- Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
- Device Type: Tablet, Pen and Mouse Combo
Bamboo Fun (Medium) Black Tablet with Pen, Mouse & Graphics Software
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- Package contains - Bamboo Fun pen tablet and pen, Bamboo Fun mouse, pen stand, package of 3 replacement pen nibs, USB cable, quick start guide, installation CD with tablet driver and electronic user manual, software DVD that includes Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 Win/6.0 Mac, Corel Painter Essentials 4.0, and Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 WE
- Great for digital drawing and painting, touching up photos, or writing in your own personal script
- 512 levels of pressure sensitivity to more accurately mimic physical drawing
- Compatible with all major software
- Works with both Windows and Mac operating systems
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From the Manufacturer
Now there's a simple, easy, and fun way to harness your creativity. Bamboo Fun makes your computer your canvas, allowing you to freely express yourself by simply touching the pen tip to the tablet. Touch up digital photos, draw by hand, create artwork and paintings, and even write in your own handwriting. Bamboo Fun includes full editions of valuable creative software to help get your creative juices flowing. Edit photos with Adobe Photoshop Elements, create artwork with Corel Painter Essentials, and apply photo effects with Nik Color Efex Pro. Bamboo Fun is available in a variety of colors and sizes.
Bamboo funs offers a more comfortable and natural way to work, enabling you to alternate between a pen, a mouse, and a keyboard.
Bring out the best in your photos. Bamboo Fun's pressure-sensitive pen makes it easy to edit, retouch, and enhance and digital photograph. Create a collage with your favorite pictures, design your own unique borders, or write directly on your photos in your own handwriting. Paint
Make perfect brush strokes without the mess. Bamboo Fun puts painting effects and artistic tools right at your fingertips. Control brush size, paint, patterns, and textures by changing how hard you press the pen tip to the tablet. Draw
Bring your ideas to life by drawing, sketching, and illustrating with Bamboo Fun. Use the pressure-sensitive control of the pen to vary line thickness, and add shading and color with the natural feel of pen-on-paper. Write
Express yourself. Write notes and email, sign your name, mark up documents, and enter handwritten text anywhere typed text is accepted. Combine Bamboo Fun with Mac Inkwell or Microsoft Windows Vista and Office 2007 to unleash pen-specific features and capabilities to communicate more personally. Simplify
Navigate quickly and easily. Bamboo Fun makes it a cinch to move files, switch views, and work in applications. ExpressKeys provide shortcuts to your most commonly-used keystrokes, and the Touch Ring allows you to zoom and scroll with the touch of your finger.
Precise control with an active area of 21 square inches and 512 levels of pressure sensitivity on both pen and eraser.
- Supports widescreen displays and has a textured work surface for a natural pen-on-paper feel
- Quick access to user-defined shortcuts with four Express Keys
- High resolution and report rate for outstanding accuracy
- Easy scrolling and zooming with finger-sensitive Touch Ring
- Detachable USB cable unplugs from your computer and your tablet for easy storage and transport
- Ergonomic design provides a comfortable supplement to keyboard input
- Includes one year warranty
- Free US-based technical support available
- Bamboo Fun pen tablet
- Bamboo Fun mouse
- Bamboo Fun pen
- Pen stand
- USB cable
- Quick start guide
- Installation CD (includes tablet driver and electronic user manual)
- Software DVD that includes: Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 Win/4.0 Mac, Corel Painter Essentials 4, and Nik Color Efex Pro 2.0 GE
- Package of 3 replacement pen nibs
- Available in blue, black, silver, and white
Top Customer Reviews
The "medium" sized tablet will look large to most people. This size is perfect for hard core graphics people who need to work at the pixel level for large images. However, most users will find the small size probably fits the needs of occasional graphics use. Those using this for the mouse and function keys may prefer this size. Either way, the pen function will map to your screen size for any of the Wacom models.
