Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Tablet - Small

Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Tablet - Small

$99.95

2.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 2 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    Wacom's Intuos Creative Pen Tablet combines a pressure-sensitive pen and multi-touch capabilities in one smart device. Create digitally on your Mac with the natural comfort, precision, and feel of traditional brushes and pencils. Includes software key to download ArtRage 3 and Autodesk SketchBook Express.

  • Highlights

    • Ergonomic, battery-free pen with two programmable switches
    • Multi-touch gestures to scroll, zoom, rotate, and more
    • Application-specific Express-Keys
    • Upgradeable with Wireless Accessory Kit (available separately)
    • Ergonomic and slim tablet design
    • Exchangeable pen holder and pen ring let you personalize your set
  • Did you notice?

    Easy multi-touch gestures let you do more with less effort.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Draw, edit photos, and create on your Mac with the natural feel of traditional brushes or a pencil.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Wacom pen tablet
    • Wacom battery-free pen
    • Three spare pen nibs
    • USB cable (3.3 ft./1 m)
    • Installation CD with driver
    • Software download instructions
  • Tech Specs

    • Cable Length: 3.3 ft./1 m
    • Connections: USB
    • Width: 7 in./17.8 cm
    • Weight: 10.9 oz./310 g
    • Length: 8.3 in./21 cm
  • System Requirements

    Mac

    • OS X 10.5.8 or later
    • Intel processor

    Windows

    • Windows 8 or Windows 7
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: CTH480
    • UPC or EAN No.: 753218991126

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
    • Warranty: Two years

    Manufacturer Note

    • Active display area: 6 by 3.7 in.

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (2.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Tried to love it, but its not good.

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pros: Cost effective beginner pen tablet for minor work/photo editing.

    Cons: Where do I start?

    1)Difficult to install: I h Pros: Cost effective beginner pen tablet for minor work/photo editing.

    Cons: Where do I start?

    1)Difficult to install: I had an older Wacom Pro connected to my Macbook pro prior to this. I installed the latest drivers for this, but until I wiped out the old software, only either the pen or the touch would work (whichever I touched first after bootup), but never both. After 30 mins of messing with drivers this seems to be resolved.

    2)Ergonomics: The plastic requires a firm touch and has a high coefficient of friction compared the glass trackpad. Despite my high hopes, the MagicPad Wins there. I do like the blue, black, silver sharp color combo, but the feel is awful.

    3)Gestures: I bought this so I would have a device that combined the pen and MagicPad Performance. The gesture recognition on this is sloppy at best. Gestures to reveal the desktop or launchpad (thumb and three fingers) are imprecise and poorly detected. I never appreciated how amazingly natural the MagicPad gestures are until I tried this. They are also NOT programmable- so even if I wanted to change them to be more friendly, I can't. Dragging a window is plop three fingers and swipe left or right- that's all you get. Wacom's idea of "Customization" is checking a box to enable or disable gestures. Its amazing how much worse a 4 finger swipe to change spaces is compared to Apple's 3 fingered swipe. Selecting a block of text in a text editor such as Sublime Text is the hardest thing to do. You end up selecting it, but also moving it at the same time. I had to practice this for 10 minutes and its still not reliable.

    4)Details: when you scroll a web page with the MagicPad, you get that little bounce when you hit the top or bottom. You don't get that with this thing. When you swipe to change spaces its also an "all or nothing" thing where as with the magicpad you can pause half way between a swipe- you have control and fluidity. The whole operating system UI just works better with MagicPad. This made me VERY VERY sad. The lack of animation feels like 1995 all over again- as if Clippy the MS Office assistant is going to pop up any second, but even he was more animated than the UI when using the Wacom Pen and Touch.


    Bottom line: I'd pass on this. The MagicPad dies every 3 months when the physical clicker mechanism wears out, but I'd rather buy 4 of those per year at $70 than one of these ever. Wacom- PLEASE improve your stuff- cause I want to buy it- I really do!

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    1 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Tried to love it, but its not good.
  • Multi-touch does not work

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    First i got this, it worked perfectly. Somehow, i went to bathroom, and after i got back, the multitouch just doesn't work anymore First i got this, it worked perfectly. Somehow, i went to bathroom, and after i got back, the multitouch just doesn't work anymore. I tried to reinstall the driver couple time, but it still does not work. Other than that, most prat are pretty good

    • Written by from Rancho Cordova

    17 of 40 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Multi-touch does not work

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