your input style.

3) Portability - since this is the small tablet, its easy to slip into most medium or even small sized laptop bags. I can take it with me when I'm in the field without being weighed down. However because of it's small size, sometimes when drawing on the tablet, you may find that you're running out of stroke space. It used to happen to me until I got conditioned to the dimensions of the tablet.

4) Because it was cost effective. This is basically the value buy in the line of Bamboo pen and touch tablets. For 85 to 90 dollars, you get a pen and multi-touch enabled tablet along with Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0 Win/6.0 Mac and Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 WE3 photo software.

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