This unit comes in a variety of colors and configurations. I prefer the look of the black tablet, but there is a silver one as well. Bamboo Fun (Medium) Silver Tablet with Pen, Mouse & Graphics Software
Bamboo Fun (Small) Black Tablet with Pen, Mouse & Graphics Software
Bamboo Fun (Small) Silver Tablet with Pen, Mouse & Graphics Software
Upon plugging in the device, the mouse worked immediately! The pen also works as a mouse or as a pen/brush for drawing applications.
The mouse is nice because it allows you to free up a USB port if you're using a USB mouse. Power users will need more from a mouse though. If you're anything like me, you prefer a mouse with many more options than this one provides.Read more ›
Of course it is less sensitive than higher grade tablets but 512 levels is adequate for quick sketches and Photoshop users who want more accuracy than a mouse can offer. It is somewhat jittery compared to higher end tablets - there are some lags - but lines are accurate. The pen is comfortable in the hand and buttons feel the same as their more expensive counterparts.
Oh - and if you love working on a tablet but want to upgrade - go to Intuos unless you absolutely must have wireless. The Graphires feel just like the Bamboo - jittery - and in my view are very over-priced.
** Installation **
Installation and configuration of the Bamboo Fun was quick and easy--on both Windows XP and Windows Vista. The drivers on the CD are a bit old, so I'd recommend downloading the latest ones from Wacom before starting. Once installed, the pen and tablet have a dozen or so usability options (more on Vista due to Tablet integration).
** Usability **
The pen is comfortable to use and the size of the "medium" drawing surface is perfect! The mouse that comes with the unit is nice and tracks well, but is quite small and difficult to adjust to if you have larger hands. I am not using the mouse and opt to have my mouse and tablet side-by-side.
The USB cord that comes with the unit is relatively long, allowing you to place the tablet most anywhere on the desk.
The tablet is also highly responsive--enough that I spent an evening gaming using just the pen and it kept up without a problem. I was very impressed!
** Software **
The Bamboo Fun comes with a CD of drivers and another CD of software. The software is a bit dated, especially Adobe Elements, but they install and work fine on XP and Vista.
Overall, I would recommend the Wacom Bamboo Fun for anyone looking to get a great, high quality tablet without a huge investment. To date, I've used it at least once a day for various tasks and have not had a single complaint.
I chose this tablet over a new Intuos 3 because of it's much lower price, smaller and sleeker design that actually fits in my laptop bag, and the fact that I can't even see the difference between the change in pressure levels.
Things that are awesome about the Bamboo fun:
-Rougher pen surface feels more like paper than with the Intuos
-A mouse that I'll actually use (never once used the mouse with the old two tablets)
-Fits much better on my desk than an Intuos 6x8
-No stupid touch strips where my hand is accidentally going to land every few minutes and zoom way out (Thanks Intuos)
-Detachable USB cable
- No flip up plastic sheet (I never used that on other tablets and all it would do was collect dirt)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have had this tablet for nine years now. It is still amazing and has only given me pressure sensitivity issues once, and that was quickly solved by storing it upside down... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kimberly
I bought this for my daughter. She has had it for a few years and it still works well.Published 5 months ago by Jay Davis
A great product from Wacom, I enjoyed using it when I first bought it which was years ago, and now it's happily being used again by its new owner. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Krystal K. L. Marrietta
great tablet, had it for years now, has not broken even with a lot of abuse and 3 home moves.Published 14 months ago by de
When I first installed the tablet, it worked great. After a couple days the mouse quit working. A few days after that the tablet quit working. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Jennifer A, Rohl
I bought this more than 5 years ago and I never wrote a review. I still use this baby today and I have never met an issue with it! Love love love it!Published on February 18, 2014 by Kelly Morgan Milligan
I got this 5 years ago and through the abuse it still works (although recently had been failing a bit) :'( id say it's the perfect starter, it was mine and I'm going between buying... Read morePublished on October 23, 2013 by gaudy guts
Have used many tablets before and have never had one so choppy and all over the place. When drawing the lines are extremely pixeled. Personally I'll never own another Wacom Bamboo. Read morePublished on October 22, 2013 by Joseph Krouse
I was expecting something less but this is absolutely perfect! I am really glad I bought it. Definitely worth it.Published on September 4, 2013 by Noodle